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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

Jul 28 2015
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

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
RCB all-rounder Wiese praises Kohli's leadership skills
RCB all-rounder Wiese praises Kohli's leadership skills

Wiese called Kohli a forward thinking captain Mumbai, May 9 (IANS) Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) all-rounder David Wiese on Saturday heaped praise on skipper Virat Kohli for his leadership qualities, describing him as a forward thinking captain who trusts his guts and goes by his instincts. RCB face home side Mumbai Indians in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter here on Sunday. "I think Virat has been an outstanding captain.

May 9 2015
Video: #RCBInsider in conversation with Varun Aaron
Video: #RCBInsider in conversation with Varun Aaron

The #RCBInsider is back with his second show of the season and this time he talks to Indian pace bowler Varun Aaron. The Jharkhand pacer requests commentators to stop calling him ‘Arun’ and reiterates that his name is spelt and pronounced as ‘Aaron’. Mr. Nags, as the Insider calls himself, then challenges Aaron to a game of book cricket and the latter happily obliges. The match is pretty one-sided as Mr. Nags eases t

Apr 27 2015
Planned to get wickets early, that's what happened: RCB pacer Varun Aaron
Planned to get wickets early, that's what happened: RCB pacer Varun Aaron

Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Varun Aaron New Delhi, April 26: Awarded man of the match for his excellent bowling, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) pacer Varun Aaron on Sunday said his team had set a target to take early wickets and everything went as planned in their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter against Delhi Daredevils. With RCB pacers Mitchell Starc (3/20), Aaron (2/24) and David Wiese (2/18) bowling their hearts out

Apr 27 2015
Most balanced side we are playing: Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli
Most balanced side we are playing: Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) After a thumping 10-wicket win over Delhi Daredevils, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli on Sunday said the current RCB squad was the most balanced one in terms of both batting and bowling. RCB pacers Mitchell Starc (3/20), Varun Aaron (2/24) and David Wiese (2/18) bowled their hearts out to skittle out Daredevils for a meagre 95 in just 18.2 overs. In reply, Chris Gayle (62 off 40

Apr 27 2015
IPL: Chris Gayle dropped, Royal Challengers Bangalore fans shocked
IPL: Chris Gayle dropped, Royal Challengers Bangalore fans shocked

Gayle was dropped from the RCB lineup for the first time in a home game Bengaluru, April 22 (IANS) Hundreds of die-hard fans of Chris Gayle, the dashing opener of host team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), were shocked to learn that their hero would not play against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Wednesday night in the IPL-8 tie at the Chinnaswamy stadium here. When the team for the game was announced after the toss and the names were dis

Apr 22 2015
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