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.

The 30-year-old is all set to lead India again during the ODI series in Zimbabwe after his late inclusion to the alternate squad, picked at the heels of the Asia Cup in UAE. The elegant batter was drafted into the touring party on August 11 evening for the ODI series to be played from August 18 to 22. His inclusion has come about following clearance from BCCI’s medical team, which had advised the player to take two weeks of rest as he recovered from an untimely bout with Covid-19. Passed fit to play again, he is now set to captain…

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The inaugural edition of the International League T20 in UAE, set to be launched in January next year, may have lost Australian maverick David Warner but will not be short of star power, with the likes of Andre Russell, Alex Hales, Moeen Ali and Wanindu Hasaranga declaring their services open.  The four players are part of the first set of 21 players who have signed up for the league which is backed up by financially powerful Indian Premier League corporate giants. The six-team competition also has Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Jordan, Mujeeb Ur Rahman available in this “first set”, apart from Sunil Narine, Dawid…

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In what comes as a blow to Team India ahead of the forthcoming Asia Cup in UAE, their premier speedster Jasprit Bumrah was ruled out of the regional competition with an injury. An official update from BCCI didn’t clear the air on Bumrah, but PTI reported last night that the pacer is down with a back issue. Bumrah had suffered a lower-back stress fracture in 2019-20. The selectors have thus taken no risk with the ace pacer’s body and sent him to the NCA for rehabilitation.  The decision-makers will be hoping for Bumrah’s speedy recovery since he remains perhaps the…

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India were ruthless with the bat and ball once again to dominate the West Indies side in the fifth and final T20I of the series in Florida on August 7. It was time for the spinners to rule the roost as they ran through the Calypso Kings in the second half to help the tourists register a massive 88-run victory, dismissing the poor opposition for just 100. With incumbent Yuzvendra Chahal given a break for the series and the experienced Ravichandran Ashwin rested from the last two matches, India had a total of only 59 T20I caps among Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav and Ravi Bishnoi on the park. Yet, by…

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The Aussies continued their in the tournament by defeating neighbours New Zealand in the second semifinal on August 6. The reigning T20 World Cup champions booked their place in the final to be played for the gold medal against India, scheduled for August 7. The Meg Lanning-led side scripted a relatively comfortable five-wicket victory over their Trans-Tasman rivals in Edgbaston, restricting them to a score of 144/7 before overhauling that in the 20th over of their run-chase. Experienced pacer Megan Schutt was the star with the ball for the Aussies, taking 3 for 20 off her 4 overs. Her spell was backed up…

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India completed another series win over the Windies by taking an unassailable 3-1 lead at the end of the fourth T20I against the hosts at Lauderhill on August 7. The tourists pulled off one of their most comprehensive wins in recent times, hammering the opposition by 59 runs in the first of the pair of T20Is scheduled in the USA. Batting first after losing the toss on a surface with a dryish tinge about it, India posted a massive score of 191/5 in their allotted 20 overs, with healthy contributions in the order led by skipper Rohit Sharma (33) at the top. …

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Zimbabwe pulled off one of their more memorable wins in recent times, coming from behind to chase down a massive 304-run target against Bangladesh in the first ODI in Harare on August 5. No.3 Innocent Kaia and veteran allrounder Sikandar Raza made valiant hundreds in the run-chase to help their team secure an unlikely victory. Reeling at 63 for 3 at one stage, the Zimbabweans refound their ground thanks to an excellent fourth-wicket stand between Kaia and Raza. The duo added 192 runs to put the pressure right back on Bangladesh, with Kaia going to score a wonderful maiden ODI…

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Bangladesh’s key batter Litton Das is doubtful for the forthcoming Asia Cup in UAE after being ruled out of the game for a month due to a hamstring injury. He picked up the injury while playing the first ODI against Zimbabwe on August 5 in Harare. Batting set on 81 at the time, the right-hand batter complained of pain while he went about completing a single and was soon down on the turf with the medical staff attending him. In no position to recover immediately and resume his innings, the 27-year-old was stretchered out of the ground. The detailed extent…

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The 35-year-old looks set to turn out in the Big Bash League for the first time in a decade as he appears “unlikely” to take part in the inaugural International League T20 set to be launched in UAE next January. Warner is in negotiations with Cricket Australia for a comeback to BBL after reports emerged that he will play the new league in UAE amidst a gap in the international calendar following the cancellation of Australia’s home ODI series against South Africa. As per a report recently published in The Australian, the player was eyeing a go-ahead signal from CA to take part in the…

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Group A may not be finalised yet, but Group B of the Commonwealth Games 2022 T20I event has had its semifinalists set in stone after August 2, where England and New Zealand won their second matches against South Africa and Sri Lanka, respectively. In the afternoon game played at Edgbaston, England came out triumphant by 26 runs after posting a fighting score of 167/5 in their allotted 20 overs. Their South African counterparts couldn’t simply withstand the challenge posed by the opposition bowlers and mustered only 141/4 in response. The hosts found three stand-out performers with the bat, led by Alice…

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