Vikram Rathour looks set to replace Sanjay Bangar, Bharat Arun and R Sridhar are expected to be retained. Bangar was revealed to be quizzed for 90 minutes and now it is learned that Arun and Sridhar were interviewed for almost 50 and 40 minutes respectively.
Speedster Jasprit Bumrah is now the quickest Indian pacer to complete 50 wickets in Test cricket. Bumrah needed two matches less than, Venkatesh Prasad (13 Tests) and Mohammed Shami (13 Tests). Overall, Jasprit is only behind Ravichandran Ashwin (9 Tests) and Anil Kumble (10 Tests).
Amidst all the speculations and talks surrounding MS Dhoni’s retirement, Virender Sehwag had a word on the matter. As per Sehwag, retirement is completely Dhoni’s personal call. However, he also asked the selectors to communicate their plans regarding him in the future.
Former Indian cricketer Ambati Rayudu has hinted at making a comeback in white-ball cricket. Rayudu confirmed that he is open to the idea of playing for India and in the IPL again. He had called it quits in a letter to Hyderabad Cricket Association.
Pakistan all-rounder Imad Wasim, who has played 52 ODIs and 35 T20Is, recently expressed his desire to captain Pakistan and mentioned the same to be an honour. Imad has left the decision on management and said that he isn’t someone to back out from challenges.
It was quite an embarrassing performance as England was bowled out for just 67 runs – their lowest score against Australia since 1948. Josh Hazlewood picked up a five-wicket haul, while Pat Cummins claimed three scalps and James Pattinson took two wickets. Australia finished Day2 with massive 283-run lead.
Young Rishabh Pant has impressed many with his aggressive batting style, however, has also faced criticism from many for the same. Virender Sehwag said Pant needs to work on his shot selection to perform well. Sehwag backed him to serve the country for long, only if he improves.
Virat Kohli opened recently explained how Anushka Sharma guides him in the right direction always. Kohli talked about how she understands him being a professional herself. He also highlighted how important it is to understand each other and to do right things in life off the field.
Legendary Sir Viv Richards said that he would prefer facing the legendary Dennis Lillee than Jasprit Bumrah. While calling Bumrah a diamond and backing him to do well, Richards said that it is his action that makes him different as well as dangerous.
There was no Rohit Sharma, Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav or Wriddhiman Saha in India’s playing XI for the first Test against Windies. Sunil Gavaskar was astonished at the axing of Ashwin, who has scored 552 runs with four hundreds and has taken 60 wickets against the Caribbean side.