India’s Test series in Sri Lanka starting next week will mark the farewell of Kumar Sangakkara, the all-time great who redefined the notion of an all-rounder. Sangakkara’s wicketkeeping has been second to none in an era that also belonged to Australia’s Adam Gilchrist and India’s Mahendra Singh Dhoni, although his feats as a top-order batsman put him on a different plane.
The tour was supposed to showcase all its might and superior strength which would have cemented Ravi Shastri's claims for a long-term contract as its Team Director and provide steel to the argument that the two-captain theory is a workable arrangement.
After pulling of a thrilling win over Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in their previous game, an upbeat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) would look to seal a play-off berth by beating laggards Delhi Daredevils in their last league match of the IPL cricket tournament here on Sunday.
Village-level IPL-style cricket leagues are mushrooming across rural India, with matches played on clearings in fields, local landlords and small businessmen acting as sponsors, and teams sporting unique logos and uniforms.
Veteran spinner Daniel Vettori returned home to New Zealand on Tuesday and confirmed what he had hinted at last week - the Cricket World Cup final against Australia was his last match for New Zealand.
The BCCI on Thursday tried to put to rest the controversy surrounding cricketer Virat Kohli's abusive behaviour with a Hindustan Times journalist after the Indian cricket team's training session in Perth on Tuesday.