Test cricket may be struggling for survival as the empty seats in Ahmedabad would testify but the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) looks confident of a good turnout for the second Test between India and England starting at the Wankhede Stadium on Friday, Firoz Mirza reports.
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni today credited the bowlers for his team's nine-wicket victory over England in the opening cricket Test here, saying that the spinners put in a lot of hard work on a wicket that did not offer much turn.
Indian opener Gautam Gambhir, who was in Delhi on the fourth day of the first cricket Test against England after his grandmother's demise, was not on the field when play on the final day of the match commenced here today.
Not assured of victory in the first Test after England's dramatic fight-back, India pacer Umesh Yadav on Sunday said the home team's bowlers would have to put in a lot of effort on the final day on a pitch that has become flat.
In the build-up to the India-England series, R Ashwin, the lanky off-spinner from Chennai, was billed as the trump card for India to avenge the 0-4 thrashing they suffered in England last year. Firoz Mirza
Three centuries in his first three Tests as captain, Alastair Cook couldn't have asked for a better start to his career in England's leadership role.
India opener Gautam Gambhir on Sunday flew back to Delhi before commencement of the fourth day's play in the first Test against England following the death of his grandmother.
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar lashed out at England's Jonathan Trott, saying the player "breached the spirit of cricket" by refusing to acknowledge that he had not cleanly taken a catch on the opening day of the first Test.
Like any other cricket fan in the country, she also loves the game. However, she has never been the sort who would go all out to watch her favourite cricketer in action. Firoz Mirza reports.
Like with most classical stuff, the beauty of the art was so captivating that it lingered on in the mind of all those who were privileged to watch Cheteshwar Pujara's double hundred today. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.
International news agencies on Thursday decided to boycott the high-profile Test series between India and England which began in Ahmedabad to protest against the restrictions imposed by the BCCI on some photo agencies covering the tour.
India and England will be without the services of fast bowlers Ishant Sharma and Steven Finn when they open a four-Test series in Ahmedabad tomorrow.
Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Wednesday praised his spin trump card Ravichandra Ashwin for the variations in his bowling and said that the youngster should use his off-breaks as his stock delivery.
International news agencies, including AFP, warned today they may be forced to suspend coverage of the Test cricket series between India and England to protest restrictions imposed by authorities.
Ravichandran Ashwin has progressed by leaps and bounds since his Test debut in November last year. And since his successful transition from limited overs cricket, the off-spinner has been a vital cog in India’s plans at home. Firoz Mirza