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featurecricket6 months ago

Pitches to be the deciding factor in Test Cricket

Earlier this month, Pakistan and Australia were playing a Test match on a flat track in Rawalpindi while India were up against Sri Lanka in Bangalore on a paradise for spinners. With T20Is being already preferred over Tests it becomes important to see how such pitches can influence Test cricket.
Nishad Bapat
featurecricketa year ago

Lessons and positives for Sri Lanka from their 2-1 T20I series win over India

Sri Lanka finally got past the Indian challenge in the shortest format in a bilateral series, 2-1 after trailing the series 0-1 post the first T20I. While the Island nation might still need to get past the qualifier stage, this series certainly painted a lot of positives with several lessons learnt.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricketa year ago

SL vs IND | 2nd T20I: Today I Learnt - Shikhar Dhawan’s slow trails, IPL batting stars and Kuldeep means business

After the delay, the drama and India fielding their third-string side, a lot of hopes were on Shikhar Dhawan-led batting unit, which could only score 132 on a tricky surface. The Indian bowlers, however, even at their effervescent best failed against the hosts, who won by four wickets.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricketa year ago

SL vs IND | 3rd ODI Takeaways - India’s chaotic approach against spin and the Hardik problem

Phew, after Shikhar Dhawan’s first win at the toss, many expected the Indian team to whitewash the Sri Lankan side, away from home. But as it turned out, Sri Lanka wrapped India up for 225 before the partnership between Avishka Fernando and Bhanuka Rajapaksa helped the hosts to a 'famous' win.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricketa year ago

Deepak Chahar transforms himself into a fortified god, but not overnight

Deepak Chahar runs in to bowl, with the new cherry in his hand, the fans are absolutely delighted and assured that he will pick up wickets with the new ball. But what transpired in Colombo is and will not be a one-time affair.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricketa year ago

Evaluating India's potential playing XI for Sri Lanka ODIs ft. Possible contenders and SC's picks 

One of the most exciting things surrounding the upcoming series between India and Sri Lanka has to be India's possible XI, given the bunch of exciting options that they have at their disposal. For almost every slot, there are quite a few quality options that India will have the liberty to pick from.
Harshit Anand
featurecricketa year ago

Redemption the overarching theme as ‘second string' India aim to conquer Lankan Soil

What interconnects Prithvi Shaw, Manish Pandey, Sanju Samson, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav and Navdeep Saini?
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa year ago

Third time ‘lucky’ Varun Chakravarthy is out to leave an impression on deserved debut

At the age of 26, having played 91 times for India across the three formats, Kuldeep Yadav has yet another opportunity to prove his worth. However, at the age of nearly 30, Varun Chakravarthy faces an uphill battle against form and fitness even before his debut for the national team.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricketa year ago

How different was Cricket the last time India toured Sri Lanka? Well, quite different

There was a time not too long ago that India toured Sri Lanka - and vice versa - so often that a bilateral series between the two sides made fans cry.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket2 years ago

From Boxing Day 2014 debut to potential Boxing Day 2020 recall: A timeline of KL Rahul’s Test career

Six years post his debut at the Mighty G, KL Rahul’s Test career, which has remained an unsolved mystery, looks set to come full circle, with him set to be recalled for the second Test, starting December 26. We look at the complete timeline of his 36-Test career and dissect the drama that unfolded.
Anirudh Suresh