India vs Australia: Kuldeep Yadav, Hanuma Vihari in focus as visitors take on Australia A in second warm-up game
The match, which will be streamed live, may not feature skipper Virat Kohli, who has hinted that he wants to go on with his own preparation routine before the "Battle Royale".
India vs Australia: Solid Saha strikes half ton before Test series opener, practice match ends in draw
The Australia-India Test series starts with the Day-Night game in Adelaide from 17-21 December.
India vs Australia: Visitors' Test squad gets into groove as they take on Australia A in first warm-up clash
With India and Australia playing the second T20I on the same day, the visiting Test squad has been named India 'A' for the first of the two practice games scheduled ahead of the much-anticipated four-Test series.
India vs Australia: Cheteshwar Pujara, Hanuma Vihari, coaching staff set to join squad in UAE ahead of tour Down Under
India will be travelling to Australia with a jumbo squad comprising 30 playing members across formats considering that the series will be played in a bio-bubble amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hanuma Vihari says he is not gutted about IPL snub, insists his focus has been on Tests from an early age
Vihari was bought by Delhi Capitals for Rs 2 crore in the 2019 IPL but he didn't find any takers this season, which has been indefinitely suspended because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus Outbreak: India cricketer Hanuma Vihari to work on fitness, skills for tour of Australia during lockdown
Vihari added that this forced break will ensure he is home for his first marriage anniversary, which might not have been the case otherwise thanks to a busy cricket calendar
Vihari said, "I was supposed to play four English county games this season. I would only be able to tell you the name when all the paperwork is complete. Right now, it's on hold due to the unavoidable situation (COVID-19)."
'I never play that kind of a shot. I still rue it, I wonder how it happened. Once I am set, I never give my wicket away', the mistimed pull in Christchurch still rankles Pujara.
India vs New Zealand, Highlights, 2nd Test in Christchurch, Day 3, Full Cricket Score: Black Caps win, sweep series 2-0
Latest Updates, 2nd Test, Day 3 India vs New Zealand: Jadeja comes in from the other end. Taylor collects a single off the first ball of the over, with Nicholls tapping the ball around for the next three deliveries without scoring a run. India decide to go for the review after an unsuccessful caught-behind appeal against Nicholls off the fifth delivery, and it turns out to be a front-foot no-ball that brings the equation down to just one run. Nicholls collects the winning single off the last delivery, as New Zealand win by seven wickets. The Black Caps thus register their 101st Test victory to complete a 2-0 series scoreline against the No 1-ranked Indian side!Well the Indian skipper decides to have a bowl now (wearing his shades while doing so), and starts off with a delivery that moves away after pitching wide outside off. Nicholls gets off the mark with a boundary off the fourth ball, steering a full delivery outside off through point. Just three more needed now.
India vs New Zealand: Jasprit Bumrah says team doesn't play 'blame game' after batting lets visitors down on Day 2
Bumrah said he has faith in Rishabh Pant and Hanuma Vihari's ability to push the opposition hard on the third day even though it will be easier said than done
India vs New Zealand: Visitors' attempt to play aggressive cricket undermined by costly errors of judgement
After India were defeated in Wellington, Virat Kohli made it quite clear that his batsmen needed to bat with more intent and clarity
India vs New Zealand: Most dismissals were due to batsmen's errors, not pitch, says Hanuma Vihari after first day's play
Hanuma Vihari on Saturday said poor shot selection led to India getting bowled out for a below-par 242 against New Zealand on a "fair pitch", dealing a blow to their hopes of a comeback in the two-Test series.
India vs New Zealand: Indians looked indecisive against short ball, says Kyle Jamieson after bagging five-wicket haul on opening day of second Test
Jamieson dismissed Prithvi Shaw, Cheteshwar Pujara, Rishabh Pant, Umesh Yadav and Ravindra Jadeja.
India vs New Zealand: Virat Kohli and Co bundle out for 242 courtesy poor shot selection; Kiwis go to stumps at 63/0
Indian batsmen showed intent but their reckless shot selection took them only as far as 242 on an eventful opening day of the second Test against New Zealand.
India vs New Zealand, Highlights, 2nd Test in Christchurch, Day 1, Full Cricket Score: Latham, Blundell steer Kiwis to 63/0 at stumps
Latest Updates, 2nd Test, Day 1 India vs New Zealand: That's stumps on Day 1. And all the three sessions today belonged to the hosts. They bundled out visitors for 242 and then Latham and Blundell made sure Kiwis did not lose any wicket till the close of play. India would be very disappointed. Nothing went there way today starting from toss. Kiwis 63/0 in 23 overs in first innngs so far, trail by 179 runs.
India vs New Zealand: Bouncer challenge awaits Indian batsmen as Neil Wagner joins Kiwi pace attack for Christchurch Test
Come Saturday, the Virat Kohlis, Cheteshwar Pujaras and Ajinkya Rahanes will face an even tougher test on a green top at the Hagley Oval where the Black Caps have won all but one Test.
India vs New Zealand, Highlights, 1st Test Day 4 at Wellington: Southee, Boult lead Kiwis to 100th win
Latest Updates, 1st Test, Day 4 India vs New Zealand: That's it! Blundell with the winning runs! Flicked away through square leg to register 10-wicket win over the number 1 ranked Indian side. It is New Zealand's 100th victory in Test! A very special moment in Black Caps cricket history at the Basin Reserve. It is also India's first defeat in World Test Championship
India vs New Zealand: Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari guide visitors to 114/4 on Day 3 of first Test; Black Caps lead by 39 runs
The Indian batsmen, caught between over-cautiousness and impetuosity, produced yet another inept batting performance to put New Zealand firmly on the driver's seat at the end of the third day's play in the first Test.
It’s possibly presumptuous to assume so, considering they are still only 31, 31 and 32 respectively, but with the historic long gaps between India’s Test visits to this part of the world, this could well be the last time Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara are together playing five-day cricket in New Zealand
Coming in at No 6, Vihari scored a hundred but Mayank Agarwal, Prithvi Shaw and Shubman Gill were dismissed early, undone by the extra bounce and seam movement during the match against New Zealand XI.