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featurecricket9 days ago

Indefatigable spirit and incredible squad depth - the very ethos of Virat Kohli’s India

From Melbourne to Lord’s and from Gabba to The Oval, the Indian Test team has enjoyed the wondrous highs of overseas triumphs within a period of nine months, the grandiosity of which is perhaps unlike anything before. The success story though, goes much beyond the star cast.
Roshan Gede
newscricket13 days ago

Ashwin, Suryakumar Yadav named in India squad for T20 World Cup 2021; Shreyas Iyer and Shardul Thakur in stand-by list

The BCCI on Wednesday announced India's squad for upcoming T20 World Cup which will be played in UAE and Oman from October 17. Ravichandran Ashwin has been recalled to the white-ball format after 4 years, while middle-order batsman Shreyas Iyer and pacer Shardul Thakur have been kept on standby.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket3 months ago

Focus is to recover in time for IPL restart, says T Natarajan

T Natarajan, who was ruled out of the IPL with a knee problem, has resumed training at the National Cricket Academy and is focused on regaining full fitness prior to the restart of the T20 extravaganza in September. Natarajan, however, stressed that he currently is not thinking about the WT20.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket3 months ago

WTC Final | Resilience and belief in own abilities has been key to India’s journey to final, believes Ajit Agarkar

Ajit Agarkar, hailing India's resilience against Australia and England, has pointed out how the belief in the team helped them make comebacks in the series. Alongside that, Agarkar also credited the bench strength of the national team for finding ways to win from difficult positions.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket5 months ago

IPL 2021 | Sunrisers Hyderabad’s T Natarajan undergoes successful knee surgery

Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer T Natarajan confirmed earlier today that he has undergone successful knee surgery and thanked the BCCI for their support. Natarajan, who missed a chunk of England T20Is due to a knee injury, only featured in the first two games for the Sunrisers this season.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket5 months ago

IPL 2021 | Injured T Natarajan might need to exit bubble to get his knee assessed, reveals David Warner

Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner revealed that T Natarajan will have to have a scan at some point, but said that the SRH management are apprehensive about the same as it’ll need the pacer to exit and re-enter the bubble. Warner further described the Chepauk pitch as ‘shocking’.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket5 months ago

IPL 2021 | T Natarajan was unfit for Mumbai clash, reveals VVS Laxman

Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor VVS Laxman has revealed that T Natarajan missed out in the playing XI against Mumbai Indians as he was not fit for the game. Laxman also heaped praise on his replacement Khaleel Ahmed, who he reckoned nailed the conditions at Chepauk to put up a strong show.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket5 months ago

Twitter reacts to classy Shubman Gill’s ‘no-look’ six welcoming Natarajan

Shubman Gill was once again in action and once again amidst some extravagant shots, against a strong Sunrisers Hyderabad bowling attack. Welcoming SRH’s T Natarajan, the opener smacked the bowler down the ground and guess what, even without looking at the ball.
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featurecricket5 months ago

The Extensive IPL 2021 Preview | Sunrisers Hyderabad edition: There will be spin ft. Rashid Khan and David Warner

Shahrukh Khan and Priety Zinta might well be the movie mafias of the IPL but if there's one team worth making a movie on (hit movie unlike something made on KKR/KXIP), it would be Sunrisers Hyderabad. They are a full Bollywood story. It starts off with underestimation. No one gives them a chance.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket5 months ago

Back to reality: Over-performers from IPL 2020 who might struggle to meet same standards in 2021

In a competition like the IPL, attaining success in the first place is generally difficult, but sustaining the same excellence for an extended period of time is usually near-impossible. Fairytales don’t last, dreams tend to crash and, often, individuals end up dwelling too much on the past.
Anirudh Suresh