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
West Indies has been one of the strongest teams to have played T20I cricket over the years. Their players who were part of that crop that helped build the team since 2005 are still playing. Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo, Lendl Simmons, Fidel Edwards, Kieron Pollard, Kemar Roach are a few who are still playing T20Is for West Indies since their debut in the mid-2000s. That … Continue reading West Indies’ innocuous approach towards 2021 World T20
Rahul Dravid, fondly known as “The Wall”, has been recently appointed as the head coach of the Indian team for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. He has been a mentor for IPL teams such as Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Capitals in the past. Currently, he also serves as the director of NCA (National Cricket Academy) in Bangalore. By mentoring junior players like Rishabh Pant, … Continue reading Rahul Dravid: The success story as a coach
Cricket is such an unpredictable sport that it does not give every aspiring personality a chance to showcase his or her talent. And this is a case of a cricketer who is a genuine pace-bowling allrounder. Despite delivering consistent performances, Darren Stevens never got a chance to play for England in International Cricket. Competitions from Andrew Flintoff and Paul Collingwood proved too strong for him. … Continue reading Darren Stevens: A Domestic Cricket Veteran Par Excellence
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cricket stage is finally set for the “World Test Championship” (WTC) summit clash between India and New Zealand at Southampton between 18-22 June 2021. Both the teams had the best win percentage amongst all the teams who were part of this World Test Championship. We will look for the 3 key players from each side to watch for. India: 1. … Continue reading WTC Final – India vs New Zealand: Players to watch out for
Pravin Amre, the batsman who scored a 50 on ODI debut and 100 on Test debut unfortunately didn’t have a long career for India. He made his debut against South Africa in 1991, when it got readmission into international cricket. He ended up playing just 11 Tests and 37 ODI’s between 1991 and 1994. However, his coaching has helped a lot of cricketers, who were … Continue reading Pravin Amre: A Dissatisfied International Career But An Amazing Coaching Career
Pace bowling is a skill in itself; a skill which is aesthetically good to see and feel. It also makes one wonder about the efforts and stress required to master that skill. And it is not just labour work or about speed; it requires a bowler to have a sound presence of mind so as to where, whom and when to bowl. The pace quartet … Continue reading The West Indies Pace-Quartet of the 70’s
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?
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.
Mumbai Indians are the defending champions who beat Delhi Capitals by 5 wickets in the IPL 2020 final. This was the 5th time that MI was crowned the champion. The journey of Mumbai Indians became smoother as the tournament progressed, setting up big targets, as well as, chasing them down with ease. There were a couple of instances where Mumbai Indians were made to cling … Continue reading IPL 2021: Mumbai Indians Pre-Season Analysis