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featurecricket6 days ago

Ravindra Jadeja is not as good as we think he is

Reader discretion: Every opinion, every piece of statistic, given in this article pertains purely to Ravindra Jadeja’s ODI exploits and Ravindra Jadeja’s ODI exploits only. And, in reality, there is no correlation or connection to what he has done or how good he is in Test Cricket.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket9 days ago

India going around in circles with Kedar Jadhav selection

As a keen observer of the sport, some decisions make you content, a fair few get you thinking, a handful of them leave you puzzled and then there’s that one decision that keeps you up at night and leaves you longing for answers. Kedar Jadhav’s selection is of the last kind.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket2 months ago

India in dire need to eschew 2019 WC model for avoiding identical WT20 debacle

Here we go again. A major ICC tournament beckons and team India, despite plenty of holes in the team, will enter the tournament firmly as favorites. But the question is, can they, this time around, actually fix them on time to finally get a taste of glory after seven long years?
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket2 months ago

Aaron Finch - unsung hero of the 2019 Aussie revival

Australia’s turnaround in 2019 post the darkest phase in their cricketing history has been meritorious, and there has been one man at the helm of it, whose contribution has gone under the radar. It’s not Tim Paine, nor is it Justin Langer, but it’s their very own limited-overs skipper, Aaron Finch.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket6 months ago

Kohli-Rohit rift speculation - Indian skipper’s unconvincing denial likely to produce no winner

If you are an Indian cricketer, it is imperative that your life would revolve around innuendos, media speculation as much as it about living the dream. One has to be at his toes all the time while ensuring that the bad public relations don’t affect the on-field performance.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket6 months ago

Beyond emotions and heartbreak, Lord’s final means much more for sport than an all-time epic

The 2019 World Cup final had it all - it had drama, it had heartbreak, and was a stirring reminder of why we watch the sport in the first place. The last one hour had enough elements to make it the “greatest World Cup match of all-time” and had the potential to tap into a whole new audience.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket6 months ago

England’s World Cup triumph - a lesson for Team India in planning and consistency

As England boarded the flight back to London from Adelaide after their defeat to Bangladesh in the 2015 World Cup, it seemed like there was no light at the end of the tunnel. Fast-forward four years, the Three Lions have gone from trying to rebuild their team to try building a dynasty.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket6 months ago

What if, New Zealand?... What if?

Sixteen kilometers was all that separated Roger Federer and the New Zealand Cricket Team in London yesterday. While the location and sport might have been different, the agony they went through was one and the same, and both would have wondered before going to bed last night, “what if?”
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket6 months ago

ICC World Cup 2019 | SportsCafe's Team of the Tournament

Penning down the team of the tournament is no less than a dream come true, where you can actually imagine yourself being the chief selector and handpicking 11 players for the side. With the World Cup coming to an end yesterday, here is the combined XI from all the teams from this season.
Suraj Choudhari
featurecricket6 months ago

ENG vs NZ | Takeaways – Ben Stokes historic outing and New Zealand incredible adaptability

If the last ball of the match was not enough, this final went down to the final over where England just managed to emerge victorious on the back of number of boundaries hit in the innings. Ben Stokes produced a match-winning knock to ensure England stayed alive in the hunt till the end.
Suraj Choudhari