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featuresports4 months ago

Overreaction Monday | India vs England edition ft. KL Rahul, Jos Buttler, and Shreyas Iyer

Back on the desk after a weekend of full-on partying, so beating the Monday Blues is taking some time. As suggested by the physician, the best way to triumph over the mind is to smash the Overreactions from the week gone by and warm myself up for a more productive day afterward.
Bastab K Parida
newssports5 months ago

Twitter reacts to crowd cheer depriving ‘impatient’ Rohit Sharma of well-deserved half-century

Crowds returning to the stadiums have brought normalcy back in India and they really made a spectacle in Chennai and Ahmedabad. However, in the fourth Test, with Rohit batting on 49, crowds started chanting his name and an impatient Rohit lost concentration to be dismissed a run short of his 50.
SportsCafe Desk
featuresports5 months ago

What if Wednesday | What if Tymal Mills was picked in England’s 2016 WT20 squad

In 2016, ahead of the World T20 clash in India, England picked Reece Topley ahead of Tymal Mills but what if they picked the latter instead? Would it have changed England’s fortunes or would it have not?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featuresports6 months ago

What if Wednesday | What if England had not recalled Joe Root after Ashes 2013/14

After he accumulated just 192 runs across the first four Tests of Ashes 2013/14, England, in Sydney, did the unthinkable and dropped Joe Root. He was, however, immediately recalled and Root has since gone on to become one of England’s greatest. But what if the Yorkshireman never received the recall?
Anirudh Suresh
featuresports6 months ago

Truthful Tuesday | Stop the outrage - the ECB are right in resting players for the India tour

England have plenty going right for them heading into the India Tests. They are on a five-match winning streak away from home, their captain is in the form of his life and they have at their disposal two veteran bowlers - two all-time greats, you could say - at the absolute peak of their powers.
Anirudh Suresh
featuresports7 months ago

Friday Fights | The Big ODI Fight - Shakib Al Hasan vs Ben Stokes

They say the New Year usually brings surprises with it, and well, guess what? We, here at SportsCafe, have a hell of a surprise lined up today - yes, for the first time in Friday Fights history, it will be all-rounder vs all-rounder. And what better than having two GOATs inaugurate the same?
Anirudh Suresh
featuresports7 months ago

SportsCafe’s best performances of the year

Oh, 2020 has been rather a half and half, at times frustrating our lives with no sporting action while at the other times, providing us so much action that we couldn’t quite handle. From what we could handle, we present to you SportsCafe’s best performance of the year, from Healy to Nadal.
SportsCafe Desk
featuresports9 months ago

Friday Fights | The Big ODI Fight - Ben Stokes vs Lance Klusener

The man who set the modern-day template for every aspiring all-rounder in the world versus the man who is following the very same template and rewriting history books - this is some matchup, isn’t it? October 30 edition of Friday Fights features the battle of the GOATs, Klusener vs Stokes.
Anirudh Suresh
newssportsa year ago

Twitter reacts to umpires sanitizing ball after Dom Sibley accidentally puts saliva on it

Would ‘umpires sanitizing the ball’ have been on the agenda of anyone’s list of ‘Things that would happen on the cricket field in 2020’? Perhaps not. But it did happen today on Day 4 of the Old Trafford Test - for the first time in cricket history - after Dom Sibley put saliva on the ball.
SportsCafe Desk
featuresportsa year ago

Satire Saturday | Bowlers will change cricket fans’ narrow shaded glasses or can they

Very often, the first thing that comes to mind of a cricket fan, at any level is when would I be able to witness a batting master-class, when would I be able to see my favourite batsmen scoring. But, never in life, apart from our younger days, have we ever credited the bowlers?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam