Thangarasu Natarajan on Friday was handed his Test cap making him Test player No.300 for India, thus becoming the first Indian player to make his ODI, T20, and Test debuts in the same tour. To say Natarajan’s rise in international cricket has been stunning will be an understatement. It has been meteoric!
This Indian playing XI is the least experienced in terms of wickets taken since the Lord’s Test in 1946 against England where Lala Amarnath’s four and CK Nayudu’s one constituted for five wickets.
From playing tennis ball cricket in Chinnapampatti – a village near Salem in Tamil Nadu – while battling poverty to becoming the 300th Test cricketer for India
There’s hardly any doubt that Muttiah Muralitharan, who retired with 800 Test wickets, is one of the best spinners, the world can ever see. But he feels that apart from a few, there aren’t many decent off-spinners in the world currently, and pace bowling in ruling the roost, feels Muttiah Muralitharan, who spoke to The Sydney Morning Herald.
After impressing one and all by his strokeplay, youngster Will Pucovski has been ruled out of the Brisbane Test due to an injury, and will be replaced by fellow opener Marcus Harris. The latter has been recalled to the Test side after a gap of 16-months, and had last played in Ashed 2019.
Australia opening batsman Will Pucovski has failed to recover from a shoulder injury in time for the decisive fourth test against India and will be replaced by Marcus Harris, captain Tim Paine said on Thursday.
Will Pucovski has been ruled of the series decider against India because of a shoulder injury he sustained while fielding in his test debut for Australia.
Delhi recorded their second straight win in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy after beating Andhra Pradesh by six wickets in an Elite Group E game, here on Wednesday.
Gundappa Viswanath produced a series defining performance with a magnificent hundred against the West Indies in the 4th Test in Chennai in 1979. India went to win the match and the series 1-0.
Australia have not lost a Test at The Gabba for more than 32 years. The last time an Australian Test team was beaten in Brisbane was in November, 1988. India has lost 5 of the 6 matches they have played in Brisbane and never won at the venue.