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Test Cricket

Pant emerges as a complete batsman-wicket-keeper package

By Khurram Habib March 5 (IANS) The new Mr. Natural has arrived, not since Australia's Adam Gilchrist has a precocious batsman-wicketkeeping talent burst on the cricketing scene. Remember that Pant's big hitting is now a familiar thing in Test...

Siraj shows why he is a proper Test match bowler

By Khurram Habib (IANS): While India spinners once again took the honours picking up eight wickets, it was Mohammed Siraj's energy, consistency and nagging line that helped the hosts grab two most important wickets – no. 3 Jonny Bairstow and...

India stick to ‘spin-friendly’ surface, won’t boomerang: Kohli

By Khurram Habib (IANS) Just a draw away from qualifying for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand, India could be gambling a bit too much by dishing out a surface for the fourth and final Test...

Axar was the best as he made batsmen play: Harbhajan

Ahmedabad, March 3 (IANS) Spinner Axar Patel made the batsmen play the ball every time he bowled which is what made him lethal during the second and third Test matches between India and England, said veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh. Harbhajan,...

Fit-again fast bowler Umesh Yadav primed to play 4th Test

Ahmedabad, March 2 (IANS) With Jasprit Bumrah out of the fourth and final Test that begins on Thursday, fast bowlers Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Siraj will strive to take his slot in the bowling line-up that is likely to...

Rohit Sharma moves to career-best Test ranking of 8th

Ahmedabad, Feb 28 (IANS) Opening batsman Rohit Sharma moved up to a career-best eighth on the Test rankings for batsmen after his first innings 66 and unbeaten 25 in a low-scoring third Test between India and England. Sharma was one...

Pink ball gives edge to bowlers on bowler-friendly pitches: Ashwin

By Khurram Habib (IANS): India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Saturday said that 'pink-ball' Test cricket was still evolving and teams were still getting to grips with the ball that was tough to handle for a spinner due to the extra...

Bumrah released from Indian Test squad on his request: BCCI

Ahmedabad, Feb 27 (IANS) Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has been released from the Indian team on his request, the Indian cricket board announced on Saturday. "Bumrah made a request to BCCI to be released from India's squad ahead of...

Crawley hopeful England can make a match of it

By Khurram Habib (IANS) Despite getting bowled out for just 112 in their first innings of the third Test, England are hopeful of giving India a target of at least 150 on "a wicket where batting fourth will be...

Axar makes use of skiddy new ball, thanks to fast bowlers’ misery

By Khurram Habib (IANS) A stroke of luck due to the soft landing area on the pitch for fast bowlers at the Ambani End helped India left-arm spinner Axar Patel get early use of the brand new ball and...

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Hybrid physical hearing to begin in SC from March 15

New Delhi, Mar 6 (IANS): Come March 15, the Supreme Court will begin hybrid physical hearing after a gap of...