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featuresports5 days ago

What if Wednesday | What if Michael Clarke dropped Sangakkara to deny Nathan Lyon his first wicket

On his first-ever ball in Test cricket, Nathan Lyon dismissed the great Kumar Sangakkara, something which was rendered possible by Michael Clarke, who took a blinder at first slip. Lyon has since gone on to play 100 Test matches, but what if Clarke had spilled the chance that morning in Galle?
Anirudh Suresh
featuresports13 days ago

What if Wednesday | What if Ajinkya Rahane was dropped after 2017 Sri Lanka series

It was the chilly winter of 2017 when Sri Lanka came calling. Like they usually do, but this was the absolute pinnacle. India had just made an all-format tour to the Emerald Isle, blanking then 9-0, but once again? The cynosure was at a different point.
Bastab K Parida
featuresports19 days ago

What if Wednesday | What if Umesh Yadav debuted instead of Unadkat in South Africa in 2010

10 years ago, a 19-year-old Jaydev Unadkat made his Test debut for India. Unadkat’s maiden outing went horribly wrong, with him returning figures of 0/101, after which he would never play a Test again. But what if India, instead of Unadkat, had decided to hand Umesh Yadav a Test cap that day?
Anirudh Suresh
featuresportsa month ago

What if Wednesday | What if Amol Muzumdar made his Test debut for India in the 1996 England tour

One of India's biggest issues in the mid-90s and early 2000s was the lack of quality openers in the Test side. Despite taking the domestic cricket by storm, Amol Muzumdar always remained a story of ifs and buts but today, we will explore what if he had played for India at the highest-level.
Harshit Anand
featuresportsa month ago

What if Wednesday | What if Steve Smith never made his Test comeback against India

England complete an incredible 3-1 win over Australia to reclaim the Ashes but what does the future hold for Australia? Will Steve Smith go on to play another Test after a shocker of a series with the ball in his hand?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featuresportsa month ago

What if Wednesday | What if MS Dhoni retired from Tests after 2012 England humiliation

MS Dhoni never faced as much pressure as captain as when India were whitewashed in England and Australia respectively in 2011/12 and after the home drubbing against England. Despite that, he sailed through all the losses and continued as captain till the 2014/15 Aussie tour. But what if he didn't?
Harshit Anand
featuresports2 months ago

What if Wednesday | What if Manoj Tiwary had debuted for India after the 2007 World Cup

In May 2007, a 21-year-old Manoj Tiwary, in the aftermath of the 2007 World Cup debacle, was handed a maiden call up against Bangladesh, but his tour was agonizingly cut short by a shoulder injury, which eventually delayed his debut. But what if Tiwary had stayed fit and made his debut in 2007?
Anirudh Suresh
featuresports2 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
featuresports2 months ago

What if Wednesday | What if MS Dhoni didn’t get injured ahead of 2014 Australia series

India and Australia have given so many moments to cherish for cricket fans of both the countries, with some unbelievable performances taking the centrestage. The 21st century rivalry has cut the behemoth in a magical fashion, yet few moments hold up for its sheer magic.
Bastab K Parida
featuresports2 months ago

What if Wednesday | What if Delhi Daredevils bought Deepak Chahar in 2018 IPL Auction

Welcome to a series, where we look back at a mind-puzzling moment in the history of the game and tweak it a little bit to make it mind-boggling. This week, we are looking at what would have happened had Delhi Daredevils bought Agra pacer Deepak Chahar ahead of CSK in the 2018 IPL Auction.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam