Author: Sahil Jain

Sahil Jain is a cricket geek who loves every format of the game. As a cricket expert, I try to provide as much insight as possible. So far, I've contributed to websites like Sportskeeda, CricXtasy, Fancode, CricketSoccer, [email protected], and others.

Michael Bracewell put on a stunning display as he smashed 140 off just 78 balls in the first ODI against India in Hyderabad. It was the left-hander’s second ODI hundred and he has now equalled MS Dhoni’s record of scoring more than one hundred in ODI cricket, batting at No. 7 or lower. Bracewell lit up the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad with his scintillating stroke play. The left-hander who also bowls off-spin smoked a fine 140 which came in a mere 78 deliveries. His knock saw his smash 12 fours and 10 sixes. When Bracewell walked out to…

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When India take on Sri Lanka in the first Test of the two-match series in Mohali, it will be a landmark game for Virat Kohli. The former Indian captain will step onto the field for the 100th time in Test cricket. He is all set to become the 12th Indian and the 71st player overall to play 100 Test matches.  Kohli made his Test debut back in 2011. It was the first Test of the series against West Indies at the Sabina Park in Kingston, Jamaica. The Delhi-born batter didn’t have the best of starts to his Test career. He…

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Vernon Philander, who retired in January 2020, isn’t happy with the officials of Cricket South Africa as he reveals that the terms of his contract weren’t upheld. He hung up his boots with 224 wickets at an average of 22.32 from 64 Test matches. In ODI cricket, he played 30 games and picked up 41 wickets. He played only seven T20Is in his career and ended up with four scalps.  However, more than two years after his retirement, there is a big development. The Bellville-born bowler has taken a legal action against the officials of CSA. There seems to be…

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Jarvo, who had gained popularity during the second Test at Lord’s for walking onto the pitch wearing the Indian Test jersey, made an appearance in the third Test in Headingley. He once again put on the Indian jersey, and this time he came out as a batsman wearing pads and a helmet. Pitch invader Jarvo has made quite a name for himself in the last couple of Test matches. For the second time in as many Test matches, he invaded the pitch and left the security officials agitated. Wearing the Indian team’s jersey with the number 69 on his back,…

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IPL

New Zealand quick Tim Southee has earned a call up to the IPL 2021 with Kolkata Knight Riders bringing him in for Pat Cummins, while England leg-spinner Adil Rashid has received a maiden IPL call-up as he replaces Jhye Richardson in the Punjab Kings squad. KKR have brought in the premier NZ fast bowler Tim Southee for the second leg of the IPL 2021 to be held in UAE from September 19. He comes in as a replacement for Australian international Cummins, who pulled out as his wife is due to give birth to a child during the IPL. Southee…

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IPL

RR fast bowler Andrew Tye has pulled out of the UAE leg of the IPL 2021 after saying that it’s been a long year, and he has been away from home. Rajasthan Royals have named Tabraiz Shamsi as the replacement player. Credit: BCCI “It is with great regret that I have to pull out of the remainder of the IPL 2021 with the Rajasthan Royals. It has been a long year for me which has kept me away from home for a lengthy period, and the disappointment of not making it to the World Cup squad has added to the…

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The Indian batting line-up crumbled and just couldn’t offer any resistance as the England bowlers just ran through and shot them out for a mere 78. The four England pacers shared 10 wickets between them before Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed shared an unbeaten 120-run opening stand. There was a gap of nine days between the second and the third Test. After this gap, the world seemed to have turned upside down. The elation of Lord’s quickly faded away for India as they had a mighty fall to 78 all out while England, who had all the troubles and worries,…

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WTC

PNG have announced a 16-member squad for the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. Captain Assad Vala continues to lead the side, and he said that qualifying for the World Cup is a dream come true. This squad that PNG have named is not too different from the one that played in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019. As many as 13 of them that featured in that squad are present in this one as well. John Reva and Riley Hekure are the only ones missing. Opening batsman Gaudi Toka, left-arm seamer Kabua Vagi-Morea and fast bowler Jack Gardner have been added to the…

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England batsman, who will return to the squad after three years, admitted that India are very well led with Virat Kohli at helm. The left-hander mentioned that Virat’s energy is infectious and he drags a lot of people with him. It was against India that Dawid Malan last donned the England jersey in the longest format. The 33-year-old is likely to slot in at No. 3 as his side will look to put an end to their top-order woes. Malan has played 15 Test matches and has amassed 724 runs at an average of 27.84. He has recorded one hundred and six half-centuries. However, he hasn’t batted a lot at 3.…

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Ajinkya Rahane has said that the Indian team are not thinking about getting under England’s skin and are focused on playing good cricket. They are taking one game at a time and don’t want to get ahead of themselves. In the second Test, India recorded a fabulous come-from-behind win to go 1-0 up in this five-match series against England. Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah to added 89-run stand for the 9th wicket to bail India out before the Indian bowlers came out all guns blazing to bowl England out in 51.5 overs. They were in a commanding position in the first Test at Trent…

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