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featurecricket6 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
featurecricket8 days ago

Third time ‘lucky’ Varun Chakravarthy is out to leave an impression on deserved debut

At the age of 26, having played 91 times for India across the three formats, Kuldeep Yadav has yet another opportunity to prove his worth. However, at the age of nearly 30, Varun Chakravarthy faces an uphill battle against form and fitness even before his debut for the national team.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket8 days ago

SL vs IND | Yuzvendra Chahal needs to have a little more in his bowling armoury, admits Laxman Sivaramakrishnan

Ahead of the white-ball series against Sri Lanka, Laxman Sivaramakrishnan has admitted that Yuzvendra Chahal needs to have a little more in his bowling armoury, to keep batsmen guessing. The former leg-spinner also hailed Hardik Pandya and stated that he would be key to India’s white-ball success.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

Confident I’ll clear all fitness tests before Sri Lanka tour, states Varun Chakravarthy

Mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy, who two days ago was named in India’s limited-overs squad to Sri Lanka, has asserted with confidence that he will clear all fitness tests and retain his place in the squad. Three months ago, Varun was ousted from the squad after failing to clear fitness tests.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket2 months ago

Still haven’t been able to resume training in full-tilt because of post-COVID symptoms, admits Varun Chakravarthy

Having recovered from COVID-19, KKR’s spinner Varun Chakravarthy has admitted that he still hasn’t been able to resume training in full-tilt because of the post-COVID symptoms. He also insisted that KKR’s management took full care of him during his isolation time with constant motivation.
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
newscricket2 months ago

Reports | IPL players might have been exposed to COVID-19 at practice grounds

The 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League was halted owing to a Covid outbreak, and reports have now emerged claiming that the players might have potentially caught the virus at training sessions. In both Delhi and Ahmedabad, teams practised at non-secure grounds, away from the main stadium.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket2 months ago

Reports | Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier back home after mandatory 10-day isolation

According to TOI reports, the KKR duo of Varun Chakravarthy and Sandeep Warrier headed back home earlier today after completing their 10-day mandatory isolation. The duo caught the virus earlier this month, which led to a chaotic set of events before the league got postponed eventually.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket3 months ago

No escaping the inevitable - the complete timeline of events that unfolded in a COVID-struck IPL 2021

After 25 days of escaping the inevitable, the COVID situation in IPL went to a point of no return on May 4 as the BCCI decided to pull the plug on the tournament indefinitely. We look at every single COVID-related event in the tournament that will now forever be remembered for the wrong reasons.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2021 | KKR CEO Venky Mysore hopeful that the franchise will train on May 6

In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak in KKR’s camp, the franchise’s CEO Venky Mysore has admitted that most probably the team would go out of isolation on May 6 for their training session. He also confirmed that Sandeep is doing fine while adding that Varun is a little under the weather.
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