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.

West Indies came very close to taking a 2-0 T20I series lead over England in Barbados this January 23 but the final-over thriller went the tourists’ way, as they defended their total of 171/8 by just one run. England looked like winning the game comprehensively at one stage during the second half. But an excellent lower-order stand between Romario Shepherd (44*) and Akeal Hosein (44*) infused life into the contest, resulting in a famous last-over tussle that will be remembered in times to come. Needing to score 30 runs off the last six balls, it looked like a formality before England would come out winners. But then…

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Pakistan speedster Shaheen Afridi has stated that his favourite format is Test cricket, adding that the reason for it is his brother’s unfulfilled desire and ambition to play more matches in the format.  Shaheen has quickly emerged as the leader of the pace pack for Pakistan’s Test match bowling attack at the age of just 21. The left-arm quick has taken 86 wickets from his 35 innings at the Test level with an average of 23.89, including 5 five-wicket hauls. The young gun said his brother – former Pakistan Test cricketer Riaz Afridi – wanted to have a long career in the whites for the national side. Emerging as a…

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Loss in the second Test in Johannesburg and India’s 3-0 ODI whitewash during the forgetful tour of South Africa have raised eyebrows on KL Rahul’s captaincy credentials. But head coach Rahul Dravid believes India’s temporary skipper deserves patience and breathing space to warm into his job. Rahul, who stood up to lead India in the second Test of the Gandhi-Mandela Trophy in absence of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, had to also step-up for the ODI series that followed with Rohit not recovering in time from his hamstring injury. Also read 👉 Untimely wickets come back to haunt India as they suffer 3-0…

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India suffered another painful loss in the final one-dayer of the three-match ODI series against South Africa on January 23, going down by just four runs in a close-fought battle. In a game that went down to the last over, the Men in Blue came as close as 283 to reach the 288-run target set by South Africa in Newlands. But untimely mini-collapses, as was the case in the first two ODIs as well, hurt them very badly. Once again, senior pros Shikhar Dhawan (61) and Virat Kohli (65) batted in supreme touch at the crease before they were dismissed, trying to force the pace on what was another two-paced,…

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Indian opening batsman Shubman Gill shared an emotional tribute to Kolkata Knight Riders after he was picked by the Ahmedabad franchise ahead of the 2022 IPL mega auction. Gill’s association with the Kolkata-based franchise came to an end ahead of the Indian Premier League 2022 as the youngster was snapped up by the new Ahmedabad franchise as a draft pick. The former KKR player took to social media to share an emotional video tribute to the franchise by saying, “Kolkata, you were a dream.”  https://www.instagram.com/shubmangill/reel/CZBmQixFjRa/?utm_medium=copy_link The franchise commented on the post with, “Forever and Always” while his former teammates Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh…

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Three cricketers and five support staff personnel have tested Covid-19 positive ahead of their involvement in the 2022 edition of the Pakistan Super League, the tournament director Salman Naseer confirmed on January 22 Naseer said the players and support staff members will be allowed to rejoin their teams and start training sessions from January 24, provided they return two successive negative tests for the virus. Since last January 20, the Pakistan Cricket Board has conducted a whopping 250 pre-arrival tests for players, support staff and all else involved with the six franchises as they enter the hotel facilities designated for the tournament, reported ESPNcricinfo. …

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India U-19 dominated Uganda, whereas Pakistan hammered Papua New Guinea on January 22. Both teams finished their respective group stage campaigns in the ICC U19 World Cup with three wins apiece. In Group B, India ruthlessly feasted on an inexperienced Uganda side, defeating them by a whopping 326-run margin after posting a gigantic 405/5 in their 50 overs. Batting first, the Indians recorded one of the highest scores ever made in all 50-overs cricket. This, thanks largely to the massive hundreds recorded by opening batter Angkrish Raghuvanshi (144) and middle-order player Raj Bawa (162*). The duo simply dominated their way through against Uganda, scoring a total of 36 fours and 12 sixes between them. Raj…

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The 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League could reportedly be starting on March 27, with Mumbai pencilled in as the first option to host the entire tournament because of the presence of multiple stadiums in the cit The report mentioned that the BCCI and the Premier League governing council had a meeting with all ten franchise owners on January 22, where they were informed of the likely March 27 starting date. The league’s authorities also told the franchise owners that the first priority is to conduct the tournament in India, with a Mumbai bubble possible. Further, if the rise in positive coronavirus cases starts…

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Faf du Plessis, Dwayne Bravo, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kagiso Rabada are among a notably high list of 49 players who have registered for the Indian Premier League 2022 mega auction with a maximum base prize sum of INR 2 crores, stated a report in ESPNcricinfo. Apart from these four, Australian internationals David Warner and Mitchell Marsh, another of the T20 World Cup 2021 heroes, Quinton de Kock, Shikhar Dhawan and Faf du Plessis are also part of the list, which features 17 Indian and 32 overseas stars. While the Indian section features Ashwin, Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer, Suresh Raina, Ishan Kishan among others who have parted ways with their former franchises, the overseas contingent…

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The three-time defending Pro Kabaddi League champions have had a great start to season 8 of the tournament. They have been able to maintain their place in the top 3 at the points table. But after their 29-32 loss to Dabang Delhi on January 18 the franchise seem to have gone missing from the league, literally. Patna Pirates were supposed to play their next game against Bengaluru Bulls on January 20, but the Bengaluru-based franchise instead faced Bengal Warriors. The Pro Kabaddi League official social media handles had revealed a day before that, “Mashal sports, organisers of the league, along with the management…

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