India captain Virat Kohli, while interacting with the media on Thursday, claimed that there is only one up for grabs in the seam bowling department as India work towards building the squad for the World T20 in Australia next year. Kohli was speaking to the media ahead of the first T20I against West Indies in Hyderabad on Friday.
Wicket-keeper batsman Sanju Samson has been named as replacement for injured Shikhar Dhawan in the T20I squad that will take on West Indies in a three-match series. Dhawan ended up getting a deep cut on his left knee during a Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy match against Maharashtra, BCCI informed. After assessing the left-hander’s condition, BCCI’s medical team concluded that Dhawan would not be fit for the T20Is, as the injury would take time to heal.
Veteran Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has sought a change in the Indian selection panel, and has tweeted requesting BCCI President Sourav Ganguly to do so. Harbhajan wrote so in reference to Sanju Samson being dropped from the T20I squad for the West Indies series without being given a chance to prove his worth against Bangladesh.
Indian pacer Umesh Yadav claimed all three wickets to fall on Day Three of the pink-ball Test at Eden Gardens in Kolkata as India clinched the series against Bangladesh 2-0. Yadav finished with figures of 5 for 53 as Bangladesh were cleaned up for 195. Mushfiqur Rahim top-scored with 74 but could not stop India from registering victory by an innings and 46 runs. This was India’s fourth successive victory by an innings, a new world record.
Indian captain Virat Kohli continued his dream run in international cricket notching up his 27th Test century on the second day of the Day-Night Test against Bangladesh at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Saturday. Kohli’s 136 saw India declaring their innings at 347 for 9 in reply to Bangladesh’s paltry 106