Team India’s preparations for the upcoming T20 World Cup are on a full throttle; the side recently defeated Australia 2-1 in a three-match T20I series, making a strong comeback after facing a four-wicket defeat in the first match. It was a statement of intent from Rohit Sharma and his men but the team management does have a cause of worry even as the side lifted the trophy on Sunday; Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s poor form.
The TV broadcast captured Jadeja and Siraj together, with footage suggesting that something was exchanged between the two, however, with no clear evidence.
Jadeja dismissed the hue and cry over the Nagpur pitch being a 'doctored' one or a 'rank-turner' and said the pitch actually was slower and had less bounce than a lot of other Indian Test venues.
Pakistan legend Javed Miandad has issued a clarification after his recent dig at the BCCI became the talk of the town. Miandad launched a scathing attack on the BCCI over their stance against touring Pakistan for the Asia Cup.
Jadeja reserved his best for Australia's best batter in this condition - Steve Smith. In the last ball of the 42nd over, Jadeja got one to go straight with the arm and rattle Smith's stumps, leaving Labuschagne distraught in the dressing room.
Dinesh Karthik, who was mighty impressed with KS Bharat, provided a delightful insight into how the wicketkeeper assisted captain Rohit Sharma with the decision-making.
As the India and Australia start another chapter in their glorious history with the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2023 starting in Nagpur on Thursday, former India captain Sourav Ganguly recalled fond memories of the historic series that has become a part of Indian cricket's folklore.
World No.1 T20I batter Suryakumar and Indian wicketkeeper-batter KS Bharat made their respective Test debuts in the series opener of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy on Thursday. Former India head coach Ravi Shastri handed the debut caps to SKY and Bharat ahead of the 1st Test at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur.
The series will also see a healthy competition between two modern era greats - Virat Kohli and Steve Smith, who would look to stamp their authority on the field right from the word go.
Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin had a no-nonsense verdict on the debate over Shubman Gill and KL Rahul ahead of the opening Test of the series against Australia.
Ahead of the clash there has been plenty of discussion on India's playing XI, with many arguing Shubman Gill should be considered over KL Rahul, who is returning after a break due to personal reasons.
On the eve of the series opener, Rohit did nothing to help ease the media and fans' suspense, adding further to the mystery of India's Playing XI. But while the team combinations present several puzzled, the one toss-up which everyone is extremely invested emotionally is between Gill and KL Rahul.
MS Dhoni surprised his fans in a never seen ‘desi’ avatar as the former India captain was seen driving a tractor to plough his farm, which is located at the outskirts of his hometown Ranchi.
Ahead of the series opener, which will be played in Nagpur on Thursday, Australia have made some serious allegations regarding the pitch, accusing the hosts of 'doctoring' it to produce rank turners.
Former captain Ian Chappell though feels such claims are 'silly' and that the players and media cannot be further from reality given how bullish India have been playing at home, ransacking touring teams over the year. Since losing to England in 2012, India have been undefeated at home and Chappell reckons the streak is only going to extend.