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featurecricket6 days ago

A white-ball bowler then, an all-rounder and a Sean Abbott now

The phenomenon of Sean Abbott is a rather unknown commodity outside the Terra Australis, where he went highly unnoticed for his cricketing talent and went noticed for the criticism on it after the Phil Hughes incident in 2014.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket6 days ago

IND vs AUS | Commentators talk about Kohli non-stop, hopefully we keep him quite, asserts Pat Cummins 

Virat Kohli might well miss three Tests but he will be key for India in limited-overs series with Rohit already missing and Aussie pacer Pat Cummins wants to keep him quite. He stated that commentators talk about Virat non-stop as he is the big wicket and the team would want to trump him.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket10 days ago

IND vs AUS | Not sure Kohli's absence going to be a deciding factor in the series, claims Pat Cummins

Australia's premier fast bowler and world's no.1 Test bowler Pat Cummins has played down the impact of Virat Kohli's absence on India's chances in the Border-Gavaskar trophy Down Under. Cummins reckons that India always find some incredible batsman waiting for his chance in the XI.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket10 days ago

IND vs AUS | We've decided to do the Barefoot Circle before start of each series, reveals Pat Cummins

Pat Cummins has revealed that the Australian team has decided to form a barefoot circle before the start of each series to address racism and acknowledge the culture of indigenous people. He added that the players think they haven’t done enough in the past and hence, they want to do their bit now.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket10 days ago

IND vs AUS | Yet to make a decision on whether I’ll play the ODI series, reveals Pat Cummins

Australia’s Pat Cummins, who has had a hectic three months, has revealed that he is still not quite sure if he will play the ODI series, which will precede the all-important four-Test battle in December. Cummins also insisted that it was important for players to be ‘open’ about fatigue and burnouts.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket11 days ago

IND vs AUS | Can’t wait to see our experienced pace attack have a go at India, states Justin Langer

Australia coach Justin Langer admitted that the Aussie pacers endured a tough time in the 2018/19 Border-Gavaskar Trophy but asserted that he is excited to see the ‘two years better’ seamers have a go at India this time around. Langer further spoke about the pacers on the verge of breaking through.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket11 days ago

SportsCafe's 'stat-padding' XI of IPL 2020 ft. Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer and MS Dhoni

Now that the glitz and glamour of the IPL is finally over, let’s take a look at the performances of players, particularly the ones who have performed well on paper but in reality, haven’t delivered the quality that their numbers express. Because, as they say, numbers do lie sometimes.
Deepak Yadav
newscricket13 days ago

IPL 2020 Review | Narine-Russell-DK no show leaves too many holes in Captain Morgan's ship

Kolkata finished with as many wins as RCB and SRH in the league phase which drew reactions like 'so close yet so far' for them. But, in reality, it was not close, KKR had things served to them on a platter and were too poor not to cash in despite that, and failed to make it to the playoffs.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket15 days ago

From Stoinis’ A+ to Glenn Maxwell’s F: Grading every overseas signing who took part in IPL 2020

In a perfect world, somewhere, we just express our gratitude for the IPL taking place and move on but, unfortunately, we don’t live in one, meaning scrutiny is what is the need of the hour. We, here at SportsCafe, have decided to rate and slate every overseas signing that partook in IPL 2020.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket24 days ago

Afterthoughts from the weekend ft Delhi’s meltdown, Navdeep ‘white-ball’ Saini and Red-riding Hooda

This weekend was extremely weird, teams started chasing totals within 15 overs, Net Run-rates and of-course the meltdown of two franchises - Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore. On top of that, Mumbai Indians’ dominating show has now put franchises into a state of concern.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam