It has not gone down well with some of the former Indian skippers that Ravi Shastri is hailing the current group of national players a bit too much and is undermining the successes achieved by the past groups.
But, Kapil Dev is the one former skipper who has no problems with Shastri calling the current group the best as he reckons whatever the head coach is saying is right according to the numbers.
As per Kapil, the numbers prove that the current group has got the better of Sri Lanka twice in two years in their backyard, something which the past groups couldn’t manage.
So they deserve the accolades for that and the players as well as the skippers of the past need to accept the fact that this group has had a far better time in Sri Lanka. (more…)
India Opener KL Rahul has hailed the fast bowlers of the Australian team on the second day of the fourth Test in Dharamsala. The star added that the session was the toughest he had faced.
The tourist managed just one wicket during the session even though Rahul joined Cheteshwar Pujara in limiting the attacks from the Aussies.
“I can say it has been the toughest session I have faced in Test cricket so far. They put the ball in the right areas, they swing the ball, they bowled with a lot of pace and a lot of venom,” he said, describing the potency of the attacks of the Australians.
The 24-year old star debuted in Boxing Day Text in 2014 but declared that the attacks of the Australians was stunning compared to the rest he has faced. Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood were relentless in their attacks on the Sunday morning of the Test Series decider.
Captain of the side Steve Smith would call on his new-ball pairing on Monday morning with Australia having a 52-run lead. (more…)
Gautam Gambhir probably doesn’t get along well with anyone in the Cricketing fraternity, be it the players of the opposition, his own team or even his coaching staff. Whichever tournament he plays in, there is always some sort of complaint coming about his behaviour.
Recently the left hander has made news for using inappropriate language for the head coach of his domestic team while playing in the List-A One Day competition in India.
He was understood to be miffed with the coach for the reason that he was not treating the youngsters in the squad well and rather than giving them confidence, was just declaring them not good enough.
As per Gambhir, when he was in charge of the Delhi side as skipper, his main focus was to make sure that none of the youngsters was afraid of getting dropped because getting dropped at a young age and that too just after one or two poor performances doesn’t help a player. (more…)
The Big Bash tournament, currently in its sixth season has seen some quite wonderful performances and top most consistent performers.
For the title of the tournament’s top most consistent performers, the Perth Scorchers take the lead as the only time they have not made it into the big final was in the 5th season of the tournament, BBL05.
However, how they would fare this time is not something to be absolutely sure of considering the loss of Brad Hogg, their evergreen twirler who will be replaced by Justin Langer who knows what it takes to get the best in this format, out of his charges.
This season has seen Perth make just four changes, with Mitchell Johnson and Ian Bell in the frontline for the new faces. Michael Carberry is replaced by Bell, thus becoming their second overseas player. While the Perth Scorchers won two successive seasons, the 2013-14 and 2014-15 season, they would be hoping to once again battle in another big final. (more…)