The Indian Premier League (IPL) has, over the years, emerged as a cricketing extravaganza with top cricketers from all over the world clashing under one roof. The 14th edition was no different; there were some extraordinary performances in both the departments, which kept fans glued to their screens amidst these disturbing conditions. The tournament though was yet just halfway done before Covid-19 enforced its suspension. …


Cricket has become more popular with the inception of T20 cricket, mainly 2007 T20 WC & the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2008. The 2007 T20 World Cup held a lot of potentials, and the experts understood that the game would never be the same again. It’s been more than a decade, and the game has undoubtedly evolved from a one-day activity to a three-hour spectacle.

The ICC T20 WC is scheduled from 17th October to 14th November this year held in the UAE, immediately post the second phase of the IPL. It is being held after five years &…


As fans are inching closer towards the T20 World Cup 2021, the frenzy and excitement have truly come alive over the last few months. The hype is real as cricket fans are going to witness an ICC tournament after a gap of two years.

Several teams have already announced their squad whereas the others are about to. While every squad consists of reserve players owing to the COVID-19 protocols, the players who’d take the field will still be 11. Thus, every team needs to decide their playing XI.

Deciding the playing XI isn’t an easy job as all the players…


We all crave stories, don't we? Just like a mother weaves a sweater for her newborn, cricket has been intertwining the tales and glory of the sport since time immemorial. Recently we all witnessed a brand new yarn of Test match unveiling at the Mecca of cricket which we will probably cherish for a long time.

And there are absolutely no rewards to guess the lead characters of the story. They are the ones who create music with the leather. Okay, let's end the puzzle here. The characters respond to the names of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, and Mohammed Siraj…


Why does it reverse towards the shiny side? What’s the deal?

The cricket ball was not originally designed or intended to swing in the air, but the raised seam and roughness that it accumulates over time makes the phenomenon possible. Fast bowlers have harnessed this and made it an essential part of their armory. The curving ball at high speed is one of the toughest challenges for a batsman, is used ubiquitously, and is admired widely for the skill it takes to bowl.

Reverse swing is a commonly used but poorly understood term. It is said that the old ball…


In the last 2 years, Ajinkya Rahane has an away average of 41 while Virat and Cheteshwar have an average of just 24.15 and 26.36 respectively.

Ajinkya Rahane. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

There is a saying ‘when the going gets tough, the tough get going’. This proverb seems to be designed to describe Ajinkya Madhukar Rahane. How many times have we seen India reeling at 50/3 and he somehow stands tall and plays out that exceptionally tough passage of time to even go on to put India on top. That is what Test cricket is all about.

When a few wickets are lost in a hurry…


As Day 4 ended with the umpire removing the bails judging end of play, Pant and Ishant walked back to the dressing room followed by the English team charged up with rage and confidence to seal the match the next day. Every cricket pundit was certain that the match is surely going England’s way or hard luck could result in a draw. But it was only the Indian Team who backed themselves to come out and play for a win.

Every test match played at Lord’s is a demanding one for the opposition owing to the stadium’s prolonging history and…


England all-rounder Ben Stokes’ indefinite break from all forms of cricket raises plenty of often ignored but pertinent questions. Stokes, a premier all-rounder and England’s all-format player, is not the first player to have faced these issues, and would not be the last either. Even as England and Wales Cricket Board’s support for arguably one of their most precious possessions is heartening to see, it does not quite answer every question that surely needs answers.

Mental health issues are a serious challenge in today’s world, and living life in the midst of a global pandemic has only exacerbated that.

“Spending significant amounts of time away from family, with minimal freedoms, is extremely challenging. The cumulative effect of operating almost continuously in these environments over…


They have outplayed us. We were ineffective with the ball, and didn’t hit the areas. They have a strong batting line-up, they know the conditions and the angles well. — Virat Kohli 2nd ODI post match comments

Who would have guessed, the World’s No 2 ranked ODI team — India would get crushed twice by the Aussies before the beginning of the 3-match ODI series. But, they have been literally shattered in both the ODIs so far with over 350+ target given to chase, and Team India failing to chase in both of them.

The bowlers including the likes of…


The13th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) has finally concluded giving lots of positives for the future of India’s emerging stars. We have witnessed break through performances from the likes of Ishan Kishan, Devdutt Padikkal, Surya Kumar Yadav, Ravi Bishnoi, Varun Chakravarthy and T Natarajan. These guys will be desperately hoping to make their dream debuts for Team India at the earliest opportunity.

Team India will finally be back in business after a forced break of close to eight months and with the teams already announced. Starting November 27th, the Indian Team will travel to Australia to play 3 ODIs…

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