Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who has been India's prime bowler for quite some time now, is doubtful to play in the opening Test against Australia at Adelaide Oval scheduled to start from Tuesday, due to a left ankle injury.
He claims to have corrected the technical glitch which affected his performance during the forgettable tour of England earlier this year and Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara is confident that his scoring touch will return in the upcoming Test series against Australia here.
As India gear up for the first Test match against Australia at Adelaide, their fast bowling unit will be crucial in order to make an impression in the four-match series. With pace and bounce assisting pitches in Australia, Varun Aaron fits to be India's best bet against a good looking Aussie batting line-up.
Mohit Sharma is one of the nine fast bowlers among the 30-World Cup probables chosen on Thursday and the Haryana pacer is eying another successful Ranji Trophy season to make the final Cup squad in a highly competitive environment.
Hoping to make the final cut after being named in the 30-man probables list for the 2015 World Cup, Karnataka batsman Robin Uthappa on Thursday said that he would love to open the innings for India but would not mind being included as a wicketkeeper-batsman.
First, Indian bowlers put up a good show, on the opening day of the first practice match against Cricket Australia XI and then on the second and final day most of their batsmen looked in good nick while batting, as they scored 363 for 8.
India's fast bowlers led by Varun Aaron made full use of the seamer-friendly conditions, as they dismissed an inexperienced Cricket Australia XI for 219 on the first day of their opening two-day warm-up fixture, here today.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) felicitated former Indian skipper Dilip Vengsarkar on Friday by honouring him with the C K Nayudu Lifetime achievement award, for his contribution to Indian cricket.
India retained the number two spot in the latest Reliance ODI team rankings while Virat Kohli maintained the number two position with skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni static at the seventh place in the batting chart released here.
Two Indian batsmen are now in the top five of the ICC ODI rankings, with Virat Kohli remaining at number three and opener Shikhar Dhawan climbing up the ladder to fifth after earning four places in the latest list issued here today.