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featurecricketa month ago

From Boxing Day 2014 debut to potential Boxing Day 2020 recall: A timeline of KL Rahul’s Test career

Six years post his debut at the Mighty G, KL Rahul’s Test career, which has remained an unsolved mystery, looks set to come full circle, with him set to be recalled for the second Test, starting December 26. We look at the complete timeline of his 36-Test career and dissect the drama that unfolded.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa month ago

From T Natarajan’s A+ to Sanju Samson’s F: Grading every Indian player who played the T20Is against Australia

And just like that, the limited-overs leg is over and India have secured the T20I series 2-1 to exact revenge for the loss in the ODIs. Now, before we could shift all our attention to the Test series that is coming up, we, at SportsCafe, have come up with our own grades for every Indian player.
Bastab K Parida
newscricketa month ago

IND vs AUS | Hardik has that competitive nature and skill to execute that at the highest level, feels Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is of the opinion that Hardik Pandya certainly has the competitive nature and the skillset to be a complete player at the highest level after the all-rounder guided India to series win. He has also hailed the side for a complete team effort that resulted in a solid win.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

VIDEO | Matthew Wade chirps in ‘Not quick enough like Dhoni’ after missed stumping

The loud stump mic in Australia has always been a thing of beauty but till now, nothing worthwhile had really come out of it. That, however, changed during the second ODI as Wade funnily chirped in "Not Dhoni, not quick enough like Dhoni!" after he failed to dismiss Shikhar Dhawan.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket2 months ago

From Shreyas Iyer’s E to Navdeep Saini’s F: Grading every Indian player who played the ODIs

After enduring pain, agony and disappointment for five days and two ODIs, the Men in Blue redeemed themselves in the 3rd ODI in Canberra on Wednesday to remind the world that they are no pushovers. The T20Is start in just over a day’s time, but chapter one needs to be scrutinized before we move on.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket2 months ago

Twitter reacts to Glenn ‘switch’ Maxwell smoking Kuldeep Yadav for a humungous six

When Glenn Maxwell takes his guard, he takes it as a right-hander but eventually when he tonks the ball beyond the boundary, he ends up as a left-hander. Yes, that’s exactly how it went about when Maxwell’s switch-hit off Kuldeep Yadav went a long mile to get to a 100m during the third ODI.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket2 months 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
featurecricket2 months 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
featurecricket2 months 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
newscricket2 months ago

Twitter reacts to Starc facepalming in frustration after Cummins messes up simple catch

The fielding standard of both the teams dropped by a huge margin with a combined drop of six catches that left anyone watching the game bewildered. However, possibly no drop was more hilarious than the one by Pat Cummins, who made a total mess of the catch on the ropes, leaving Starc frustrated.
SportsCafe Desk