featurecricketa year ago

West Indies vs India | India's probable playing XI for the first Test

After a T20-filled six months and a small limited-overs tour to Zimbabwe, the Indian team will be seen in their whites for the first time this year when they face West Indies on July 21. With Anil Kumble and Virat Kohli starting a new coach-captain partnership, we look at how India will line-up.
Arun S Kaimal
newscricketa year ago

Indian cricket team receive ‘words of gold’ from Vivian Richards

Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli said on Tuesday that he received “words of gold” from West Indies cricket legend Vivian Richards ahead of the first Test against the home side. Kohli and the rest of the Indian team met the legendary cricketer when he visited their team hotel on Monday night.
Arun S Kaimal
newscricketa year ago

‘Behave’ like role models : BCCI to Team India

The Indian cricket team is enjoying their time in the Caribbean Islands, but the pictures of players with beer in their hands has not gone down too well with the BCCI. The Board has reportedly sent an advisory to the team, through the team manager, to ensure that they do not set a bad example.
Arun S Kaimal
newscricketa year ago

KL Rahul : Team selection is not in our control

Despite scoring back-to-back fifties in two warm-up matches, Indian opener KL Rahul said on Saturday that he is not thinking about the selection for the first Test against West Indies. He also believes that India is completely ready for the Test series with both batsmen and bowlers in good form.
Arun S Kaimal
reportcricketa year ago

Kohli, Jadeja put India on top despite Cornwall's five-for

KL Rahul and Virat Kohli's impressive partnership, along with a useful cameo by Ravindra Jadeja took India to a hefty total of 364 in their first innings, despite Rahkeem Cornwall shining for WICB with a 5-wicket haul. With a 158-run lead, India head into the final day in the driving seat.
Amlan Majumdar
reportcricketa year ago

Ashwin, Jadeja shine as India bowl out WICB President's XI

Spinners R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja took three wickets each as India bowled out West Indies Board President’s XI for 180 on the opening day of the three-day warm-up match at Warner Park in Basseterre. After bowling out the hosts, India lost three wickets to the end the day at 93/3.
Arun S Kaimal
reportcricketa year ago

Rahul, Dhawan, and Rohit begin with fifties against West Indies Board President's XI

Indian openers KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, and middle order batsman Rohit Sharma started their long tour of West Indies with fifties against the Board President's XI at Basseterre on Saturday. India finished the opening day at 258/6 in 93 overs with Amit Mishra and Rohit in the middle.
Arun S Kaimal
newscricketa year ago

KL Rahul : Kumble wants us to take our own decisions

India's newest opening sensation KL Rahul has opened up about the 'wonderful set-up' under new head coach Anil Kumble, in which the legendary spinner has asked the players to make their own decisions. Rahul added that he is relishing the opportunity to play Test cricket once again after a long gap.
Amlan Majumdar
featurecricketa year ago

Rahul, Sran, and other rising stars from India’s tour to Zimbabwe

The 12-day long tour saw a lot of young Indian players making their debuts with almost all of them rising to the occasion. But, there were a few who stood out from the rest.
Arun S Kaimal
reportcricketa year ago

India clinch T20 series in Zimbabwe in a last-ball thriller

Amid a stoppage in the telecast of the match towards the end, India secured a 3-run win over Zimbabwe at the Harare Sports Club on Wednesday in the T20 series decider. After a terrible start, Kedar Jadhav guided India to a total of 138, which the hosts nearly chased down in the last over.
Amlan Majumdar