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featurecricket8 days ago

Takeaways for Australia from the Windies series ft. Unimpressive fringe pacers, Marsh's golden run and finishers conundrum

Taking the field after a long gap of four months with a weakened unit, Australia were up for a massive challenge against West Indies, with a lot to draw from the series with the T20 World Cup in sight. Let's take a look at where Australia stand and what they found out from their series loss.
Harshit Anand
newscricket12 days ago

WI vs AUS | Australian batsmen haven’t adapted well and I’m a guilty party, admits Moises Henriques

Australia’s Moises Henriques admitted that none of the Aussie batters have been able to adapt to West Indies’ tactic of taking pace off the ball on slow wickets, and insisted that he, too, stands as a culprit. Henriques admitted that the Aussies have not been able to match WI’s brute power hitting.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket15 days ago

A St. Lucia Tragedy: Australia and the art of how not to structure a batting line-up

Weird things have happened over the past week. Not just in Cricket, but across sports.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket16 days ago

How Daniel Christian has wrestled his way back to ‘fill’ the missing piece of the Australian puzzle

It was only in 2009 that the American rapper Pitbull started calling himself ‘Mr. Worldwide’ but the reality remains that, Australian all-rounder Daniel Christian was a Mr. Worldwide even before the term became famous. At the age of 38, Christian has wrestled his way back into the Australian setup.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket3 months ago

Twitter reacts to Moises Henriques tricking wicket-keeper into dropping catch by ‘unintentionally’ throwing his bat

In Tennis we’ve seen players put off their opponents by doing something goofy, in Football we’ve seen goalkeepers play mind-games with penalty-takers, but today, Henriques pulled off an all-time-great trick. After edging the ball, Henriques unintentionally threw his bat to put off the wicket-keeper
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket3 months ago

IPL 2021 | SC’s Sedentary Review: CSK vs PBKS - Deepak Chahar's storm sweeps Punjab of its feet

After Jaydev Unadkat had a field day against DC on Thursday, it was Deepak Chahar's turn to wreck havoc as he claimed a four-fer to break the back of PBKS and restrict them to 106. There was no twist in the tale unlike the last few games as Moeen Ali led a comfortable chase for the Men in Yellow.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket3 months ago

How Royal Challengers Bangalore have unearthed ‘The Big Show’ in Glenn Maxwell

Back in IPL 2020, the then Kings XI Punjab were mightly confident of their chances of holding that coveted Indian Premier League trophy after getting Glenn Maxwell on board. However, ‘The Big Show’ that they expected to star in their blockbuster hit turned out to be a nail in their season's coffin.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket3 months ago

The Extensive IPL 2021 Preview | Punjab Kings edition ft. New season but old chinks

When someone asks you to describe Punjab, tell them the following: they are the only franchise in the history of T20 cricket to have taken the, ‘Hey, can I copy your homework’ meme seriously.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket4 months ago

IPL 2021 | Aakash Chopra picks Punjab Kings’ starting XI; breaks up Mayank-Rahul combo

Renowned expert Aakash Chopra named his starting XI for Punjab Kings and, interestingly, chose Chris Gayle as KL Rahul’s opening partner, demoting the hard-hitting Mayank Agarwal to No.3. Chopra included the Aussie duo of Moises Henriques and Jhye Richardson, but omitted Riley Meredith.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket5 months ago

Hit, Miss or Meh | How each team fared in this year's IPL auction

Boy-o-boy-o-boy, the IPL Auction is a crazy place, where there is no care, whatsoever about the money, oh well only for the franchisees who have plenty of money left. As expected, it was Glenn Maxwell, Chris Morris, and the usual Indian suspects - Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, who went sold.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam