featurecricketa year ago

Third time ‘lucky’ Varun Chakravarthy is out to leave an impression on deserved debut

At the age of 26, having played 91 times for India across the three formats, Kuldeep Yadav has yet another opportunity to prove his worth. However, at the age of nearly 30, Varun Chakravarthy faces an uphill battle against form and fitness even before his debut for the national team.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket2 years ago

Fringe players who have assured themselves an IPL contract in the mega auction ft. Harpreet, Lynn and SRK

The intriguing final season before the mega auction gives senior players the opportunity to show why they need to be retained, but equally it also gives fringe players the chance to prove that they belong. Only 29 games were played in IPL 2021, but a multitude of players put their hands up.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket2 years ago

Trouble in Paradise | Incumbent IPL contract holders who might potentially go unsold in the mega auction

The season before the mega auction is a double-edged sword - you could lock in a long-term contract by doing well, but you could also see yourself go unsold in the mega auction if you endure a forgettable season. We look at players who, this season, have jeopardized their chances of landing a bid.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket2 years ago

How BCCI turned the ‘safe’ bio-bubble into a nervous test of its own

Eight teams, six venues and one country formed the crux of the 2021 IPL action, after a successful 2020 edition of the tournament in the Middle East. But after 24 days of action, the curtains were down and the ‘safe’ bio-bubble suddenly turned into anxious nights for the cricketers.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket2 years ago

No escaping the inevitable - the complete timeline of events that unfolded in a COVID-struck IPL 2021

After 25 days of escaping the inevitable, the COVID situation in IPL went to a point of no return on May 4 as the BCCI decided to pull the plug on the tournament indefinitely. We look at every single COVID-related event in the tournament that will now forever be remembered for the wrong reasons.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket2 years ago

IPL 2021 | Blitzpools Prediction, Fantasy XI Tips & Probable XI for Kolkata’s clash against Bangalore

Fresh off thumping defeats in their last respective games, Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore will lock horns in a crucial clash at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Monday. The clash, in particular, will be crucial for KKR, who would need to win to keep their playoff hopes alive.
Blitz
featurecricket2 years ago

IPL 2021 | SC’s Sedentary Review: DC vs KKR - Delhi's shaw-stopper cracks open the Kolkata nutshell

Even after some late blows from Andre Russell, who scored a 27-ball 45, Kolkata Knight Riders could only get themselves to a below-par total of 154 in the first innings. In reply, Delhi openers, Shaw and Dhawan were relentless and even scored 67 off the first six to take them home in no time.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket2 years ago

IPL 2021 | Blitzpools Prediction, Fantasy XI Tips & Probable XI for Delhi’s clash against Kolkata

The caravan has already moved to Ahmedabad, and playing the third game of the leg will be Delhi Capitals and Kolkata Knight Riders on double-header day on Thursday. Both sides endured contrasting fortunes in their last respective encounters and will be hoping to walk away with 2 points.
Blitz
featurecricket2 years ago

Afterthoughts from the weekend ft. RR’s Dube punt, Kohli’s inconsistency and goodbye Hetmyer

Baffling team selections, an all-time-great individual performance, a Super Over, a snoozefest - the third weekend of IPL 2021 had everything. With the Mumbai and Chennai legs coming to a conclusion, we look back and discuss important talking points from the three weekend encounters.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket2 years ago

About time that Shubman Gill declutters his mind and backs his natural game

Going from swooned over to immensely scrutinized in a matter of a few months, 2021, for Shubman Gill, has been a trailer of the excruciating highs and lows of the game. He is having a forgettable run in the ongoing IPL and the pressure is piling up faster than he could have ever imagined.
Harshit Anand