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.
Ahmed picked up three wickets in an over to stage a remarkable turnaround for RCB on Wednesday night as the team defended 149 for eight for its second win in as many games.
IPL 2021 Royal Challengers Bangalore Preview: Glenn Maxwell could prove 'X-factor' as Virat Kohli and Co aim to end trophy drought
RCB have assembled star-studded lineups over the years, and for most part, they begin almost every season with a bang, only to falter in the end.
The 27-year-old has played five Tests, one ODI and three T20Is for India so far after making his debut in the shortest format against New Zealand in November, 2017.
The former Australian captain's belief stems from India's incredible depth of talent and its success ratio of late.
India vs England: Virat Kohli says hosts' 'extremely strong' bench strength will help when transition happens
India's supremely talented bench strength has made skipper Virat Kohli quite confident that the team will have a relatively smooth ride when the transition period dawns upon it in the next few years.
Highlights, India vs England, 4th Test at Ahmedabad, Day 2, Full Cricket Score: Pant, Sundar help hosts take 89-run lead at stumps
India vs England Live Score: Get latest cricket score and live updates, ball by ball commentary of Ind vs Eng 4th Test match being played at Narendra Modi Stadium, Motera.
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: Enjoyed Joe Root's dismissal as I set him up with away going deliveries, says Mohammed Siraj
Root was trapped leg before the wicket by Siraj, who bowled a beautiful inswinger which would have hit the middle and leg stump.
India vs England: Hosts lose Shubham Gill after R Ashwin, Axar Patel spin visitors out for 205 on Day 1
After five innings, England crossed the 200-run mark but a total of 205 in 75.5 overs was certainly not what Joe Root had expected when he called it right at the toss on a day which would have ideally been best for batting.
India vs England: Zak Crawley feels visitors 'would be more adept' in pink ball Test despite hosts' potent pace attack
An "unbelievable seam attack and incredible batsmen" make India formidable but England will have the edge in the pink ball day-night Test as the tourists are more adept at playing in seaming conditions, feels batsman Zak Crawley.
India vs England: Ravichandran Ashwin's five-for sees hosts take massive lead on Day 2 of second Test
Resuming the day at 300 for six, Rishabh Pant took India to 329 in their first innings with an unbeaten 58 before running out of partners.
Cricket's long tours away from homes and family have often caused problems in the past but the restrictions of quarantine and bubble life are posing extra difficulties, experts say.
CA also cleared the six spectators who were evicted from the ground after the infamous incident that halted play for a while.
Unable to identify culprits behind racial abuse towards Mohammed Siraj at Sydney, CA reportedly tells ICC
Additionally, the CA investigators "have cleared the six men ejected from their seats during the Sydney Test of racially abusing Mohammed Siraj."
Siraj turned out to be one of the architects of India's success and successfully stepped into the shoes of his senior pace colleagues after making his debut in the series-turning second Test in Melbourne.
India vs Australia: I can be called a bowling all-rounder, have the ability to bat, says Shardul Thakur
Thakur snared seven wickets and was India's top scorer in the first innings, striking 67 while batting at No 8. He, along with Washington Sundar, pulled the team out of trouble by conjuring a crucial 123-run stand. The partnership eventually played a key role in the team's three-wicket win.
India vs Australia: Umpires offered us option to leave Sydney Test midway amid racial abuse from crowd, says Mohammed Siraj
Siraj and his senior pace colleague Jasprit Bumrah faced racial abuse for two days at the Sydney Cricket Ground, forcing the Indian team management to lodge an official complaint with match referee David Boon. Cricket Australia later offered an unreserved apology for the incidents.
Inexperience can sometimes be a virtue.
Brisbane showed that winning in the new-age world is possible with old-fashioned grace; that sometimes, no amount of words can do justice to the feeling you are left with after an exhausting grind of human will.