India yet again produced a listless bowling performance as Derbyshire piled up 326 for five at stumps of the first day of their second tour game ahead of five-match Test series against England, here on Tuesday.
He played an important role in Chennai Super Kings` crushing win over Delhi Daredevils in and IPL match, but pacer Ishwar Pandey says he did not do anything special and it was the fielders who made his effort look better.
Sunil Gavaskar on Wednesday slammed the Indian team management for fielding an unchanged XI in the dead rubber against Afghanistan and wondered whether the "fear" of bench players succeeding over current favourites has prompted it to play the same team.
The lanky Ishwar Pandey finally got a chance to play a match on this tour of New Zealand in a two-day tour game and his three-wicket haul in 14 overs would surely make him happy after waiting in the wings for three weeks since India landed in this country.
His team overwhelmingly crushed by New Zealand, ranked seven rungs below India, a confused skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni muttered some inanities about the loss, asking his batsmen to "improvise and adapt" while praising his bowlers who gave away 303 runs in the fifth and final one-dayer.
Since the time, Team India toured South Africa, failures have marred its reputation to an extent. Critics have started raising fingers on Dhoni for backing few players who haven`t been performing consistently, especially at a time when handful of promising players are waiting in the wings.
India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni may have given a long rope to an erratic Ishant Sharma but his indifferent performances came in for sharp criticism from former players who said it was high time the lanky paceman was dropped as he has "stopped learning".
The most prestigious ICC event -- ODI World Cup – scheduled to take place in Trans-Tasman nations is just a year away. So, it’s time for all the teams to start focusing solely on it. Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Team India lifted the coveted trophy in 2011, after beating another sub-continent side Sri Lanka in the finals, to become the first country in the history of the game to win the title while hosting the event. It also helped India join the elite club of countries who had won the coveted Cup m
Considering the 2015 ICC World Cup, to take place in Trans-Tasman nations, Dhoni’s entire focus would be on the ODIs, as it could help India to find out the players who are best suited to these conditions.
Madhya Pradesh rode on pacer Ishwar Pandey`s five-wicket haul and Jalaj Saxena`s all-rounnd show to take a vital first innings lead of 127 runs over Saurashtra after bowling out the visitors for 492 on the final day of their Ranji Trophy Group B match, here Tuesday.
India A coach Lalchand Rajput says paceman Ishwar Pandey was find of the South Africa tour and many a young players stand a good chance to be selected when the national team will travel there later in the year.
India A pacer Ishwar Pandey took four wickets, including two in successive balls, but South Africa A fought back through JP Duminy`s fighting 84 and his crucial partnerships with the tail-enders in the first unofficial Test.