After a rather embarrassing showcase in the Asia Cup (which has basically turned into an excuse of a tournament created specifically for India-Pakistan matches), Rahul Dravid’s Team India have announced their squad for the all-important T20 World Cup: There are definitely a few surprises sprinkled in here, but overall this squad looks quite bankable. Let’s … Read moreIndia Announces Squad For T20 World Cup: Can They Rebound From Asia Cup Humiliation?
1. San Diego Padres In: OF JUAN SOTOOOOO, 1B Josh Bell, LHP Josh Hader, UTIL Brandon Drury, C Cam Gallagher, LHP Jay Groome. Out: 1B Eric Hosmer, 1B Luke Voit, SS C.J. Abrams, OF Robert Hassell III, LHP MacKenzie Gore, LHP Taylor Rogers, RHP Dinelson Lamet, OF James Wood, SS Victor Acosta, RHP Jarlin Susana, … Read moreBiggest Winners Of The MLB Trade Deadline 2022.
MLB’s trade deadlines in the past few seasons have really spoiled us as fans of the league. The sudden unprecedented moves, gargantuan blockbuster deals, and assembling of unbeatable superteams (check: 2021 Los Angeles Dodgers) have made us feel entitled to some entertainment every time the trade deadline rolls around. But this bubble has been broken … Read moreLukewarmish Stove – The Story Of The 2022 Trade Deadline (So Far)
What a season this has been. In many ways, this was a season for the silent ones. The underdogs, the stooges, the suppressed ones. The dark horses, the fringe-inhabitants, the gritty pawns of the game. Mumbai and Chennai have been reigning supreme over this league for the past 5 years, a brutal tyranny. But the … Read moreIPL 2022 Team Of The Season
Probable Playing XI Jos Buttler*/Daryl Mitchell* Yashasvi Jaiswal Devdutt Padikkal Sanju Samson © Shimron Hetmyer* Riyan Parag/Navdeep Saini Nathan Coulter-Nile*/Jimmy Neesham*/Rassie Van Der Dussen* Ravichandran Ashwin Yuzvendra Chahal Prasidh Krishna Trent Boult* Strengths That Top 5. Wow. That Bottom 4. Wow. They have me as their Superfan. What else could they possibly need? Weaknesses No.6 … Read moreRajasthan Royals – favourites for the trophy?
Probable Playing XI Rahul Tripathi Abhishek Sharma/Priyam Garg Kane Williamson* © Aiden Markram*/Glenn Phillips* Nicholas Pooran* Abdul Samad Romario Shepherd*/Marco Jansen* Washington Sundar Bhuvneshwar Kumar T Natarajan/Shreyas Gopal Umran Malik/Kartik Tyagi Strengths They have an electrifying Indian pace battery of Bhuvi, Natarajan, Umran Malik, and Kartik Tyagi. Experienced, well-rounded middle order. Some promising young Indian … Read moreSRH too reliant on their overseas batsmen?
Probable Playing XI Du Plessis* © Kohli Anuj Rawat Maxwell* Lomror/Rutherford* DK Hasaranga* Shahbaz Ahmed/Karn Sharma Harshal Patel Siraj/Sid Kaul Hazelwood*/Behrendorff*/Willey* Strengths Experienced and proven opening combination in Faf and Kohli. Sensational captain in Faf, one of the only people in world cricket who can lead a man like Virat Kohli. Brilliant pace trio of … Read moreCan RCB’s stars carry them to the playoffs?
Probable Playing XI Shikhar Dhawan Jonny Bairstow* Mayank Agarwal © Liam Livingstone* Shahrukh Khan/Prabhsimran Singh Odean Smith* Harpreet Brar/Rishi Dhawan/Raj Bawa Kagiso Rabada*/Nathan Ellis* Rahul Chahar Arshdeep Singh Sandeep Sharma/Ishan Porel/Vaibhav Arora Strengths That Top 5. Wow. That Top 5. Wow. That Top 5. Wow. That Top 5. Wow. That Top 5. Wow. Kagiso Rabada. … Read moreIs this Punjab’s best team ever?
Probable Playing XI Rohit © Ishan SKY Tilak Varma/Dewald Brevis*/Anmolpreet Singh Tim David* Pollard* Daniel Sams*/Unadkat/Sanjay Yadav Murugan Ashwin Markande/Unadkat/Thampi Bumrah Mills*/Meredith* Strengths The Top 3 is quite strong, and gels really well together. Good finishers, strong against pace. Rohit is one of the best captains in world cricket. The coaching staff has been successful … Read moreMumbai looking vulnerable this time around?
Probable Playing XI KL Rahul © De Kock*/Lewis* Manish Pandey/Manan Vohra Hooda Stoinis* Holder* Krunal Gowtham/Nadeem Tye*/Chameera* Bishnoi Avesh/Rajpoot Strengths Very strong opening combination. Middle/Lower order filled with all-round players. Great Indian spin department. Flexible batting order, lots of potential floaters. Weaknesses Full-time bowlers are slightly underwhelming. Lack of attacking players at the top. Opportunities … Read moreCan Lucknow win the cup in their first season?