Ishant was at his best in Sri Lanka, but he too couldn't pick up the lower order wickets easily 2 India wrapped up their first series win in Sri Lanka by clinching the third and final Test by a margin of 117 runs at the Sinhalese Sports Club on Tuesday. It was a professional performance from Virat Kohli and his men, who put up an excellent show with both bat and ball, on a pitch, which had juice on almost all 5 day
Harbhajan Singh made his comeback to the Indian team in the one-off Test against Bangladesh recently Harbhajan Singh – one of India’s biggest ever match winners, leading wicket taker in the world amongst the bowlers playing Tests currently, the catalyst in India’s victory on numerous occasions – A number of superlatives have been used to describe him over the years. Once a permanent fixture in the side in every forma
Pathan’s first over havoc in 2006 Karachi Test India has always been a powerhouse in the World cricket. They have been world-beaters and have proved consistently that they are one of the best in the business. Though India has been blessed with talented batsmen who have set the bar extremely high, the same has not been the case with the bowlers. While the trend is changing in the recent past with 140kmph+ becoming a common affair,
Virat Kohli is a firm supporter of the 5-bowler theory “I certainly believe in giving the team a chance to pick up 20 wickets. I am a big fan of playing five bowlers in a 6-5 combination” So said Virat Kohli at the start of the one-off Test against Bangladesh, his first as official skipper of the Indian Test cricket team. It’s a good one, recognising the fact that in a Test match, how mu
Ashwin and teammates appealing for a wicket Indian in-form bowler Ravichandran Ashwin accepted that his P Sara stadium bowling spell against Sri Lanka was one of the best spells he has ever bowled, reports cricket365. The off-spinner helped India win the second Test match against Sri Lanka in Colombo to level the three-match series by 1-1. The 28-year-old also broke Harbhajan Singh's record of taking the most number of wickets in a seri
The game of cricket portrays emotions in a beautiful canvas. The reactions of each team that plays the game is mirrored by its fans on a huge scale. Cricketers have immense potential to draw out emotions from the spectators of the sport, and their actions can make the entire world beam with joy, be it a cheeky gesture on-field, a witty remark during the presentation ceremony, a show of sportsmanship, or even an expressive celebration.
Harbhajan Singh and umpire Steve Bucknor during 2008-09 Border-Gavaskar series Blunders, howlers and humans go hand in hand. But when blunders, howlers and humans romance like lovers longing lust, only Christ can intervene. And here goes a tale of a Test between twenty-two fine cricketers from Australia and India, notorious for a duo of supervising sapiens swinging not only this game but also a hundred heads across the cricketing
Leader and the think tank An urgent team meeting was called to chew over the game plan before the 2nd Test. It’s not so often we see a team losing after taking a first innings lead of about 200, as it needs some rare and mysterious skill to lose the ground after being in such commanding position most of the time. Losing Test matches one after another for at least a year, is probably the one and only way to acquire this unique ski
Test cricket can be romanticised because in an unlikely moment, like life itself, a breeze can turn it around. In a matter of a session, a few hours, sometimes a few minutes, things take a paradigmatic shift and suddenly the hunted becomes the hunter and vice-versa. All that and much more was there for everyone to witness as India managed to lose a game they had in their back pockets from the first session of Day 1. Sri Lanka were five down for
Ravichandran Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha have opened the bowling for captain Dhoni four times In the third innings of the Galle Test against Sri Lanka, the Indian skipper Virat Kohli introduced spinners from both ends to open the bowling. Ravichandran Ashwin (off-spinner) and Amit Mishra (leg-spinner) opened the bowling for India. It is sometimes seen that one of the opening bowlers is a spinner with a pace bowler operating from the other end.
Stuart Binny miscues a shot during India’s 2nd Test of the tour of England in 2014 India have called up Stuart Binny to the squad before the 2nd Test on the ongoing tour of Sri Lanka. The fact that nobody has been injured suggests that Binny’s inclusion as the 16th member of the squad is a tactical decision – a modification required by the failure of captain Virat Kohli’s 5-bowler strategy in the 1st&n
Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates a Sri Lankan wicket on Day 3 of the 1st Test match between India and Sri Lanka There was good news for several Sri Lanka players in the latest ICC rankings which were released following its memorable 63-run victory over India in the first Test at Galle on Saturday, with career high gains for wicketkeeper Dinesh Chandimal and Tharindu Kaushal, as Rangana Herath also helped inspire the hosts to an unlikely
With two days left to play in the 1st Test match and India only requiring 151 runs to win with 9 wickets in hand, many might think an Indian victory is a foregone conclusion. Statistics often tell a story, and the story it tells in this instance however, is that India are attempting a feat that has never been accomplished before – chasing a 100+ 4th innings total at Galle International Stadium. Ravichandran Ashwin and Ajinkya Rah
Quite a lot of teams have already started planning earnestly for the ICC World T20 next year. From deciding their ideal bowling combinations to testing out the batting order in the T20 matches scheduled leading up to the World Cup, preparations seem to be in the full swing. But at the same time, every cricket fan has a personal list of players that he adores and follows. There are quite a lot of brilliant and explosive players we would love to s
Virat Kohli and Angelo Mathews – Two very different cricketers, one common goal When Virat Kohli and Angelo Mathews walk out for the toss in Galle today, it will mark the commencement of one of the most important series played between India and Sri Lanka in recent times. It’s going to be India’s first full fledged series under Kohli, it’s going to be the first time that his ultra aggressive style of leadership&n