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featurecricket7 days 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
newscricket8 days ago

ENG vs IND | Really think India have a very good chance at winning with a 3-2 scoreline, predicts Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid, in an interaction on Sunday, stated that he really thinks India have a very good chance at beating England in their own backyard with a scoreline of 3-2 in India’s favour. While stating that the squad looks balanced, he pointed out perhaps Kuldeep Yadav could have been picked.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket22 days ago

IPL 2021 | Ravichandran Ashwin to take indefinite break from IPL 2021

Delhi Capitals’ Ravichandran Ashwin has confirmed via a statement on Twitter that he will be taking a break from IPL 2021 to help his family in their fight against the ongoing second wave of Covid-19. Ashwin featured in each of Delhi’s first five games but picked up just a solitary wicket.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

Twitter reacts to Rishabh Pant ‘shutting’ down Ashwin’s request to save Delhi a review

In India’s home series against England, despite so many attempts, skipper Virat Kohli failed to deny off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin from taking reviews. However, in his first IPL campaign as skipper, Pant not only shut down Ashwin’s request for a review but was also spot on with his decision.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricketa month ago

Rahul Chahar's new 'bold' avatar adds new dynamic to India's spin hunt

From boasting the best spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav in white-ball cricket to struggling to find even one quality attacking spin option in T20Is, India's stocks have been on a sharp decline of late. But the recent rise of Rahul Chahar presents promising signs for Indian cricket.
Harshit Anand
featurecricketa month ago

IPL 2021 | SC’s Sedentary Review: DC vs PBKS - Merciless Shikhar Dhawan makes light work of Punjab’s 195

Despite Mayank Agarwal’s 36-ball 61 and Shahrukh Khan’s 5-ball 15, Punjab could only get to a total of 195, on a peach of a batting track. In the second innings, Delhi led by Shikhar Dhawan’s 92 off 49 deliveries made a light work of the run-chase, as they got to the total in just the 19th over.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricketa month ago

Twitter reacts to Lukman Meriwala continuing his terrible debut tripping ball to the boundary rope

After replacing Tom Curran in the playing XI, Lukman Meriwala made his debut in the worst possible fashion, conceding 20 runs off his first over. That wasn’t it all, the left-arm seamer in an easy chase to the boundary failed to bend down in time to trip the ball to the boundary ropes for a four.
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newscricketa month ago

IPL 2021 | We probably gave Chris Morris too many easy slot balls in the end, admits Ricky Ponting

Post Rajasthan’s comeback win over Delhi, DC head coach Ricky Ponting has admitted that his side probably gave Chris Morris too many easy slot balls in the last five overs. Ponting also pointed out that it was a mistake on their part to not bowl out Ravichandran Ashwin on the night.
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newscricketa month ago

IPL 2021 | No brainer that Jos Buttler should open for Rajasthan Royals, admits Ian Bishop

After an injury to Ben Stokes, Ian Bishop has admitted that it is a no brainer that Jos Buttler should now open the innings for Rajasthan Royals. Meanwhile, Irfan Pathan argued that Delhi Capitals must use Ravichandran Ashwin in the powerplay if Jos Buttler does open the batting for the Royals.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricketa month ago

The Extensive IPL 2021 Preview | Delhi Capitals edition ft. No captain, no problem

There has been a massive surge in believers of astrology since 2019 especially in terms of names, as all it took for the Delhi-based franchise was to go the 'Capitals' way than being misadventurous daredevils. And boom, they reached the playoffs in the last two seasons and are the next dynasts.
Harshit Anand