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
The Sunrisers Hyderabad had a roller-coaster journey in IPL 2020, with just 4 wins in their first 11 matches. They bounced back to win 4 consecutive and must-win matches in the latter half of the tournament. SRH finished with 8 wins and 6 losses and confirmed 3rd position on the points table. They beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 6 wickets in the Eliminator match, … Continue reading IPL 2021: Sunrisers Hyderabad Pre-Season Analysis
“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 in … Continue reading Shardul Thakur: A Journey to be Remembered
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 initial … Continue reading IPL: A Boon to English Cricket?
After a resounding test series win against England last week, the Indian team is back for a 5-match T20I series against the same opposition. The cricket fans supporting India always debate on who are the ideal T20I openers for India. There have been cases where apart from 2 regular openers, a third opener has excelled in T20I’s whenever given chances. Now, we have the following … Continue reading Worthy Openers for India for the T20 World Cup
So, finally the much-awaited IPL auction happened on February 18. There were few surprise buys at relatively higher prices, while there were few players who were bought at a lower cost than what they’ve been punted for. So, here we are going to discuss the most economical buys in IPL 2021 auction: 1. Dawid Malan The number 1 ranked T20I batsman in the world, Englishman … Continue reading IPL 2021 Auction: Top 5 Economical Buys
The Indian Test team is one of the most formidable teams in the world, with England and Australia following up. India’s middle-order has largely been the same post Sachin Tendulkar’s retirement in 2013. However, the openers haven’t been the same. In fact, there have been 9 different openers played since 2018. These are: Murali Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, Parthiv Patel, Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, … Continue reading Ranking the Top 5 Openers in the Indian Team Currently
Kuldeep Yadav was the first-ever slow left-arm chinaman bowler to play for India. He got considerable success in ODIs and T20Is for India as well as in the IPL. However, from the past few series, he has been off the radar for the Indian team and even for his IPL team, Kolkata Knight Riders. There is a myriad of reasons why Kuldeep has been often … Continue reading The Curious Case of Kuldeep Yadav: Probable Reasons for his Omission
Rajasthan Royals finished last in the IPL 2020. This was the first time that they finished last in the points table. And their poor net run-rate only made this season worse for them. Since then, they have released several of their key players including their captain Steve Smith. The Rajasthan Royals franchise has also appointed Kumar Sangakkara as the Team Director ahead of IPL 2021. … Continue reading IPL 2021 Auctions: 5 Players Rajasthan Royals (RR) May Target