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featurecricket8 months ago

SC Quiz | How well do you know MS Dhoni

Even if MS Dhoni doesn't play for India ever again, every cricket fan can be mighty proud of what he achieved with an India shirt on - a career of incredible substance. He played his cricket with a lot of emotion, yet showcased as if he kept them in some far far cave away from the place he is in.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricketa year ago

IND vs BAN | Winners and losers from Kolkata Test ft. Sourav Ganguly, Mustafizur Rahman and Indian fans

Another innings defeat imposed on the opponents, yet another series win at home and the perfect ending to a historic game for India. Yes, the home team did wear the victory cap. But here, at SportsCafe, we serve a unique platter of winners and losers tempting you, sitting at the table, to devour.
Sritama Panda
featurecricketa year ago

IND vs BAN | Kolkata Day 2 Talking Points: Of Ishant Sharma's glorious run and Bangladesh's sloppiness

By the time Virat Kohli had reached his fifty, India already had a potential match-winning edge over Bangladesh. It was the visitors' lack of intent and understanding that ruined their chances while it was Ishant Sharma ruling once again. The only positive that Bangladesh had was Taijul Islam.
Sritama Panda
featurecricketa year ago

Bangladesh's lack of concussion planning reminder for other teams to have one

Concussion in sports is a real problem and it is a good sign that sports concussions are now taken seriously. Carrying on with visible problems related to brain injury is no longer considered a “macho” behaviour, with ICC rightfully introducing “concussion substitute rule”. The talks have changed.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa year ago

IND vs BAN | Kolkata Day 1 Talking Points: India’s mantra in cracking pink ball code and deceiving pink cherry

When it comes to making history in Indian cricket, the Eden Gardens in Kolkata takes away the accolade. As the city turned pink to host the nation’s first-ever Day-Night Test, it was Wridhhiman Saha’s Superman-like keeping and the myriad characteristics of the pink ball that defined the highlights.
Sritama Panda
featurecricketa year ago

A low down on Day/Night pink ball experiment in India

India are all set to take on Bangladesh in the first Day/Night Test match in India - at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata - something they had resisted for the longest time. Ahead of the historic encounter, here is everything that you need to know.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa year ago

IND vs BAN | India’s predicted XI for “pink-ball” Test against Bangladesh in Kolkata

India are all set to play their first-ever Test match under lights with the pink ball, against Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The Men in Blue will look to extend their 1-0 lead in the two-match series, and their mammoth 240-point lead at the top of the ICC World Test Championship.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricketa year ago

Spinners will get a grip because of prominent SG seam, asserts Premdip Chatterjee

Premdip Chatterjee, the on-field umpire for India’s first-ever pink ball match, has insisted that spinners can get a grip thanks to SG’s prominent seam. The BCCI panel umpire has also added that the arm-ball and flippers would cause more problems for batsmen than the normal spinning deliveries.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa year ago

Shami and Ishant - A guidebook on two polar opposites complementing each other

As India wrapped up the proceedings in Indore, Harsha Bhogle caught up with three pacers for an interview with host broadcaster Star Sports. Shami was in a “chatty” mood and initiated a free-whelming chat, something that came out as a delightful conversation - extremely rare by Indian cricketers.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa year ago

Indore debacle inevitable and long-time in the making for Bangladesh cricket

There is a problem in copying tactics mindlessly because more often than not, you will get it wrong. It might yield short-term results but when a strong opposition forces you out of your comfort zone, things start falling apart, and Bangladesh are currently experiencing one in India.
Bastab K Parida