Renowned British author and a former MP Jeffrey Archer on Wednesday said the current Indian cricket team puzzles him and compared the Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led side with Bollywood superstars, who according to him are famous for their inconsistencies in giving hit films.
Cleaning up the battered image of the BCCI, taking international cricket to new venues around the country and ensuring that India play more Tests top the priority list of newly-elected Board Secretary Anurag Thakur.
Indian team's irregular sessions may have surprised many but skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels that it is better to do three days of "high intensity" training rather than six days of "mediocre" workout to keep fresh in a marathon tournament like the cricket World Cup.
With just two days to go for the Cricket Board's much-awaited Annual General Meeting, both N Srinivasan and his rival faction are keeping their cards close to the chest as the suspense mounts on who will be the next President of the cash-rich body.
Notwithstanding India's awful form in the run-up to the cricket World Cup, Australian paceman Josh Hazlewood feels the defending champions are a very dangerous side and that it was "just a matter of time" before their batting order clicks.
The class of 2011 overlooked, former captain and chief selector Chandu Borde says India's fortune in the upcoming cricket World Cup will largely depend on the way their experienced skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni leads the bunch, which is a mix of youth and experience.
Knocked out of the Tri-series, Indian cricket captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday said the dilemma over settling down into the right bowling combination has put the team in a "catch-22 situation" ahead of the ODI World Cup.
Sidelined BCCI president N. Srinivasan refused to comment following the Supreme Court's decision Thursday to bar him from contesting the election for the Indian cricket board's governing body presidency due to a "conflict of interest".
Having been a part of three World Cup campaigns, former India cricket captain Rahul Dravid said that the current format of the 50-over showpiece event, starting mid February in Australia and New Zealand, is too predictable and should be improved upon.
Former England fast bowler Bob Willis said that the Indians were light years ahead of their present English counterparts in One-Day Internationals (ODIs), and added that the limited overs game has changed beyond recognition.
This is truly the end of an era in Indian cricket. After finding themselves out of India's 30-man 2015 World Cup probables list, Yuvraj Singh and Gautam Gambhir joined the likes of Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan and Ashish Nehra who lost central contract.
It wasn't long ago that Rohit Sharma created a world record by smashing 264 runs in an ODI against Sri Lanka. While the right-hander was once again hailed for his incredible batting skills, many doubted whether he could carry his form into the Test series against Australia.