IPL 2021: What is going wrong with KKR?

The England team led by Eoin Morgan gave a tough fight to the Indian team in the recently concluded T20I series and in the 1st ODI. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), led by Morgan himself won their 1st match of IPL 2021 played against Sunrisers Hyderabad. However, they lost the plot by losing 3 consecutive matches before a resounding win against Kings XI Punjab on 26th … Continue reading IPL 2021: What is going wrong with KKR?

Why do Expensive Overseas Pacers fail in IPL?

Just like every year in the auctions, even in the auctions of IPL 2021, the overseas pacers were the most expensive buys. Chris Morris went for 16.25 crores, while Kyle Jamieson, Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith went for 15 crores, 14 crores and 8 crores respectively. One striking and shocking point to be noted is, none of the latter three had prior experience of playing … Continue reading Why do Expensive Overseas Pacers fail in IPL?

When Stuart Refused to Walk in ‘Broad’ Daylight

Stuart Broad may have reached a milestone of 500 wickets in Test cricket, but he cannot escape being the culprit in a popular cricket story. He is remembered for being the “The Man Who Refused to Walk” at Trent Bridge in 2013. The first Test of Ashes 2013 was being played at Trent Bridge where England was halted at 215 on day one. Then, Jimmy … Continue reading When Stuart Refused to Walk in ‘Broad’ Daylight

What’s working for Glenn Maxwell in RCB?

Having played 13 seasons, Royal Challengers Bangalore still haven’t won the IPL Trophy. In every IPL season, we tend to ask similar questions, is this RCB’s season? Will they experience a change of fortunes this year? And this time, they have commenced the season giving back-to-back impactful performances. The team, as a group has done exceptionally well. Every player has contributed in some or another … Continue reading What’s working for Glenn Maxwell in RCB?

Curtly Ambrose’s Demonic Spell in Perth (WACA) ’92/93

People who have read and heard about the 1960 series of Australia vs West Indies will know how high voltage and high octane contest it was. You may sip your beer and eat chips over it for one moment and the other moment you may spit out the beer or may bite your finger because of the scenes you witness on the ground. The 1993 tour … Continue reading Curtly Ambrose’s Demonic Spell in Perth (WACA) ’92/93

What makes Bhuvneshwar Kumar so Efficient?

Bhuvneshwar Kumar is one of the best swing bowlers in the world. He has proven his skills several times in his career. He started his international career as a conventional swing bowler presenting a swing bowling masterclass in his T20, as well as, ODI debut. Dream debut for a conventional swing bowler: Bhuvneshwar Kumar debuted in T20I in 2012. No one expected that sort of … Continue reading What makes Bhuvneshwar Kumar so Efficient?

AB de Villiers: Stats in T20 Leagues after Retirement

AB de Villiers had surprised everyone with his abrupt retirement from international cricket back in 2018. He was just 34 at the time of retirement and was in brilliant form. He confessed that he was tired and wanted to focus on league cricket from thereon. Now that AB de Villiers was available for all the leagues, he became a hot cake for all the franchises. … Continue reading AB de Villiers: Stats in T20 Leagues after Retirement

Reasons Behind Rashid Khan’s Success

Rashid Khan is undoubtedly the best spinner in the shortest format of the game currently, or even the best ever existed! But what makes him so lethal that the batsmen of the highest calibre are struggling so much? To add to it, he performed incredibly well in all the T20 leagues he participated and that makes this genius incredibly special! 1. Variations In the 2018 … Continue reading Reasons Behind Rashid Khan’s Success

IPL 2021: How Neutral Venues will affect Teams.

IPL is back with a bang! All the teams have played at least one game till now and we’ve already seen some great performances and some edge-of-the-seat thrillers. With the Coronavirus ruling hearts and minds of everyone, it was imperative for BCCI to keep neutral venues for every team. This is done so that no team gains home advantage as well as no team feels … Continue reading IPL 2021: How Neutral Venues will affect Teams.