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featurecricket7 months 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
featurecricket8 months ago

Endurance, resolve and endless persistence - Aswin Crist finally makes his cricketing comeback

At the age of 19, he earned his first cap as a Tamil Nadu cricketer, having come through the toughest of grinds as a pacer in the Tamil Nadu setup. But after injuries and self-doubt took three years away from the game he loved, Aswin’s endless grind has once again put him back to where he started.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket9 months ago

My ultimate goal is to play for India and nothing short of it, states Aswin Crist

After making it to the Tamil Nadu squad for the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, for the first time in nearly three years, Aswin Crist has stated that his ultimate goal is to don the Indian jersey. Crist stressed that the entire team will play to their strengths in the upcoming domestic season.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricketa year ago

Can Sandeep Warrier convert the turbulent rollercoaster in his favour

At the age of 29, having played for Kerala in over eight years and 57 First-Class games, Sandeep Warrier’s decision to move to Tamil Nadu comes in as a body blow for Kerala. However, how is it set to benefit Tamil Nadu in an already three-man pace attack that they possess on the domestic circuit?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket2 years ago

I see a cultural change in Tamil Nadu cricket because of change in natural habitat, insists Lakshmipathy Balaji

Lakshmipathy Balaji is of the opinion that spin-friendly wickets in Tamil Nadu has brought about a cultural change in the state, with the team turning towards spinners. The former Indian pacer also reminisced his injury-ridden career while expressing contentment in hindsight.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 years ago

Sai Kishore - from a raging TNPL youngster to a Chennai Super ‘King’

Sai Kishore's journey through the ranks has been nothing short of a Tamil Drama with the spinner becoming part of three-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings. From being a raging youngster in the Tamil Nadu Premier League, he has turned a leaf to become a more calm and composed bowler.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket2 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
featurecricket2 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
featurecricket2 years ago

Success through batting chorus - Karnataka’s staple plan to double

When Vijay Kumar announced a move to Pondicherry - bidding goodbye to his home team Karnataka - things seemed gloomy for arguably the second-best domestic team in India’s cricket history. Karnataka needed solid support to back their strengths and then get up to extend their hegemony.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 years ago

'Spin' central to Tamil Nadu's limited-overs consistency

It was a tale of two contrasting ones as Tamil Nadu spun their way into the finals of the tournament while defending champions Karnataka blazed their way to the finals. Tamil Nadu’s consistency is a direct result of the performance of their spinners coupled with some batting brilliance.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam