Former England skipper Nasser Hussain said that the Indian Test team skipper Virat Kohli was pretty naive tactically during the second Test at Vizag. In his column for the Daily Mail, he wrote, "Some of Kohli's decisions on the fourth afternoon, when England’s openers were fighting hard, were strange."
"Don’t get me wrong. Kohli is still young in captaincy terms, and he will get better. He leads by example and wears his heart on his sleeve. I really enjoy the passion he shows out in the middle. But I’ve found him tactically quite naive," he added.
Nasser Hussain said that he found Kohli very defensive in his approach during England's second innings in spite of setting England a target over 400.
Despite being charged by the ICC for ball tampering, South African Test skipper Faf du Plessis has received a boost for his leadership qualities from former India and Protea coach Gary Kirsten, who has said that du Plessis has managed to keep his composure under pressure.
"He's shown real leadership ability. He seems to be a captain players are comfortable with and he's cool under pressure... He's led SA superbly."It was beautiful to see the junior players stand up when the seniors weren't firing," Kirsten said.
The Hyderabad cricket association came up with a shocking decision on Sunday after the members of the association decided to adopt the Lodha Panel recommendations and appointed an ad hoc committee to oversee the election process, which is scheduled to take place on December 24.
Arshad Ayub, president of the HCA, had called the SGM to consider the directions of the Lodha Panel to carry out necessary amendments for HCA's functioning. But the HCA had not circulated the recommendations to the members because of which most of them were unaware of the proposals.
Ayub started the meeting asking the members if they were willing to adopt the recommendations of the Lodha Panel. When the members agreed to do so, Ayub got up and walked out of the meeting along with others even as the members said it was pertinent to discuss the recommendations.
The members of the association decided to carry on with the meeting in the absence of the president as they further wanted a discussion regarding the issue.
The ICC confirmed on Monday that South African skipper Faf du Plessis' hearing regarding the ball tampering issue will take place post the Test series against the Australians. The news came in after the South African team was reluctant to accept a legal representation from Australia.
The latest decision from the South African team management means that the Protea skipper will be available for the third and final Test against the Aussies in Adelaide which starts on the 24th of this month. The hearing will take place after the series and there is a possibility that it will take place in South Africa.
The ball tampering issue has been doing the rounds over the last few days, however, the South African team and some of the former players have come in support of du Plessis.
Former Sri Lankan captain Mahela Jayawardene has said that the Bangladesh cricket team have improved tremendously, especially in the past our years and added providing opportunities for youngsters and sticking with them has them served them well.
"I think they have come a long way in the last four years. Obviously having a good Sri Lankan coaching group has helped them. It's a very steady set up. They have given lots of good opportunities to some very exciting talent and they are reaping good rewards. But you still have the nucleus of Tamim [Iqbal], Mashrafe [Bin] Mortaza, Shakib [Al Hasan], Mushfiq [ur Rahim] and Mahmudullah [Riyad].
"Some of the times you feel… like if you see in the T20 World Cup where they didn't finish matches off, that is a criticism you have in Bangladesh. That consistency is not there. That belief that they could consistently beat teams and kill the games off… even in this Test series, they should have won the first Test and they should have won the one-day series as well. So that killer instinct is lacking but that's something that will come with experience. But there is a huge rise in Bangladesh's cricket," Jayawardene said.