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featurecricket8 months 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
featurecricket8 months ago

Connecting physical and mental health of cricketers during pandemic

When the world is in turmoil and there is no sport to make it any better, the situation is an unprecedented and undefeatable tragedy. As much as it has affected the fans all around the world, the physical and mental impact on cricketers is unimaginably painful and breathtakingly ruthless.
Sritama Panda
featurecricket8 months ago

Why selectors are not to be blamed for overlooking individuals from winning sides

As a cricket fan in India, every year, certain episodes repeat itself. So much so that it becomes an annual ritual of sorts. You have players from the class of ‘11 dissing Dhoni for absolutely no reason and then you have the likes of Manoj Tiwary getting agitated over going unsold in IPL auction.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket8 months ago

Devendra Bundela hopes for a bright future for Madhya Pradesh cricket under Chandrakant Pandit

Chandrakant Pandit’s appointment as Madhya Pradesh head coach has come as good news for the state’s most experienced cricketer Devendra Bundela, who acted as the batting coach this season. Bundela retired in 2018 and has since taken over as the batting coach, with Abbas Ali as the head coach.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket8 months 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
featurecricket8 months 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
featurecricket9 months ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Quarter-final Qualification Scenarios - Elite Group A and B

So it has come to this - the last round of the 2019-20 Ranji Trophy and there are 14 more teams in contention for the remaining five QF spots in the entire tournament. The most dramatic, however, is the Elite Group A and B, for which we have analysed the qualification chances for the knock-outs.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa year ago

The Faiz you know but the Fazal you don’t - understanding the man behind calm disposition

When things are put up in a carton box, it is only memories that the objects leave behind. Be it a letter from your ex-girlfriend or that pencil your best friend left behind before moving to a new city, memories are everything we cherish for life. For Faiz Fazal, it has been the ultimate thing.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa year ago

Ranji Trophy 2019-20 | Where would your favourite team finish ft. Elite Group A

One of the most complicated aspects of Elite Group A and B is the process of selection for the knock-outs. To keep a fair margin and give top teams a fair chance as compared to Elite Group C, only five teams will be promoted to the knock-out phase - making it a race between 18 teams instead of nine.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 years ago

Ranji Trophy | Four Vidarbha players selected in Faiz Fazal-led SportsCafe Team of the Tournament

As the Ranji Trophy has finally come to an end, it is time to look back at one of the most path-breaking seasons ever, with Vidarbha scripting history. We, at SportsCafe, have gone through the numbers and put them in context to form the Ranji Trophy 2018-19 team of the tournament.
Bastab K Parida