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India 'A' coach Rahul Dravid defends Virat Kohli
India 'A' coach Rahul Dravid defends Virat Kohli

Dravid and Kohli during India A practice session Indian Test team captain Virat Kohli may have not been at his best in the recent Test match against Australia 'A' but he has surely impressed Rahul Dravid with his commitment towards cricket. Former Indian skipper Dravid, as reported in Cricbuzz, said that Kohli is keen on improving and is working hard at the nets. "Virat had not played for over a month before coming here. I thi

Aug 2 2015
Virat Kohli excited about Sri Lanka tour, says he won't change his approach as batsman
Virat Kohli excited about Sri Lanka tour, says he won't change his approach as batsman

Kohli says he will continue to bat the way he has always done. Virat Kohli is set to lead the Indian team in his first full-fledged series as Test skipper and is excited about the challenge facing his young side. Speaking to bcci.tv, Kohli also opened up on his decision to play for India A and has picked the players he believes will make a big impact in Sri Lanka.  "It's basically my first full assignment as Test captain. In

Aug 1 2015
Australia A hammer India A by 10 wickets, win series 1-0
Australia A hammer India A by 10 wickets, win series 1-0

Steven O’Keefe picked up the key wickets for Australia A including the dismissal of Virat Kohli in the second innings Chennai, Aug 1  Australia hammered India A by 10 wickets on the fourth day of the second and final four-day cricket match to pocket the series 1-0 at the M.A. Chidambaram stadium here on Saturday. India ended Friday's play at 267/6 in their second innings, a lead of only 53 runs. And they needed a huge effort

Aug 1 2015
India 'A' squads announced for series against Australia 'A' and South Africa 'A'
India 'A' squads announced for series against Australia 'A' and South Africa 'A'

22-year-old Unmukt Chand has garnered success for India at all junior levels The India A squad has been announced for the upcoming one-day triangular series featuring the A teams of South Africa and Australia, as well as the squad for the four-day Tests against South Africa A that follows. Delhi batsman Unmukt Chand has been named captain of the limited-overs side, and Ambati Rayudu will be leading the team in the longer format. Chand had

Aug 1 2015
Kohli working on the sweep shot ahead of Sri Lankan tour
Kohli working on the sweep shot ahead of Sri Lankan tour

Virat usually doesn’t play the sweep shot Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli has been working on the sweep shot with his childhood coach ahead of the Sri Lankan tour, reports TOI. The prolific right-hander doesn’t usually play the sweep shot against the spinners, but has understood the significance of having it up his armoury considering India will be playing a lot of Test Cricket now in the sub-continent.  "His batting i

Virat Kohli - Indian Cricket's true warrior
Virat Kohli - Indian Cricket's true warrior

A few failures and we mock him Cricket is a cruel sport,  one day you are hailed as a champion and the other day you are brought to ground zero. Few poor outings and the fans go crazy. We perceive our cricketers to be electronically controlled bots who have to perform in every single match. It is too harsh, it is indeed. Seldom have we seen a commitment that Virat Kohli has shown right from the start of his cricketing career. Not only

Jul 31 2015
Team India to travel to Sri Lanka without WAGS
Team India to travel to Sri Lanka without WAGS

Kohli with Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma during IPL opening ceremony The Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) has taken a decision on not allowing the wives and girlfriends (WAGS) of Indian cricketers for the upcoming Sri Lanka tour, reports ibnlive.com. India team haven't played a single Test after the Bangladesh series which happened a month back. The board said that players had enough time with their families during a mont

Jul 31 2015
5 Indian players who got a lot of backing when they were going through a bad phase
5 Indian players who got a lot of backing when they were going through a bad phase

'There is a tide in the affairs of men' is one of the most famous sayings of Brutus from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. Good fortune does not last long and for some, the unpredictability of human life makes it a glorious gamble just to stay alive. One of the biggest reasons of popularity of sports in human culture is because it is at best a metaphor for the human condition. And then there is cricket - the game, as they say, of glorious

Jul 31 2015
Does Raina deserve another shot in Tests?
Does Raina deserve another shot in Tests?

Raina should be given a chance to prove his game "I have not been given enough chances to prove my calibre as a Test cricketer. You can't judge a player on the basis of just one match after a hectic series of one-day and T20 games. I am not asking for five Test matches to prove myself. Give me two-three games. And if I don't perform, drop me forever," Raina said recently. There is no doubt that he is one of the best I

Jul 31 2015
Australia A in driver's seat against India A
Australia A in driver's seat against India A

Bancroft scored 150 to stable Australia’s innings Chennai, July 30 (IANS) Based on a brilliant and patient 150 from opening batsman Cameron Bancroft, Australia A ended the second day's play at 329/9 to take a 194-run first innings lead over India A in the second and last four-day cricket match being played at the M.A. Chidambaram stadium here on Thursday. Resuming the day at 43 for no loss, the visitors batted the whole day to tak

Jul 30 2015
Australia A bowl out India A for 135
Australia A bowl out India A for 135

Gurinder Sandhu (C) picked 3 wickets Chennai, July 29 (IANS) The first day of the second and final four-day first-class cricket match against Australia A turned out to be quite dismal for India A, who were bowled out for a meagre 135 at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Wednesday. At stumps, Australia A were batting at 43 for no loss with openers Cameron Bancroft and Usman Khawaja unbeaten on 24 and 13, trailing India A by 92 runs. It w

Jul 29 2015
Ashton Agar is excited to play against Virat Kohli
Ashton Agar is excited to play against Virat Kohli

Agar has played two Test matches for Australian national side Australia A player Ashton Agar said as reported by The Free Press Journal (FPJ) that everyone is excited in the Aussies dugout about Virat Kohli playing in the final four-day Test match against them in Chennai. Indian Test team captain Kohli took special permission from the Board of Control for Cricket in India to play in the India A match ahead of the Sri Lanka tour. “We d

Jul 29 2015
5 things India should do to win a Test series in Sri Lanka after two decades
5 things India should do to win a Test series in Sri Lanka after two decades

Sri Lanka has been one of the toughest places for India to win in the last few years. The Sri Lankans, proverbial tigers at home, are very difficult to beat in their own backyard and will start as firm favourites against India in the Test series. India have enjoyed sporadic success in Test matches in the recent past and there are quite a few areas they will have to work on if they are to improve. The sight of batsmen scoring big runs to help the

Jul 28 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

Jul 28 2015
The making of Captain Kohli
The making of Captain Kohli

Virat Kohli after being dismissed. Adelaide, 2014. December 2014. Peak Summer in Melbourne. Pleasant temperature. Glorious sunshine all over the city. It was against this kind of a backdrop that India and Australia took the field in the Boxing Day Test, the third in a series of four. Australia were leading 2-0. It was not fair, the scoreline. Not fair at all. India had lost but they were not beaten. One shot had made the difference. 2

Jul 28 2015
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