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featurecricket2 months 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
featurecricket8 months ago

How every Indian player retained by RR and DC fared in the 2021 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

Newly-appointed RR skipper Sanju Samson had yet another inconsistent outing with the bat, but five other Royals enjoyed a memorable SMAT 2020/21, most notably young Riyan Parag. SMAT 2021 also saw the return of Ishant Sharma, but for Delhi, it was all-rounder Lalit Yadav who stole the show.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket8 months ago

How every Indian player retained by RCB and SRH fared in the 2021 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

No franchise had as many players of theirs feature in the 2021 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy as Sunrisers Hyderabad (12) and a laudable 8 of those walked out of the competition as more confident individuals. That was not, however, the case with RCB, whose 4 players had a fortnight to forget.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket8 months ago

How every Indian player retained by KXIP and KKR fared in the 2021 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy

KXIP and KKR players endured mixed fortunes in SMAT 2021: while a vast majority of the Knight Riders stars disappointed, almost all the ‘Kings’ exited the competition with their reputation enhanced. From Prabhsimran Singh to Shivam Mavi, we look at how every KXIP and KKR player fared.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket8 months ago

Endurance, resolve and endless persistence - Aswin Crist finally makes his cricketing comeback

At the age of 19, he earned his first cap as a Tamil Nadu cricketer, having come through the toughest of grinds as a pacer in the Tamil Nadu setup. But after injuries and self-doubt took three years away from the game he loved, Aswin’s endless grind has once again put him back to where he started.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket9 months ago

My ultimate goal is to play for India and nothing short of it, states Aswin Crist

After making it to the Tamil Nadu squad for the upcoming Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, for the first time in nearly three years, Aswin Crist has stated that his ultimate goal is to don the Indian jersey. Crist stressed that the entire team will play to their strengths in the upcoming domestic season.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket9 months ago

Not pandemic, it is BCCI’s incompetence that has held domestic cricket hostage

‘We call ourselves the most competent and the biggest cricket board in the world, don’t we?,’ starts a renowned cricketer, audibly frustrated at the turn of things. ‘Surely this is a mess but it is baffling at their open lack of concern.’
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 years ago

I see a cultural change in Tamil Nadu cricket because of change in natural habitat, insists Lakshmipathy Balaji

Lakshmipathy Balaji is of the opinion that spin-friendly wickets in Tamil Nadu has brought about a cultural change in the state, with the team turning towards spinners. The former Indian pacer also reminisced his injury-ridden career while expressing contentment in hindsight.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 years ago

Sai Kishore - from a raging TNPL youngster to a Chennai Super ‘King’

Sai Kishore's journey through the ranks has been nothing short of a Tamil Drama with the spinner becoming part of three-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings. From being a raging youngster in the Tamil Nadu Premier League, he has turned a leaf to become a more calm and composed bowler.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket2 years ago

Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 | SportsCafe Team of the Tournament

The tournament, which served as a practice ground for IPL scouts ahead of the auction this month, saw plenty of runs scored, wickets taken and more so players emerged. The final, however, saw two teams Karnataka and Tamil Nadu clash in the derby, only for the former to retain the title.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam