Indian wicket-keeper batter KS Bharat has opined that trusting defence is the key for batters to succeed in sub-continent conditions where there is plenty of spin on offer. According to the 29-year-old, it’s not impossible to survive in Indian batting conditions, adding that it is imperative to back your instinct.
Team India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja has stated that the dominating win against Sri Lanka in the 1st Test in Mohali should boost the confidence of the team. The 33-year-old was named player of the match for his brilliant all-round performance in the Test. He first struck at unbeaten 175 in India’s first innings. With his left-arm spin, he bamboozled Sri Lanka’s batters and finished with nine wickets for the match. Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin claimed four wickets each in the 2nd innings as India thumped Sri Lanka by an innings and 222 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.
Despite having slept for just four hours in the past two days, Ishant Sharma came out and bowled a brilliant spell to give India an outside chance of making a comeback in the Wellington Test against New Zealand. Ishant dismissed Tom Latham (11), Tom Blundell (30) and Ross Taylor (44). However, a captain’s knock of 89 from Kane Williamson kept the Kiwis ahead in the game as they finished day two on 216 for 5.
In a knock reminiscent of one Sachin Tendulkar played for Mumbai two decades back against Australia, Shreyas Iyer put the Aussie to sword, hitting a career-best 202 not out as the three-day warm-up game between India A and Australia ended in a draw on Sunday
Mayank Agarwal, who has been in scintillating form for India A this season, continued his splendid run, as India A thrashed South Africa by eight wickets in the practice T20 in Delhi. Chasing a tough 190 for victory
After dominating the first two days of the three-day game against Bangladesh, India A completed a terrific win by an innings and 32 runs much before the scheduled close of play on the final day at the Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore
After conceding a huge lead of 183, Bangladesh found themselves in deep trouble early in the second innings as well, on day two of the three-day match against India A at the Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore
India A dominated the opening day of the three-day match against Bangladesh at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. After winning the toss and inserting the opposition in, Varun Aaron and Jayant Yadav starred for India with four wickets each