T20 World Cup 2021: Why did India perform badly?

India exited the ICC World Cup 2021, even without qualifying in the playoffs. While a lot was expected from this team, poor performances against both Pakistan and New Zealand cost us a berth in the playoffs. There have been many reasons that have been stated by many experts for India’s debacle. Here’s my analysis of what went wrong for India in the tournament. 1. IPL! … Continue reading T20 World Cup 2021: Why did India perform badly?

Ryan ten Doeschate: A cricketer who became a diamond for Netherlands

Ryan ten Doeschate is a former Netherlands allrounder who represented the team in 33 ODI’s and 24 T20I’s. He has been one of the most decorated cricketers to have played for the Netherlands between 2006-2021. He was a right-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast pacer. Let’s look at his journey in cricket. Embed from Getty Images Early Life and First-Class Career Ryan ten Doeschate was … Continue reading Ryan ten Doeschate: A cricketer who became a diamond for Netherlands

Rohit & Rishabh – Raring To Race Is This RR!

When viewed from the Buggy Cam, while it manoeuvres around the boundary line, two men stand out from the rest of the Indian slip cordon. Be it because of their scruffy stubble beard or the funky shades they sport, one is bound to confuse between the two. And not to forget their rather bulky physique! Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant are the ones I am … Continue reading Rohit & Rishabh – Raring To Race Is This RR!

IPL: Top Bowling Performances In Finals

There is a saying that ‘batsmen win you games and bowlers win you tournaments‘. It’s the bowlers who win you the big games such as the IPL Finals and with that being said let’s look straight into the top-5 bowling performances in IPL Finals. Let’s check whose performance makes the cut and whose does not: 5. Yusuf Pathan’s 3/22 vs CSK in 2008 It’s strange … Continue reading IPL: Top Bowling Performances In Finals

IPL: Top Batting Performances In Finals

While the entire two-month long IPL stands on one side, the Final clearly stand on the other. With the two best teams battling against each other for the coveted trophy, the IPL Final is often one of the most-watched sporting events in any year. Given the number of star players, the IPL Final often promises a few great performances. Let us list down the best … Continue reading IPL: Top Batting Performances In Finals

IPL: Top 5 Bowlers Who Captained Their Sides

Cricket has a very funny perception that bowlers can’t be good captains. Over the years, many bowlers went on to prove that this is a misconception. In fact, bowlers like Wasim Akram, Daniel Vettori, Anil Kumble, Bob Willis and many others have left a good legacy as captains. Even the IPL has also had a very few bowlers who were captains. Out of the 55 … Continue reading IPL: Top 5 Bowlers Who Captained Their Sides

Azhar Mahmood: How A Pakistani Player Left An IPL Legacy

The Pakistani wonder-boy Azhar Mahmood can narrate his experiences in an unusual manner. He was chosen as a bowling-allrounder for the Test series against South Africa in late 1997 but ended up scoring an unbeaten 128 runs and an unbeaten 50 on his Test debut. Not only that, he smashed another 2 Test hundreds on return tour in early 1998. However, he couldn’t replicate good … Continue reading Azhar Mahmood: How A Pakistani Player Left An IPL Legacy

Tatenda Taibu: An IPL Journey That Ended Quickly

The Roller-Coaster Beginning Ever sat on a roller-coaster? The highs and lows it goes through have an uncanny resemblance with the highs and lows one goes through in their life. And when these highs and lows happen in a short duration, the story packs a solid punch. Tatenda Taibu’s story is the perfect example of such a story. It was the year 2002, Zimbabwe’s three … Continue reading Tatenda Taibu: An IPL Journey That Ended Quickly

6 Players Who Could Replace Virat Kohli As RCB’s Captain in IPL 2022

Virat Kohli has recently announced that he will not captain RCB from IPL 2022, he would only continue as a player for RCB. Virat has been the captain of RCB in 11 seasons, with mostly underwhelming results. He is one of the few IPL captains with a win % of less than 50 (minimum 50 games). With such a high-profile franchise and such underwhelming results, … Continue reading 6 Players Who Could Replace Virat Kohli As RCB’s Captain in IPL 2022

Analysis of Indian Cricket Team squad for World T20 2021

The BCCI announced the squad for the World T20 on 8 September 2021. There were a few surprising changes and omissions in the squad, notably Ravichandran Ashwin drafted back to the T20I squad after a hiatus of 4 years. Batsman like Shikhar Dhawan and leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal were left out. India squad for 2021 World T20 India’s 15-man squad: Virat Kohli (Capt), Rohit Sharma (vc), … Continue reading Analysis of Indian Cricket Team squad for World T20 2021