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Shikhar Dhawan’s injury puts Indian cricket in reverse gear again

2015 to 2018 was a circus of sorts in India's Test team. Openers - Shikhar Dhawan, Murali Vijay, KL Rahul, and Abhinav Mukund - were in great touch but never were four of them were actually fit enough to be available for selection. It was a state of perpetual influx and, more importantly, confusion.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa month ago

Ashton Turner selection: A move destined for failure

After March 10, 2019, Ashton Turner’s life would never be the same again. Not only had he played one of the best ODI innings of the year - if not the decade - but in the process, dismantled a team, a bowling attack, that no batsman had dared taking on in the past.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa month ago

IND vs AUS | Winners and losers ft. Glenn Maxwell, Virender Sharma and Kedar Jadhav

3 games was all we got, yet the cricketing gods were kind enough to provide us with some crazy hitting, masterful batting and exceptional bowling amidst a lot of anti-climax. Which means it’s post-mortem time, so here we are with our winners (not India) and losers (not Australia) from the series.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa month ago

Fake fielding: a rule making a mockery of the game and fans

Go ahead and Youtube “Most Useless Box”, a ThinkGeek invention. It is a neatly designed, beautiful, square-shaped black box which has one solitary purpose - as soon as you flick its switch “ON”, within microseconds, it gets mechanically turned “OFF”. Yes, that’s all there is to this device.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa month 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
featurecricketa month ago

IND vs AUS | Rajkot ODI Takeaways - Adam Zampa’s change in plan and Labuschagne’s Latham avatar

KL Rahul’s lower-order batting surge to go with a 103-run partnership between Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan helped India overpower a stoic Steve Smith innings to level the series at 1-1. However, India’s new approach with the bat and Virat Kohli-Adam Zampa duel took the centre stage.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa month ago

Virat Kohli and India digging their own grave by trying to fix the unbroken

“If it ain't broke don't fix it. That's the trouble with government: Fixing things that aren't broken and not fixing things that are broken.” Thomas Lance’s words in 1977 created quite the stir back in the day, and now, those words look truer than ever - at least for the Indian Cricket Team.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa month ago

Rishabh Pant - a classic case of mental block progressing the path

There is a story of a young kid going to Delhi every weekend, a six-hour bus journey from Roorkee to Delhi so that he could get the best training. With some home-made Parathas, he would happily travel in the bus, with his mother, and grind hard at the Sonnet Cricket Club under coach Tarak Sinha.
Bastab K Parida
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IND vs AUS | Mumbai ODI Takeaways - India's Virat Kohli-shaped blunder and Kane Richardson 2.0

The much-anticipated India-Australia series got off to the most anti-climatic start imaginable, as the visitors blew the Indian bowlers to smithereens to record a 10-wicket win. Both Warner and Finch notched up tons as Australia schooled Virat Kohli & Co enroute to taking a 1-0 series lead.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa month 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