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As India brace for a tough challenge from West Indies, here are some important threads to follow
This has been a year of preparation for the two T20 World Cups in next two years. But how much has it gone to plan? Perhaps not much, for an almost full-strength Indian squad has been named to now face a strong West Indies challenge.
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Shafali is youngest Indian to score international fifty, surpasses Tendulkar's 30-year-old record
Playing in only her fifth T20I, Shafali put the West Indies attack to the sword, blasting six fours and four sixes on way to her maiden fifty at the Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium.
MS Dhoni knows the secret to a happy marriage, believes 55 is the real age for love
The cricketer said that he is an ideal husband.
Here’s to a bright, fuchsia-filled state of play
Remember, pink’s short association with cricket prior to Friday’s match has hardly been serious. The first ODI, played under the Big Top of Kerry Packer’s World Series Cricket – ‘pyajama cricket’ –on November 28, 1978, had Australia in wattle gold (named after the golden wattle plant that signifies unity in Australia, but ‘canary yellow’ to the rest of us) taking on the West Indies in, er, coral pink. Even the likes of Andy Roberts, Joel Garner, Colin Croft and Viv Richards in salmon couldn’t inspire cricketing, never mind sartorial, confidence.
India vs South Africa test series: Counting the gains
India beat South Africa 3-0 to reaffirm their home dominance. South Africa was at the receiving end throughout the series, as they just could not come up with any clear-cut plan to challenge the Indians. It was unclear, whether they learned anything.
Buffett's firm to largest DII, all hooked to India’s grey market: Here’s what’s buzzing
Here are some of the names that have kept the grey market abuzz over past few weeks.
The new Rohit Sharma in full flow
Rohit became only the second Indian opener to score three centuries in a series, after the great Sunil Gavaskar back in 1978. The innings also took Rohit’s average at home to 99.84 taking him past Sir Don Bradman who scored at 98.22 per innings in Australia.
Highly skilled unit: Virat Kohli’s team, with a lethal fast-bowling unit that is perhaps India’s best
This is a changed Indian unit with aggression writ large all over it. Yes, it is Bangladesh we are playing, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that the Indian fast bowlers are bowling with venom and pace. The team management hasn’t resorted to preparing dust bowls and is keen on playing on true wickets that offer bounce and movement.
Behind India’s rise as the no. 1 Test team is a collective force of bowlers, both spin and pace
A look back at Virat Kohli’s 50 Tests as captain, and it is the story of how this bowling attack came together as a unit. In fact, their evolution as a unit is the bedrock of this team’s journey from number seven to number one.
Ranchi Test: Rohit Sharma smashes maiden double ton in style
The 32-year old, who has three double hundreds in white-ball cricket with a career best score of 264, got to 150 in 199 balls and raced to the 190s from there in quick time. Rohit made 212 from 255 balls.
It's not dead
India may have battered South Africa into submission and sealed the series already, but the third Test is still valuable for both the teams
What makes Shabnim Ismail special: The fastest bowler in women’s cricket
Shabnim Ismail, fastest bowler in women’s cricket, loves to live in the fast lane.
ICC Test rankings: Virat Kohli closes in on Smith
Opener Mayank Agarwal also rose in the rankings, breaking into the top 20. His innings of 108 in the second Test against South Africa helped him progress eight places to reach the 17th position
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