Dravid and Rahane during a book launch event Former Indian captain and current India 'A' team coach, Rahul Dravid thinks that Ajinkya Rahane should bat at the number 5 position because of his stability to hold on with the tail batsmen, reports ESPNcricinfo. Dravid said Rahane can perform the best at that position according to him. "I think Rahane would be a very good No. 4 and No.5 batsman in Test. I am not saying he won’
Wriddhiman Saha flicking the ball to the leg-side in the 1st test vs Sri Lanka at Galle The young Indian wicket-keeper batsman Wriddhiman Saha is targetting full match fitness ahead of the South Africa test series. The blues will take on the experienced South African side in a 4-match Test series in the month of November. The wicket-keeper batsman injured his hamstring on the Sri Lankan tour and had returned to Kolkata to get himself
India won the three-Test series against Sri Lanka 2-1 India has won a Test series overseas finally. A long wait of 22 years for a series victory in Sri Lanka has also ended. Virat Kohli led the side wonderfully well as India outplayed Sri Lanka in all the departments to clinch the series 2-1. It was a special triumph in more ways than one. India last won a Test match 13 months ago against England at Lord’s, since when they have playe
Indian captain Virat Kohli (C) celebrates victory with teammates at close of play on the final day of the third and final Test Virat Kohli & Ravi Shastri’s much (self) touted aggressive India have won a series in Sri Lanka after 22 years. While the hosts are deep into a rebuilding process, the win is moderately credible as India too are rebuilding. To put it in perspective, Pakistan recently beat the Lankans in the isla
Rohit has had an extremely dismal series against Sri Lanka Rohit Sharma hasn’t had the best series so far in Sri Lanka with some dismal performances during the tour excluding the fifty at the SSC Colombo in the second innings and another during the second Test in the first innings. There have been calls of him being dropped from the Test side as he just throws away good starts. Rohit talking to ESPNcricinfo said he doesn’t mind
The Rahul Dravid signature shot - the Cover drive In the winter of 2010-11, India set off on a 3 Tests, 5 ODIs and one T20 tour of South Africa. The tour had everybody in the cricketing fraternity in bated breath as all eyes were on Sachin Tendulkar, who was one shy off reaching his 50th Test century. But one corner of an eye was also on another batsman, who was coming off a pretty good home series against New Zealand.
The Indian top order batsmen were found wanting against the Sri Lankan pacers The Sri Lankan pacers have been an absolute nightmare for the Indian top order batsmen in the ongoing Test series, especially the openers. Dhammika Prasad’s extravagant movement which either comes back in or leave away from the batsmen and Nuwan Pradeep’s deceptive pace and incoming deliveries have made life tough for the Indian top order.
Cheteshwar Pujara reacts on reaching his century in the 3rd Test against Sri Lanka Cheteshwar Pujara is the cricketer’s version of a nerd with a wobbly knee. He looks awkward while chasing balls on the outfield. You can hear his knees creak sometimes when he turns for that risky second run. He has never recovered fully from the crash landing he gave his knee during an IPL match years ago, a match he had no business playing; not be
India walk off the field after winning the 2nd Test against Sri Lanka The seer and soothsayer, each indignant at being clubbed with the other, hardly get it right in India. The world, for example, hasn’t ended yet, though some might believe we have tried very hard. And the rupee like a fallible child, always goes the other way. And yet here I am taking a call on the future of Indian cricket. Truly as modern rhapsodists have said,
Prasad celebrates with his teammates after dismissing KL Rahul Rain played spoilsport as just 15 overs was bowled on Day 1 of the third Test between Sri Lanka and India with the hosts holding the slight advantage. Sri Lanka made good use of a lively pitch to pick up two early wickets and continued to trouble the Indian batsmen who finished the day with the score on 50/2. India lost both their centurions from the 2nd Test,
Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan are India’s fifth most successful opening pair We Indians have a problem with everything, right? We are never satisfied with whatever we get. It’s either too much, too less or nothing at all. Well, it’s not that bad really. The current three Indian openers- M Vijay, S Dhawan and KL Rahul- have acted like three batch mates playing together making sure everyone gets a chance. Dhawan
Ajinkya Rahane dives to avoid getting run out on Day 4 of the 2nd Test against Sri Lanka Till January 2012, India used to have the Mr. Dependable, Rahul Dravid, who could do almost anything that is there to be done on the cricket field. If India needed to survive the whole day to draw a Test Match, Rahul dropped the anchor. If Virender Sehwag got injured, Rahul was there to open the innings. If the team did not have a wicket keeper, Rah
Ajinkya Rahane’s signature celebration 1.118 against New Zealand in Wellington After having bowled out the Blackcaps for 192 on the first day, India, found themselves at 141 for 3 when Rahane walked out to the middle, to join Shikhar Dhawan. The right-hander began his stay with a lovely crisp straight drive and followed that up with a terrific back foot punch, which yielded four more runs. But while he was in the process of
In many ways, this was the perfect Test match. India levelled the series 1-1 and Virat Kohli won his first Test as captain after having come close twice before. There are good signs for Indian cricket as the team was relatively young. Kumar Sangakkara played his last Test international making the game really memorable. After losing at Galle, India really came back harder and fought tougher at Colombo showing the spirit and aggression of whi
Pujara in final Test’s playing XI Indian Test captain Virat Kohli has confirmed in the press conference after India successfully levelled the 3-match series against Sri Lanka that Cheteshwar Pujara will open the batting in the final Test match, reports Cricbuzz. He said Pujara will open the innings with KL Rahul because the conditions in Sri Lanka suits him. Opener Murali Vijay will be missing the third Test because of the hamstring