India vs England 2021: Umesh Yadav added to hosts' squad for final two Tests after clearing fitness test
Pacer Umesh Yadav was added to India's squad for the last two Tests against England after he passed a fitness test, while Shardul Thakur was released to compete in the ongoing Vijay Hazare one-day Championship.
India vs England: Umesh Yadav to replace Shardul Thakur after fitness test in hosts' squad for last two Tests
Umesh Yadav will be required to undergo a fitness assessment in Ahemdabad.
Virat Kohli says becoming a father is 'greatest moment of life', can't be compared to playing against Australia
"The connection with the team does not go away in any situation. Especially when you have given everything to the team. Especially when you have worked for the last six years on a daily basis to take Indian cricket on top," Kohli said.
Speaking to media in an online press conference, Arun said the ploy to strangle the Australians was Shastri's brainchild.
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.
IPL 2021: MS Dhoni’s CSK need to shed Dad’s Army tag, says Aakash Chopra with final list of retained players set to be announced
Speaking on STAR Sports' show ‘IPL: RETENTION SPECIAL’, former India cricketer and columnist Aakash Chopra said Chennai Super Kings desperately needed to get rid of dead weight.
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.
India vs Australia: 'Forget India, the whole world will stand up and salute you' — Ravi Shastri gives rousing speech post series win
It was a little over three-minute speech that Shastri delivered after his injury-ravaged side chased down an imposing 328 in the fourth and final Test to hand Australia their first loss in 32 years at 'Fortress Gabba' to retain the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in style.
India vs Australia: Visitors won all big moments in every Test and Aussies fell short, says Ricky Ponting
Hit by a spate of injuries, India competed without many key players, yet downed Australia by three wickets in the series-deciding fourth Test at the Gabba, a month after the Adelaide debacle where they scored their lowest Test score of 36.
India vs Australia: Shardul Thakur worked on his batting temperament after IPL, reveals mentor Dinesh Lad
According to Lad, Shardul was throwing his wicket away and he made his ward realise where he was going wrong. He said Shardul rectified his mistake.
We’ve always known this is more than a game for India. Today, we knew, if ever it was in doubt, that this is more than a team.
India vs Australia: 'Never ever, ever underestimate the Indians,' says Justin Langer after suffering series defeat
Langer said the fightback after the Adelaide debacle was nothing short of remarkable especially after injury-forced ouster of big players like Jasprit Bumrah and Ravindra Jadeja.
Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill help India breach Fortress Gabba, seal historic Test series win over Australia
India chased down the improbably 328-run target set by Australia to become the first team in 32 years to win a Test at the Brisbane Cricket Ground, sealing the four-match series in their favour as well.
India vs Australia: Skill, composure, guts, resolve — this series showed India’s Test cricket's future is in safe hands
The Australian tour was as much about fascinating individual stories as much as the guts and gumption of this Indian team. There were stories within stories and as these unravelled one by one, it provided a glimpse into the rich talent reserves the country possesses and an assurance that Indian Test cricket's future is in safe hands
India vs Australia: Fighting adversities on every front, resilient Mohammed Siraj emerges as find of the tour
Siraj has undoubtedly been the find of the tour. His consistency, skills and ability to outthink the batsmen have been phenomenal this series.
India vs Australia: Mohammed Siraj, Shardul Thakur shine, but hosts set challenging target of 328 for visitors
The target is a tricky one and the Indian batsmen would get a fair idea of whether to go for it by lunch on the final day, which is Tuesday. This was after Siraj and Thakur combined to share nine wickets while dismissing Australia for 294 in their second innings.
India vs Australia, Highlights, 4th Test at Brisbane, Day 4, Full Cricket Score: Play abandoned due to rain; visitors need 324 runs to win
Alright, so the play has been abandoned on Day 4 due to rain. It is still pouring at Gabba. We have lost around 27 overs again today, with one more day to go and even if we start half an hour early, we won't be able to see recovering these overs tomorrow. So India need to bat out 98 overs tomorrow. They are 4/0 currently. Australia batted well to set India a target of 328 earlier. Siraj completed his first five-for and let this day be just about him and the Indian bowlers. They were seen as an inexperienced attack, and no one hoped a lot from them, they were rather expected to struggle but Siraj led from the front, Natarajan bowled with heart, Thakur showed his first-class experience and Saini bowled in second innings despite groin injury, Sundar kept picking wickets and kept it tight from one end as lone spinner. Magnificent day for India with the ball in hand. Theyhave picked 20 wickets in the game. See you tomorrow at 4 am IST. Expect a hard day of Test cricket from the two teams. Till then, take care and good-bye.
India vs Australia: Shardul Thakur buries ghost of 10-ball debut, says Gabba heroics a 'dream come true'
Shardul took three wickets with the ball in Australia's first innings and then top-scored for India with a 67 as he got involved with Washington Sundar (62) in a fine rearguard partnership to keep India in contention.
Washington (62) and Shardul (67) led a splendid lower-order fightback after India were reduced to 186 for 6 in reply to Australia's 369. The duo stitched 123 runs for the seventh wicket and defied the Australians for 36 overs.
India vs Australia: Josh Hazlewood credits Shardul Thakur, Washington Sundar for batting beautifully, says hosts didn't execute well
In a spot of bother at 186/6 in reply to Australia's 369, debutant Washington (62) and Shardul (67) punched above their wights to stitch a "crucial" 123-run stand for the seventh wicket.