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featurecricket16 days ago

SportsCafe's 'stat-padding' XI of IPL 2020 ft. Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer and MS Dhoni

Now that the glitz and glamour of the IPL is finally over, let’s take a look at the performances of players, particularly the ones who have performed well on paper but in reality, haven’t delivered the quality that their numbers express. Because, as they say, numbers do lie sometimes.
Deepak Yadav
featurecricket18 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
featurecricket19 days ago

IPL 2020 Review | ABD-Kohli starrer does well but falls short of a blockbuster yet again

After every year, when RCB disappoints, Kohli promises fans to fight back, a claim which keeps falling short, but for a change, RCB made it to the playoffs. But a Déjà vu over dependency on AB-Kohli and lack of lower-order firepower headlined their horror run than bowling in the business end.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket20 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
featurecricket20 days ago

IPL 2020 Awards | KL Rahul wins Orange cap; Kagiso Rabada bags Purple Cap

Ooof, IPL 2020 was finally done and dusted and with that, the IPL recognised all the fabulous performances this season from the players. KL Rahul nicked the Orange Cap ahead of Shikhar Dhawan while Kagiso Rabada stayed put to win the Purple Cap, but who won the MVP?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket23 days ago

How RCB's failure proved that strike rate is not 'overrated' in T20 cricket

RCB even with the most consistent of players in Kohli and de Villiers are the most inconsistent of franchises, failing to win the tournament even once but it all lies down to their ‘little’ firepower approach. Play Bold is a nice tagline but RCB using that tagline has done no real justice.
Deepak Yadav
featurecricket25 days ago

IPL 2020 | SRH vs RCB Evaluation Chart - Classy Kane Williamson guides Hyderabad to a thrilling win against Bangalore

A match that mostly remained in favour of Hyderabad for most of the time, Bangalore tried to make a comeback with excellent bowling the middle over, but eventually, Kane Williamson guided his team to victory. Jason Holder, along with picking 3 for 25, helped Williamson finish the match at the end.
Deepak Yadav
featurecricket25 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
featurecricket25 days ago

The Gameplan | How RCB and SRH can outwit each other come the Eliminator

It was a slugfest and a half in the group stages but somehow, in their own merry and not-so-merry ways, both SRH and RCB booked their places in Friday’s eliminator. To say luck will play a part will be an understatement, but, nevertheless, we’ve jotted down our very own gameplan for both sides.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa month 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