Hanuma Vihari News
Duleep Trophy: Hanuma Vihari, Rohan tons put South in command vs North Zone; Central reduce West to 252 for 9
While South Zone cruised to 324/2 at the end of Day 1, West was crumbled to 252/9 as Kartikeya Singh picked a five-fer.
Duleep Trophy 2022, semi-final: Hanuma Vihari hits ton on Day 1 to put South Zone in front against North Zone
Hanuma Vihari showed his class with the bat as he scored a hundred in the semi-final of the on-going Duleep Trophy 2022
Central Zone will be up against the West Zone in the first semi-final in Coimbatore while South Zone will play North Zone in the second in Salem
West Zone will have maximum Indian stars including Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Prithvi Shaw, South Zone also boast of Mayank Agarwal, Hanuma Vihari, and Devdutt Paddikal.
It's a free window for the domestic Indian cricketers who were not picked for the IPL beginning March 26.
Test cricket today is about ice and fire, and in Vihari-Pant, India might just have an optimal concoction for the future.
Pant put on a key stand of 104 with fellow left-hander Ravindra Jadeja, who stood unbeaten on 45, after the hosts slipped to 228 for five on day one in Mohali.
India vs Sri Lanka: Pant, Vihari fifties propel India to 357/6, Kohli misses half-century by five runs
Pant hit nine boundaries and four sixes in his whirlwind knock that was put to an end by medium pacer Suranga Lakmal
As India start off a new journey under Rohit Sharma in the Sri Lanka series, the microscopic focus will be on the middle order. In the absence of Pujara and Rahane, the onus will fall on the relatively less experienced guys to step up and stake a claim.
India vs Sri Lanka: Gill at No 3, Pant at 5 and Vihari at 6 could be way forward, says former national selector Devang Gandhi
It is now clear that Rahane and Pujara won't be called for the three Tests this season (two against Sri Lanka and one away game against England) where Vihari and Gill, along with Shreyas Iyer as back-up, will be the options
Rohit Sharma advised young batters aspiring to represent the country and currently playing in Ranji Trophy to keep scoring runs and not worry about selection as opportunities are bound to arise.
Constant counselling and a certain degree of handholding without mollycoddling isn’t a bad recipe if these exceptional World Cup winning talents aren’t to be lost to Indian cricket forever.
Down underdogs review: This docu-series is an incurious retelling of Indian cricket team's extraordinary comeback
Down Underdogs barely goes beyond the news cycle of India-Australia Test series 2020-2021, and is a rushed vanity project about one of India’s greatest victories ever
Not just Rahane and Pujara, Team India management, selectors must also take blame for South Africa debacle
Despite the prolonged lean run, team management and selectors have been indecisive in finding solutions to middle-order muddle.
Shubman Gill likely to be India's middle-order enforcer, Hanuma Vihari and Shreyas Iyer to fight for other slot
Gill will lend solidity to the Indian middle-order when a major reshuffle is expected to force struggling Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane out of the Test team.
India vs South Africa: Vihari and Shreyas may have to wait for regular chances till seniors are around, hints Dravid
Vihari, Indian cricket's 'Tough Runs Man' has never had it easy in terms of chances as he has played only one of his 13 Tests at home and it was skipper Virat Kohli's back spasms and Shreyas Iyer's stomach bug that opened the door for another chance.
Vice-captain KL Rahul, who will stand in for Kohli in the match, said at the toss that the skipper is expected to be available for the series-finale from 11 January.
India vs South Africa: On cusp of historic series win, Virat Kohli and Co face middle-order selection headache
Despite all the dominance in Test cricket, Kohli and Dravid will have a few questions lingering in their mind, especially those that concern the team’s middle-order.
The series that was played on the backdrop of Omicron scare in the Rainbow Nation was set to be called off at the business end after two of India's support staff initially tested positive for COVID 19 before their repeat test came negative.
India vs South Africa: Ajinkya Rahane replaced by Rohit Sharma as Virat Kohli's Test deputy; injured Jadeja to be missed
Rohit's elevation as Kohli's red-ball deputy is an indicator that in the near and not distant future, the stylish Mumbaikar might just be seen as an all-format skipper.