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featurecricket7 days ago

Redemption the overarching theme as ‘second string' India aim to conquer Lankan Soil

What interconnects Prithvi Shaw, Manish Pandey, Sanju Samson, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav and Navdeep Saini?
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket2 months ago

In or out - Rating every Indian probable's World T20 chances based on their IPL 2021 showing

While IPL 2021 certainly showed that India’s current openers - Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma - have a big problem with intent and strike rate, it also saw plenty of WT20 probables put their hands up for national selection. So amongst the many, who really made the fullest use of the opportunity?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket3 months ago

Takeaways from India’s squad announcement ft. Saini’s unjust omission and the never-ending Rahul rope

The 2021 edition of the IPL got suspended abruptly, but the BCCI ensured to keep the fans busy by announcing a 20-man squad for the World Test Championship Final and the five Tests against England. The obvious ones aside, we delve into the interesting Talking Points from the squad announcement.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket4 months ago

The Extensive IPL 2021 Preview | Royal Challengers Bangalore edition ft. New season, rinse, repeat

Everyone talks about the five stages of grief, but it is that time of the year where it’ll be more pertinent to talk about the six stages of being an RCB fan.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket4 months ago

IND vs ENG | India must play Kuldeep and Chahal in the spin department, urges Aakash Chopra

Ahead of the first ODI against England, Aakash Chopra has urged the Indian management to pick the spin duo ‘KulCha’ instead of giving a debut to Krunal Pandya as the second spinner. Chopra also questioned the squad selection, including the omission of Navdeep Saini, Deepak Chahar, and Axar Patel.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket4 months ago

IND vs ENG | Suryakumar Yadav should replace Dhawan; Kohli should open with Rahul, says Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir has batted for the inclusion of Suryakumar Yadav and feels that team India would be better off replacing Shikhar Dhawan with the MI star, and promoting Kohli to open the batting. Gambhir also hoped for India to pick Navdeep Saini over Sundar to address the side’s one-dimensionality.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket5 months ago

Reports | Shami, Saini set to join team for 3rd Test, Pant and Suryakumar likely for T20Is

As per reports, Mohammed Shami and Navdeep Saini are likely to join the team for the last two Tests while Suryakumar Yadav and Rishabh Pant are also likely to make it to the T20I squad. After the second Test, the selectors will announce the squads for the last two Tests and five T20Is.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket6 months ago

Captain asked me if I could bowl with injury, I said ‘yes’ without second thoughts, reveals Navdeep Saini

India’s Navdeep Saini, who battled through injury in the fourth Test at the Gabba, revealed that it was heart-shattering to get injured mid-match, but stated that he had no hesitation in bowling through pain upon the captain’s request. Saini also stated that he expects to get fully fit very soon.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket6 months ago

Chuck, Marry and Frill | Who RCB should let go and retain ahead of IPL 2021

Royal Challengers Bangalore might have finished fourth, but ask that lion on the top of their logo, it would paint a rather different picture of their season. Yet again for RCB, this time in 2020, it was a party of AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli - only joined by Devdutt Padikkal and Chris Morris.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket6 months ago

IND vs AUS | Gabba Day 1 Talking Points: India’s bowling gems and Australia’s batting frailties

When India lost the toss, there was a familiar feeling of uncertainty at the Gabba for the Indian fans but the first spell from the pacers gave enough hopes, with two quicks wickets. However, since then, it has been all Australia, with Marnus Labuschagne riding on his luck to a triple-figure score.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam