Author: Kashish Chadha

Kashish Chadha is a cricket analyst and writer by heart and profession. You can find his works featured on such websites as CricXtasy, Circle of Cricket, and Cricfit.

Australia’s rising spin allrounder Alana King has named four-time Indian Premier League champions Chennai Super Kings as her team of preference for a women’s version of the game’s biggest T20 league. Speaking to India Today, the 26-year-old explained why she wants to play for the Super Kings in a WIPL in future. The youngster cited her parents’ association with Chennai and her roots to the city down south in India as the reason behind her choice. “Given both my parents are from Chennai and I have been following Chennai Super Kings from the inception of the IPL, yeah be rude…

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Three months after being called out for the legality of his bowling action, Mohammad Hasnain has gone through an official test with the intention to revive his international career. The right arm seamer was barred from action internationally after failing a bio-mechanics test, which revealed that the majority of his deliveries were exceeding the 15-degree elbow bent rule established by the International Cricket Council. Since then, the 22-year-old had been working extra hard to remodel his action and pass the biomechanics test. He has gone through one and is now awaiting the result, which, ESPNcricinfo reported, is “expected to be compiled in…

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Former India wicketkeeper Saba Karim acknowledged Irfan Pathan’s role in the rise of Sunsriser Hyderabad pacer Umran Malik, and thinks that the former left-arm quick should be made a pace bowling scout. Malik enjoyed a glorious IPL 2022, topping the wicket-taking charts for SRH with 22 wickets from 14 outings. The right-arm quick bamboozled the best of batters with his pace, clocking over 150 kmph consistently while delivering the fastest ball of the season at 157 kmph. The 22-year-old has been rewarded with a national call-up, with a place in India’s 18-member squad picked for their upcoming five-match home T20I series against South Africa, beginning June 9. https://twitter.com/IrfanPathan/status/1528680361865412608 Ex-Indian…

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Bangladesh have welcomed left-arm pacer Mustafizur Rahman back into the Test side for their next month’s all-format tour of the Caribbean. Named in all three versions of the game versus the West Indies, the 26-year-old last turned out in a Test match back in February 2021. Rahman’s Test match future looked uncertain after he decided to skip the ongoing home series versus Sri Lanka to adhere to his commitments with Delhi Capitals in the ongoing India Premier League 2022. Bangladesh Cricket Board team director Khaled Mahmud publicly expressed his disappointment over the left-arm pacer’s absence from the Test team for more than a year, stating it…

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Stephen Fleming earmarked seamers Mukesh Choudhary and Simarjeet Singh as his team’s two major positives from a season of doom and gloom. Looking back at Chennai Super Kings’ disappointing IPL 2022 campaign, the New Zealand great feels Choudhary and Simarjeet emerged as the two shining lights. While still finding their feet in the set-up, Choudhary and Simarjeet gave Fleming a reason to be optimistic about the team’s fortunes as the defending champions step into the next transition phase. Choudhary, the left-arm seamer from Maharashtra, finished as CSK’s joint-highest wicket-taker for the tournament. He took 16 wickets from his 13 games at an average of 26.50.…

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DC captain Rishabh Pant recalled his contentious no-DRS call for what would’ve been a straightforward caught-behind dismissal of Mumbai Indians’ match-winner Tim David after his team’s Indian Premier League 2022 league stage exit. With Mumbai requiring 65 off the remaining 33 balls, David was their final potential saviour for the night. But he almost made the long walk back after his very first ball, which he nicked outside off against DC pacer Shardul Thakur to Pant, who took a clean catch and erupted in a loud appeal to the standing umpire. Umpire Tapan Sharma, however, stood there unmoved after failing to cite the edge properly. Sharma’s not…

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England fast-bowler Mark Wood is set to be ruled out of the three-match Test series against New Zealand, beginning June 2, after “slow progress” on an elbow injury that he picked up on the tour of West Indies in late March and one that forced him out of a stint in IPL 2022. Livid by the timing of the injury as it came on the heels of a fruitful winter in Tests, Wood, however, is mindful of not forcing the issue with his rehab and isn’t desperate to immediately add to his tally of caps in the format for England. …

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India on May 22 handed a Test match comeback to Cheteshwar Pujara for the rescheduled fifth Test of last year’s series in Edgbaston, starting July 1st. The selectors have recalled the veteran right-hander after dropping him in the aftermath of India’s disappointing 2-1 Test series loss earlier in the year in South Africa.  Pujara, axed for the two World Test Championship fixtures in March versus Sri Lanka, returns for the critical encounter in his team’s campaign as the last edition’s runners-up look to go one step further in the summer of 2023.  The right-hander has earned his nod after a…

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Head coach Stephen Fleming assessed a disappointing season for Chennai Super Kings, saying the failure to close out critical moments and games eventually came back to haunt the defending champions in IPL 2022.  Fleming cited the inability of his team to finish off a number of games as a major reason behind their tournament failure. The New Zealander felt while last year’s inspirational comeback to own the coveted title was a “catastrophic success”, CSK needed to play a more consistent brand of cricket to replicate their feat. “There was mixed success. We sort of stuttered our way through. We had…

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Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar was encouraged by Virat Kohli’s knock of 73 in the victory over Gujarat Titans on May 19, stating the great batter’s precise footwork during the innings augurs well in his quest to regain his best form.  While certainly not an innings from the top drawer of Kohli’s batting efforts, the knock by the Royal Challengers Bangalore opener would’ve boosted his morale after a difficult IPL 2022.  Heading into RCB’s final league stage encounter at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, Kohli had gone as deep as 13 matches into the tournament with only 236 runs, having previously…

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