Manoj Tiwary and Robin Uthappa have been named captains of India A`s four-day and one day squads, which will leave for a month-long tour of Australia to compete in first-class as well as limited overs matches.
If Team India`s rout at the hands of Kiwis and Proteas was partially attributed to the unfavourable conditions overseas, their recent poor show in Asia Cup exposed some gaping holes prevalent in the side which need to be taken in view and should be rectified as early as possible.
He has not been retained by Mumbai Indians but an unfazed Pragyan Ojha does not hold any grudge against the IPL champions and wants to start his Twenty20 journey afresh with a new franchise when the cash-rich league`s players` auction is held this week.
Pragyan Ojha has fallen in the pecking order behind Ravindra Jadeja as the third specialist spinner with remote chances of playing a Test series overseas but the Odisha-born Hyderbad left-arm spinner is not ready to throw in the towel yet.
Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin refused to read too much into India`s 0-2 drubbing in the ODI series against South Africa and said that the result has rather made the players "ready for a fight" in the two-match Test series beginning on December 18.
M Ravi Kiran returned with a four-wicket haul to led a disciplined bowling attack as Hyderabad shot out Himachal Pradesh for a paltry 111 in their second innings to notch up a convincing 185-run victory in their Group C Ranji Trophy match here on Sunday.
MS Dhoni completed 250 dismissals as wicketkeeper in Test matches after he caught Tino Best off Pragyan Ojha. He also equalled the record of leading India for maximum number of Test matches with Sourav Ganguly.
Test specialist Pragyan Ojha`s deadly spell (6/48) of left-arm spin bowling enabled South Zone record a crushing innings and 38 runs victory over Central Zone to clinch a place in the Duleep Trophy final.
Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has come under sharp attack from some former cricketers for his alleged conflict of interest for having stakes in the sports management company which handles him and three of his Indian teammates.
Indian captain MS Dhoni, who has been mired by conflict of interest with regard to him holding shares in a sports management company, is in for some further trouble as his business partner has confirmed Dhoni held stakes in Rhiti Sports in the past.