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featurecricketa month ago

The Ashwin selection dilemma: ‘Your best XI’ wisdom versus the ‘horses for courses’ theory

Ravichandran Ashwin might not essentially deliver Test five-fors in overseas conditions, as he does for fun at home, but his exceptional skill set and a smart cricketing brain makes it incredibly tough to look beyond him. After his exclusion at Lord's, the selection debate rages on.
Roshan Gede
featurecricketa month ago

ENG vs IND | Trent Bridge Day 3 Talking Points: Ollie Robinson’s relentlessness and India’s wagging tail

At 145/5, India were in a spot of bother on the third day of the Test before the middle-order in combination with the tail took them to a total of 278 runs, with a 95 run lead over England. England in response were 25/0, still 70 runs behind India’s first innings total, going into the fourth day.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricketa month ago

On or off the pitch, KL Rahul continues to make the fullest use of the opportunities

Last year, before the pandemic caught up with the entire world, there was a running joke or even reality as some call it that KL Rahul could do anything and everything. But an elusive place in the longest format was something that evaded him, since the 2019 tour to the Caribbean.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricketa month ago

ENG vs IND | Trent Bridge Day 1 Talking Points: Bumrah’s quick turnaround, Root’s home issues and undercooked England

Having won the toss, England were in complete shambles, at 0-1, which later turned to 138-3 before a landslide crash meant that they only could get to 183 runs in their first innings despite Root's 64. India in reply, at stumps, are 21/0, still 162 runs behind in the first innings in Nottingham.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricketa month ago

England’s top three and an understated Hameed conundrum that surrounds it

When Zak Crawley scored that scintillating double century against Pakistan, it was widely expected that the Three Lions’ search for a No.3 was coming to an end. But with his turbulent performance in the recent past combined with the glorious return of Haseeb Hameed, England have a decision to make.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricketa year ago

SportsCafe’s favourite MS Dhoni moments

Mahendra Singh Dhoni might be a man of few words but we, here at SportsCafe, simply cannot stop thinking, writing or raving about the phenom. Today, we list out our favourite MS Dhoni moments and boy do we not have enough to say about the man who broke our hearts at 19:29 hours on Saturday.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket5 years ago

MS Dhoni- Awards and Accolades

The achievements of MS Dhoni as India's limited-overs captain are unparalleled as he remains the only captain to win all the three ICC major trophies. During his tenure as the skipper of the Indian side, Dhoni added honors at will to his overflowing Trophy cabinet.
SportsCafe Desk