featurecricket5 hours ago

IND vs BAN | Kolkata Day 1 Talking Points: India’s mantra in cracking pink ball code and deceiving pink cherry

When it comes to making history in Indian cricket, the Eden Gardens in Kolkata takes away the accolade. As the city turned pink to host the nation’s first-ever Day-Night Test, it was Wridhhiman Saha’s Superman-like keeping and the myriad characteristics of the pink ball that defined the highlights.
Sritama Panda
newscricket5 hours ago

Twitter reacts as both Wriddhiman Saha and Rohit Sharma steal Virat Kohli's catch

What a brilliant day of Pink ball Test! The Indian bowling unit was on point and Virat Kohli was entertaining the crowd with his beautiful drives. But the real talk of the day was the catches that were stolen from Virat Kohli. Twitterati memed both the incidents and it is absolutely hilarious!
Srijith Gopal
newscricket7 hours ago

Twitter reacts to Pujara coming to 'blinded' Rohit Sharma's rescue by taking instinctive relay catch

The light factor was always going to play a huge part when it comes to Day-Night Tests. Despite India’s tremendous grip over the pink ball throughout the first session, light did cause a little bit of trouble when Rohit Sharma attempted an impulsive catch without even figuring where the ball was.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket10 hours ago

Twitter reacts to Rohit Sharma diving to steal Virat Kohli’s catch at first slip

When it comes to fielding, India stand tall as one of the best sides in the business. But in contrast to the common proverb “too many cooks spoil the broth”, it was the sharper cook among the two of India’s stalwarts - Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma - who produced the best serving on the table.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket14 hours ago

Twitter reacts to Sanju Samson getting dropped from T20I squad without getting chance

Yesterday evening (November 21st), the selectors have announced 15-member T20I and ODI squad for the upcoming series against West Indies. After this squad announcement, many people were left disappointed and the Twitterati bashed the selectors for not giving Sanju Samson a chance to prove himself.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa day ago

IND vs WI | Bhuvneshwar Kumar returns after three-month lay-off; Sanju Samson dropped

Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who last played for India in the West Indies series back in August, has returned to the Indian team for the West Indies home T20 series while Sanju Samson has been dropped from the side. Despite regular poor performances, Rishabh Pant has been trusted with the keeping duties.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricketa day ago

IND vs BAN | India’s predicted XI for “pink-ball” Test against Bangladesh in Kolkata

India are all set to play their first-ever Test match under lights with the pink ball, against Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The Men in Blue will look to extend their 1-0 lead in the two-match series, and their mammoth 240-point lead at the top of the ICC World Test Championship.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket4 days ago

Injuries and need for bowling reinforcements reasons behind Mumbai Indians trades, reveals Zaheer Khan

Mumbai Indians’ (MI) Director of Cricket Operations Zaheer Khan revealed that injury concerns to key players and a need to deepen the strength of their bowling unit were the reasons for their trading choices. The defending champions MI retained 18 players from their 2019 squad while releasing 12.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket5 days ago

Mayank Agarwal would be natural opener in white-ball cricket, says Deep Dasgupta

Former India player and cricket analyst Deep Dasgupta has backed Mayank Agarwal to be a natural option to open the innings for India in limited-overs cricket. Dasgupta pointed out that Mayank could easily carry forward the attacking nature from Test cricket into the shorter formats of the game.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket6 days ago

Indore debacle inevitable and long-time in the making for Bangladesh cricket

There is a problem in copying tactics mindlessly because more often than not, you will get it wrong. It might yield short-term results but when a strong opposition forces you out of your comfort zone, things start falling apart, and Bangladesh are currently experiencing one in India.
Bastab K Parida