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featurecricket4 months ago

Dissecting the drama: the complete timeline of the ‘de Villiers comeback’ fiasco that lasted 3 years

A three-year-long chapter came to its conclusion on Monday as CSA, after years of leaving fans hanging, confirmed that AB de Villiers will not be coming out of retirement to play for South Africa. The chapter endured a rather disappointing end, but the three-year-long soap opera was far from boring.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa year ago

MS Dhoni - a small-town cult hero who made India dream

And just like that MS Dhoni called it a day from international cricket - a career that started in a 'Singhada and Balu Shahi ki party' in 'Chotu Bhaiya ki Dukan' ended with 0 and 50 smiling from two ends.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa year ago

Do we regard Chris Gayle enough

The first T20 globetrotter and the finest T20 generation has ever seen - it is not a surprise that Chris Gayle is the Man Friday for teams he represented in his glittering 15-year T20 career. But do we respect him enough for his contributions in other formats?
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa year ago

Understanding dynamics of Net Run Rate Calculation in Cricket

If points remain levelled, then Net Run Rate (NRR) becomes the next tie-breaker in multi-team tournaments, the most popular one at that. However, while it seems like a complex calculation, which can only be done by talented mathematicians, in reality, it is actually the opposite.
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featurecricket2 years ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | New Zealand’s predicted XI for the final against England

New Zealand defied all the odds and made it to the final of the World Cup for the second time in a row. The Kane Williamson-led side defeated tournament favourites and table-toppers India in the semi-final to chisel their path into the game that matters the post. Here’s the predicted XI.
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featurecricket2 years ago

ENG vs AFG | Takeaways - Afghanistan’s lack of imagination and Joe Root’s contrasts in banality and orthodoxy

An Eoin Morgan special - easily one of the best World Cup innings of all-time - not only broke many ODI records, but it also ensured that England rose to the top of the table. While Morgan’s mayhem took the cake for the day, Joe Root put up a spectacle that was brutal and simple at the same time.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 years ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | West Indies' predicted XI for the encounter against Bangladesh

In a matchup between two teams who have an outside chance of making it into the semifinals of the World Cup, West Indies will definitely started as the favorites. However, they will need to be at the top of their game with Bangladesh already giving a few teams a run for their money in this WC.
Faizan Qadiri
featurecricket2 years ago

IND vs PAK | Takeaways - Indian openers’ inspiring show and Kuldeep Yadav’s redemption

India keep their unconquered record in the World Cup against Pakistan intact with another convincing win and the equations stand at 7-0 in the favour of India at the moment. Rohit Sharma and a collective effort by the bowlers powered India’s triumph in what happens to be a one-sided encounter.
Suraj Choudhari
featurecricket2 years ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | Sri Lanka's predicted XI for the game against Australia

After two back to back washed out games that they could have won, Sri Lanka are up against another team from the Southern Hemisphere. A win could give them a chance to make it into the top four but a loss could very well end their chances of making the top four considering their remaining fixtures.
Faizan Qadiri
featurecricket2 years ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | England's predicted XI for the game against West Indies

After stumbling against Pakistan at Trent Bridge, England came back in some style dismantling Bangladesh to secure a 106-run win. With rains expected to have a say in this game as well, England’s brand of attacking cricket might actually help them out if the game time is reduced.
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