Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah retain top status in BCCI contract brackets, Hardik Pandya promoted
All-rounder Hardik Pandya is one of the notable promotions to Grade A, which is worth Rs 5 crore, while rookies Shubman Gill and Mohammed Siraj have got their maiden central contracts worth Rs 1 crore in Grade C.
IPL 2021: 'I try to learn from likes of Virat, Rohit,' says Cheteshwar Pujara on strike rate in T20s
The 33-year-old admitted that during the early stages of his career, he used to feel that tweaking his game to suit the needs of T20 will hamper his Test cricket but not anymore.
Cheteshwar Pujara last played in IPL in 2014.
India vs England: Remarkable Rohit Sharma, Pant-astic Rishabh, incredible R Ashwin and other takeaways from Test series
Here's what we learned from the four-match contest between India and England, the first international cricket series in India since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
India vs England: Rishabh Pant's brilliance, Washington Sundar's solid knock help hosts seize advantage
So subtly Pant changed the pace of his innings, that even Root didn't know what hit his team which looked in control when India went into the tea at 153 for 6.
India vs England: Even in the best conditions, England's worst conditioning weaknesses come to the fore on Day 1
Takeaways from Day 1 of the fourth Test between India and England, another one belonging firmly to India:
India vs England: Motera pitch, English spin test in focus again as hosts look to seal WTC final berth
Will India spin their way to the WTC final? Or will England turnaround their fortunes against spin? Well, It seems a gargantuan task for England to stop this ruthless Indian side but if they manage to draw the series, it will still be a fantastic achievement.
Leach is up for the challenge that awaits him in the final Test and sounded confident after picking up the wickets of top four Indian batsmen in the third Test.
India vs England: Inadequate surface meets incompetent batting in inconceivable two-day finish at Motera
Make no bones about it, this was an inadequate pitch. But for most of the 140 overs it lasted, it witnessed incompetent batting by two top Test teams. And that’s what gave us this inconceivable two-day finish at Motera.
India vs England: Axar Patel's six-wicket haul, Rohit Sharma's half-century put hosts in driver's seat on Day 1 of third Test
The spin combination of left-armer Patel and off-spinner India vs England exploited the turning Motera pitch at the newly-inaugurated Narendra Modi stadium to the full and England's first innings folded in just 48.4 overs after the visitors opted to bat.
Pujara has a solid technique but due to his slow batting style he is not considered fit for the slam-bang format. But he is looking forward to make a mark in this format too.
Over 80 percent of RCB’s available purse at the auction was shelled out in acquiring Kyle Jamieson and Glenn Maxwell.
Most of the IPL teams have completed their quotas of 25 maximum players apart from RR and RCB.
IPL Auction 2021: Test specialist Cheteshwar Pujara back in IPL fold after CSK buy him at base price
Having last featured in the IPL in 2014, Pujara has been part of 30 IPL matches, scoring 390 runs at an average of 20.53 with a strike rate of 99.74.
Ashwin hit an excellent 106 in India's second innings and took eight wickets with his off-spin in the second Test against England in Chennai, which the hosts won by 317 runs on Tuesday.
Cheteshwar Pujara was hit on his right hand while batting on Day 1 of the second Test against England.
India vs England: Virat Kohli and Co must learn from past mistakes to mount comeback, keep WTC final hopes alive
As cricket fans return to stands in India, the onus is now on Virat Kohli and Co to iron out the flaws and mount a comeback in the series.
Cheteshwar Pujara was big wicket for me once Virat Kohli returned home from Australia, says Pat Cummins
Cummins, who was Australia's vice-captain for the four-match Test series, said Pujara turned out to be the deciding factor with his rock-solid performances with the bat.
Virat Kohli doesn't offer excuses for team's bad displays, love that about his captaincy, says sprinter Yohan Blake
India suffered a 227-run defeat after England set them a target of world record 420 in the opening Test in Chennai on Tuesday. After the match, skipper Kohli admitted that his side put up an underwhelming performance.
India vs England, Highlights, 1st Test, Day 5 at Chennai, Full Cricket Score: Joe Root and Co clinch victory, take 1-0 lead in series
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