The way Root handled himself throughout his knock was a great learning experience: Sangakkara

After notching up a double century in the series opener, Root continued his brilliant run by hitting 186 in the second Test to lift his side from a spot of bother. In awe of Joe Root’s performance in the ongoing series against Sri Lanka, Kumara Sangakkara said the way the England Test skipper handled himself … Read more The way Root handled himself throughout his knock was a great learning experience: Sangakkara

Playing while staying in bubble not sustainable for players: Faf du Plessis

He is in Pakistan to represent South Africa in a two-match Test series and three T20 Internationals South African veteran Faf du Plessis reckons playing cricket while staying in a bio-secure bubble for months could soon become a “major challenge” for players and is not sustainable in the long run. Cricketers have to follow strict … Read more Playing while staying in bubble not sustainable for players: Faf du Plessis

Fifty years, not out: Glory at the Gabba can be traced to the coming of age of Indian cricket in 1971

What is Indian cricket’s coming-of-age moment? 1983 would be up there — colour television had just arrived in urban India; we saw Kapil Dev lift the Prudential Cup — but many would remember the twin overseas series wins in the West Indies and England. Underconfident India, all of 50 years ago, wasn’t a $2.8 trillion … Read more Fifty years, not out: Glory at the Gabba can be traced to the coming of age of Indian cricket in 1971

Data | Beginner’s pluck: winning at the Gabba with the least experience

After the end of the fourth Test, India’s bowlers — Siraj, Natarajan, Thakur, Sundar, and Saini — had a combined average Test match experience of 1.6 matches When the Indian cricket team entered the field for the final Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy 2020 at Brisbane’s Gabba its pace spearhead, Mohammed Siraj, had played in … Read more Data | Beginner’s pluck: winning at the Gabba with the least experience

India have left me with egg on my face, says Vaughan after wrong prediction

Former England captain Michael Vaughan on Wednesday said he was left with egg on his face after his prediction of an Australian whitewash of India in the just-concluded Test series went horribly wrong. Vaughan had earlier predicted that India will be whitewashed 4-0 in the Test series after the visitors lost the first Test in … Read more India have left me with egg on my face, says Vaughan after wrong prediction

Hanuma Vihari returns with mixed feelings

Hanuma Vihari, who was involved in a magnificent match-saving partnership with R. Ashwin in the third Test at Sydney of the just-concluded Australian series, says he has mixed emotions. “I feel happy and proud to (have) been involved in a stand with Ashwin which saved the Test for India and kept its hopes alive in … Read more Hanuma Vihari returns with mixed feelings

Australian media hails India’s historic Test series win | Cricket News – Times of India

BRISBANE: The Australian media on Tuesday hailed India’s stupendous Test series win, terming it as one of the finest come from-behind victories, with the Adelaide debacle culminating into “Indian summer” at the Gabba. An injury-ravaged India beat Australia by three wickets in the series-deciding fourth Test here, a month after the Adelaide debacle where the … Read more Australian media hails India’s historic Test series win | Cricket News – Times of India

Still want to lead Australia, making WTC final still achievable: Paine

Brisbane: After stumbling to a 2-1 series loss against India, Australia skipper Tim Paine on Tuesday said that he still wants to lead the side to the finals of the World Test Championship (WTC). On Tuesday, Australia’s fortress — The Gabba — was finally breached. It took 32 years and two months, but the unthinkable … Read more Still want to lead Australia, making WTC final still achievable: Paine

Dad backed Siraj, even when he’d miss exams, says brother | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Mohammed Siraj and his elder brother Ismail are grateful to their late father because he wouldn’t erupt in anger when exam results would reveal that the pace bowler was skipping them to play cricket matches. He would instead encourage him to play good cricket. “Siraj used to skip exams to play cricket. We … Read more Dad backed Siraj, even when he’d miss exams, says brother | Cricket News – Times of India

Natarajan is here to stay with his solid character, liked Shardul’s attitude: Rohit Sharma praises rookies

BRISBANE: India’s vice-captain Rohit Sharma is extremely impressed with Thangarasu Natarajan‘s “solid character” and believes that the Tamil Nadu left-arm seamer is here to stay with his insatiable hunger to succeed at the top level. Natarajan, who came in as a net bowler, joined fellow rookies Mohammed Siraj, Washington Sundar and Shardul Thakur to restrict … Read more Natarajan is here to stay with his solid character, liked Shardul’s attitude: Rohit Sharma praises rookies