The biggest positive for the Indian cricket team in this World Cup has been the performance of its pacers and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels that the trio of Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami and Mohit Sharma should not be forced to play domestic events to ensure that they don't burn out.
All eyes will be on Bengal's newest batting sensation Sudeep Chatterjee as the hosts will have revenge on mind as they take on defending champions Karnataka in a second round group league encounter of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament, here on Sunday.
An upbeat Bengal side led by their gutsy captain Laxmi Ratan Shukla will start as favourites in the Ranji Trophy opener against Baroda, who would be without the services of their batting mainstay Ambati Rayudu, out with a hip injury.
Barely a week after he had tendered his resignation from the post of chairman of DDCA's senior selection committee, former Test batsman Yashpal Sharma was on Wednesday reinstated as the head of the panel only 10 ahead of Delhi's opening Ranji Trophy game against Saurashtra.
Fresh from leading Punjab to a runner-up finish in the Vijay Hazare one-day tournament, out-of-favour Indian off-spinner Harbhajan Singh is happy with his own showing in the domestic circuit and is keen to make a comeback into the national team for the 2015 World Cup.
Talented Manish Pandey continued his good form in limited overs format as his unbeaten 99 helped defending champions Karnataka beat Mumbai by four wickets to enter the semi-final of the National One Day Championship for the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
Manoj Tiwary's belligerent 101-ball 130 followed by seamer Veer Pratap Singh's six-wicket haul enabled Bengal to beat a spirited Vidarbha by 17 runs and enter the semi-finals of the National One Day Championship for the Vijay Hazare Trophy, here on Thursday.
Veteran batsman Wasim Jaffer played a perfect innings in a modest chase as Mumbai outclassed Delhi by six wickets to enter quarter-final of the National One Day Championship for the Vijay Hazare Trophy, here on Wednesday.
Veterans Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir's prospects of making an India comeback are all but over as the celebrated opening duo stayed away from selection in the 15-member North Zone squad for the Deodhar Trophy.
Delhi's senior selection committee headed by Yashpal Sharma predictably retained Gautam Gambhir as the captain of the Delhi one day side that will take on arch-rivals Mumbai in the pre-quarter finals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy in Rajkot on November 19.
Owing to their better net-run-rate, Odisha on Saturday progressed to the knockouts of the Vijay Hazare Trophy one-day championship despite faltering in their last league match against Jharkhand, going down by 45 runs here.
Already assured of a place in the knock-out stage, Bengal rode on opener Shreevats Goswami's fluent 133 to beat Assam by 18 runs in a high-scoring East Zone match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, here on Friday.
Arpit Vasavada missed a century by four runs while Australia-bound Cheteshwar Pujara struck 86 as Saurashtra thrashed Maharashtra by 63 runs in a West Zone leg match of the Vijay Hazare Trophy here on Friday.
Skipper Suryakumar Yadav overshadowed young Shreyas Iyer, who struck his maiden first-class ton, with a 45-ball unbeaten 81 as the duo guided Mumbai to a comfortable seven-wicket victory over Gujarat in the Vijay Hazare Trophy match for west zone here on Friday.