Articles by Sidhanta Patnaik
Mar 29, 2019
IPL 2019, RCB vs MI: Master Lasith Malinga, student Jasprit Bumrah combine after one year to win death overs battle in thrilling victoryMalinga and Bumrah, bowling together for the first time since IPL 2017 final, combined to produce two high quality overs to give Mumbai a six-run win over Royal Challengers Bangalore at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Thursday.
Mar 28, 2019
IPL 2019, KKR vs KXIP: Nitish Rana's consistency shows the importance of solid Indian core in teams' batting line-upsNitish Rana has always looked like a batsman with huge potential, and he has further vindicated his status with scores of 68 and 63 in two innings, which puts him at the top of this season’s batting charts.
Mar 25, 2019
IPL 2019, MI vs DC: Jasprit Bumrah's off day results in Mumbai extending losing streak of opening matches to seven seasonsJasprit Bumrah started well by conceding only ten runs in his first two overs, but then Rishabh Pant batted with such authority against him that Mumbai looked clueless on the field.
Mar 21, 2019
IPL 2019, Kolkata Knight Riders preview: Andre Russell the key as variety and depth make KKR a team to watch out forOverall, Kolkata’s variety and depth in the squad along with the strong home support promises an attractive brand of cricket from the franchise.
Mar 10, 2019
India Women's dismal T20I run should force BCCI to schedule more matches ahead of 2020 World CupWomen's IPL could be a major solution in addressing India's issues, but there is not much time to implement the idea keeping the 2020 World Cup in mind. So, it would be prudent for BCCI to go for short-term solutions right now before shifting focus to the big picture.
Mar 08, 2019
India women vs England women: Jemimah Rodrigues needs to forget concept of 'natural game' and play according to situationsIt could be argued that Rodrigues was trying to impose herself on England by playing her natural game. But what exactly is natural game? In Rahul Dravid’s words, there is no such concept.
Mar 06, 2019
India vs Australia: Vijay Shankar stakes strong claim for World Cup berth, allows for better team compositionAs things stand, Vijay Shankar and Hardik Pandya are no more fighting for the same spot. There could come a situation where both of them are a part of the playing XI in order to lend appropriate depth to both the batting and bowling departments.
Mar 05, 2019
India women vs England women: Consistent batting failures a worrying sign for hosts in lead up to T20 World CupIf the team management has been unable to notice batting concerns then the problem is more deep-rooted than what is visible to the eyes.
Mar 03, 2019
India women's vs England women's: Smriti Mandhana’s captaincy in focus; hosts' batting in T20Is will be tested in absence of Harmanpreet KaurOn paper England have always been a stronger T20I side than India, and unless the conditions really affect them they would be fully confident to keep the tag alive.
Mar 01, 2019
India women vs England women: Mithali Raj and Co's series win commendable but team needs to address the middle-order issue fastIndia may have won their fifth out of six ODI series since the start of 2018, but the batting cupboard looks seriously empty outside of Smriti Mandhana, Jemimah Rodrigues and Mithali.