Cricket, Aspirations & Attitude with Dhrumil Matkar

I have often wondered about the strange fact that I still have a clearest possible recollection of the very first time I heard about Dhrumil Matkar. The strangeness of it comes from the present knowledge that the name must have meant absolutely nothing to a Mechanical Engineer in his late twenties who thoroughly enjoys watching cricket. T20 Cricket had taken the world by storm providing … Continue reading Cricket, Aspirations & Attitude with Dhrumil Matkar

The Rise and Rise of Washington Sundar

Washington Sundar has been one of the most talked about players in recent times. The reason is simple, the way he showcased his talent and temperament against one of the most belligerent sides has amazed everyone. Even Sundar himself wouldn’t have imagined his test debut of this order. He came to the tour as a T20I all-rounder, later was called as a test net bowler, … Continue reading The Rise and Rise of Washington Sundar

Analysing Ravindra Jadeja’s Career After the Bits-And-Pieces Comment

It’s often very surprising how much a single incident changes ones entire life, or in the case of a player, their entire career. On July 1st 2019, Sanjay Manjrekar called Ravindra Jadeja a bits-and-pieces player, and Jadeja’s career made a sudden ascent. Many opined that Manjrekar’s comment was blown out of proportion and Jadeja’s reply on Twitter was good enough. But Jadeja chose to answer … Continue reading Analysing Ravindra Jadeja’s Career After the Bits-And-Pieces Comment

Lack of Pace Bowling All-Rounders: Who can be the Back-Up?

Importance of Pace Bowling All-Rounders: Pace bowling all-rounders play a pivotal role in any team’s combination. They add batting depth at the end, work as a decent bowling option and more importantly work as an alternative to help the skipper when the prime bowlers in the team have a bad day. When we have a look at the top white-ball teams, we see quite a … Continue reading Lack of Pace Bowling All-Rounders: Who can be the Back-Up?

5 All-Rounders India can look into for T20WC 2021 apart from Jadeja & Hardik

Modern cricket makes all-rounders very important for every team. Well, it’s obviously really good when you have 2-4 guys who can chip in with valuable runs, as well as, bowl few overs when the main bowlers are having a bad day. For India, the main all-rounders for the past few years have been Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja. Apart from them, India hasn’t yet found … Continue reading 5 All-Rounders India can look into for T20WC 2021 apart from Jadeja & Hardik

IPL 2020: The Three Best All-Rounders

IPL 2020, with some surprising and some evident results, has come to an end. There were some staggering all-round performances from individuals. While some all-rounders dominated and managed to get the results in their favour, some of them carried their side which was going through a bad phase. These are top 3 all-rounders who shone in IPL 2020. 1. Sam Curran: Chennai Super Kings has … Continue reading IPL 2020: The Three Best All-Rounders

IPL Throwback: Rashid Khan’s All Round Magic against KKR

Rashid Khan was roped in by SunRisers Hyderabad in 2017 and he has never looked back since. He has emerged as one of the best spinners in the IPL and has often shown that he can be a utility player with the bat too. One such instance was the second qualifier match in 2018 against the Kolkata Knight Riders, where he stepped up not just … Continue reading IPL Throwback: Rashid Khan’s All Round Magic against KKR

Kapil, Hadlee, Botham and Imran: The Fab-4 All-Rounders

All-rounders are valuable assets for any cricket team; they can bat as well as bowl. And to have genuine all-rounders who can bat and bowl equally good is an added advantage for any team.  Genuine all-rounders have been known to read the pitch well i.e. if they bowl first and take wickets, then generally they are able to tailor their style of batting as per … Continue reading Kapil, Hadlee, Botham and Imran: The Fab-4 All-Rounders

Ranking the best Indian part-time bowlers

Part-time bowlers are a treasure to any team. Along with their expected role as batsmen, such players tend to be useful when the regular bowlers need rest in between their spells in a Test or sometimes as wicket-taking options in limited-over games. Throughout history, cricket has seen batsmen like Chris Gayle, Aravinda de Silva, Sachin Tendulkar, Vivian Richards and many others who have doubled up … Continue reading Ranking the best Indian part-time bowlers