Former India head coach Ravi Shastri feels that picking KL Rahul in the Indian playing XI for Asia Cup 2023 is a move fraught with too much risk. Shastri pointed out that the Indian team think is also looking at Rahul as a keeper-batter option, which is an even bigger no given the circumstances.
Former India head coach Ravi Shastri has asserted that there is no harm in the team identifying a new captain for the T20I format. He stated very clearly that if that name is all-rounder Hardik Pandya, then so be it.
The current Team India squad assembled at the T20 World Cup in Australia is the best ever team, stated former India coach Ravi Shastri. He was in charge of the 2021 T20 World Cup and the boys didn't qualify for the knockout phase then.
Former India coach Ravi Shastri has stated that if Virat Kohli scores a half-century in the first match of the Asia Cup, which will be against Pakistan, “mouths will be shut”. Kohli has been facing a lot of criticism over his poor form lately. He has gone over 1000 days without a hundred and had a poor tour of England in all three formats. He was rested for the West Indies as well as Zimbabwe tour.
Former India head coach Ravi Shastri has stated that he doesn’t have any regrets over terming Kuldeep Yadav India’s No. 1 overseas spinner in 2019. Recently, veteran off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin had stated in an interview to The Cricket Monthly that he felt crushed after hearing Shastri’s statement on Kuldeep. The left-arm spinner had claimed a five-for in the Sydney Test of 2019 while Ashwin was ruled out with an injury.
Indian batting coach Vikram Rathour admitted that the team was a bit distracted ahead of Day 4 of The Oval Test after they came to know that their head coach Ravi Shastri had tested positive for COVID-19. The BCCI informed on Sunday that the medical team had isolated Shastri, bowling coach Bharat Arun, fielding coach R Sridhar, and physiotherapist Nitin Patel as a precautionary measure after the head coach’s lateral flow test returned positive on Saturday evening.
The Indian cricket team is currently in Australia for a long tour Down Under, which will feature three ODIs as many T20Is and four Tests. However, head coach Ravi Shastri conceded that Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma, both recovering from injuries, will need to reach Australia in the next few days.
India’s domestic cricket legend Rajinder Goel, often referred to as one of ‘India’s nearly men’, died on Sunday after a prolonged illness. Goel was 77. A left-arm spinner, Goel picked up a massive 750 first-class wickets in a career that spanned two and a half decades