Team India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has admitted that during his first couple of years in international cricket he didn’t realize the importance of pace for a bowler. He added that, with experience, he learnt the tricks of the trade and added yards to his pace bowling
England’s managing director Ashley Giles has confirmed that they have no plans to tweak their schedule to accommodate the IPL, which is likely to resume in the second half of September. Giles also reiterated that England players won’t be released for the second half of the IPL as the team priority comes first.
New Zealand legend Richard Hadlee has admitted that world cricket needs India because it brings in the big bucks through television rights, sponsorships, advertising, etc. At the same time, Hadlee also hailed India for making an outstanding contribution to Test cricket. India will face New Zealand in the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) final in Southampton from June 18.
Team India pacer Umesh Yadav has admitted that he would love to win the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand and added that it would be equal to winning the World Cup. India will face the Kiwis in the WTC final next month in Southampton after which they will take on England in a five-match Test series. Speaking to ANI, Yadav stated that the team is trying to be positive while practicing in lockdown
Former Australia batsman Michael Hussey feels that the chances of India hosting the T20 World Cup this year appear very grim. India is battling a massive second wave of COVID-19 and is scheduled to hold the T20 World Cup in October-November.
Former India batsman Sachin Tendulkar has said that he had anxiety issues for more than half of his international career. The Indian legend revealed that he experienced many sleepless nights on days before cricket matches.
Former Australia captain Greg Chappell has claimed that Rahul Dravid, the current head of the National Cricket Academy (NCA), picked "Australian brains", replicated the style in India to turn young cricketers into match-winners. Incidentally, Dravid was the captain for most of Chappell's tenure as Indian coach (2005 to 2007). The Aussie legend resigned from his post after India were dumped out of the 2007 World Cup in the first round.