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featurecricket8 hours ago

Learnings for India from the ENG-SL series ft. Bess/Leach indiscipline and Joe Root’s sweep obsession

England’s tour of Sri Lanka was always going to be a warmup before their showdown versus India, but now that they’ve passed that test with flying colours, there’s plenty to look forward to. India are currently resting, but the tour has provided them with a lot of learnings about their next opponent.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa day ago

IPL 2021 Retentions | Talking Points from MI’s retentions and releases ft. Incredible Mumbai and the big Lynn punt

Mumbai Indians are the flagbearer of the Indian Premier League with a kind of presence that would be likened to some of the greatest dynasties in any team sport. The Retention/Release day was nothing but a microcosm of the quality they possess at their disposal and a sign for the future.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricketa day ago

Uplifting attitude and spiralling results - the Paineful way

Ah, you remember the day he was crowned as the best Australian skipper in two decades after having retained the Ashes? That image does flash in our head but we are not going to talk about that surely. We are going to talk about how the same guy put the Australian team to ruins.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket2 days ago

IPL 2021 Retentions | Talking Points from SRH’s retentions and releases ft. curious case of Sid Kaul, Fabian Allen's sudden drop in stocks

With Tom Moody back at the helm of the affairs, there is a clear Moody touch to the way Sunrisers Hyderabad have approached their retention and releases this year. They have cut the unwanted wood from the roster, but will that help? We’ll soon know.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 days ago

IPL Retention 2021 | Talking points from KKR’s releases and retentions ft. Cummins-Narine and the Kuldeep puzzle 

Kolkata Knight Riders, for all the galaxy of stars, have been quite poor in the last two seasons of the IPL. KKR were one of the luckier sides last season with few games completely bottled up by opposition yet not making it into the final four speaks a story itself for the franchise.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket3 days ago

IPL Retention 2021 | Talking points from RR’s releases and retentions ft. Smith, Curran and captain Samson

With a new captain comes huge responsibility but at the same time, comes immense pressure that Sanju Samson and the management have to handle after they released Steve Smith. That coupled with the fact that they have placed their trust in Unadkat, Miller while releasing Curran remains questionable.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket3 days ago

IPL Retention 2021 | Talking points from DC’s releases and retentions ft. Carey and the need for Indian pacers 

For two straight seasons now, Delhi Capitals have emerged as a strong force to reckon and at the heart of their success lies the young core full of superstars of the game. In the last few games of the IPL 2020, they had their fair share of struggles but they finished as the finalists eventually.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket3 days ago

IPL 2021 Retentions | Talking Points from CSK’s retentions and releases ft. emotional decisions and stacked squad

The mega auction getting postponed has, arguably, hurt Chennai Super Kings more than any other side, but what’s been evident is that they are a franchise least bothered by noise from the outside. While they have released the un-retainables, there are plenty of old guards still holding their fort.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket4 days ago

IPL Retention 2021 | Talking points from KXIP’s releases and retentions ft. Maxwell, Cottrell and overseas slots

KXIP cried for the first half of the season, where they lost six games out of seven, but post Chris Gayle’s return to the middle-order found stability, composure and power-hitting while luck seemingly patched up its relationship with them. But now that they are back to scratch, what can they do?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket4 days ago

IPL Retention 2021 | Talking points from RCB’s releases and retentions ft. Morris, Philippe and middle-order

Kohli and RCB threw a pleasant surprise last season by showcasing consistency in selection but welp, the Reds are back to their old ways again having released a ludicrous 10 players ahead of the mini-auction. Is it good? Bad? What could be the reason? We try to make sense of it here.
Anirudh Suresh