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featurecricket2 years ago

Giving players ‘roots to grow’ and ‘wings to fly’ - Mickey Arthur unplugged

There have been a handful of coaches in cricket history whose work ethic has been as revered as that of Mickey Arthur yet very few were on the firing line as often as he was. It is probably a dichotomy but for the man himself, it is the past he looks at with great satisfaction.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 years ago

Alex Hales saga a lesson for every young cricketer on ruthlessness of modern society

‘I snort some. I ease back on the couch and consider the Rubicon I've just crossed. There is a moment of regret, followed by vast sadness. Then comes a tidal wave of euphoria that sweeps away every negative thought in my head. I've never felt so alive, so hopeful -- and I've never felt such energy.’
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket3 years ago

The Indian cricketers needed this break but they hate to admit it

What good can come out of a Global Pandemic? If you think about it, there’s not much. The world goes into panic mode, economies crash, thousands of people lose their jobs, millions are left affected and a million more stranded, and the chaos that ensues ensures that normalcy is wiped out for good.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket3 years 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
featurecricket3 years ago

Return of Shreyas Iyer - one for legacy-building, but the management can be little more patient

“Koi feeling hi nahi aa raha hai. For me somehow it (fussing about Indian call) isn’t important. I am emotionless now. Someone comes and says, I am in the team, I am not in team, kuch farak nahi padhta (it doesn’t matter much).”
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket3 years 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
featurecricket3 years 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
featurecricket3 years 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
featurecricket3 years 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
featurecricket3 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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