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featurecricket4 hours ago

Spots up for grabs as India brace for last hurrah before WT20

Against the expectations, the ODI leg of the white-ball series between India and Sri Lanka turned out to be close, with two games delivering edge-of-the-seat thrillers. Now comes the much-awaited T20Is, and for India, it will have great significance as it will be their final series before the WT20.
Harshit Anand
featurecricketa day ago

SL vs IND | 3rd ODI Takeaways - India’s chaotic approach against spin and the Hardik problem

Phew, after Shikhar Dhawan’s first win at the toss, many expected the Indian team to whitewash the Sri Lankan side, away from home. But as it turned out, Sri Lanka wrapped India up for 225 before the partnership between Avishka Fernando and Bhanuka Rajapaksa helped the hosts to a 'famous' win.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket6 days ago

Sanju Samson misses first ODI due to ligament sprain, confirms BCCI

On Sunday, ahead of the first ODI, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) confirmed that wicket-keeper batsman Sanju Samson was ruled out of the first ODI with a ligament sprain. However, the BCCI didn’t confirm whether Samson would recover in time for the rest of the ODIs.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket7 days ago

Evaluating India's potential playing XI for Sri Lanka ODIs ft. Possible contenders and SC's picks 

One of the most exciting things surrounding the upcoming series between India and Sri Lanka has to be India's possible XI, given the bunch of exciting options that they have at their disposal. For almost every slot, there are quite a few quality options that India will have the liberty to pick from.
Harshit Anand
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
newscricket15 days ago

SL vs IND | Will pick Kishan ahead of Samson as WK for the series, opines Sanjay Manjrekar 

Indian cricket expert Sanjay Manjrekar has batted for the inclusion of young Ishan Kishan over Sanju Samson for the wicketkeeping role in the series against Sri Lanka. He also expressed his happiness over the selection of 'game-changer' Kuldeep Yadav, who has suffered a lean patch of late.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket2 months ago

Sanju Samson should captain India against Sri Lanka, opines Danish Kaneria

Former Pakistan spinner Danish Kaneria is of the opinion that Sanju Samson should lead India in the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka, and believes that the Kerala lad should be groomed to be a long-term captaincy candidate. As things stand, Dhawan is the favorite to lead India against SL.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket2 months ago

Samson was really good as captain, ensured players were high on confidence, reveals KC Cariappa 

Rajasthan Royals spinner KC Cariappa has revealed that Sanju Samson did a great job as a captain and always ensured that players were confident enough. He also revealed that be it, Ben Stokes or Jos Buttler, all were very warm towards the players and everyone was looked after well.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket2 months ago

IPL 2021 | Really enjoyed playing under Sanju Samson, he grew into the role, claims Jos Buttler

Jos Buttler, who played under Sanju Samson’s captaincy in IPL 2021, has admitted that he really enjoyed the season and insisted that Samson grew into the role as the tournament progressed. He added that Samson’s free-spirited nature rubbed into the team and called Samson an ‘authentic’ leader.
SportsCafe Desk
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