Spinners dominated the recently concluded Test series between India and England with Ravichandran Ashwin the standout performer with the ball as he picked up the man-of-the-series award. The veteran offspinner picked 32 wickets at 14.71 including three five-wicket hauls. Fellow spinner and teammate Axar Patel finished with 27 wickets at an unreal average of 10.59 including four five-wicket hauls having played a game less than Ashwin. For England too the top-wicket taker of the four-match series, that India won 3-1, was left-arm orthodox Jack Leach with 18 wickets at 28.72. These basic statistics alone prove how significant was the role of the spinners during the series with the hosts clearly dominating their English counterparts. It was their one-sided domination of the tweakers that irked several former England cricketers with the likes of Michael Vaughan taking a sarcastic jibe at the pitch prepared for the 2nd Test, a day-night contest, which ended inside two days. Several … [Read more...] about Spin vs Pace: What Type of Pitches Should India Produce?
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Former Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president Sharad Pawar revealed how legendary Sachin Tendulkar turned down the Indian captaincy for the second time and suggested MS Dhoni’s name for India captaincy way back in 2007. While addressing a public meeting on Sunday, Pawar revealed how Rahul Dravid wanted to leave captaincy in 2007 and a new candidate had to be found out for leading the national team. Pawar served as the BCCI president for a period of three years from 2005 to 2008. “I remember India had gone to England in 2007. At that time, Rahul Dravid was the captain. I was there in England then and Dravid came to meet me. He told me how he no longer wanted to lead India. “He told me how the captaincy was affecting his batting. He told me that he should be relieved from the captaincy. I then asked Sachin Tendulkar to lead the side, but he refused the role," said Pawar during a public meeting. “I told Sachin that if both of you and Dravid do not want to lead … [Read more...] about How MS Dhoni became captain of India and Sachin Tendulkar’s role in it
New Delhi, March 8: The news of India pacer Jasprit Bumrah getting married soon is one of the hot topics in the Indian media. The suspense over who is going to the be star cricketer's bride is creating a lot of waves and increasing the curiosity quotient on social media. The speculations are now rife that the India speedster is set to tie the knots with former model and sports anchor Sanjana Ganesan. The sources, earlier last week, confirmed about the India cricketer's wedding which is going to be held in Goa. Jasprit Bumrah marriage: Who is Sanjana Ganesan? Interview image getting viral on social media Jasprit Bumrah and Sanjana Ganesan have never been spotted in public and if the two are actually getting married then one can say that they brilliantly kept their relationship under the wraps. However, an image of the two sharing a frame is getting viral on social media. It is a BCCI video in which Sanjana - who is a Star Sports anchor - could be seen … [Read more...] about Jasprit Bumrah wedding: India cricketer likely to get married to Sanjana Ganesan on this date, claims report
Fresh from a 3-1 series win over England and helping India qualify for the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC), skipper Virat Kohli and his Bollywood star wife Anushka Sharma attended birthday of teammate Wriddhiman Saha’s son Anvay in Ahmedabad. The birthday party took place in the Indian cricket team’s bio-secure bubble in the city. The Bengal wicketkeeper batsman Saha was part of the Test team, but didn't play any match, with Rishabh Pant preferred for the role with the gloves. Pant ended the four-match Test series as the second-highest run-scorer for India behind Rohit Sharma (345) with 270 runs which included one century in the fourth and final Test and two fifties at a strike-rate of 84.11. Saha shared photographs of the birthday party on his Instagram stories. In one of the photos, Kohli can be seen standing with Anushka , while the cake is being cut. He was wearing a white t-shirt with black jeans. Meanwhile, Anushka was twinning in a white top paired … [Read more...] about India vs England: Skipper Virat Kohli and wife Anushka Sharma attend birthday of Wriddhiman Saha’s son
Australia are regretting their slackness during the Melbourne Test against India last December that ended up costing them a place in the final of the ICC World Test Championship. During the contest, the hosts were guilty of maintaining a slow-over rate which resulted in the ICC docking them four WTC points as they were found of being two overs behind. Once Australia cancelled their three-match Test tour of South Africa, New Zealand qualified for the final after finishing 0.3 per cent ahead of their Trans-Tasman rivals. However, Australia were still in the hunt depending on the outcome of the India-England four-match Test series. As it turned out, India went on to win the series 3-1 punching their way to the summit clash where they will face New Zealand from June 18 in Southampton. Now, Australia head coach Justin Langer has expressed his disappointment saying his team were “really slack”. “This might be the silliest thing I’ve ever said, but our manager Gavin Dovey … he’d been … [Read more...] about ICC World Test Championship: How Slow Over-Rate Against India Cost Australia a Place in Final