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newscricket2 months ago

Twitter reacts to Rishabh ‘DRS’ Pant shocking Virat Kohli with a stunning review

Having just lost a review earlier in the over, Rishabh Pant and the entire Indian contingent went up in unison only for the umpire to turn down their strong appeal. However, Pant convinced the Indian skipper, Virat Kohli to go upstairs, in a move that finally paid off for India in the ongoing Test.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket2 months ago

England’s top three and an understated Hameed conundrum that surrounds it

When Zak Crawley scored that scintillating double century against Pakistan, it was widely expected that the Three Lions’ search for a No.3 was coming to an end. But with his turbulent performance in the recent past combined with the glorious return of Haseeb Hameed, England have a decision to make.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket2 months ago

Taking away opportunities from one avenue, The Hundred has provided the chance elsewhere to seize

The Hundred, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB)’s brainchild, has certainly been the talk of the town, literally and figuratively and in the public relations world, the tournament has excelled. However, elsewhere, it has certainly taken away the playing opportunity for several counties.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket2 months ago

From Phil Salt’s A to Ben Stokes’ C: Grading English players who featured in the Pakistan ODIs

England might have hastily assembled a ‘C’ team for the ODIs against Pakistan, but most of them emerged on the other side with flying colors, registering an ‘A’ next to their name.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket3 months ago

ENG vs NZ | Zak Crawley’s scrambled brain is resulting in his own undoing, opines Nasser Hussain

Former England skipper Nasser Hussain described Zak Crawley’s state of mind a ‘scrambled brain’ and opined that the youngster’s struggles are not technical, but purely mental. Post his 267 in Southampton, Crawley has averaged 9.63 in Test cricket, getting dismissed in single digits nine times.
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featurecricket4 months ago

ENG vs NZ | Edgbaston Day 1 Talking Points - New Zealand's stomach for fight and Zak Crawley's struggle

Not many times things can fall into place as well as they did for England going into the Test, with New Zealand missing many key players. However, after a great start, English batsmen continued to shine in the art of floundering as the batters put up a mediocre show against a fighting Kiwi attack.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket4 months ago

Zak Crawley needs to be careful — the 267 will only buy him so much time

Athletes across sports are judged by numbers and cricket is no different. Numbers, in most cases, are a fair reflection of the athlete’s ability and so the phenomenon of judging a player by their statistics is something that is universally accepted.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket4 months ago

ENG vs NZ | Sibley and Crawley might not still be locks for the India series, feels Nasser Hussain

Renowned commentator Nasser Hussain raised concerns over the indifferent form of Dom Sibley and Zak Crawley, and insisted that call-ups to Haseeb Hameed and James Bracey indicate that the incumbents are under pressure. Hussain feels that the top-order are not doing a good job ‘protecting’ Root.
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newscricket4 months ago

Young English batsmen can seal Ashes spot by scoring big against the Kiwis, feels Michael Vaughan

Former England skipper Michael Vaughan believes that, with the IPL stars rested, the New Zealand series presents a great opportunity for young England batsmen, who he believes could seal Ashes spots with big scores. Vaughan further added that he hopes to see an improved Rory Burns against the Kiwis.
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featurecricket4 months ago

WATCH | Best moments from Round 6 of the County Championship ft. Archer's nonchalance and Joe R99T's heartbreak

Rain played spoilsport in Round 6 of the County Championship, yet there was no paucity of enthralling moments across the four days. In what comes as a website first, we, here at SportsCafe, have collated the best moments from Round 6 to fill you up with the ‘must-see’ moments across the four days.
Anirudh Suresh