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featurecricket10 days ago

IPL 2021 | SC’s Sedentary Review: MI vs RCB - New season, same old first-game jitters for Mumbai

‘Mumbai Indians know how to win games,’ said the commentators, but, unfortunately, they forgot that this theory does not apply to the first match of the season. It was yet another uncharacteristically timid showing in match one from MI, who succumbed to defeat to an RCB unit that was also rusty.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket12 days ago

The Extensive IPL 2021 Preview | Royal Challengers Bangalore edition ft. New season, rinse, repeat

Everyone talks about the five stages of grief, but it is that time of the year where it’ll be more pertinent to talk about the six stages of being an RCB fan.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket12 days 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
featurecricketa month ago

Big questions in India’s series win over England ft. Opener Virat Kohli, first-choice spinners and Suryakumar Yadav

India certainly won the series 3-2 but ultimately, the win hasn’t solved any bit of their problems - at the top or with the ball. It has only created more. KL Rahul and Yuzvendra Chahal - both of whom started as the first-choice options - find their positions flipped upside down. What happens now?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricketa month ago

Twitter reacts to furious Hardik Pandya chastising Sundar after latter's misfield gifts England a boundary

Hardik Pandya might not have had a good day with the bat but he was on point in terms of his bowling today. After Shardul Thakur dropped a tough chance on his bowling, Washington Sundar added salt to his injury as the youngster couldn't get down to a ball at point as it raced past for a four.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

ICC Rankings | Virat Kohli enters top five of T20I rankings, Sundar at 11th among bowlers

Following two unbeaten half-centuries in Ahmedabad, Virat Kohli has entered the top five of the ICC T20I rankings with Jos Buttler finding himself at the 19th position. Washington Sundar, meanwhile, is at the 11th position among the bowlers with Jonny Bairstow jumping two places to the 14th spot.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

IND vs ENG | Get a lot of satisfaction bowling with the new ball despite pressure, admits Washington Sundar

Washington Sundar, who was handed the ball inside the first six overs, admitted that while there is a whole lot of expectation and pressure bowling with the new ball, it is the satisfaction that keeps him ticking. He also showed his happiness in playing alongside U-19 teammates Pant and Kishan.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

IND vs ENG | Suryakumar Yadav should replace Dhawan; Kohli should open with Rahul, says Gautam Gambhir

Gautam Gambhir has batted for the inclusion of Suryakumar Yadav and feels that team India would be better off replacing Shikhar Dhawan with the MI star, and promoting Kohli to open the batting. Gambhir also hoped for India to pick Navdeep Saini over Sundar to address the side’s one-dimensionality.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

Twitter reacts to ‘calm’ Washington getting agitated by Bairstow’s late movement

Washington Sundar, when he was stranded on 96, didn’t react as much as he did in the ongoing encounter between India and England. In the 14th over of the English innings, the off-spinner had deceptively beat past Malan who looped it back only for the off-spinner to find Bairstow in his way.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

IND vs ENG | KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma are first-choice openers for India in T20Is, confirms Virat Kohli

Ahead of the first T20I, Virat Kohli has cleared the air that KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma are India’s first-choice openers, with Shikhar Dhawan their third opener in the squad. He also added that the Indian team have identified areas of weakness and have picked the squad to solve them this series.
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