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Bhuvneshwar Kumar

‘If Bhuvneshwar is listening to this, my only request is…’: Sreesanth makes massive T20 World Cup claim on India pacer

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.

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Tim Paine's mysterious comment after camera captures questionable Siraj-Jadeja moment in IND vs AUS 1st Test - Watch

The TV broadcast captured Jadeja and Siraj together, with footage suggesting that something was exchanged between the two, however, with no clear evidence.

India's Ravindra Jadeja celebrates his fifth wicket, after the dismissal of Australia's Peter Handscomb (not pictured) during the first day of the first Test cricket match between India and Australia at the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium in Nagpur on February 9, 2023. (Photo by Indranil MUKHERJEE / AFP) / IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE

Ravindra Jadeja gives strong reply to Nagpur pitch critics after ripping apart Australia on Day 1 of 1st Test

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.

Miandad launched a scathing attack on the BCCI over their stance against touring Pakistan for the Asia Cup

'Do you know what hell means?': Javed Miandad clarifies bombshell statement against BCCI over India's Asia Cup stance

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.

Ravindra Jadeja clean bowled Steve Smith

Watch: Jadeja dismantles Smith's stumps with cracker, leaves Labuschagne distraught in India vs Australia 1st Test

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

What role debutant KS Bharat played in Usman Khawaja's dismissal? Dinesh Karthik gives delightful insight on-air

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.

Former cricket captain Sourav Ganguly

'Australia? They couldn't believe what India were doing to them...': Ganguly fires salvo recalling historic series

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.

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.

Watch: Suryakumar Yadav beams with pride as Shastri hands debut Test cap to India star before BGT opener vs Australia

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.

Steve Smith and Virat Kohli

'That's the main goal for me': Steve Smith opens up on competition with Kohli, points out Virat's biggest strength

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.

KL Rahul; Mohammad Azharuddin; Shubman Gill

'Sure, Rahul is vice-captain. But...': Azharuddin's fiery verdict settles 'KL vs Shubman Gill' debate ahead of 1st Test

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.

KL Rahul during a training session

‘He should be an automatic choice for 1st Test vs Australia’: Gavaskar says ‘bold calls must be taken’ with India’s XI

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.

Kapil Dev picks between KL Rahul and Shubman Gill for the 1st India vs Australia Test

'In that case, you might as well not play him...': Kapil Dev's eye-opener on Gill vs Rahul for India vs Australia Test

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 shared a video on Instagram, where he can be seen driving a tractor

Watch: MS Dhoni breaks the internet in never seen 'desi' avatar, posts video of driving tractor in Ranchi farm

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.

Sachin Tendulkar hits back after Australia accuse India of ‘doctoring’ Nagpur pitch

'When we go there, we don't…': Sachin Tendulkar after Australia accuse India of 'doctoring' Nagpur pitch

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.

Ian Chappell feels ex-players have lost their minds if they think Australia will beat India

'It's a pretty silly thing to say': Chappell roasts ex-players for believing 'Australia are favourites' to beat India

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.

Former Indian head coach Shastri has come up with a jaw-dropping scoreline prediction for the Australia Test series

'I've been on 2 tours of Australia and I know...': Ravi Shastri’s jaw-dropping scoreline prediction for IND vs AUS BGT

Ravi Shastri, who masterminded India's twin Test series triumphs over Australia, has come up with a jaw-dropping scoreline prediction for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

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