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featurecricketa year ago

On the stage of dreams, Colts leave us wanting for more

It is the place where all worries come to an end and dreams begin - my University campus had this extremely cheesy line in front of the central library. Never ever did it hit me during my days at the campus but once I stepped out and saw the world, the reality struck.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa year ago

Bangladesh’s U19 World Cup win a watershed moment in times of oligarchy

The moment Rakibul Hasan chipped Atharva Ankolekar to mid-wicket for a single at the Senwes Park, an entire country erupted in unison. For the ignorant world, it might have been just another U-19 final, but for Bangladesh, this was everything. This was their very own fairytale moment.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa year ago

My U-19 Memories | Winning Under-19 World Cup meant everything, reminisces Siddarth Kaul

Over a decade ago, precisely in 2008, one of the brightest batches - the batch of Virat Kohli -  graced the U19 World Cup and now their presence in international cricket has made the game even better. U-19 WC winner Siddarth Kaul, speaking exclusively to SportsCafe, takes us down the memory lane.
Sritama Panda
featurecricketa year ago

ICC U19 WC | IND vs PAK Takeaways - Kartik Tyagi’s glorious tryst with destiny and Pakistan’s toss blunder

India comprehensively beat Pakistan in the first semi-final of the ICC U-19 World Cup at the Senwes Park, on Tuesday, to book a berth in the final. But if U-19 cricket is more about exposure than win-loss, we will remember this game for witnessing some of the brightest talents from both countries.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricketa year ago

ICC U-19 World Cup 2020 | Talking Points from India’s convincing run in the league stage

India have been dominating the talks in U-19 age-groups a while now and ever since landing in South Africa, they have hardly taken a step wrong. However, the wins are not the real representation of their performance, with many chinks open to be exploited come the Super League QF.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa year ago

My U-19 Memories | “Whatmore’s visualisation programme brought tears to my eyes” - Ajitesh Argal goes down memory lane

Cricket is a great leveller. It can build you up and break you down. It can make you a star overnight and can put you off the pedestal like you never belonged. At times, cricket is a story of a path less travelled, yet much-talked-about, much-hyped on the way to stardom.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa year ago

ICC U-19 World Cup | Know Your Future Stars ft. bowlers and bowling all-rounders

It is a place where kids dream - dream to make it big and replace the U19 tag with something bigger and more brighter. This is a platform which propels the journey to a more colourful world. As India take on Sri Lanka in the first game of their World Cup, we, at SportsCafe, profile the future stars.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa year ago

ICC U-19 World Cup | Know Your Future Stars ft. batsmen and batting all-rounders

“The Greatness begins here”- Star Sports, ICC’s official broadcaster for the Youth World Cup, had the promotional event spot on. From the likes of Virat Kohli to Kane Williamson, from Steve Smith to Shikhar Dhawan - the tournament has been the launchpad for many future stars the world has seen.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket4 years ago

In uncle Viru's footsteps- Mayank Dagar aims to wear the India Blue someday

February 14, 2016 - the day when millions of hearts were melded together also saw a million others broken to pieces, spurned and left to mend themselves in their own time. But it was also a day when some young Indian boys were left sulking about a heartbreak, of a different kind.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket5 years ago

The Future stars of Indian cricket: Who were the revelations from the U-19 World Cup?

Another edition of U-19 World Cup came to a close in Bangladesh last week. Even though the Indian team coached by Rahul Dravid ended runners-up at the tournament after losing the final by five wickets to West Indies, a number of young players made a name for themselves with some scintillating performances.
Arun S Kaimal