The thing that nobody talks about the U-19 Cricket World Cup is that for every Yuvraj Singh there was a Reetinder Singh Sodh and for every Virat Kohli there is a Taruwar Kohli.
Left-arm spinner Axar Patel wreaked havoc recording a career-best List A figures of 6/43 as Gujarat beat Tamil Nadu by 31 runs to set up title date with Gautam Gambhir-led Delhi in the final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy cricket tournament.
India's Test captain Virat Kohli has decided to take rest while teammates Shikhar Dhawan and Ishant Sharma will be playing for Delhi against Baroda in their opening group league match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, in New Delhi on Thursday.
After posting 252 for eight while batting first, Bangladesh A shot India A out for 187 in 42.2 overs.
The Unmukt Chand-led side thrashed the visitors by 96 runs in the opening match.
Thoroughly outplayed by Australia A in the league stage, India A will have to play out of their skin to upstage the in-form team from Down Under when the two sides clash in the ODI tri-series final
Eyeing a spot in the tri-series final, the Unmukt Chand-led India A will look to sort out its batting woes and patchy form when it takes on a struggling South Africa A in the last league match.
Opener Mayank Agarwal smashed a brilliant 130 in company of skipper Unmukt Chand, who complemented with a useful 90, as India A thrashed South Africa A by eight wickets to bag a bonus point in their second tri-series match
Following their comprehensive win against South Africa A in the opener, Australia A drubbed India A by 119 runs to take command and go on top of the standings in the 50-over triangular series at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium.
India 'A' skipper Unmukt Chand today hinted that the team management may field three spinners here on a turning track for tomorrow's tri-series One-day cricket match against Australia 'A'.
Outplayed in the four-day games, a new-look India A will have to play out of their skins to stop a rampaging Australia A when they clash in a tri-series One-day cricket match, here on Friday.
While Uthappa gets ready for Karnataka Premier League action, Sanju Samson gets a competitive India A series under the stewardship of his long-time mentor Rahul Dravid.
Having flattered to deceive on most occasions after his transition from U-19 to senior cricket, Delhi boy Unmukt Chand would like to make amends as he leads India A in the tri-nation 'A' series, which is considered to be a launchpad for getting into the senior team.
Karnataka batsman Karun Nair has been appointed Unmukt's deputy as the All-India Senior Selection Committee picked a 15-member squad.
Mumbai Indians batsman Unmukt Chand on Monday heaped praise on team coach Ricky Ponting saying "if he believes in you, he backs you to the hilt".
Bengal rode on wicket-keeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha's exquisite 129 and Laxmi Ratan Shukla's 72 to reach 312/7 on day one of the Ranji Trophy.
Unmukt Chand hit his fifth first-class century (146 runs) and half-centuries from Mithun Manhas (53) and Sumit Narwal (59) helped Delhi seize the initiative against Rajasthan on the third and penultimate day of their Ranji encounter at the Ferozeshah Kotla.
Medium pacer Shardul Thakur took six wickets to help Mumbai bowl out Uttar Pradesh for 206 in their first innings on the second day of the Ranji Trophy match at the Green Park stadium in Kanpur Monday while Yuvraj Singh's 136 lifted Punjab to 370 for eight against Maharashtra in Pune.
Fringe players will have a chance to prove their mettle when the Manoj Tiwary-led India A take on Sri Lanka in the only one-day warm up match, which will mark the beginning of the hastily scheduled ODI series, here on Thursday.
Australia's Shane Watson will lead Rajasthan Royals in the seventh edition of the Indian Premier League, the franchise announced today. The all-rounder will replace Rahul Dravid who retired from all forms of cricket in 2013.