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featurecricketa year ago

BCCI spot on when it comes to developing U19 players through IPL, claims Monty Panesar

For the longest time in Indian cricket, the pathway system had been on a singular plane where one impressive performance in the U19 World Cup would line you up for a senior debut. However, with the addition of the Indian Premier League, the pathway system has undergone a massive metamorphosis.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 years ago

On the stage of dreams, Colts leave us wanting for more

It is the place where all worries come to an end and dreams begin - my University campus had this extremely cheesy line in front of the central library. Never ever did it hit me during my days at the campus but once I stepped out and saw the world, the reality struck.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 years ago

Bangladesh’s U19 World Cup win a watershed moment in times of oligarchy

The moment Rakibul Hasan chipped Atharva Ankolekar to mid-wicket for a single at the Senwes Park, an entire country erupted in unison. For the ignorant world, it might have been just another U-19 final, but for Bangladesh, this was everything. This was their very own fairytale moment.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 years ago

My U-19 Memories | Winning Under-19 World Cup meant everything, reminisces Siddarth Kaul

Over a decade ago, precisely in 2008, one of the brightest batches - the batch of Virat Kohli -  graced the U19 World Cup and now their presence in international cricket has made the game even better. U-19 WC winner Siddarth Kaul, speaking exclusively to SportsCafe, takes us down the memory lane.
Sritama Panda
featurecricket2 years ago

ICC U19 WC | IND vs PAK Takeaways - Kartik Tyagi’s glorious tryst with destiny and Pakistan’s toss blunder

India comprehensively beat Pakistan in the first semi-final of the ICC U-19 World Cup at the Senwes Park, on Tuesday, to book a berth in the final. But if U-19 cricket is more about exposure than win-loss, we will remember this game for witnessing some of the brightest talents from both countries.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket2 years ago

ICC U-19 World Cup 2020 | Talking Points from India’s convincing run in the league stage

India have been dominating the talks in U-19 age-groups a while now and ever since landing in South Africa, they have hardly taken a step wrong. However, the wins are not the real representation of their performance, with many chinks open to be exploited come the Super League QF.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 years ago

My U-19 Memories | “Whatmore’s visualisation programme brought tears to my eyes” - Ajitesh Argal goes down memory lane

Cricket is a great leveller. It can build you up and break you down. It can make you a star overnight and can put you off the pedestal like you never belonged. At times, cricket is a story of a path less travelled, yet much-talked-about, much-hyped on the way to stardom.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 years ago

ICC U-19 World Cup | Know Your Future Stars ft. bowlers and bowling all-rounders

It is a place where kids dream - dream to make it big and replace the U19 tag with something bigger and more brighter. This is a platform which propels the journey to a more colourful world. As India take on Sri Lanka in the first game of their World Cup, we, at SportsCafe, profile the future stars.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 years ago

ICC U-19 World Cup | Know Your Future Stars ft. batsmen and batting all-rounders

“The Greatness begins here”- Star Sports, ICC’s official broadcaster for the Youth World Cup, had the promotional event spot on. From the likes of Virat Kohli to Kane Williamson, from Steve Smith to Shikhar Dhawan - the tournament has been the launchpad for many future stars the world has seen.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket3 years ago

India's latest U19 team selection - a true representation of how Indian cricket's future looks like

On Tuesday night, the BCCI Junior Selection Committee picked an India U19 squad for the two four-day games against South Africa U19 and two more separate teams - India U19 A and India U19 B - to take part in a quadrangular series with South Africa U19 and Afghanistan U19.
Bastab K Parida