Star batsman Suresh Raina will look to get some batting practice ahead of the upcoming South Africa series along with some of the other fringe players as India A take on full-strength Bangladesh A in a three-match One Day series, starting here tomorrow.
Australia A batsmen once again showed their prowess in tackling the Indian spin attack on a difficult track as they comfortably beat the hosts by three wickets to enter the final of the tri-series cricket tournament, here on Monday.
Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be back in the saddle after over a month-long break as eight players join India's squad and get battle-ready to face Bangladesh in a three-match ODI series starting Thursday.
Pace bowler Dhawal Kulkarni, who has played a lot of domestic cricket before gaining his India cap, on Saturday said he had learnt quite a bit from the likes of Austalian Shane Watson, his current captain in Rajasthan Royals, and South Africa's Shaun Pollock in IPL.
India’s location for the practice session here on a sunny Thursday morning was nothing short of scenic. The team took full advantage and went about their regular routine with the normal stretches and warm-ups before they walked out to the nets to prepare for the all-important World Cup tie against Pakistan Sunday.
With mere 10 days to the start of the 2015 ICC World Cup, last-minute preparations are on for everyone involved in the cricket's show-piece event. But unluckily for the defending champions, it's confusion considering their final line-up.
Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni Saturday said pacer Ishant Sharma and all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja are not fit for the team's opening game in the ODI tri-series against Australia at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) here Sunday.