featurecricketa month ago

ICC World T20 | Who will qualify from Group 1 ft. New Zealand, England, Australia

In the ongoing T20 World Cup, England’s recent 20-run victory over Group 1 leaders New Zealand has led to the unfolding of a plethora of qualification probabilities. Let us have a detailed explanation of what needs to be done by the teams in order to qualify.
Ritam Chatterjee
featurecricket3 months ago

Sri Lanka: Simply red-hot or genuine contenders for the World T20?

The Sri Lanka cricket team was cold for a long, long time, but all of a sudden they have awakened the beast within and put up perhaps the most spectacular hot streak of the summer, only behind England's Bazball shenanigans. There just seems to be one question now: do they dare to dream?
Gantavya Adukia
featurecricket4 months ago

Dinesh Chandimal: Red-ball cricket's underrated phenom

When Sri Lanka was going through a transition period after the retirement of their big guns, Dinesh Chandimal was supposed to lead the batting unit in Tests but failed to do so. However, he has inked a turnaround in his career this year piling up runs with unbelievable consistency.
Nishad Bapat
featurecricket5 months ago

Sri Lanka’s gradual development around Dasun Shanaka will bring back the good old days

Dasun Shanaka is an extraordinary cricketer in an extraordinary phase, not just elevating his own game, but taking care of his Sri Lankan side admirably.
Ritam Chatterjee
featurecricket8 months ago

Pitches to be the deciding factor in Test Cricket

Earlier this month, Pakistan and Australia were playing a Test match on a flat track in Rawalpindi while India were up against Sri Lanka in Bangalore on a paradise for spinners. With T20Is being already preferred over Tests it becomes important to see how such pitches can influence Test cricket.
Nishad Bapat
featurecricketa year ago

Lessons and positives for Sri Lanka from their 2-1 T20I series win over India

Sri Lanka finally got past the Indian challenge in the shortest format in a bilateral series, 2-1 after trailing the series 0-1 post the first T20I. While the Island nation might still need to get past the qualifier stage, this series certainly painted a lot of positives with several lessons learnt.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricketa year ago

SL vs IND | 3rd T20I: SC’s Sedentary Review - SL taste victory again as IND forget the art of batting

In a tour of ‘firsts’, Sri Lanka rediscovered the feeling of victory today in Colombo as they thumped India by seven wickets to register their first T20I series win at home in three years. They did so by tormenting India by spin, with the visitors not having a clue against the Lankan spinners.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa year ago

SL vs IND | 1st T20I: Today I Learnt - Samson fails to deliver, Chahal roars back and Chameera's X-factor

After India looked set to post 180 on the board, thanks to brilliant knocks by Shikhar Dhawan and Suryakumar Yadav, the hosts fought back valiantly to restrict the Men in Blue to 164. With Yuzvendra Chahal returning to his best, the Lankans failed to deliver, though Asalanka waged a lone battle.
Harshit Anand
featurecricketa year ago

SL vs IND | Winners and losers from the ODIs ft. Ravi Shastri, Prasidh Krishna and Manish Pandey

Sri Lanka were forced to dig deep to claim their first win over India in home soil in 9 years, so it’s only fair that SportsCafe, too, digs deep and brings back a long-gone article. It’s been almost a year, but today Winners and Losers makes a special comeback to lighten up your day.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa year ago

SL vs IND | 2nd ODI Takeaways - Minod Bhanuka’s marked improvement and Shaw’s spin struggles

Losing, like winning, can be a habit, and Sri Lanka paid the price for conservatism with the ball as Deepak Chahar and Bhunveshwar Kumar helped India snatch victory from the jaws of defeat to seal a series win. India looked down and out at 193/7, but Chahar and Bhuvneshwar had other ideas.
Anirudh Suresh