Articles by Snehal Pradhan
Jul 15, 2019
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: When Trafalgar Square finally saw England win a World Cup finalEngland fans had repeatedly witnessed their teams reach latter stages of tournaments and not cross the finishing line - most recently at the 2018 FIFA World Cup. That changed against New Zealand in the Cricket World Cup.
Jul 07, 2019
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: At the conclusion of the league stage, which team has provided the best World Cup story?Stories will fuel the growth of cricket in most places (not the subcontinent; here it is stars). So after the World Cup league stage, which team has had the best story?
Jul 03, 2019
India vs Bangladesh, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Hardik Pandya's emergence as reliable fifth bowler makes him India's MVPPandya, the bowler, hasn’t disappointed this World Cup. In fact, he’s exceeded expectations. He has bowled 59 overs so far of a possible 70, with eight wickets and a perfectly acceptable economy rate of 5.79.
Jun 28, 2019
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Inside all-rounder Vijay Shankar's head, some insecurity and whole lot of promiseTo many, Vijay Shankar is the weak link that could break India's campaign. For now, let's put our opinions aside for a minute, and think what must it be like inside the head of the most hotly debated cricketer this morning.
Jun 23, 2019
India vs Afghanistan, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Injury replacement Mohammed Shami proves there is no respite from this Indian teamWhen the tournament began, Mohammed Shami was a third seamer, who might play if ‘the pitch has to offer a lot’. On a slow surface that suited the spinners, he showed he was more than a windmill bowling action and dead-steady seam position. He was skillful, disciplined and hungry.
Jun 17, 2019
India vs Pakistan, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Virat Kohli's men produce perfect result from imperfect gameIt is a sign of how good India have become that even on a less than ideal day they could still beat Pakistan by 89 runs. And while everyone correctly mentions the gap that now exists between these two teams, Pakistan remain the only side in the competition to have beaten tournament favourites England.
Jun 10, 2019
India vs Australia, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Bhuvneshwar Kumar's splendid performance ends debate on his place in playing XIBhuvneshwar Kumar, who is in the race with Mohammed Shami for a place in playing XI, starred with three wickets for just 50 runs to play a stellar role in India's 36-run win over Australia on Sunday. With this performance, he may well have settled that debate.
Jun 06, 2019
India vs South Africa, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma consolidates his ODI legend with century in Test match conditionsRohit Sharma scored his 23rd ODI ton on a day when mid-off was optional, and sightings of third slips and short legs were reported. It was a surface that divided captains, excited fast bowlers, and despite no visible streaks of green, it saw spinners be the most successful.
Jun 05, 2019
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Ravi Shastri's dragon-slaying tactics, the power of five and other reasons for India's fashionably late entryIndia’s opponents in their first game, South Africa, are already two games (and two bowlers) down. But the Indians are busy grinding it out in the nets. And no one knows quite why? Here are some likely reasons.
May 31, 2019
England vs South Africa, ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Menacing Jofra Archer's X-factor lies in his noveltyArcher is economical, building from a jog into a dash, but never sprinting, mostly silent. His action seems less a menacing trebuchet, ready to tear down your walls, and more like a friendly rubber band stretched across your thumb.