As the prestigious Irani Cup kicks off between Ranji champions Mumbai and the Rest of India, we give you a lowdown on the players to watch out for during the crucial clash, which may have a significant bearing on the Indian side that is selected for the Australia series.
Ishant Sharma may have been ruled out of the opening Test owing to viral fever, but one still needs to ask the question whether the lanky medium pacer deserves a spot in the Indian Test squad any longer.
Indian captain M S Dhoni has been appointed brand ambassador of cricket in Nepal, with the aim of promoting the game as well as tourism in the country. In a lighter vein, we look at imaginary clubs that some cricketers/ administrators would be very good at promoting.
India seamer Shanthakumaran Sreesanth is out of contention to replace Praveen Kumar for the Test series against Australia as he has said that he could be out of action for a period of six to eight weeks.
If Zaheer Khan missing the training session at the Trent Bridge on Wednesday is any indication, then it's more or less certain that India will be without the services of their premier pace bowler in the second Test. And instead of raking over the coals of what went wrong at Lord's or what possibly could have happened had the 32-year-old not pulled his hamstring on the first morning of the Test, it's time to lay down plans and find out the possible replacement for the fast bowler.
Following the Indian skipper’s comments on Tuesday that he would not risk the fitness of his pace spearhead Zaheer Khan, a TV channel has reported that Zaheer now will be replaced with Shanthakumaran Sreesanth.