featurecricket5 months ago

Sarfaraz Khan banging on door of Indian Test team

In his initial years, Sarfaraz Khan faced a lot of setbacks including his fitness issues and a slump in domestic form. However, he has now bounced back to his prime piling up runs from the last couple of years in first-class cricket and might get a place in the Indian Test team in the future.
Nishad Bapat
featurecricketa year ago

Why Suryakumar Yadav’s Test call-up is a damning indictment of India’s celebrated ‘A’ system

Five months ago, Suryakumar Yadav did not have an international cap to his name. In three weeks’ time, he could join the likes of Thakur and Natarajan as Indian players who have played all three formats in 2021. But should the Mumbaikar’s call-up actually serve as a cause for concern?
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket2 years ago

Vijay Hazare Trophy 2020-21 | An in-depth low-down of the group stages

Only 9 teams remain in the Vijay Hazare Trophy with 7 of those sides - Gujarat, Mumbai, Saurashtra, Andhra, Karnataka, UP and Kerala - having already booked their place in the quarter-final. Delhi will take on Uttarakhand to decide the final quarter-finalist in what has been a humdinger of a season.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket3 years ago

Of spirituality and dogged determination - the Wasim Jaffer philosophy of life

There is hardly anything in the Wasim Jaffer tale that needs a revisit. The records speak for himself and his growing achievement, but if one thing that has transcended time and made him the force of his own will, it was the character that endured through his quarter-century career.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket3 years ago

My experience as a player in Vidarbha can help me as coach if picked, reveals Wasim Jaffer

Wasim Jaffer, while revealing that he wasn’t contacted by Vidarbha officially, is confident that his experience as a player can help him as a coach big-time. Jaffer has further added that he is proud of the way Vidarbha played in the last three years when he was there as a playing mentor.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket3 years ago

Chandrakant Pandit - The hard task-master on a mission to democratize his 'unique' philosophy

If you ever have witnessed a Chandrakant Pandit net session carefully, you might fail to understand his process at first - one moment, he seems like a best friend to his wards and a moment later, a hard task-master. A coach of varied philosophy, you might say.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket3 years ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | The underwhelming XI of the tournament

Nothing divides opinion like stringing together a ‘Flop XI’ for a tournament. Arguments with colleagues can even make you pull your hair out in frustration. Thus after exchanging several verbal blows, we, here at SportsCafe, have collated together the underwhelming XI of the 2019/20 Ranji season.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket3 years ago

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

With the group packed with super-star teams such as Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Mumbai and Baroda, only three teams can qualify to the next stage of the tournament. In this preview, we, at SportsCafe, take a look at Elite Group B teams and try to predict the position they might end up at.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket3 years ago

Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 | SportsCafe Team of the Tournament

The tournament, which served as a practice ground for IPL scouts ahead of the auction this month, saw plenty of runs scored, wickets taken and more so players emerged. The final, however, saw two teams Karnataka and Tamil Nadu clash in the derby, only for the former to retain the title.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket3 years ago

Team India two years too late in arbitrating Shreyas Iyer as No.4

The Indian team management has been making mistakes aplenty and learning from them one at a time. But a more ideal scenario would’ve been shunning those evitable blunders. One of the major examples of this redundant case is Shreyas Iyer’s story, which has been - by all means - eventful. 
Sritama Panda