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?
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
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
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
A captain, a player, an administrator and most importantly, a fighter. Sourav Ganguly is one of the people who laid the foundation of the team which would be an unstoppable force in cricket. Over the years, many upcoming players have looked up to him and more importantly drew inspiration from him. So, how well do you know the ‘Dada’ of cricket? Take this quiz, and … Continue reading Quiz: How Well Do You Know Sourav Ganguly?
It was the year 1996. Sri Lanka lead by captain Arjuna Ranatunga put out one of the most fiercest displays of excellence in cricket and went on to win the World Cup. This team had players such as Sanath Jayasuriya, Marvan Atapattu, Muttiah Muralitharan and Chaminda Vaas who went on to be called legends in the future. A couple of years later, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela … Continue reading The Fall and Fall of Sri Lankan Cricket
Debut match, away game, toughest format, difficult conditions and opening batting, each of these aspects individually is enough to affect a player’s confidence. Top it with an age of only 17. Most of the players would have got frightened at the prospects of playing in such a situation. But Shafali Verma excelled in this situation. She scored 96 and 63 runs in each of the … Continue reading Shafali Verma: A Star at a Prodigy’s Age
Cricket is one of those few games in which innovations have been welcomed over the years. Be it in batting or in bowling, few of these innovations have evolved to become part and parcel of the game. So, how many inventors do you know of a few cricket shots and deliveries. Take this quiz to find out! Featured Image: BCCI | Twitter Akhil KintaliI am … Continue reading Cricket Quiz: The Inventors and The Firsts
While the preparation for World Test Championship Final is underway for the Indian team, BCCI managed to fit in a T20I and ODI series against Sri Lanka after the Final. As the regular players from the Indian squad would be in England, BCCI has selected other players to tour Sri Lanka. Shikhar Dhawan has been chosen as the captain, while Bhuvneshwar Kumar will be his … Continue reading India vs Sri Lanka: 5 Indian Players To Watch Out For
As the World Test Championship Final comes nearer, it has been announced that overcast conditions could be expected during the match. Given this, both India and New Zealand will look to build teams that can work best in such conditions. Traditionally, overcast conditions have always favoured the swing bowlers. There have also been instances where few swing bowlers weren’t able to control the swing in … Continue reading World Test Championship Final: Does New Zealand have better pacers than India?