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featurecricket10 hours ago

Game Plan | How India can turn tables in the third ODI against Australia 

If India ever thought changing venues will change their fortunes, they might be mistaken because things are only going to get worse if they don't start rectifying their wrongs. The last four first innings ODI scores at Manuka Oval read 372 for 2, 411 for 4, 348 for 8, and 378 for 5.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket10 hours ago

Why a one-off stint as an opener might be an ideal introduction for Cameron Green

After two long months of evading the inevitable, the Sunrisers Hyderabad curse struck David Warner in the 2nd ODI on Sunday, ruling him out of the rest of the white-ball games in the tour. Obvious candidates are lurking to take Warner’s place, but, perhaps, the selectors should think out of the box.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket2 days ago

India’s wrecking-ball strike-bowlers have prompted sixth-bowler debate

Interestingly, India’s series with Australia often glaringly shows them the holes in the playing XI, which usually goes under the radar in other cases. This tour is no different, with India’s depth being questioned, both with the bat and the ball, on the back of two indifferent shows.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket2 days ago

IND vs AUS | 2nd ODI Takeaways: Steven Smith's Sunday special and India's toothless powerplay bowling

Australia's top five mauled Indian bowling to every nook and corner of the ground as they hammered a humongous total of 389 runs following Steven Smith's century. Virat Kohli and KL Rahul fought valiantly for India in the chase but it was too little and too late as Australia sealed the ODI series.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket4 days ago

IND vs AUS | 1st ODI Takeaways: India’s outdated selection process and Aaron Finch’s masterclass in patience

Australia started their home summer in a huge manner, thrashing India by 66 runs after posting a massive 374 runs on the board. You could really sense the progression from the simple margin but the parallel path charted by Aaron Finch and Steve Smith pushed the Aussies to success.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket4 days ago

No more excuses — Virat Kohli’s rant has exposed BCCI’s incompetency

In the early hours of Thursday, on All Elite Wrestling (AEW), the ever-so-captivating Tazz worked what arguably was the most real and best ‘eff the management’ shoot since CM Punk’s pipebomb in 2011. Little did we know that it would get eclipsed 12 hours later by the most unlikely candidate.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket5 days ago

From Bumrah’s wicketless venture to Kohli and Smith’s run-out involvements: Funky predictions for the ODIs

The Men in Blue might be returning to the cricket field after eight long months, but back with a bang post an even bigger hiatus is SportsCafe’s very own Funky Predictions. Ahead of the ODIs, starting Friday, we make 11 Funky Predictions that we are certain is going to become reality.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket6 days ago

How Mayank Agarwal might add new dynamics to India's opening picture in ODIs

In space of 7 deliveries, Mayank hits three sixes of RR spinners which has class and chutzpah written all over and keeps the adrenaline rush going. First one is smoked straight for a humongous hit, second one is a lofted beauty over long-off while the third one is again creamed down the ground. 
Harshit Anand
featurecricket6 days ago

Down but not out: Chance at redemption for Shardul Thakur and his bag of tricks

Shardul Thakur has to go down as one of the most confusing personas in the current Indian setup – having come under fire for donning the iconic jersey. Since then his career has been always about unfulfilled promises and trolls but right now, there is an opportunity for him to turn it around.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket6 days ago

Yet to crack the ODI code, Marnus Labuschagne has the perfect opportunity to explode

‘There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.’ - Ernest Hemingway.
Anirudh Suresh