India wrapped up a series victory over Ireland on Tuesday, but it was far from straightforward, with the hosts only losing by 4 runs and taking a 226-run chase right to the last ball. The Irish batters made a strong account of themselves right from the top, earning plaudits from all over the cricketing fraternity, in what was a memorable performance despite the loss.
The Pakistan Cricket Board had organised the exhibition match between Pakistan Super League (PSL) sides Quetta Gladiators and Peshawar Zalmi after pressure from Baloch fans that Quetta also get the status of a PSL venue. Babar Azam leads Zalmi while the Gladiatiors are led by former Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed.
The visitors have chosen not to play a tour game, preferring instead to train in their facilities with doctored pitches to mimic the spinning conditions that will be found in India. The decision has caused a stir.
Virat Kohli and incumbent India captain Rohit Sharma have been two stalwarts of modern era cricket, each a genius in their own way. For long have experts and veteran cricketers, along with fans, discussed who is the better batter between the two, but the debate continues. However, veteran Pakistan pacer Sohail Khan gave a staggering explanation in giving his verdict on the the long-standing debate as he sided with Rohit.
The former Pakistan captain made a rather unusual remark on Virat Kohli as the Team India star gears up for a return to Test cricket against Australia.
Hanuma Vihari batted with a fractured wrist during the quarter-final of the Ranji Trophy against Madhya Pradesh earlier this week.
Umar Akmal had a rather blunt remark when he was asked about his brother Kamran's appointment in the PCB selection committee.
Harbhajan Singh came up with a cryptic response to Australia using Ravichandran Ashwin's doppelganger to prepare for the upcoming four-Test series against India.
The Pakistan speedster didn't mince his words as he talked about the comparisons with Umran Malik.
The result of the tied T20 World Cup match between India and Pakistan was ascertained by a bowl-out, and Virender Sehwag was picked as India's first bowler in the lineup.
Amid all the talk about how Indian spinners can threaten the Aussie line-up, a former India cricketer has served Rohit Sharma and Co. a brutal reminder in highlighting their major flaw.
Suresh Raina explained his decision to retire right after MS Dhoni called time on his international career on August 15, 2020.
'He shouldn't be asked to come down the order': Ex-selector picks between KL Rahul, Shubman Gill for opening Test slot
The Pakistan pacer picked a five-wicket haul against India in the 2015 World Cup match. However, for the bowler, neither Kohli nor then skipper MS Dhoni, were his toughest dismissals.
Injured Ashwin and Hanuma Vihari had pulled off an epic heist in Sydney in the 2020/21 series against Australia. And although the two are largely credited for the one India's greatest draws, fast bowler Shardul Thakur too has hands in the win, without even rolling his arms.
Test series wins in India have been rare to come by for Australia, with their last win coming back in 2004/05 and that was also just their fourth victory in the country overall. It was also their first series win in India since 1969/70.