IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals Pre-Season Analysis

+5 Rajasthan Royals was the side that surpassed all the expectations and won the inaugural season of IPL in 2008. Since then, the Royals have never made it to the finals of any IPL season! Last year, they had finished at the bottom of the table after losing by a huge margin to the Knight Riders. Rajasthan have really been a shadow of what they … Continue reading IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals Pre-Season Analysis

WC 1996 Semi-Finals: The Great Indian Heartbreak

+4 “If only pictures could talk, all Indian cricket fans would have wept for 15 years, until 2011” Embed from Getty Images The 1987 World Cup finals were at Eden Gardens, where Indians gathered in large numbers to see England lose and celebrate the win of Australia as revenge for India’s loss in the semi-finals. 9 years later, in 1996, the venue was Eden Gardens … Continue reading WC 1996 Semi-Finals: The Great Indian Heartbreak

Quiz: England Tour of India 2021

+4 Be it those wickets tumbling easily on unexpected pitches of Motera or the runs galore in the ODIs in Pune, the England tour of India was an enjoyable tournament. Although India won in all the formats, England put a tough fight in each of the formats. So how well did you follow this tournament? Take this quiz and find out. Featured Image: BCCI Akhil … Continue reading Quiz: England Tour of India 2021

Shardul Thakur: A Journey to be Remembered

+2 “Tula maanla re Thakur” were the words echoed by Virat Kohli after Thakur won India a decider ODI with an unbeaten 17 runs off 6 balls against West Indies in December 2019. Shardul Thakur has since been in the scheme for India’s plans, particularly in ODIs and T20Is. Thakur has further proved the team management his worth with a match-winning 67 runs against Australia … Continue reading Shardul Thakur: A Journey to be Remembered

Decoding India’s Pace Attack for T20I World Cup 2021

+3 After a successful T20I series against England, India’s confidence is sky-high. India outclassed England, especially in the last 2 T20I’s. What’s more important and satisfying for India in those two games was their bowling. India has immensely struggled while defending totals in the shortest format. Death bowling and bowling in Powerplay has been a major concern. Fortunately, Indian pacers didn’t disappoint the skipper Kohli … Continue reading Decoding India’s Pace Attack for T20I World Cup 2021

Headingley’81: The Heroics of Botham

+17 Headingley: The Ground What is miracle? You ask a cricket enthusiast and he will narrate you the epic lore of the miraculous Eden Gardens in a dramatic manner. With most of the contemporary cricket fans mellowed in their cricket memories are always apt to say that you will never see the likes of so and so again, there can never be a match as … Continue reading Headingley’81: The Heroics of Botham

Prasidh Krishna: The Karnataka Pace Machine

+2 It was 2019. The Kolkata Knight Riders were facing the Delhi Capitals in an IPL match. In a high scoring match, both the teams ended with a score of 185. With a Super Over about to start, the captain Dinesh Karthik tossed the ball to a 23-year-old Prasidh Krishna. The KKR team had much experienced bowlers like Lockie Ferguson and Andre Russell, but Karthik … Continue reading Prasidh Krishna: The Karnataka Pace Machine

India vs England T20I 2021: Key Takeaways

+4 India continued its winning streak in the recently concluded series against England, making it an unbeaten 8 T20I series win on a trot. Embed from Getty Images India gave a clinical performance in the series decider guided by a fantastic opening partnership from Kohli and Rohit and an equally good performance from Bhuvneshwar Kumar. India, once again, after losing the toss, battled coming out … Continue reading India vs England T20I 2021: Key Takeaways

IPL: A Boon to English Cricket?

+3 England, the trustees of the sport of Cricket, were also the founders of the T20 cricket. They founded T20 cricket in 2003, almost after 140 years of cricket’s birth. IPL meanwhile incepted in 2008 in the wake of the now-defunct and unauthorized ICL, was launched in 2007. However, several England players barring Kevin Pietersen and Andrew Flintoff were reluctant to play IPL in its … Continue reading IPL: A Boon to English Cricket?

6 Batsmen in the Race for Shikhar’s Dhawan’s Opening Spot

+4 Shikhar Dhawan’s form in T20s has been under the scanner for quite some time now. While he has been putting up some impressive performances, his strike-rate and consistency have been questioned. His consistency issues with the bat have come up during the recent Vijay Hazare Trophy (50-over tournament) too, in which he had 4 single-digit scores followed by a massive 153. Even in the … Continue reading 6 Batsmen in the Race for Shikhar’s Dhawan’s Opening Spot