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featurecricket2 years ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Quarter Final Qualification Scenarios - Elite Group C and Plate Group

If you think the complication in the Elite Group C is any less than that of Elite Group A and B, then I am sorry to disappoint you. Odisha’s slump in form in the latter half has made things interesting and not a single team has sealed a berth in the Quarter-finals as the last round gets underway.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 years ago

On a historic high, Odisha dare to dream big

When Odisha qualified for Ranji Trophy quarter-finals in 2016, it was a moment that was celebrated across the state madly. For a change, victory poses donned the front pages of the newspapers but that was until Gujarat gave them a reality check in the game that mattered - the dream had been crushed.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 years ago

Ranji Trophy | Where would your team finish ft. Elite Group C

In another fresh edition of the Ranji Trophy, all eyes will be set on the next Indian break-out star, after what Mayank Agarwal and Hanuma Vihari did with India. In this preview, we, at SportsCafe, take a look at Elite Group C teams and try to predict the position they might end up finish.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket3 years ago

Odisha is my target but I am fine turning up for anyone in Ranji Trophy, reveals Anshuman Rath

Former Hong Kong skipper Anshuman Rath, who decided to quit Hong Kong cricket for better opportunities in India, is looking for opportunities in Odisha Cricket team in the future. Rath, who hails from Bhubaneswar, also added that he is in talks with Saba Karim and doesn’t mind turning for others.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket3 years ago

Intra-city battle in twin city takes centre stage as Odisha Cricket Association prepares for election

The two most powerful positions in Odisha Cricket Association have been the target of two most powerful lobbies in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar and race to finish first has started taking the centre stage a month before the election. The BCCI has set September 14 as the date for the state election.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket4 years ago

Standing tall to prove himself - Govinda Poddar’s quest to reaching greater heights

There is a belief that always floats around on the Odisha cricketing circuit - “If Biplab-Govind(a) is set, then we will be sorted.” And this argument has a very little counter as it has been a fact backed by performances many a time in the last one decade of the duo's domestic sojourn.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket5 years ago

Lack of accountability of Odisha Cricket Association leaves state cricket in disarray

The Barabati Stadium in Cuttack doesn’t host a lot of international matches and the rarity means the otherwise sleepy silver city decks itself up when an international match comes to the venue. The buzz surrounding the entire city is very hard to miss and the atmosphere makes for a riveting watch.
Bastab K Parida