Having fully recovered from injury, South Africa speedster Lungi Ngidi is keen to get into the groove before he joins the senior Test team to take on India.
While Shubman Gill narrowly missed out on a century, Karun Nair continued to impress to put India A in a position of strength on Day one of the first unofficial Test against South Africa A.
Led by a new captain, South Africa could hand out at least two caps; India likely to pick Dhawan over Rahul
After his match-winning contribution with the ball in Under-19 Asia Cup final, Atharva Ankolekar has been named in Mumbai’s squad for the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Shubman Gill struck 12 fours and a six before getting out eight runs short of a century. This is the second time he has missed out on the three-figure mark, having scored 90 in the first match at Thiruvananthapuram.
BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) chief Ajit Singh feels that the bookies or fixers would never waste their time in trying to approach top stars like a Virat Kohli or MS Dhoni.
Pant knows what he’s trying to do when he takes a risk. New batting coach Vikram Rathour believes the wicketkeeper-batsman has to only hone his game plans.
India’s reserve opener made 92 to further establish his red-ball credentials; Nair ended the day unbeaten on 78
While Dhawan is not in the scheme of things as far as the longer format is considered, Saini wasn’t picked for the series against Proteas.
While Anderson has picked up 575 wickets, Broad has scalped 467 wickets in his Test career. However, both are reaching the tail-end of their careers and Vaughan believes it would be better if England manage them smartly.
Indian cricket team batting coach Vikram Rathour backed Rishabh Pant and said that he needs to understand the difference between fearless cricket and careless cricket.
Bangar was associated with the team for five years and hence, it is quite natural for Rathour to take some time before establishing rapport with the Indian players.
The T20I series will be followed by the World Test Championship, but de Kock made it clear that for now, the team is looking only at winning the T20I series.
The T20 World Cup is more than 12 months away but India captain Virat Kohli has already detailed his plans and expectations from the youngsters in the side.
The first match between India and South Africa was abandoned due to rain. Proteas skipper said that the match getting called off was not ideal as every game is crucial heading into next year’s T20 World Cup in Australia.
As far as the pitch is concerned, it is expected to be an absolute batting paradise. Mohali has always been known as a high-scoring venue in Twenty20s.
While legendary batsman Sachin Tendulkar recalled PM Modi’s clean India mission that has been an ‘inspiration’ to millions, India captain Virat Kohli wished the Prime Minister success in his pursuit of achieving his missions for the country.
The lanky fast bowler is making all the right noises – he was impressive in the T20I series against West Indies, was held back for the Test series to train with the squad and is certainly getting everyone excited around Indian cricket.
Speaking about the MS Dhoni-debate, Ganguly said that the decision should be left to the two people who matter the most – Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni.
With the first T20 tie against South Africa at Dharamsala rained off, India go into the Mohali game on Wednesday with one eye on wanting to win the now two-match series and another on trying to find the formula that can give Kohli and Co the world titl…