Virat Kohli has certainly been the most consistent batsman in the Indian team in all formats of the game, for last couple of years. But in the last away series that India played in England, he was all at sea, while facing the English seamers, especially Stuart Broad and Jimmy Anderson.
With just over four months left for the cricket World Cup to commence, the International Cricket Council (ICC) on Tuesday announced 'Matua Wines', a wine brand based in New Zealand, as the official partner for the 2015 showpiece event in February-March.
15 Feb 2015 is going to be uber special for the Indian cricket team fans as Team India will come face to face with Pakistan on the World Cup match that's going to happen in Australia and New Zealand in February and March 2015.
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) cricket team touched down in Perth Tuesday to launch the final stages of their preparations for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, which will be played in Australia and New Zealand from Feb 14 to March 29.
Out-of-favour Indian pacer Irfan Pathan is confident of making a "comeback" to the national fold and said that he would focus on the Ranji Trophy matches to make his presence felt. "Irfan will return very soon. For that my focus is on the forthcoming Ranji matches. I will play all the Ranji Trophy matches and if you play four-day cricket, it would be easier to play one-day cricket," the all-rounder told reporters here on Thursday.
Recovering from a muscle injury, veteran pacer Zaheer Khan is eyeing a comeback to competitive cricket for Mumbai Indians during Champions League T20 in early October, even though he was non-commital about his chances of making it to the World Cup squad in 2015.
The newly formed national selection committee headed by the former captain Moin Khan will meet here tomorrow to start preparations for Pakistan`s forthcoming international assignments, which will culminate with the World Cup in 2015.
Backing Zaheer Khan`s inclusion in India`s squad for the 2015 World Cup, former India pacer Javagal Srinath today said the left-armer is an "automatic choice" for the tournament and should be given a parting shot if the speedster shows the passion to play.
Pakistan spinner Saeed Ajmal is preparing for a two-month stint with English county Worcestershire with the World Cup 2015 in mind as he believes bowlers now have to reinvent themselves to be successful in the limited overs formats.
Misbah-ul-Haq does not seem to be in danger of losing the captaincy of the national One-day team before the World Cup 2015 despite speculations about experienced allrounder, Shahid Afridi being a strong contender for this job.