Rajasthan Royals would look to adapt quickly to their new 'home ground' when they lock horns with last season's runner-up Kings XI Punjab in their campaign opener in the Indian Premier League here Friday.
Innovation is the name of the game if one wants to beat drudgery of mundane training sessions as Team India showed on Wednesday during their 75-minute fielding session with drills that had the cricketers interested and enjoying every bit of it.
Having taken India to World Cup glory in 1983 by his all-round performance, Mohinder Amarnath feels the current side lacks "genuine" all-rounders and the bowlers are trying to bowl too quick instead of focussing on line and length.
Former Australian captain Ian Chappell feels bowling is a big area of concern for India and the defending champions should go with two spinners rather then depending on pacers during the cricket World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand.
When Indian selectors announced the 15-man squad for the ICC World Cup 2015 last month, one name which received severe criticism was of Stuart Binny. After his solid show in the Tests Down Under, several fans and experts were highly disappointed not to see Murali Vijay’s name in the list.
Sunil Gavaskar feels that India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni ran "short of ideas" but at the same time wouldn't like to be too critical of him ahead of the ICC World Cricket World Cup starting in two weeks' time.
India were on Friday knocked out of the tri-series cricket tournament after yet another spineless display as England recovered from a top-order collapse to record a three-wicket victory and secure a place in the final here today.
India were ousted from the ODI tri-series by England who scripted a three-wicket victory against MS Dhoni's side in Perth on Friday. England booked their place in the final and will play giants Australia. For India their sorry state of affairs outside the sub-continent continued as the side failed to register a single victory in the tri-series.
Describing India's defence of the World Cup title as shaky, former Australia captain Ian Chappell has advised them to keep star batsman Virat Kohli at number three to negate any opposition plans to bounce them out with short-pitched deliveries on lively pitches here.
Having tried quite a few permutations and combinations in the two losses so far, the Indian think-tank seems to have settled for Virat Kohli at the No.4 position to hit the right balance and stay alive in the ongoing tri-series.
Once again slamming the Indian bowlers for their poor showing in Australian conditions ahead of the World Cup, former captain Sunil Gavaskar said that the bowlers have learnt nothing from their past experiences on foreign tours.
He scripted a memorable comeback today snapping five wickets to set up England's nine-wicket win over India in the cricket tri-series and pacer Steven Finn said he was happy to see that his hard work finally paid off.