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featurecricketa day 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
featurecricket3 days ago

Finding his hands, Steve Smith experiences epiphany and creates magic

Do you remember the time your teacher asked you to kneel down in front of the class for not completing your homework? Or that day when you had to stand on the table for teasing a friend and your miss suddenly caught you guys fighting?
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket3 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IND vs AUS | 1st ODI Takeaways: India’s outdated selection process and Aaron Finch’s masterclass in patience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

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
featurecricket5 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
featurecricket9 days ago

Virat Kohli leaving Australian tour incomplete is not that big a deal

With Virat Kohli opting not out of the last three Tests on the tour of Australia, there has been lots of chatter about the Indian team not being as strong without their skipper. However, historically, team India has done well without Kohli and are likely to do on the upcoming tour as well.
Deepak Yadav
featurecricket10 days ago

A white-ball bowler then, an all-rounder and a Sean Abbott now

The phenomenon of Sean Abbott is a rather unknown commodity outside the Terra Australis, where he went highly unnoticed for his cricketing talent and went noticed for the criticism on it after the Phil Hughes incident in 2014.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket14 days ago

Justin Langer is right — Joe Burns has done enough to not be press-ganged into getting dropped

Could it be possible to be the nicest man on planet earth, yet be the most hated? Ask Joe Burns, he’ll tell you.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa month ago

Giving players ‘roots to grow’ and ‘wings to fly’ - Mickey Arthur unplugged

There have been a handful of coaches in cricket history whose work ethic has been as revered as that of Mickey Arthur yet very few were on the firing line as often as he was. It is probably a dichotomy but for the man himself, it is the past he looks at with great satisfaction.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket2 months ago

How Punjab can solve the curious case of Glenn Maxwell and salvage their season

In its 12 years of existence, the IPL has been witness to everything. Controversies, scandals, fairytale stories, downfalls, dynasties - you name it, the IPL has seen it all. But there is one unsolved mystery that continues to haunt everyone who watches the competition: the curious case of Maxwell.
Anirudh Suresh