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Sri Lanka vs India: Stuart Binny to join India squad before 2nd Test
Sri Lanka vs India: Stuart Binny to join India squad before 2nd Test

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

Aug 16 2015
Sri Lanka vs India: DRS debate returns as Kaushal Silva given out wrongly on Day 1
Sri Lanka vs India: DRS debate returns as Kaushal Silva given out wrongly on Day 1

Kaushal Silva walks back disappointed after Shikhar Dhawan’s catch Sri Lanka opener Kaushal Silva was wrongly adjudged out in the first innings on Day 1 when the score read 15/1, bringing about a batting collapse that saw the hosts inauspiciously bowled out for 183 in their first batting innings in the 3-match Test series. However, replays showed that umpire Nigel Llong had made a mistake in sending back Silva. With no Decision Revie

Aug 13 2015
India's predicted playing XI for the Sri Lanka series
India's predicted playing XI for the Sri Lanka series

Tomorrow, the Virat Kohli led Indian outfit will be donning the whites again for a 3-match Test series in Sri Lanka. Kohli will have to do something that the likes of Sourav Ganguly, MS Dhoni and Anil Kumble failed to do before him, that is to win a Test series in the island nation.  But times have changed and on this occasion, it does look like the team has been presented with a glorious opportunity to re-write history to win the series af

Aug 10 2015
Spotlight on the Indian bowlers ahead of the Test series
Spotlight on the Indian bowlers ahead of the Test series

  Aaron has been a huge let down with his inconsistency As the Indian team gears up for the 3-match Test series against Sri Lanka in the island nation's own den, the usual questions are doing the round back home. How will the batsmen cope with the Lankan spinners? Who are the batsmen who should figure in the playing XI ?  The country as usual is obsessed with its batsmen so much so that they tend to forget India's b

Aug 6 2015
Virat Kohli centre of attraction as India A take on Australia A
Virat Kohli centre of attraction as India A take on Australia A

India ‘A’ team celebrate during last week’s four-day match Test skipper Virat Kohli will be the cynosure of all eyes as India A take on Australia A in the second and final four-day match beginning at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Wednesday. Kohli had requested the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to allow him to play the game as part of his preparations for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka, where playing c

Cheteshwar Pujara speaks about county stint and India career on eve of leading 'A' team against Australia 'A'
Cheteshwar Pujara speaks about county stint and India career on eve of leading 'A' team against Australia 'A'

Cheteshwar Pujara during his Yorkshire stint in April this year Cheteshwar Pujara, currently gearing up to lead India ‘A’ in two four-day matches against a strong Australia ‘A’ unit in Chennai starting on July 22, spoke about how he plans to turn around what has been a disappointing year for him so far. Dropped from the Test team on tours of Australia and Bangladesh, the technically and politically correct Pujara sai

Jul 21 2015
5 Things India need to change about their ODI strategy
5 Things India need to change about their ODI strategy

Strategies. They are funny. When they work, the captain and coach look like geniuses. When they don’t, the same set of people look like clowns. Darren ‘Boof’ Lehmann would have been mocked for his beer drinking, laidback, straight-talk, non-managerial attitude had he not turned Australia around so drastically. England almost opened a new page or rather an entirely new book defeating World Cup finalists New Zealand, at their own

Jun 30 2015
Best second-string Indian XI
Best second-string Indian XI

Pujara is reasonably a successful Indian player The unforeseen humiliation of a series loss to Bangladesh had many rummaging through names in the Indian domestic circuit for possible replacements. The regulars haven’t lived up to expectations, one of the primary reasons put forward being fatigue from the exhausting schedule. To be fair, the core group of players has been playing continually since the New Zealand tour, and their tired

Jun 29 2015
Time to form new core of pace-attack in Tests for India
Time to form new core of pace-attack in Tests for India

Where do Indian bowling attack fail? Since the Test series against Australia in 2013, India haven’t had a good run in the Tests. They were winless in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand and could only manage one victory in last 13 Test matches which is not a good sign for a number four ranked Test team. The batting unit clicked in three overseas trips, but the bowling department failed to rise to the occasion, and consequently, I

Jun 15 2015
People often misunderstand Virat Kohli's aggression: Umesh Yadav
People often misunderstand Virat Kohli's aggression: Umesh Yadav

Virat Kohli and Umesh Yadav Indian pacer Umesh Yadav said that captain Virat Kohli is a thinking cricketer and that his aggression was of the controlled variety. The 28-year-old Vidarbha quick is one of Kohli’s first choice bowlers for the ongoing Test match against Bangladesh. Yadav praised Kohli’s nature of putting the team’s interest ahead of everything else. “I am very comfortable with Virat. He always asks

Jun 11 2015
Virat Kohli indicates India will go into Bangladesh Test with five-bowler strategy
Virat Kohli indicates India will go into Bangladesh Test with five-bowler strategy

Virat Kohli to lead India in clash against fiery Bangladesh India’s new full-time Test captain Virat Kohli has stated in an interview that there is ‘every possibility’ that India will opt for a five-bowler strategy for their upcoming match against Bangladesh in Fatullah.  "I certainly believe that you need to take 20 wickets to win a Test match. Out of your batting unit, you need 2-3 people to click to

Jun 9 2015
Whether you bowl on turf or marble, you have to hit right areas: Ishant Sharma
Whether you bowl on turf or marble, you have to hit right areas: Ishant Sharma

Ishant Sharma of India bowls to Shaun Marsh of Australia during the 2014-15 Test series Kolkata, June 7: Raring to make a comeback after injury, Indian pacer Ishant Sharma on Sunday said bowling on dead wickets in Bangladesh would not be a matter of concern for him. Ishant, who made his debut in the same country in 2007, said: "I don't really look at the wicket to see if there is grass or it is a flat track. When you have a ba

Jun 7 2015
India lucky to have the pace of Umesh Yadav, Varun Aaron: Glenn McGrath
India lucky to have the pace of Umesh Yadav, Varun Aaron: Glenn McGrath

Umesh Yadav and Varun Aaron "The Pigeon", Glen McGrath, has said that India are lucky to have the likes of Umesh Yadav and Varun Aaron, fast bowlers who have the ability to bowl at speeds of 150kms despite the unfavorable conditions in the Indian subcontinent. "To be a fast bowler in India is probably as tough as it gets,” McGrath said at an event hosted by ESPNcricinfo in association with Hardys. “The

Jun 5 2015
India in good hands with Virat Kohli as Test leader: Glenn McGrath
India in good hands with Virat Kohli as Test leader: Glenn McGrath

Glenn McGrath Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) Australian fast bowling legend Glenn McGrath believes India's flamboyant batsman and Test skipper Virat Kohli is the right person to lead the team and his aggressive approach both on and off the field is a positive sign as long as he is scoring runs. "I think it is a positive. Because you want a leader who is strong, who wouldn't take a backward step, who would lead by example. But you don

Jun 1 2015