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featurecricket11 days ago

Sudeep Tyagi - a career unfulfilled, but the Barabati magic will forever endure

Sudeep Tyagi calling it a day from all formats of cricket, in all honesty, could have missed the headlines. After all, the Indian team’s practise is in full swing in Australia, one of the best seasons of the IPL was just over and the attention span was shorter than ever. For me, however, it wasn’t.
Bastab K Parida
featurecricket16 days ago

Burning questions from IPL 2020 ft. mid-season transfer requests and specialist third umpires

As much as we’d like to deny, the unhindered truth is that, days post its conclusion, we still find ourselves drowned in all-things-IPL-2020, unable to move on and zap back to reality. This drowning has given birth to excessive thoughts which, in turn, has made us raise a few ‘Burning Questions’.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket16 days ago

IPL 2020 Review | MS Dhoni, process and middle-order ‘spark’ that never arrived for Chennai Super Kings

Well, trust the process but only trust it to a level that it leads to success - Chennai Super Kings trusted the process so much and were engaged in it despite the results tumbling away. Their season was a dismal one, one that never seemingly took off until the last day against KXIP.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket18 days ago

From Stoinis’ A+ to Glenn Maxwell’s F: Grading every overseas signing who took part in IPL 2020

In a perfect world, somewhere, we just express our gratitude for the IPL taking place and move on but, unfortunately, we don’t live in one, meaning scrutiny is what is the need of the hour. We, here at SportsCafe, have decided to rate and slate every overseas signing that partook in IPL 2020.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket23 days ago

Which triumphed this IPL, expectations or reality

After weeks and months of anticipation - IPL was finally and finally on, where we could see all our hopes lived up to its expectations or wait for reality to slap it on our face. Several expectations later, the reality is contrasting and this IPL is the biggest example of that, so see it yourself!
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket24 days ago

Cricketing observations from the group stages of IPL 2020 ft. Anchors, Finger spinners and dreadful umpiring

Tournaments like the Indian Premier League are not just an opportunity for fans to get entertained but also to learn; learn something new. Across the 56 group games of the 13th edition of the IPL, learnings were aplenty, but we have decided to list out the five which have stood out the most.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket25 days ago

How the youngsters fared in the Indian Premier League’s theatre of dreams

Well, Indian Premier League is that tournament which has always provided the best of young talents in the country a platform where they can leave a long-lasting impression on the viewers. This year was no different, as they continued to impress one and all while some really underperformed.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket25 days ago

IPL 2020 | Flop XI from the group stages ft. Misfiring Maxi, ‘scooter’ Jadhav and skipper Dhoni

A wise man once said that the first round of no IPL season can be rendered complete without there being a certified ‘Flop XI’ so yes, here we are. We thought and thought, and after 46 days and 56 games, we finally zeroed in on the XI filled with usual suspects and a few catapulting debutants.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa month ago

Afterthoughts from the weekend ft Delhi’s meltdown, Navdeep ‘white-ball’ Saini and Red-riding Hooda

This weekend was extremely weird, teams started chasing totals within 15 overs, Net Run-rates and of-course the meltdown of two franchises - Delhi Capitals and Royal Challengers Bangalore. On top of that, Mumbai Indians’ dominating show has now put franchises into a state of concern.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricketa month ago

IPL 2020 | CSK vs KXIP Evaluation Chart - Clinical all-round display from Chennai crushes Punjab’s late playoffs dreams

In what was a final chance for Punjab to qualify for the knockouts, they were crushed by the brilliant bowling from Chennai in the middle overs, not letting them score a par score, despite Deepak Hooda’s 30-ball 62. Ruturaj Gaikwad with his elegant innings ensured that Chennai won the match easily.
Deepak Yadav