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featurecricketa year ago

England’s red-ball crown will only stand as a dream unless and until the clock turns back

In the early half of the 2000s, England’s white-ball dreams were only dreams even when the team had some of the best players in the world. However, come the 2010s, and onwards, the entire situation took a different turn, with white-ball becoming the one true dream for the country.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricketa year ago

The Hundred’s playing conditions aren’t quirky enough — here’s how the ECB can make it quirkier

The entirety of the United Kingdom needed a ray of hope, a tiny piece of good news to cling on to after enduring the mother of all heartbreaks at Wembley on Sunday, and the ECB’s announcement on Monday served as an antidote to the poison that was the Euro 2020 final.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket2 years ago

10-6 - The ideological deadlock

As with many decisions taken by the International Cricket Council lately, the election process to elect the next chairman is veering towards ludicrous. The process is unfounded, full of tragic logic that carries a sense of off-field bearing that is enough to leave you in doldrums.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 years ago

EXCLUSIVE | BCCI ‘yet to take any decision’ on India-England series but playing in India ‘most likely’

With the IPL set to go ahead in the United Arab Emirates, starting with the encounter between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians, the BCCI have devoted all their energy to make the tournament a massive success. However, the plan for the England-India series is yet to be discussed in detail.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 years ago

70 steps forward: How England fared during their Test summer

International cricket was back again with England’s Test series against the Windies and all that familiar drama and chaos returned back to the fore. However, once normalcy was back, it was easier to spot all the mistakes and errors in the midst of a few players who broke through during the summer.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket2 years ago

New Zealand and cricket’s two-way street to all solutions

Exposing all stumps, making room and prancing down his ground, Kane Williamson had smashed a six to remember in the group stage game against co-hosts Australia. While Pat Cummins’ stunned eyes gazed at the sky following the way of the ball, the best game of the 2015 World Cup was won by the Kiwis.
Sritama Panda
featurecricket2 years ago

PCB’s Covid-19 negligence and mismanagement a lesson for other boards going forward

The Premier League has restarted, both La Liga and Serie A are heading towards what looks like a final day slugfest to decide the winner and Tennis just had a failed, unsuccessful attempt at restarting the sport. Yet all these events have had nothing on the kind of drama the PCB has churned out.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket2 years ago

Years of 'Hundred' planning could potentially go to ruins

When 1.3 billion people stand-still and lay numb over the possible cancellation of the 13th season of the Indian Premier League, there stood people still reluctant to agree that this summer might be well over. Typically, English summer is the perfect time for cricket, starting with the county.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam