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featuresports5 months ago

Truthful Tuesday | Why Jasprit Bumrah shouldn't play Tests in India at all

Even in full-blown wars, the ace is only unveiled in special scenarios. Scenarios which can't be unlocked with anything but the X-factor, the special weapon that holds the audacity to be a differentiator, a differentiator needed when the run-of-the-mill stuff can no longer work.
Harshit Anand
featuresports8 months ago

What if Wednesday | What if Jasprit Bumrah never made his Test debut

Since making his Test debut on the tour of South Africa, Jasprit Bumrah has been one of the crucial pieces of the puzzle to the Indian test side, where he's added the x-factor to pace attack. But what if Bumrah was never included in the Test plans of India, and remained a limited-overs specialist?
Deepak Yadav
featuresports8 months ago

Truthful Tuesday | Why Ishant Sharma's absence is a bigger blow than Virat Kohli in Tests Down Under

If a battalion is going on a war, Ishant would be the king's most trusted aide. If you ask him to walk on water, he might not hesitate. You want him to be aggressive, bowl workhorse spells, dry up an end, break partnerships? He wouldn't utter a word and do everything till the last ounce he can.
Harshit Anand
newssports8 months ago

Reports | Bumrah and Shami likely to be rested for T20Is to bolster red-ball preparation

Pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Shami will reportedly be rested or rotated in the limited-over games to give the duo the opportunity to participate in warm-up games ahead of the Tests. With Ishant Sharma uncertain, the management are reportedly keen to preserve Bumrah and Shami for Tests.
SportsCafe Desk
newssports9 months ago

IPL 2020 | Jasprit Bumrah has taken over the mantle from Lasith Malinga, insists Kieron Pollard

After an unfortunate defeat in the second super over, Kieron Pollard praised Jasprit Bumrah and insisted that he has taken over the mantle from Lasith Malinga. He added that although several mistakes can be pointed out, they played good cricket and looking forward to winning their next game.
SportsCafe Desk
featuresports10 months ago

Throwback Thursday | Vinay Kumar scripts RCB win with ‘enthralling’ last over to deny Kieron Pollard

Welcome to another edition of Throwback Thursday, where we look at the second match of the 2013 edition of IPL between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians, which saw Vinay Kumar win the match for RCB. Chris Gayle’s 92 in this match helped RCB post a decent score of 156 for 7 on the board.
Deepak Yadav
featuresports10 months ago

What if Wednesday | What if Rohit Sharma did not take over Mumbai Indians captaincy

On April 24, 2013, Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians for the first time, after incumbent Ricky Ponting stepped aside due to not being able to contribute with the bat. The move to hand over the captaincy to Rohit tilted the landscape of IPL, but what if Mumbai Indians had chosen a different candidate?
Anirudh Suresh
featuresportsa year ago

What if Wednesday | What if TV Umpires never checked for front-foot no-balls

Since the turn of the 21st century, Cricket has become one with technology and one such perk of having TV replays at disposal, for the Umpires, has been the ability to check for the legitimacy of the delivery whenever a wicket falls. But what if TV Umpires never checked for front-foot no-balls?
Anirudh Suresh
featuresportsa year ago

Throwback Thursday | Injured Kedar Jadhav leads CSK’s comeback win against Mumbai Indians

Welcome to the series, where we look at some of the past events and how it has shaped the history of the game, in our weekly segment, ‘Throwback Thursday.’ This week, we look at CSK’s comeback game against Mumbai Indians, which clearly changed how the franchise was looked at after their return.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featuresportsa year ago

Truthful Tuesday | MSK Prasad’s reign as Chairman of Selectors has secured India’s future

Well, the first thing that comes to everyone’s mind when we talk about MSK Prasad is the No.4 debacle but have we ever made an effort to look at what he has really done with the Indian team? In this week’s Truthful Tuesday, we are looking at it from a different lens - the correct one, perhaps!
Aakash Sivasubramaniam