The veteran batter was dropped from the Test team following the series in South Africa. Ajinkya Rahane, too, was ignored for the home series against Sri Lanka.
The Ranji Trophy, which was not held last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was scheduled to begin on January 13 but was postponed owing to a third wave of infections across the country.
Brief scores: India 223 in 77.3 overs and 57/2 in 17 overs (Virat Kohli 79, KL Rahul 10; Kagiso Rabada 4/73) lead South Africa 210 all out in 76.3 overs (Keegan Petersen 72, Temba Bavuma 28; Jasprit Bumrah 5/42, Mohammed Shami 2/39) by 70 runs
Pujara looked good at the crease and pounced on width from Mulder with a cracking cut through off-side. Kohli, on the other hand, wristed flicks and glances off Ngidi and Mulder before hitting Rabada twice for boundaries through point, taking India to safety till lunch.
Chennai: India’s Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara have moved down by a spot while Ravichandran Ashwin and Jasprit Bumrah have moved upwards in the respective ICC Test rankings which got updated after the culmination of the first Test which England won by 227 runs on Tuesday. Kohli, who returned with scores of 11 and 72 […]
Sydney: India put up a counter-attack through Rishabh Pant as they recovered from the early loss of skipper Ajinkya Rahane to move to 206 for 3 against Australia at lunch on the final day of the third Test here at the Sydney Cricket Ground. India still need 201 runs to accomplish a near-impossible chase of […]
Pune: Opener Mayank Agarwal slammed a second consecutive Test hundred while Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara scored half-centuries to guide India to 273/3 at stumps on Day 1 of the second Test against South Africa here on Thursday. Agarwal, who notched up his maiden double ton in the first Test, continued the good show with […]
Kingston: India laboured their way to 72 for 2 under testing conditions after opener K L Rahul and Cheteshwar Pujara were dismissed cheaply in the opening session of the second World Test Championship match against the West Indies here on Saturday. Rahul and Pujara were out for 13 and 6 respectively after India were put […]
New Delhi: Acknowledging Rishabh Pant’s consistent performance, the BCCI has rewarded the young wicketkeeper-batsman with a grade A retainership while demoting senior opener Shikhar Dhawan from the elite A plus category in the latest list of Central Contracts. The Indian cricket Board (BCCI) announced the annual contracts late on Thursday night, handing retainership to 25 […]
Sydney: India declared their first innings for 622/7 just before stumps on the second day of the fourth Test against Australia here on Friday. Pujara scored 193 while Pant (159) slammed his maiden ton. Pant played 189 balls and remained unbeaten. Ravindra Jadeja (81), Hanuma Vihari (42) and Mayank Agarwal (77) also contributed handsomely. For […]
Dubai: Cheteshwar Pujara, whose knocks of 123 and 71 were the cornerstone of India’s victory against Australia in the first Test, moved ahead of Joe Root and David Warner to take the fourth position while pacer Jasprit Bumrah achieved a career-high ranking of 33rd, after his three for 47 and three for 68, in the […]
Adelaide: India on Monday earned a hard-fought 1-0 lead in the four-match Test series after beating Australia by 31 runs in the opening cricket Test at the Adelaide Oval here. This is the sixth Test win for India on Australian soil. Chasing a massive 323, Australia’s lower middle order gave a tough fight in their […]
Adelaide: Travis Head’s fighting 61 off 149 balls helped Australia reach 191/7 at stumps on Friday, the second day of the first test against India, after off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took three top-order wickets and helped the visitors dominate the day’s play. India were all out for 250 runs in the first innings when Mohammad Shami […]
Adelaide: Cheteshwar Pujara fought his way to a gritty century even as familiar batting woes on foreign soil left India struggling at 250/9 on the opening day of the first cricket Test against Australia here on Thursday. Pujara posted a wonderfully patient and composed 123 off 246 deliveries before being run out off the last […]
Ranchi: Superb batting by Cheteshwar Pujara and Wriddhiman Saha coupled with excellent bowling by Ravindra Jadeja put India in a strong position on the fourth day of the Third Test against Australia here on Sunday. Pujara scored a double-century and Saha notched up a ton as the duo produced a partnership of 199 runs to […]
Bengaluru: Half centuries from opener Lokesh Rahul and middle order star Cheteshwar Pujara helped India reach 213/4 and take a sizeable 126-run second innings lead at stumps on the third day of the second cricket Test against Australia at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Monday. At stumps, Pujara (79 not out) and Ajinkya Rahane […]
Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has said that his side will be looking at a 300-plus target for England in the second innings
New Zealand's spectacular fightback in the ongoing third Test was helped to an extent by dropped catches but Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara Sunday defended his teammates, saying their fielding has been "fantastic" for most part of the trip
Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara on Tuesday sought to play mind games ahead of the second cricket Test against South Africa, saying the visitors had more positives to take from the epic drawn first Test and would like to "build on the gains" from that match