IPL: Top Bowling Performances In Finals

There is a saying that ‘batsmen win you games and bowlers win you tournaments‘. It’s the bowlers who win you the big games such as the IPL Finals and with that being said let’s look straight into the top-5 bowling performances in IPL Finals. Let’s check whose performance makes the cut and whose does not: 5. Yusuf Pathan’s 3/22 vs CSK in 2008 It’s strange … Continue reading IPL: Top Bowling Performances In Finals

IPL: Top 5 Bowlers Who Captained Their Sides

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

Cricket Quiz: The Inventors and The Firsts

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

World Test Championship Final: Does New Zealand have better pacers than India?

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?

The West Indies Pace-Quartet of the 70’s

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

Why do Expensive Overseas Pacers fail in IPL?

Just like every year in the auctions, even in the auctions of IPL 2021, the overseas pacers were the most expensive buys. Chris Morris went for 16.25 crores, while Kyle Jamieson, Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith went for 15 crores, 14 crores and 8 crores respectively. One striking and shocking point to be noted is, none of the latter three had prior experience of playing … Continue reading Why do Expensive Overseas Pacers fail in IPL?

Reasons Behind Rashid Khan’s Success

Rashid Khan is undoubtedly the best spinner in the shortest format of the game currently, or even the best ever existed! But what makes him so lethal that the batsmen of the highest calibre are struggling so much? To add to it, he performed incredibly well in all the T20 leagues he participated and that makes this genius incredibly special! 1. Variations In the 2018 … Continue reading Reasons Behind Rashid Khan’s Success

Shardul Thakur: A Journey to be Remembered

“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

Decoding India’s Pace Attack for T20I World Cup 2021

After a successful T20I series against England, India’s confidence is sky-high. India outclassed England, especially in the last 2 T20I’s. What’s more important and satisfying for India in those two games was their bowling. India has immensely struggled while defending totals in the shortest format. Death bowling and bowling in Powerplay has been a major concern. Fortunately, Indian pacers didn’t disappoint the skipper Kohli this … Continue reading Decoding India’s Pace Attack for T20I World Cup 2021

Prasidh Krishna: The Karnataka Pace Machine

It was 2019. The Kolkata Knight Riders were facing the Delhi Capitals in an IPL match. In a high scoring match, both the teams ended with a score of 185. With a Super Over about to start, the captain Dinesh Karthik tossed the ball to a 23-year-old Prasidh Krishna. The KKR team had much experienced bowlers like Lockie Ferguson and Andre Russell, but Karthik trusted … Continue reading Prasidh Krishna: The Karnataka Pace Machine