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featurecricket4 months ago

Battling perceptions, Mushfiqur Rahim leaves a long-lasting legacy filled with consistency

Very often, the perception around Bangladesh’s wicketkeeper Mushfiqur Rahim is a negative one - with the large world judging him solely based - on his celebrations, reactions in the field. Away from the public perception, there stands a wicketkeeper-batsman maintaining his batting consistency.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket4 months ago

Time for Tamim Iqbal to walk the talk and lead Bangladesh's resurgence 

'I personally didn't come to New Zealand for improvement. We came to win games. This is no longer just a bilateral series. This is a points-based system. You win, you get points and make your life easier for qualification. It was a disappointing series for us. We didn't play well' - Tamim Iqbal.
Harshit Anand
featurecricketa year ago

A look at everything that has transpired in cricket since MS Dhoni’s last appearance

July 10, 2020, marked one year of MS Dhoni last stepping foot onto a cricket field and, well, it’s fair to say that a lot went down in the world of cricket over the course of these past 365 days. Here, we look at everything dramatic that transpired in cricket since the veteran’s last appearance.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa year ago

Winners of the ICC Emerging Player of the Year award - how did their careers pan out?

Hype, fame and recognition at a young age can be daunting for sportspersons and, much in contrast to the fairytale script, in many cases, it turns out detrimental to their careers. Today, we look at the winners of the ‘ICC Emerging Cricketer of the Year’ award and see how their career panned out.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa year ago

SC Quiz | How well do you know MS Dhoni

Even if MS Dhoni doesn't play for India ever again, every cricket fan can be mighty proud of what he achieved with an India shirt on - a career of incredible substance. He played his cricket with a lot of emotion, yet showcased as if he kept them in some far far cave away from the place he is in.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricketa year ago

Boon or Bane | Evaluating what the long layoff means for every international team

If you’re someone who is hopeful of cricketing action restarting in mid-May, let me be the bearer of some bad news - there is no way we are getting any action at least until June. From a fan’s perspective, it is miserable indeed, but what does it really mean for the teams and their plans?
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa year ago

COVID-19 puts Test Championship final amongst others in spot of bother

Well, fairly straightforward as it looks, it is not, COVID-19 has put the ICC into a spot of bother, one that they did not imagine from the outside world barring the cricketing trio of royalty boards. Now, the pandemic has created such chaos to all sports, that the sporting calendars need a revamp.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket2 years ago

Cricket's love for prodigies and the band of Naseem Shah

‘I've not seen a more talented young opening batsman in my 40-odd years in the game. Where his form and function have gone and disappeared to is a complete and utter mystery to us’ were the exact words by Lancashire director of cricket Paul Allott after Haseeb Hameed’s release from the county.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 years ago

Age and experience not the same thing in T20I cricket

‘Some things cannot be taught; they must be experienced, you never learn the most valuable lessons in life until you go through your own journey.’ Except that it and several other quotes regarding experience fall flat when the game is cricket- in particular, T20I cricket where it is haywire.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket2 years ago

Explained 16-team qualifiers for 2021 T20 World Cup

The International Cricket Council has announced that there would be a 16-team qualifier for the 2021 T20 World Cup. All you need to know - how does it work, where would it happen, who are the teams involved and what was the previous format - we have, in this article, ‘Explained’.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam