Indian pacers played big role in winning Tests at home, show data

Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav and Ishant Sharma have been instrumental in India’s emphatic wins in Tests matches at home over the last one month. Not only are they among the world’s best fast-bowlers in the last three years, they have helped clinch a perfect win record so far for India in Tests at home in … Read moreIndian pacers played big role in winning Tests at home, show data

Respect for TN has returned: Senthilnathan

In the doldrums last season, Tamil Nadu is back this year. The transformation has been striking. “From everyone I spoke to, this much was clear — respect for Tamil Nadu as a powerhouse in domestic cricket has returned,” said selection panel chief M. Senthilnathan to The Hindu on Monday. The side bucked the odds to … Read moreRespect for TN has returned: Senthilnathan

India-A wins the under-19 BCCI Challenger Trophy

India-A scored a 43-run win over India-B in the final of the BCCI Challenger Trophy (under-19) one-day cricket tournament here. Batting first, India-A scored 304/8 with Sai Sudarshan (74) and Arjun Murthy (47) being the main contributors. In reply, India-B was bowled out for 261 in 46.2 overs. The scores: Final: India-A 304/8 in 50 … Read moreIndia-A wins the under-19 BCCI Challenger Trophy

Priyam Garg to lead India’s U-19 squad against Afghanistan

Mumbai left-hander Yashasvi Jaiswal, who recently hit a double century in the Vijay Hazare Trophy, headlined a strong India U-19 squad that will take on Afghanistan in the first two games of the five-match one day series. The Indian team, led by Priyam Garg, is preparing for next year’s U-19 World Cup and various combinations … Read morePriyam Garg to lead India’s U-19 squad against Afghanistan

Mayank’s attacking game opens door for selection in limited overs series against West Indies

Mayank Agarwal’s attacking game in Tests could open the door for his selection in India’s limited overs squads for the assignments against West Indies next month. There is a school of thought that Agarwal could be an option, preferably for the three-match ODI series against the West Indies in December, in case vice-captain Rohit Sharma … Read moreMayank’s attacking game opens door for selection in limited overs series against West Indies

IND vs BAN | Arun lauds Umesh’s character, Ishant’s experience, Shami’s seam position

An extremely skilful bunch with each speed merchant bringing in a different facet makes the current Indian pace unit best in the world, feels team’s bowling coach Bharath Arun. In another fabulous fast bowling performance without injured pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah, the Indian troika of Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami collected 14 wickets … Read moreIND vs BAN | Arun lauds Umesh’s character, Ishant’s experience, Shami’s seam position

Rajat Sharma resigns as DDCA president, CEO and two Cricket Advisory Committee members also quit

Senior journalist Rajat Sharma on Saturday resigned from the post of president of Delhi and Districts Cricket Association (DDCA), citing his inability to continue amidst “various pulls and pressures” within the organisation. Mr. Sharma’s nearly 20-month tenure was a tumultuous one, with his public differences with general secretary Vinod Tihara, who enjoys a fair amount … Read moreRajat Sharma resigns as DDCA president, CEO and two Cricket Advisory Committee members also quit

Yashasvi ton does the trick

Yashasvi Jaiswal’s century (108, 100b) helped India-A score a seven-wicket win over India-C in the BCCI Challenger Trophy (under-19) one-day cricket tournament here on Friday. In another match, India-B recorded a two-wicket win over Nepal. The scores: Nepal 210 in 49.5 overs (Rit Gautam 84, Divyansh Joshi 3/54) lost to India-B 211/8 in 46.3 overs … Read moreYashasvi ton does the trick

The pitch wasn’t unplayable: Mominul Haque

Mominul Haque was in the line of fire on Thursday, on and off the field. Despite a forgettable debut as Test captain, he tried his best to put on a brave front during the post-match media interaction. He owned up the decision to bat first on a peppy Holkar Stadium pitch against the odds, then … Read moreThe pitch wasn’t unplayable: Mominul Haque

We are not under any pressure, says Mominul

Mominul Haque, on the cusp of becoming Bangladesh’s 11th Test captain, has perhaps the biggest challenge in his country’s two-decade stint in the longest format. But rather than putting his team under pressure, the 28-year-old stressed on the series against invincible India as an opportunity for his young outfit. “We are not under any pressure. … Read moreWe are not under any pressure, says Mominul

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