After winning the toss, Rahul said Kohli is out due to upper-back spasm and Hanuma Vihari comes into the playing eleven.
Missing South Africa Test Cricket Series ‘Would Impact Rohit Sharma’
The whole cricket fraternity heaped praise on Patel for his stupendous feat of taking all 10 wickets in an innings of a Test match. Most of them termed the feat as an ‘unreal’ and a ‘special effort’.
Resuming the day at 221 for four, India scored 64 runs in the morning session with the loss of two wickets.
After Wriddhiman Saha nicked behind to keeper Tom Blundell off Southee in the 93rd over, Ravichandran Ashwin took consecutive boundaries off him.
New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson said he would have also elected to bat first if he had won the toss
Batsman KL Rahul has sustained a muscle strain on his left thigh and has been ruled out of the two-Test series against New Zealand.
Taylor, who has scored just 382 runs in 15 innings with an average of 25.46 in Tests in India, mentioned playing the hosts at home is the toughest challenge in Test cricket apart from facing Australia in their backyard.
By Ashutosh Mishra Bhubaneswar: The success of the first-ever day and night cricket test match in India played at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens had created a buzz. That India won this pink ball contest with ease has only made the fans more euphoric about test cricket, like the two shorter versions of the game, being played […]
Indore: India declared their first innings at overnight score of 493 for 6 in reply to Bangladesh’s 150 in the opening Test here on Saturday. Ravindra Jadeja and Umesh Yadav remained unbeaten on 60 and 25 respectively. India lead by 343 runs. Brief Score: Bangladesh 1st innings: 150 all out in 58.3 overs. India 1st […]
Indore: India’s pace troika was at its menacing best against an under-confident Bangladesh, helping the home team seize control of the first Test here on the opening day itself. On one of the bounciest tracks in recent times, Bangladesh was bundled out for 150 in 58.3 overs, lasting barely two sessions and a few overs […]
New Delhi: Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar has backed Mohammed Shami, who played a crucial role in India’s emphatic win in the first Test against South Africa, to become the “king of reverse swing”. Shami picked up a brilliant five-wicket haul during the second innings of South Africa in the Visakhapatnam Test which India won […]
New Delhi: India take on South Africa in their first Test series at home since they hosted the West Indies in October 2018. The series starts on October 2, with the first Test to be played in Visakhapatnam. Virat Kohli’s side are the top ranked team in the Test rankings and started their campaign in […]
Lahore: Former pacer Shoaib Akhtar has expressed disappointment after 10 Sri Lankan players have decided to pull out of their country’s upcoming tour of Pakistan for the three ODIs and as many T20I matches. Expressing his disappointment, Akhtar reminded the islanders as how Pakistan has “always been a huge support for SL cricket”. “So disappointed […]
Chattogram: Rashid Khan followed up his first innings fifer with a six-wicket haul as Afghanistan made short work of the Bangladesh tail to record a historic win here on Monday. This is the first time Afghanistan won a Test away from home in what was their first away Test. They beat Bangladesh by 224 runs. […]
Mumbai: India captain Virat Kohli must give his players more consistent opportunities, said former skipper Sourav Ganguly. India’s playing XIs under Kohli has often faced scrutiny, especially in Test format and the latest was when ace spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was left out of the squad for the ongoing first Test against the West Indies. Ganguly […]
Indian cricket team’s captain Virat Kohli may not have started off well in the ongoing Test series against West Indies but it seems that the skipper is seeking some radical changes in his life. In the ongoing opening Test between India and the West Indies at the Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, North Sound in Antigua, […]
New Delhi: Former Pakistan pacer Shoaib Akhtar has backed India’s limited-overs deputy Rohit Sharma to be a part of the playing XI for the opening Test against West Indies and feels that not picking the batsman will be ‘wrong. Speaking on his official Youtube channel, Akhtar said that since Rohit was a part of the […]
Sydney: India captain Virat Kohli termed his team’s historic 2-1 series win on Australia soil as his “biggest achievement” which will give the current team a “different identity”. Eight summers back at the Wankhede, Kohli was the youngest member of a star-studded team led by Mahendra Singh Dhoni which lifted the World Cup but this […]
Sydney: India buried a dispirited Australia under a mountain of runs with Rishabh Pant and Ravindra Jadeja adding a dash of strokeful aggression to the sedate proceedings in the fourth and final Test here Friday. India put together their second highest team total on Australian soil, piling up 622/7 declared on the second day of […]