IPL 2021: 5 Surprise Releases of Players by the Franchises

With the IPL mini-auction taking place tentatively on February 11, there was a retention and release window given to the teams, ahead of the auction. Let us see the top 5 surprise releases made by the teams and which teams may eye these players during the auction. 1. Steve Smith: The former captain of Rajasthan Royals has been released ahead of the IPL 2021. In … Continue reading IPL 2021: 5 Surprise Releases of Players by the Franchises

New Zealand: A death trap for Asian teams?

Recently, New Zealand became the numero-uno in tests for the first time in its 91-year cricketing history. The team has been clinical while playing tests at home. In the last 5 years, New Zealand has just lost 2 of its home test series, against Australia in 2016 and against South Africa in 2017. However, Asian teams have got a reason to bemoan the conditions in … Continue reading New Zealand: A death trap for Asian teams?

Tim Paine’s journey as Australia’s captain

Tim Paine, the man who suffered pain and agony after getting his right index finger injured in 2010, thought that his career got over. And it got resurrected only in 2017 and it has been an upward journey for the current Test captain of Australia. Backdrop of the situation: On April 2011, in a charity match in Australia, Paine injured his finger while taking a … Continue reading Tim Paine’s journey as Australia’s captain

Wriddhiman Saha or Rishabh Pant: The Better Wicketkeeper-Batsman

The dilemma of wicket-keepers for the Indian team is back after MS Dhoni’s retirement. While Wriddhiman Saha donned the gloves in tests for a while after Dhoni’s retirement, the epiphany is that he is good only for test matches. But frequent injuries, such as the one ahead of the South Africa test series in 2018 pushed back Saha, only to be unavailable for the rest … Continue reading Wriddhiman Saha or Rishabh Pant: The Better Wicketkeeper-Batsman

The “Spin Quartet” of the Indian Team

The “Spin Quartet” is a titular as well as a quintessential example of the 4 Indian spin bowlers who ruled the world cricket in the late 1960s and early 1970s with their variety-laden bowling attack. We will look at all the 4 bowlers who possessed great skillsets and were able to dominate any time at any ground in the world, in no particular order. 1. … Continue reading The “Spin Quartet” of the Indian Team

Hardik Pandya: The New Finisher

Hardik Pandya has been one of the most promising all-rounders India has had since Kapil Dev, who retired way back in 1994! Hardik Pandya had a few spectacular performances as a finisher and as a middle-order batsman till the 2019 World Cup. But he was largely working under the shadow of MS Dhoni who retired after the 2019 World Cup. Frequent injuries at that time … Continue reading Hardik Pandya: The New Finisher

Ajinkya Rahane: Tracing his Captaincy Journey

With India arriving in Australia for a full tour comprising of 3 ODI’s, 3 T20I’s and 4 Tests starting on the 27th of November, the Indian team barring Cheteshwar Pujara and Hanuma Vihari are match ready to face hosts Australia after an entertaining IPL 2020. However, India is going to miss the services of the incumbent skipper Virat Kohli after the 1st Test, which is … Continue reading Ajinkya Rahane: Tracing his Captaincy Journey

India vs Australia: Will the lack of Match Practise affect Pujara & Vihari?

Consider a scenario where you’re based in India and you went for a 3-month corporate tour to Australia. You own a vehicle in India and there’s no one else to start and use that vehicle from your house. A motor car (Image: Pinterest) 3 months pass by, and you return back from Australia. The next day, you try to start the vehicle which no one … Continue reading India vs Australia: Will the lack of Match Practise affect Pujara & Vihari?

IPL 2020: 5 Batsmen Who Impressed Everyone

The IPL 2020 has moved towards the conclusion with the finals being played between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals on 10 November. There have been a few batsmen in IPL 2020 who have not only racked up a good number of runs but also gave impactful performances with the bat. These are: 1. Shikhar Dhawan The southpaw from Delhi Capitals has racked up 603 runs … Continue reading IPL 2020: 5 Batsmen Who Impressed Everyone

Suryakumar Yadav: An unlucky prodigy of Indian cricket fraternity…

“Just got done with BCCI awards here in Chennai..some exciting cricketers coming up…Suryakumar Yadav from Mumbai to watch out for in future!” Rohit Sharma, current skipper of Mumbai Indians at an award ceremony way back in 2011. There have been numerous cricketers who came up and performed in the domestic arena to stake a place in the Indian cricket team. Some successfully managed to get … Continue reading Suryakumar Yadav: An unlucky prodigy of Indian cricket fraternity…