ICC Rankings | Rohit reaches career-best eighth rank; Ashwin, Patel also move up

ICC said that player rankings will move to a weekly updating system from March 2021 for both men and women. Opener Rohit Sharma touched his career-best eighth position in the ICC Test Batsmen’s Rankings on Sunday with a six-place jump after his impressive show in India’s 10-wicket win over England in the low-scoring third Test … Read more ICC Rankings | Rohit reaches career-best eighth rank; Ashwin, Patel also move up

Ind vs Eng third Test at Motera | Joe Root uproots middle-order; India takes 33-run lead

India lost as many as seven wickets for only 31 runs after looking solid at 114 for 3 at one stage in the game. Joe Root’s magical spell of off-breaks triggered a sudden collapse as India were caught in their own web of spin to be shot out for a meagre 145 during an exciting … Read more Ind vs Eng third Test at Motera | Joe Root uproots middle-order; India takes 33-run lead

India net session: Kohli’s men get used to swinging pink ball, swanky stadium

While Jasprit Bumrah bracing for a comeback, Ishant Sharma is on the cusp of playing his 100th Test. Captain Virat Kohli led a vigorous training session as the Indian team on Sunday looked to get used to the swinging pink ball and a swanky arena in Motera ahead of the Day/Night Test against England starting … Read more India net session: Kohli’s men get used to swinging pink ball, swanky stadium

Debate around Kohli’s Test captaincy unneeded distraction but impossible to avoid, says Pietersen

Kevin Pietersen threw his weight behind Virat Kohli, saying he is perfectly capable to lead his side to victory. Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen doesn’t see any threat to Virat Kohli’s captaincy in the foreseeable future but can understand the growing debate over it with India losing four consecutive Tests under his leadership. Under Kohli’s … Read more Debate around Kohli’s Test captaincy unneeded distraction but impossible to avoid, says Pietersen

Ind vs Eng first Test in Chennai | Reverse swing was huge for us, says James Anderson

Anderson’s excellent mid-morning three-wicket burst blew away the Indian middle-order before the hosts were bundled out for 192. Reverse swing was a huge factor, said veteran fast bowler James Anderson, the master of the craft, who used it to deadly effect in England’s 227-run demolition of India in the opening Test here on Tuesday. Anderson’s … Read more Ind vs Eng first Test in Chennai | Reverse swing was huge for us, says James Anderson

Body language and intensity was not up to mark, no excuses, says Virat Kohli

Kohli also felt that India did not put enough pressure on England and leaked way too many runs. The body language and intensity were not up to the mark, said a disappointed India skipper Virat Kohli, counting the many errors his team committed in the massive 227-run loss to a “more professional and consistent” England … Read more Body language and intensity was not up to mark, no excuses, says Virat Kohli

India slips to 4th position, England brightens WTC final prospects

India will now be looking to win at least two of the remaining three matches. India on Tuesday slipped to fourth position in the World Test Championship rankings after their 227-run defeat to England in the opening Test in Chennai as the visitors kept alive their hopes of making the final of the inaugural event. … Read more India slips to 4th position, England brightens WTC final prospects

It would be a blessing if I ever open batting in Tests, says Washington Sundar

One of the heroes of India’s epic triumph in Brisbane, Washington Sundar spoke about the head coach’s influence on him. Coach Ravi Shastri’s dressing room stories of grit and determination work as a tonic for young Washington Sundar, who is ready for any challenge even if it means opening the batting for India in Test … Read more It would be a blessing if I ever open batting in Tests, says Washington Sundar

I can be called a bowling all-rounder, I can bat, says Shardul Thakur

Thakur snared seven wickets and was India’s top scorer in the first innings of the Brisbane Test. India won the series 2-1. It was a debut over two years after his actual debut and Shardul Thakur says he took a quantum leap from being just a fast bowler to a bowling all-rounder with his impactful … Read more I can be called a bowling all-rounder, I can bat, says Shardul Thakur

Winning over Aussie crowd was Shardul Thakur’s inspiration behind gritty knock

Thakur (67) joined hands with debutant Washington Sundar (62) for a combative 123-run seventh wicket stand. When Shardul Thakur stepped out to bat on Sunday, rescuing India from a precarious 186/6 was not the only target on his mind as he was also keen to impress the Australian crowd after being told how “rewarding” it … Read more Winning over Aussie crowd was Shardul Thakur’s inspiration behind gritty knock