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featurecricketa month ago

India's problem isn't lack of intent but adaptability 

'The positive approach that we wanted was there. We played the kind of cricket we wanted to play. Wins and losses are part of this game. We didn't play for a draw. We played for a win. We lost,' stated Virat Kohli post a heart-wrenching loss in Adelaide in 2014.
Harshit Anand
featurecricketa month ago

Ravindra Jadeja's tail botch-up can prove costly for India 

'Batting with the tail can sometimes be one of the tougher jobs in the team. You want to score as many runs as you can, but they end up putting all the fielders on the boundary so you get caught up in what to do, so it’s quite a tricky situation', stated Quinton de Kock, two years back.
Harshit Anand
featurecricketa month ago

WTC Final | Rose Bowl Day 3 Talking Points: Kyle Jamieson’s five-tune and New Zealand openers counter-approach

India, starting the day at 146/3, quickly found their foot away from the peddle, with Kyle Jamieson’s brilliant spell reducing them to just 217 runs in the first innings. In reply, the Kiwi openers batted with tremendous patience against the Indian new-ball bowlers before ending day on 101/2.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket2 months ago

Biggest takeaways for India from the England-New Zealand Tests 

So, the two-match Test series between England and New Zealand is finally out of the way as the cricket world gets closer to the inaugural World Test Championship finale. But, there were many engrossing happenings from the series that India will need to take into account when they play the final.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket2 months ago

Tom Latham's golden chance to rise and shine when it matters the most

It's Day 1 of the second Test between New Zealand and England in 2019 at Seddon Park and fans are getting treated to a Tom Latham special - crispy flicks - well just stop there, he does play many other stunners, but it's the flicks that had 'a pure piece of art' written all over them.
Harshit Anand
featurecricketa year ago

The Indian pace attack is great - but it is high time they learn to finish big matches

Not so long ago, Mohammed Shami, a part of India’s exquisite pace battery, opined that the side’s pace quartet in Tests might be the best the sport has ever seen. That is both debatable and arguable, but without getting into comparisons, it is important to scrutinize their shortcomings in big games.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa year ago

Selectors should try Shreyas Iyer in Test cricket, feels Wasim Jaffer

In an exclusive conversation with SportsCafe, Wasim Jaffer has thrown his weight behind his fellow Mumbaikar Shreyas Iyer to be a part of India’s Test team sooner than later. Jaffer has further stated that the definition of opening has changed with the attacking batsmen dominating the scene.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa year ago

I'm very flexible in terms of accepting Ravi Shastri’s suggestions, reveals Hanuma Vihari

Hanuma Vihari revealed that Ravi Shastri is very proactive in working with youngsters and whenever the coach sees a technical flaw, he instantly points that out. Vihari further believes that he can be a handy white-ball batsman and that his recent strike rate in Test matches reveal the same.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa year ago

Time for India to close ‘homesick’ Umesh Yadav’s chapter away from home

There are not many times that fast bowlers get the chance to be heroes on the third day of a Test match. By the time the morning of Day 3 beckons, especially in New Zealand, the pitch flattens out, batsmen get acclimatized to the conditions and for pacers, it’s nothing but a painful toil.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa year ago

IND vs NZ | Winners and Losers ft. Shubman Gill, India’s overconfidence and Kiwi spinners

India suffered a humiliating 2-0 loss to New Zealand, their first whitewash in nine years, and made the ICC Test Championship points table wide open. In a series where Shubman Gill didn’t get an opportunity to bat, he actually emerged as one of the winners, putting the series to perspective.
Bastab K Parida