Wicket-keeper Denesh Ramdin's century went in vain as West Indies slumped to a 16-run loss against India A in their second and final warm-up 50-over match ahead of the five-match ODI series against India at the Wankhede Stadium here on Sunday.
Veteran leg-spinner Amit Mishra and talented youngster Unmukt Chand put up impressive performances as India A made short work of the touring West Indies side in the first of the two warm-up one dayers here on Friday.
As the Test series is over, India and England are all set to lock horns in the limited over formats. Interestingly, three players in the Indian ODI squad – Sanju Samson, Karn Sharma and Dhawal Kulkarni are uncapped. And it`s highly possible that out of three, two promising youngsters in Samson and Sharma might get a chance earn their ODI caps.
He became a household name when he fetched a whopping Rs 3.75 crore at the IPL auction for domestic players, but 26-year-old Karn Sharma feels that his maiden India call-up will only encourage him to do well at the next level and make a name for himself as an all-rounder.
Prolific young wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson and Karn Sharma received maiden call up into the Indian squad as selectors on Tuesday announced the team for the upcoming limited--overs cricket series against England.
Young leg-spinner Karn Sharma`s all-round exploits helped India A eked out a thrilling one-wicket victory over South Africa A team to reach closer to the title round in the Quadrangular `A` series here today.
Back in the spotlight after his awe-inspiring knock against Sunrisers Hyderabad, swashbuckling KKR batsman Yusuf Pathan attributed his success to team`s bowling coach Wasim Akram who has helped him understand the psyche of opposition bowlers.
After losing their 10-match winning streak at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai Indians take on Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 36th match of the Indian Premier League to be played at the Rajib Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad.
Sunrisers Hyderabad kept themselves in the top-four race as they crushed Rajasthan Royals by 32 runs on the back of an inspiring bowling performance in an Indian Premier League clash, here on Thursday.
Karn Sharma was the star for Sunrisers Hyderabad with the ball against Royal Challengers Bangalore but the leg-spinner rues the `tough` drop chance of A B de Villiers as he feels the wicket could have titled the match in his side`s favour.
Describing Sunrisers Hyderabad as a balanced side, the team`s chief coach Tom Moody and mentor Kris Srikkanth today exuded confidence of a successful campaign in the upcoming Indian Premier League starting April 16 in Abu Dhabi.
As the first day witnessed some of the star players signing multi-crore deals, the second-day too saw some unexpected bidding for uncapped players who went up for grabs at the IPL auction which resumed in Bangalore`s ITC Gardenia Hotel here on Thursday.
Little-known Railways all-rounder Karn Sharma hit the jackpot at the IPL players` auction, becoming the costliest buy among the uncapped players by fetching a startling Rs 3.75 crore deal with Sunrisers Hyderabad, while Rishi Dhawan also fetched a stunning Rs 3 crore bid from Kings XI Punjab here on Thursday.
If Yuvraj Singh was the most expensive player on Day 1, Karn Sharma earned 3.75 Crores to became the highest paid uncapped player on Day 2. The Railways all-rounder will turn up for Sunrises Hyderabad in the seventh edition of the super-rich cricket league.
Tamil Nadu earned three points from the drawn encounter against Railways with a first-innings lead after only 14 overs of play was possible on the fourth and final day of their Group B Ranji Trophy match here Tuesday.