The Indian cricket team is currently in Australia for a long tour Down Under, which will feature three ODIs as many T20Is and four Tests. However, head coach Ravi Shastri conceded that Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma, both recovering from injuries, will need to reach Australia in the next few days.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli has decided to leave the Australian tour after the first test in Adelaide, in order to be present with his wife, as the pair are expecting their first child. That has created a sense of anxiety in the Indian camp, as his absence has not only created a huge hole in the side’s batting, but it also means that someone else will be leading the Indian team in whites, something that hasn’t happened in more than three years.
Team India’s limited-overs vice captain Rohit Sharma has finally opened up about the entire controversy surrounding his hamstring injury and the tour of Australia. In a interview to PTI, Rohit clarified that he was constantly in touch with BCCI over the status of his injury. Rohit, who top-scored for Mumbai Indians in the IPL 2020 final with 68, also asserted that he was always aware his injury was not series, and hence he would be able to take some part in the Australia series.
Legendary Indian former all-rounder Kapil Dev insists that swing is more important than pace even in today’s T20-dominant era. In a conversation with senior journalist Ayaz Memon on day 2 of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, Kapil added that even in IPL players have realised the importance of swing.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) on Thursday announced that the finalists for the inaugural World Test Championship will be decided on the basis of percentage of points earned by each side. The change to the ranking system was made following a recommendation by the ICC Cricket Committee, which is led by former India captain Anil Kumble.
Revenge will be on Australia's mind when they face India in a four-match Test series. The last time these two teams met Down Under, India registered their first-ever Test series win in Australia.
Revenge will be on Australia’s mind when they face India in a four-match Test series. The last time these two teams met Down Under, India registered their first-ever Test series win in Australia.
Former Aussie pacer Glenn McGrath agrees with the common view that the absence of Indian skipper Virat Kohli for a majority of the Test matches will be a massive blow for India. At the same time, the Australian legend added that it is a golden opportunity for someone else to step up.