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featurecricketa year ago

Indefatigable spirit and incredible squad depth - the very ethos of Virat Kohli’s India

From Melbourne to Lord’s and from Gabba to The Oval, the Indian Test team has enjoyed the wondrous highs of overseas triumphs within a period of nine months, the grandiosity of which is perhaps unlike anything before. The success story though, goes much beyond the star cast.
Roshan Gede
featurecricket2 years ago

Ravichandran Ashwin - the misfit who skins the cat his own way

‘Nobody asks batsmen to go and watch how Steve Smith bats and replicate that all the time when we tour Australia. We are all aware that everybody skins a cat very, very differently. You can learn, there's no stoppage to what you learn from people. You can always learn all the finer things.’
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 years ago

IND vs AUS | MCG Day 3 Talking Points - Mitchell Starc’s short ball barrage and Ash-WIN aggression

India are at touching distance of levelling the series and securing their second consecutive Boxing Day honours thanks to a spirited bowling performance. Australia, who adopted a short ball tactic with the ball, couldn’t stand up to India’s consistency, and thus found themselves in dire straits.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 years ago

IND vs AUS | MCG Day 2 Talking Points - The ‘Pant’emonium and Australia’s defensive tactics

Australia adopted a defensive approach suddenly after Rishabh Pant counter-attacked Pat Cummins and that became a story with India ending Day 2 with a lead of 82 runs in the first innings. Meanwhile, Hanuma Vihari batted with pedigree power but his dismissal was contrasting to his normal style.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 years ago

IND vs AUS | MCG Day 1 Talking Points - The Spicy G and Mohammed Siraj’s dream debut

The Indian bowlers were at the top of their game throughout the day on a helpful MCG wicket to fold the Aussies for 195 runs in the first innings. While a small passage of the game saw Ajinkya Rahane employing questionable tactics, he was largely brilliant in his decisions with his calm disposition.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 years ago

The Gameplan | How India can bounce back in the Boxing Day Test and remain alive in the series 

Three Tests in 2020 and India have lost all of them, two in New Zealand and one in Australia - in the most dreadful manner possible. Even if India are missing a few of their stars and have an uphill task for the second Test, MCG is a venue which will suit India to fight back in the series. 
Harshit Anand
featurecricket2 years ago

IND vs AUS - Adelaide Day 2 Talking Points - Ashwin's spin masterclass, Paine's brilliance and India's horrendous tail

In a day dominated by R Ashwin's spin masterclass, Bumrah's early strikes, India showcased that the 2018/19 tour might not be an outlier and they are capable to deal with Smith-Marnus. It also was a day which reinforced India's tail woes and that Paine ain't as bad as people make him to be.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket2 years ago

Indian batting - Glimpses of promise amid late collapse in the big pink-ball challenge

When you think of it, it's almost crazy to even imagine a sport that lasts five days, yes we're in 2020. The age of social media, the digital age, times where gratification is at the behest of our fingertips in an instant, and then there is Test cricket, which goes on for long hours for five days.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket2 years ago

IND vs AUS - Adelaide Day 1 Talking Points - Australia's remarkable discipline and Virat Kohli's enterprising knock

Just when it looked like India are in a commanding position in the Test match with a set Kohli and Rahane at the crease, vice-captain's poor call turned the tide in favour of the hosts. Australia's discipline was remarkable but India also showed good application sporadically with the bat.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket2 years ago

IND vs AUS A | Day 3 Talking Points: Dreadful Australian openers and and flat Indian old-ball bowling

The third day of the warm-up game was a good reality check for Indians as the likes of McDermott, Carey and Wildermuth gave them the trailer of what the movie with the old ball might look like in the Tests. For Australia, their opening woes continued to trouble them as both Harris and Burns failed.
Harshit Anand