India vs Australia: Shane Warne predicts series win for hosts with visitors set to miss Virat Kohli after pink-ball Test
Warne has also opined that India should play with three fast bowlers and a specialist spinner in the upcoming Test. Warne said that he would pick left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav ahead of R Ashwin since Kuldeep has a better record. He further stated that while Ashwin has struggled in Australia, Yadav has done really well.
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, 1st practice match takeaways: Visitors' third seamer conundrum, Test specialists shine and more
The three-day tour match between India A and Australia A has slightly gone under the radar, but the practice match has provided mixed results for both sides.
India vs Australia: Will Pucovski excited for potential debut in first Test, says he is mentally prepared to play
Led by pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah, India's much-vaunted bowling attack features Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj and Navdeep Saini. Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin and Kuldeep Yadav are the three spin options.
The prodigiously talented Green made his international debut in the third ODI against India. Although Australia lost the fixture by 13 runs, the rookie gained crucial match experience in the middle.
India vs Australia, 2nd ODI takeaways: Leave alone ‘sixth’ bowler; five other areas that need attention in Indian ODI room
The Indian ODI juggernaut — a win rate of 73% from the end of the 2017 Champions Trophy until the end of 2019 — has been crushingly halted in its tracks in 2020.
From MS Dhoni, Glenn Maxwell to Dale Steyn, here are 10 players who simply failed to impress in the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League.
IPL 2020: KKR bowling coach Kyle Mills says Kuldeep Yadav was benched due to side's make-up and small size of grounds
Kolkata Knight Riders' bowling coach Kyle Mills has justified benching star Indian spinner Kuldeep Yadav for the past couple of IPL matches, citing the small size of the grounds and the "make-up" of the side.
IPL 2020: Kuldeep Yadav is at the top of his game, won't face confidence issues, says KKR mentor David Hussey
Kuldeep Yadav got just four wickets from nine matches in 2019 and was dropped from KKR after logging an average of 71.50 and an economy rate of 8.66.
'I had told my mom that day': Kuldeep Yadav says he predicted his second ODI hat-trick against Windies before the match
Kuldeep is the only bowler from the country to have taken two ODI hat-tricks. He took his first hat-trick against Australia at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata in 2017, and two years later, repeated the feat against the West Indies.
IPL 2020: Road ahead may be full of obstacles but we will give it all, says KKR captain Dinesh Karthik
KKR will miss the crowd support they get at Eden Gardens but Karthik believes that every player will keep the iconic venue in his heart while playing in the UAE.
'We used to get a lot of help from him from behind the wicket. If Dhoni was there, 50 percent of my work was already done,' said Yuzvendra Chahal
Hardik Pandya and Ravindra Jadeja may not be included in playing XI for Australia Tests, says Aakash Chopra
In an attempt to drive his point home, Chopra said Pandya has a back injury and has not started bowling yet and that the all-rounder has not played ODIs for long either.
Firstpost Masterclass: Dip, drift and deception, L Sivaramakrishnan deconstructs the art of leg spin
L Sivaramakrishnan demystifies the allure that surrounds legspin, explain the biomechanics that goes behind delivering a perfect leg break, and explain the mental fortitude required to ace the craft.
Kuldeep Yadav also revealed that Australia’s Steve Smith and retired South African swashbuckler AB de Villiers are the two batsmen, he finds most challenging to contain.
Yuzvendra Chahal reveals how MS Dhoni’s tips helped him bamboozle Glenn Maxwell in 2017 India-Australia ODI series
Yuzvendra Chahal ended up dismissing Australia batsman Glenn Maxwell thrice in the five-match ODI series, as well as once in the T20I leg of the tour.
Kuldeep Yadav trying to avoid habit of applying saliva on ball, says he bowls at nets for four hours regularly
India's left-arm wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav has again started training in earnest, bowling four hours daily, and is striving hard to curb his natural instinct of applying saliva on the ball.
Ian Chappell feels India should pick Hardik Pandya in the Test side when they make the trip Down Under later this year as the temperamental all-rounder would be crucial to handling the challenge posed by a strong home batting line-up.
When MS Dhoni lost his temper: Gautam Gambhir, Irfan Pathan recall instances when Captain Cool got angry
Mahendra Singh Dhoni has hardly lost his temper during his decade and a half long illustrious career but there have been a few exceptions when 'Captain Cool' has let it rip, recall his former India teammates Gautam Gambhir and Irfan Pathan.
Ravichandran Ashwin, Nathan Lyon and Yasir Shah lack adequate variations to survive in ODIs, says Mushtaq Ahmed
Former Pakistan leg-spinner Mushtaq Ahmed said the ever-increasing role of power-hitting in the modern one-day game has made mystery spinners more valuable than the conventional ones.