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featurecricket3 months ago

How every Indian player retained by CSK and MI fared in the 2021 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

A total of 20 CSK and MI players featured in the recently-concluded Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, and, unfortunately for the two clubs, it was a tournament to forget for a vast majority of those 20. So, who impressed? Who didn’t? Who is bound to get more game time in IPL 2021? Who might warm the bench?
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket3 months ago

Time spent with Mike Hussey during IPL has helped me improve as a batsman, reveals N Jagadeesan

Tamil Nadu opener N Jagadeesan, who is the second highest run-getter in the ongoing Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, revealed that spending time with Mike Hussey during the IPL helped him get clarity and fine-tune his batting. Jagadeesan further spoke of the surreal experience of playing alongside MS Dhoni.
SportsCafe Desk
cricket3 months ago

Learnings from Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy’s quarter-final clashes ft Motera Stadium

After battling it across five venues, eight teams arrived in Ahmedabad to inaugurate the New Motera Stadium and they battled, there were plenty of sights on offer - good swing bowling, crazy power-hitting and incredible run-chases on the very last delivery of the game.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket6 months ago

IPL 2020 | Krishnamachari Srikkanth rips Dhoni to shreds for ‘ridiculous’ comment about youngsters

Former Indian batsman Krishnamachari Srikkanth, on the back of Dhoni’s post match comments on Monday, launched a no-holds-barred attack on the CSK skipper and termed the veteran’s excuses ‘ridiculous’. Srikkanth tore into Dhoni for his comments about youngsters ‘not showing enough spark’.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket6 months ago

IPL 2020 | MS was comfortable with extra bowler as we felt pitch might slow down, reveals Stephen Fleming

Speaking about bringing Piyush Chawla in for N Jagadeeshan, Stephen Fleming has stated that Dhoni was comfortable with the idea as they collectively thought the wicket would slow down. The CSK coach has also added that they didn’t want to muddle the batting order anymore, thus sent Curran up.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket6 months ago

IPL 2020 | Jagadeesan knock a lesson for CSK that there’s life beyond older players, asserts Sanjay Manjrekar

Renowned commentator Sanjay Manjrekar lavished praise on young Narayan Jagadeesan, who impressed on his IPL debut, and asserted that his knock was a lesson for CSK that they can start banking on younger players. Manjrekar further defended the knock of Rayudu, who largely batted without intent.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket10 months ago

Shane Watson sledged me in RCB trials after I hit him for a six, reveals N Jagadeesan

CSK wicket-keeper Narayan Jagadeesan has narrated an interesting story of how he hit Shane Watson for a switch hit which irked the Aussie completely during an RCB trial. The Tamil Nadu player has also added that he told the same story to Watson when the duo joined forces in Chennai.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa year ago

TNPL 2020 | Vijay Shankar snapped up by Salem; Tiruppur sign Abhinav Mukund

The Tamil Nadu duo of Vijay Shankar and Abhinav Mukund were picked up for the maximum price of ₹6 lakhs in the 2020 TNPL draft on Thursday, with the duo being signed by the Salem and the Tiruppur franchises respectively. Meanwhile, CSK’s N Jagadeesan was signed by Chepauk Super Gillies.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa year ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Elite Group B - Karnataka-Baroda clash hangs in balance; Himachal, Mumbai in command

The match between Karnataka and Baroda at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru hung in the balance as the visitors took a 60-run lead in the second innings with half their side back in the hut. Elsewhere, Himachal and Mumbai gained control of their matches against UP and MP respectively.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa year ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Team of Round 3 Ft. Shikhar Dhawan, Ishant Sharma, Karn Sharma

The round three of the Ranji Trophy saw some exciting low scoring games like Services beating Tripura and also some impressive performance fro Delhi and Railways who registered comprehensive wins over Hyderabad and Mumbai respectively. Here is a combined eleven of the players that did well.
Anuj Nitin Prabhu