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featurecricket2 months ago

Why Suryakumar Yadav’s Test call-up is a damning indictment of India’s celebrated ‘A’ system

Five months ago, Suryakumar Yadav did not have an international cap to his name. In three weeks’ time, he could join the likes of Thakur and Natarajan as Indian players who have played all three formats in 2021. But should the Mumbaikar’s call-up actually serve as a cause for concern?
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket4 months ago

How the incompetence of SRH’s management extended well beyond the alienation of David Warner

Spare a thought for Sunrisers Hyderabad. They fired their captain, axed him from the starting XI and antagonized their entire fanbase in a span of 24 hours in the hope of turning their season around, only for the entire tournament to get canceled.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket5 months ago

IPL 2021 | Was a harsh call to leave out Manish Pandey from the playing XI, admits David Warner

After a narrow loss against Delhi Capitals, SRH skipper David Warner has admitted that it was a harsh call to leave out experienced campaigner Manish Pandey from the playing XI. He also credited Vijay Shankar, who conceded just 19 runs, bowled brilliantly while talking about the bowling unit.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket5 months ago

Twitter reacts to Rishabh ‘Nadal’ Pant trying to forehand Shankar’s moon-ball to the boundary

Having just lost in-form Prithvi Shaw at the other end, Rishabh Pant took the loss personally, trying to take on the all-rounder Vijay Shankar. In the fifth delivery of the over, Shankar launched a ‘moon’ ball to Pant, which the left-hander tried to forehand in a rather Rafael Nadal fashion.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket5 months ago

IPL 2021 | SC’s Sedentary Review: MI vs SRH - Rahul Chahar spins a web as SRH bottle-up yet another chase

It was Déjà vu for Sunrisers Hyderabad as pretty much like the RCB game, they choked big time failing to chase down 151 after starting with a bang. For MI as well, they replicated their last game's efforts, as Rahul Chahar spun a web followed by some quality death bowling by Bumrah and Boult.
Harshit Anand
newscricket5 months ago

IPL 2021 | Kane Williamson will obviously come into calculations as tournament progresses, admits Trevor Bayliss

Throwing light on Kane Williamson’s absence, SRH coach Trevor Bayliss revealed that the Kiwi star is still not 100% match-fit before insisting that he will come into calculations during the tournament. He also added that Vijay Shankar was promoted ahead of Abdul Samad due to his form in the nets.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket5 months ago

Know I can get back into the Indian side if I just keep enjoying my game, states Vijay Shankar

Sunrisers all-rounder Vijay Shankar asserted that he does not want to pressurize himself to earn back a spot in the Indian side, but insisted that he will get back to the national side if he keeps enjoying his game. Shankar further claimed that he wants to contribute more with the ball this season.
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featurecricket8 months ago

How every Indian player retained by RCB and SRH fared in the 2021 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

No franchise had as many players of theirs feature in the 2021 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy as Sunrisers Hyderabad (12) and a laudable 8 of those walked out of the competition as more confident individuals. That was not, however, the case with RCB, whose 4 players had a fortnight to forget.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket9 months ago

SMAT 2021 | Tamil Nadu name Karthik, Vijay and Shankar in the probables; CV Varun misses out

Ahead of the 2021 edition of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, Tamil Nadu Cricket Association have named the 26-man probables for the tournament with Dinesh Karthik, Murali Vijay and Vijay Shankar in the squad. However, Varun Chakravarthy misses out with an injury while KB Arun Karthik makes a comeback.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket10 months ago

India’s wrecking-ball strike-bowlers have prompted sixth-bowler debate

Interestingly, India’s series with Australia often glaringly shows them the holes in the playing XI, which usually goes under the radar in other cases. This tour is no different, with India’s depth being questioned, both with the bat and the ball, on the back of two indifferent shows.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam