Can India rise to the ‘away’ challenge in 2nd Test against South Africa? | Cricket

[ad_1] Will the new year see India find a way to shed a whole new light on an approach that could see them finally get their act right in away Tests? India head coach Rahul Dravid and captain Rohit Sharma converse during a practice session(PTI) Much of what we saw in the first Test at … Read more

Rohit Sharma hints at sticking with under-fire Prasidh Krishna for 2nd SA Test | Cricket

[ad_1] Some of sympathised, some have criticised, and that has been the story of Prasidh Krishna‘s Test debut for India last week in Centurion, where he picked up just a wicket for 98 runs in 20 overs in the team’s loss by an innings and 32 runs to go 0-1 behind in the two-match contest … Read more

India outstanding when Kohli was Test captain but overrated since: Srikkanth | Cricket

[ad_1] Former captain Kris Srikkanth has passed a harsh verdict on the Indian cricket team, calling its Test unit overrated. India, the No. 1 team in Test cricket has been unstoppable at home but its performance overseas has left a lot to be desired. Ever since, Virat Kohli stepped down as captain, India have lost … Read more

SA’s 1st Test star reveals Kohli, Rohit influence in moulding technique | Cricket

[ad_1] South Africa stunned the world by announcing a second-string team for their upcoming Test series in New Zealand. The team had seven uncapped players, including the captain Neil Brand. Both Rohit and Kohli returned to Test cricket in the South Africa series(AFP) Among the few players who have earned Test caps in the past … Read more

‘No, I’ll keep batting’: Rohit refuses to leave, faces one pacer for 45 minutes | Cricket

[ad_1] Mukesh Kumar lost out to Prasidh Krishna for a place in the Indian pace attack in the first Test against South Africa in Centurion. But after Prasidh’s below-average outing and India’s confidence-denting loss by an innings and 32 runs, things have changed. The Indian team management added Avesh Khan to the squad for the … Read more

‘India don’t win anything…they’ve been nowhere’: Vaughan shreds Rohit and Co. | Cricket

[ad_1] Former England captain Michael Vaughan reiterated his old remark calling India an “underachieving team” after the thrashing they received from South Africa in the opening Test match in Centurion on Thursday. The series was called India’s best chance to conquer the ‘final frontier’, which remains unticked by the Test team in 31 years of … Read more

‘Poor kid isn’t ready for Test cricket’: Ex-India bowler lambasts Rohit, Dravid | Cricket

[ad_1] Prasidh Krishna had a forgettable Test debut against South Africa. He was wayward, bereft of ideas and lacked the basic discipline of Test match bowling. In many ways, his below-average performance was one of the main reasons why India could not put any pressure on the South African batters whenever Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed … Read more

Tough lesson: India’s pacers spin out of control | Cricket

[ad_1] For most of the first Test between South Africa and India, the Centurion was the kind of setting pace bowlers dream about. An overcast sky coupled with a spicy surface which thanks to a healthy grass cover afforded good bounce and movement. On such helpful tracks, the seamers’ job is easier. Even if you … Read more

The Centurion debacle: A throwback Thursday India didn’t need | Cricket

[ad_1] India have been a bit of an outlier to the global trend of teams finding it increasingly difficult to win Test series away from home when up against an opposition that have a good recent record as hosts. Since 2015, they have recorded series wins in Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, West Indies and, most notably, … Read more

‘Remove ‘workload’ word’: Gavaskar slams IND’s preparation for 1st Test vs SA | Cricket

[ad_1] India’s dreams of recording their first ever Test series win in South Africa went up in smoke with an innings defeat in Centurion. India were blown away for 131 runs with just two of their batters scoring in double digits. One of them was Virat Kohli, who scored 76 off 82 and thus made … Read more