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featurecricket14 days ago

How different was Cricket the last time India toured Sri Lanka? Well, quite different

There was a time not too long ago that India toured Sri Lanka - and vice versa - so often that a bilateral series between the two sides made fans cry.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket25 days ago

BCCI to nominate R Ashwin, Mithali Raj for Khel Ratna; Dhawan, Rahul, and Bumrah for Arjuna

The BCCI are set to nominate senior Indian cricketers Ravichandran Ashwin and Mithali Raj for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, which is also the country's highest sporting honour. Meanwhile, the trio of Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul and Jasprit Bumrah will be nominated for the Arjuna award.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket25 days ago

It’s time we start celebrating Chris Woakes as one of the best in the business

It is tempting to draw parallels between Chris Woakes and N'Golo Kanté.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricketa month ago

Will keep eye on India-England series for Ashes preparations, affirms Sridharan Sriram

Former Indian player Sridharan Sriram has said that he will keep an eye on the India-England Test series to analyse their opponents’ performance ahead of the Ashes. Sriram also hailed Tim Paine's leadership and recalled on how he regrouped the Australian players and won fans' support back.
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newscricketa month ago

WTC Final | Selectors went with Bumrah's reputation than current form, reckons Saba Karim

Former Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Saba Karim has claimed that the Indian selectors didn't consider current form and went ahead with Jasprit Bumrah, owing to his reputation. He also added that Bumrah just couldn't nail the right lengths, though he was unlucky too at times.
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newscricketa month ago

WTC Final | No wickets from Bumrah was the biggest setback for India, declares Wasim Jaffer 

Former Indian Test opener Wasim Jaffer has highlighted Jasprit Bumrah's wicketless display in the WTC final against New Zealand as the biggest setback for India. He was also not impressed with the way India batted in the second innings and felt they should have been more positive.
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featurecricketa month ago

As reality starts to kick in, it’s time for India to confront some harsh truths

Cue the overreactions; when there’s a defeat of this magnitude, they are inevitable.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricketa month ago

Kyle Jamieson was definitely the standout player in WTC final, admits Dale Steyn

Dale Steyn has called New Zealand all-rounder Kyle Jamieson as the standout player in the WTC final between India and New Zealand, which the latter won by eight wickets. Steyn also said that the Indian bowlers were underprepared, and hopes for them to make come back against England.
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newscricketa month ago

WTC Final | Rose Bowl Day 5 Talking Points: ‘Unlucky’ Shami turns MVP and Williamson’s unfamiliar innings

On day five, certainly not the last day, New Zealand were on the back foot, thanks to India’s pacer Mohammed Shami, who bagged a crucial four-fer, bowling the English length. However, at the other end, there was something unfamiliar, a Kane Williamson innings of 49 having faced 177 deliveries.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricketa month ago

WTC Final | Indian pacers are not genuine swing bowlers, claims Simon Doull

Simon Doull is of the opinion that Indian pacers are not genuine swing bowlers, and believes that attributed to them struggling with the ball on Day 3. Doull said India had enough time to prepare but admitted that match practice is something that provides better preparation for the players.
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