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Pujara Praises Pandya
Hardik Pandya's heroics with bat and ball are allowing India to just about cling on to the Test. Others need to follow suit if India are to turn the tables on SA
Kohli and Company Step into the Whirlwind
India the current No. 1 Test side by a large margin, have had a dream run in Test cricket starting with the tour to Bangladesh in 2014-15. Their dominance has been stunning. 21 wins and only 2 losses studded across 9 consecutive series wins, where they beat every team including South Africa, Australia, England, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, West Indies, and Bangladesh. In the process Virat Kohli is now the Only captain in Test history to have lost less than 10% of his matches. Having lost only 3 out of his 32 Tests. Not Steve Waugh, not Don Bradman, not Ricky Ponting, not Clive Lloyd, and certainly not Steve Smith who has lost nearly one third of the matches he has captained can match his record currently. But Team India and Kohli himself are about to be Tested like they haven't been in a long while.
India to Host Afghanistan For Debut Test Match
Afghanistan will play its first Test match against the current World No. 1 side who will host them. Great way to debut in Test cricket.
Squads for T20Is v. Sri Lanka and Tests v. South Africa
BCCI selectors seemed to be keen on inducting youngsters and rewarding performers for the T20I series agains Sri Lanka. A lot of new and deserving names are included. For the Test team to South Africa it is on expected lines... the only real surprise is the recall of Parthiv Patel as back-up keeper and opener. Jasprit Bumrah has been knocking on the Test door for a while.
Squads for Delhi Test and ODI Series Announced
The BCCI announced the squads for the 3rd Test against Sri Lanka starting in New Delhi on December 2, 2017 and the squad for the ODI series following. Not sure if the ODI squad is the same as the squad for T20Is. Also, Virat Kohli has been rested from the ODIs and Rohit Sharma is going to lead India in the shorter format.
India's "Goofy" Paintal Hangs Up His Boots
When Ashish Nehra made his international debut back in 1998, Kuldeep Yadav, India’s mystery spinner was just four. The lanky bowler burst onto the scene with a not-so-smooth action, but the one that sent the ball at high pace. When he traveled outside, his pace combined with swing, making life difficult for the batsmen. Eighteen years since he debuted, Nehra underwent over 10 surgeries owing to that action but not once did he compromise on pace. At his fastest he touched 150 kmph, and along with Zaheer Khan, Javagal Srinath, and Ajit Agarkar who could all top 145 kmph... was part of the emerging fast bowling culture that now sees India with a plethora of quick men who can give it back with the best...
Hanuma Vihari Slams Triple Century for Andhra Pradesh
India's Premier First Class Tournament is heating up... here is a round up of Round Three.
You Again?! Redux
The ever money hungry BCCI has conjured up another Test series instead of allowing Indian players to participate fully in the Ranji Trophy, the premiere domestic First Class tournament. What will this achieve? India need to prepare for the more daunting challenge of facing South Africa in South Africa around the turn of the new year... This series doesn't seem to fit the bill. The only positive will be that Lanka having just swept Pakistan in UAE will not come in as the total no-hopers the shellacking they took from India in Lanka threatend to make them. Anyway here is the schedule of matches
Dinesh Karthik Leads India Red to Duleep Trophy
MS Washington Sundar (11 wickets in the match) and Vijay Gohil (eight wickets in the match) bowled India Red to a 163-run win the Duleep Trophy, 2017 final against India Blue. After setting India Blue a mammoth 393-run target, Sundar, who had also chipped in with the bat (88 and 42), returned to claim six for 87 in the second innings. His spin partner Gohil took three wickets in India Blue’s second innings as they bowled the side out for 229 with a day to spare.
Kohli: Results More Important Than Landmarks
The Indian captain is leading the team to new heights with his singular focus on results and an "un-Indian" attitude towards personal landmarks.
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