Keeper-batter Ishan Kishan and middle-order Shreyas Iyer, who were recently in the news for skipping the Ranji Trophy despite BCCI’s directive, have been axed from the Indian cricket board’s central contracts list.
England captain Ben Stokes on Monday, February 26, admitted that India were the better side under the conditions and deserved winners. He also did not raise any complaints about the wickets, conceding that India won the series fair and square.
Team India’s young keeper-batter Dhruv Jurel stated that he had no regret about missing out on a century after being bowled for 90 on Day 3 of the Ranchi Test on Sunday, February 25. Jurel added that his main aim is to help India win the Test series.
Experienced England batter Joe Root has stated that his team’s 'Bazball' approach in Test cricket is not about being arrogant, but about getting the best out of each other. The batter was speaking after his defiant hundred in the fourth Test against India in Ranchi helped England recover after a poor start.
After India registered an emphatic win by 434 runs in the third Test against England in Rajkot on Sunday, February 18, skipper Rohit Sharma asserted that his side has the ability to win Test matches on any surface.
England opener Ben Duckett praised India's Yashasvi Jaiswal as a 'superstar in the making' but cheekily added that his team deserves some credit for inspiring opposition players to bat aggressively in Test cricket.
An emotional Sarfaraz Khan said that his childhood dream was fulfilled as he batted in front of his father on Test debut. According to Sarfaraz, as a six-year-old, his dream was to become an international player in front of his dad.