Former India leg-spinner Laxman Sivaramakrishnan picked his India all -time XI earlier today while doing commentary.He has gone for 3 out of the 5 members of the Fab 5 of Indian cricket and has picked two out of the four spinners from the famous quartet of the 70's.It reads as follows:Sunil Gavaskar(c), Virender Sehwag, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Gundappa Viswanath, Kapil Dev, MS Dhoni(wk), Anil Kumble, Javagal Srinath, Bishan Bedi, Erapalli Prasanna
After Jason Gillespie's departure from Yorkshire, it is now learnt that the players want another Australian, this time Brad Hodge to take over as the head coach of the team.
Bangladesh batsman Mohammad Ashraful will make a comeback to domestic cricket in the Walton LED 18th National Cricket League, where he will pay for the Dhaka Metro against the Dhaka Division.He was banned in 2013 for his involvement in the spot-fixing case at the Bangladesh Premier League.“Recently my father passed away so I am very upset. But I am hoping that coming back to cricket will help me to take my mind off things and recover mentally,” he said on the eve of his comeback.
The vice-president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India had written a letter to the Delhi and District Cricket Association, seeking the election of Sarandeep Singh into the selection panel of the association.Justice Mukul Mudgal,however, has squashed all talks of him being taken into the panel.“I know a letter has been written to Chetan Chauhan in this regard. Look, I had formed a panel and they had done their job. I don’t think there is any question of any change in selection panel. Right now I am waiting for the High Court verdict,” Justice Mudgal told PTI.
Fielding coach Abhay Sharma, who was part of the Indian setup during the tour to the West Indies has said that KL Rahul did practice wicket-keeping during the tour to Zimbabwe in June earlier this year.“Rahul was working hard on his keeping skills during the Zimbabwe and Caribbean tour.He understood the suggestions we gave and tries to implement them during a few practice sessions. But there is a lot of difference in keeping wickets during practice sessions and in a match," he said.
Carlos Brathwaite and Umar Akmal tried to emulate Paul Pogba, by performing the 'Dab' during the second T20I between the two sides on Saturday.Click here for more.
Zaheer Khan, one of India’s greatest fast bowlers and someone who groomed the likes of Ishant Sharma, puts emphasis on the aspect of remaining calm in the longer format and fighting it out in the middle for five days as a team.“It is a combination of temperament and skills. As I played more and more matches I would talk to more and more players. I would speak a lot to batsmen and observe the game because certain deliveries would work in particular situations.“Look at this game. The first two days were evenly balanced. India scored 300-plus and New Zealand threatened to go past that total, but the bowlers pulled it back nicely.
“That’s what Test cricket is all about. How much you stay calm, what character you show as a team and as an individual over five days,”Click here for more.