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featuresports6 months ago

What if Wednesday | What if Prithvi Shaw didn't get injured on the 2018/19 Australia tour

Prithvi Shaw had traveled to Australia on the 2018/19 tour as the first-choice opener after his ballistic batting against West Indies that had established him as the next big thing in Indian cricket. However, he couldn't play the series due to an injury and after that things went awry for him. 
Harshit Anand
featuresports7 months ago

What if Wednesday | What if England had not recalled Joe Root after Ashes 2013/14

After he accumulated just 192 runs across the first four Tests of Ashes 2013/14, England, in Sydney, did the unthinkable and dropped Joe Root. He was, however, immediately recalled and Root has since gone on to become one of England’s greatest. But what if the Yorkshireman never received the recall?
Anirudh Suresh
featuresports8 months ago

Satire Saturday | Time ripe to sack Virat Kohli, the worst-ever Indian Test captain

While millions of Indians were filled with joy, ecstasy and gratification with a win Down Under like never seen before, there was a section, which was doing something for the greater good of the country. They were debunking the great Virat Test captaincy scam, leaving the great Indian media behind.
Harshit Anand
featuresports8 months ago

Overreaction Monday ft Ajinkya ‘skipper’ Rahane, Robin Uthappa and the Australian ‘way-out’

We are back once again, not with football overreaction this time but cricket, where everything has turned into heaven for the Indian fans in the last week while the Australians have gone underground. But more than India and Australia, we have had IPL retentions ruining the celebrations.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featuresports8 months ago

What if Wednesday | What if Michael Clarke dropped Sangakkara to deny Nathan Lyon his first wicket

On his first-ever ball in Test cricket, Nathan Lyon dismissed the great Kumar Sangakkara, something which was rendered possible by Michael Clarke, who took a blinder at first slip. Lyon has since gone on to play 100 Test matches, but what if Clarke had spilled the chance that morning in Galle?
Anirudh Suresh
featuresports8 months ago

Truthful Tuesday | Why picking Washington Sundar for England Tests will set a bad precedent

It's difficult to gauge what's more rare. A net bowler making his Test debut in a high profile series, or him going to take big scalps of Warner and Smith among four wickets in the game and a crucial half-century to keep the team alive. Whatever it may be, it has fallen alright for India.
Harshit Anand
featuresports8 months ago

Satire Saturday | Punishment for player offences to be decided by fans, confirm ICC

The International Cricket Council (ICC) have revealed that, in the wake of Steve Smith going unpunished for ‘cheating’, they will henceforth let fans decide the magnitude of punishment for players. Fans are set to be provided uninterrupted stump-cam and stump-mic footage in the latest ICC app.
Anirudh Suresh
featuresports8 months ago

What if Wednesday | What if Ajinkya Rahane was dropped after 2017 Sri Lanka series

It was the chilly winter of 2017 when Sri Lanka came calling. Like they usually do, but this was the absolute pinnacle. India had just made an all-format tour to the Emerald Isle, blanking then 9-0, but once again? The cynosure was at a different point.
Bastab K Parida
featuresports8 months ago

Truthful Tuesday | More than ever, Indian management and fans need to trust Navdeep Saini now

2010, 2011, 2012 and 2014 - four years where Indian cricket was all over the place when it came to giving debuts to pace bowlers from the domestic circuit. Varun Aaron, Jaydev Unadkat, Abhimanyu Mithun, Pankaj Singh, and Vinay Kumar - five bowlers who were discarded before reconsidered.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featuresports8 months ago

Overreaction Monday | Pujara’s ‘outdated’ method and ‘Over-hyped’ Pucovski

Monday Blues are back and so are we with our weekly segment ‘Overreaction Monday’ where we dissect all the ridiculous things meted out this week. With a series-defining Sydney Test on, everyone was solely focusing on that and thus that adores the majority of our column this week.
Bastab K Parida