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Tag: Test Cricket

International Cricket Council
ICC Test Rankings: Liton, Mathews move up; Kohli, Rohit, Ashwin maintain top-10 positions

The first Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka that ended in a stalemate saw both sides score heavily in the three innings. The game saw three hundreds and six fifties scored, which reflected in the ICC Player Rankings.

India Test Cricket
Jadeja, Bumrah, Iyer - Modern Day Masters Of India’s Test Crest

In Ravindra Jadeja, Jasprit Bumrah and Shreyas Iyer, India has found its modern day masters of red-ball cricket.

Virat Kohli Indian Cricket
Loss Of Captain Kohli Could Well Be The Best Thing For Batsman Kohli

How does one assess Virat Kohli's seven-year long captaincy? The stats tell their own story. He is the most successful Indian captain, winning 40 of the 68 Tests he captained India in – 16 of them overseas.

India Vs South Africa Test Series
SA v IND, 3rd Test: Petersen Shines As South Africa Come From Behind To Win Series 2-1

Keegan Petersen shined with a classy 82 as South Africa defeated India by seven wickets to win the series-deciding third Test at the Newlands Cricket Ground on Friday.

India Vs South Africa Rishabh Pant innings
Rishabh Is A Once-In-A-Generation Cricketer

The innings Rishabh Pant played at the Cape Town will remain etched in memory as one of the best innings played by an Indian batter, comparable in its importance to Gundappa Vishanath’s 97 at Chepauk against Andy Roberts & Co in 1975.

India Vs South Africa
1st Test: With 2nd day's play washed out, India will look to realign targets

The Indian team will look to reset its first innings target after the second day's play in the opening Test against South Africa had to be called off without a ball being bowled due to heavy and persistent rain since morning here on Monday.

Future Of Test Cricket
Future Of Test Cricket Hangs In Balance; Puritans Still Hopeful Of A Turn Around

As India take on New Zealand in the final of the first World Test Championship, the million dollar inevitable question over the future of Test cricket has cropped up again

Ashwin On Cusp Of Ending As Top Wicket Taker Of WTC

Ashwin has four four-wicket hauls in WTC so far, the same as fellow Australian off-spinner Nathan Lyon who has 56 scalps.

Kyle Jamieson
NZ Bowlers Won't Search Too Much For Swing With Dukes Ball: Jamieson

The Kiwis, used to playing with the Kookaburra at home, will be playing in England with the Dukes ball which offers more swing. Prior to the WTC final, they will play two Tests against England.

South Africa's Faf Du Plessis Announces Retirement From Test Cricket

Johannesburg: Former South Africa captain Faf du Plessis on Wednesday announced his retirement from Test cricket. du Plessis said that he is shifting his focus to T20 cricket with two consecutive T20 World Cup tournaments coming up in 2021 and 2022. “It has been an honour to play for my country in all the formats […]

Four-Day Tests 'Unfair To Purest Format Of The Game': Kohli

Guwahati: India skipper Virat Kohli is not in favour of ICC’s idea of introducing four-day Tests as he believes it is unfair to the “purest format of the game”. According to Kohli, the concept of Day-Night Test, which is already in place in world cricket, is the most that should be brought to commercialise the […]

Naseem Shah Becomes Youngest Pacer To Pick Five-Wicket Haul In Tests

Karachi: Pakistan pacer Naseem Shah has become the youngest fast bowler to pick up a five-wicket haul in Test cricket. On Monday, Shah finished with the figures of 5/31 as Pakistan bundled out Sri Lanka for 212 in their second innings and won the second and final Test by 263 runs at the National Stadium. Shah, […]

Faf Du Plessis
Du Plessis Trolled For Comments On Toss In Test Cricket

Johannesburg: South African captain Faf du Plessis has suggested that if there was no toss in Test cricket and the away side were allowed to bat first, his team would have stood a better chance against India in the recently concluded Test series between the two sides. The Proteas ended up losing 3-0 in India […]

Bumrah out of home Tests in 2019, likely to return for WI T20Is

New Delhi: With just over a week left for the opening game of the three-Test series against South Africa, the Indian team management suffered a huge blow as it came to the fore that pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah had been ruled out of the series due to a minor stress fracture in his lower back. […]

Bumrah Has Skill-Set To Succeed In India In Tests: Agarkar

New Delhi: Ever since making his Test debut in Cape Town in January 2018, Jasprit Bumrah has improved by leaps and bounds and has become an integral part of the Indian team across all formats, especially Test cricket. Bumrah has featured in 12 Test matches so far, in which he has scalped 62 wickets at […]

Rohit Can Help Chase Down Unachievable Targets: Bangar

New Delhi: Former India batting coach Sanjay Bangar believes that Team India will be able to successfully chase down targets they haven’t achieved in the past if Rohit Sharma succeeds at the top of the order in Test cricket. Rohit, who is a regular opener for Team India in the limited-overs format, has been included […]

Test Cricket Needs To Appeal To Millennials: Gambhir

New Delhi: Former India opener Gautam Gambhir believes in the present era of T20 and ODIs, Test cricket should become more appealing to the new generation and must address some core issues. In order to add more excitement to the longest format of the game, the International Cricket Council (ICC) has already come out with […]

Good pitches will help revive Test cricket: Tendulkar

Mumbai: Batting great Sachin Tendulkar said that Test cricket will be helped a lot by competitive pitches like the ones that have been on offer at the Ashes, thus far. Tendulkar said that despite the introduction of the World Test Championship, the cricket on offer has to be interesting to keep the fans engaged. “Test […]

Kohli's message for batsmen: Bowlers won't be able to do anything with totals we have been putting

Melbourne:Their patchy performance has stuck out like a sore thumb during the first two Tests and India skipper Virat Kohli urged his batsmen to complement the superb effort of his bowling unit in the upcoming Boxing Day Test against Australia starting Wednesday. While Kohli gave a batting masterclass on a challenging track in Perth, Cheteshwar […]

Perth pitch was by no means 'average': Tendulkar

New Delhi: Iconic batsman Sachin Tendulkar on Sunday joined a host of former players in slamming average rating given to the Perth stadium pitch, saying only such tracks can revive Test cricket. The ICC had rated as average pitch at the Optus stadium, which hosted the second Test between India and Australia. “Pitches play a […]

ICC slaps 25% match fee fine on Kohli for misconduct

Centurion: India skipper Virat Kohli has been fined 25 per cent of his match fee for breaching the Code of Conduct during the third day’s play in the second Test against South Africa, ICC announced on Tuesday. Kohli received one demerit point for breaching Level 1 of the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) code of conduct […]

Jadeja bogged down by illness, Dhawan recovers from ankle injury

Cape Town: India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has been suffering from viral illness for the past two days, while opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan has recovered from an injury ahead of the first cricket Test against South Africa, it was announced on Wednesday. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced that its medical team […]

India will be tough opponents: South Africa coach

Cape Town: South Africa coach Ottis Gibson has warned his team that India may prove to be tough opponents during the upcoming three-match Test series. “They are currently ranked number one and they’ve got a lot of world class players and world class players aren’t just world class in their own back yards,” Gibson told the […]

S.African JP Duminy bids adieu to Test cricket

Johannesburg: South African all-rounder Jean Paul Duminy on Saturday announced his retirement from Test and first class cricket with immediate effect, a Cricket South Africa statement confirmed. Duminy, who was dropped from the Test team after the first match at Lord’s in the four-match Test rubber against England in July earlier this year, decided to […]

The Romance of Test Cricket

By Sandeep Sahu Ah, the romance of Test cricket! As Virat Kohli and his boys wrapped up the series 3-0 against England at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai early on Monday, my mind went back to the good old days when the only kind of cricket one knew was Test cricket. The planning by the […]

Dhoni's retirement is well thought-out: Shastri

Sydney: Even as speculation about Mahendra Singh Dhoni's sudden retirement from Test cricket persists, India's Team Director Ravi Shastri today described it as a "well thought-out" move and lashed out at critics who had accused the wicket-keeper-batsman of abandoning a sinking ship.

Sangakkara becomes fastest to reach 12,000 Test runs

Wellington: Former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara Saturday became the fastest player to reach 12,000 runs in Test cricket, achieving the milestone in 224 innings.