The Indian cricket team's 2014-15 tour of Australia is the last time when it would have played both the Tests and tri-nation ODI series together as it will be split into two separate tours from now on, said Cricket Australia's Chief Executive James Sutherland.
The BCCI on Friday named Biswarup Dey, Treasurer of the Hony. Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), as the manager of the Indian cricket team for the upcoming tri-nation series involving hosts Australia and England.
The series is out of bounds but Indian cricket is all set to enter a new era under the feisty Virat Kohli, whose leadership would be put through a trial by fire when the visitors seek redemption in the fourth and final cricket Test against Australia starting here from Tuesday.
Former Australia cricketer Tom Moody has issued a few words of advice to Shikhar Dhawan and said the left-handed India opener first needs to be sure of his off-stump in order to convert his starts into big scores in Test matches.
If "sledging" had been the sole criterion to get into a playing XI of a cricket team, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, by his own admission, showed enough expertise in that area to get a berth into the Oxford University team, during his student days.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni's Test retirement might have been sudden but former Australian pacer Geoff Lawson feels it was time for a new direction in Indian cricket and newly-appointed captain Virat Kohli seems ready for the leadership role.
Despite India losing the Border-Gavaskar Trophy following the draw against Australia in the third Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), team director Ravi Shastri has said that the team is young and it they will improve in next 12 months.
Excitement, thrill, action, reaction, altercation, drama, emotions; the first Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy played at Adelaide Oval covered all these aspects and set the tone for rest of the series.
Bouncers or not, the first Test between the touring Indian side and Australia will go ahead in Adelaide Oval on Tuesday. The match will witness the return of lion-heart Ryan Harris after an injury lay-off. And his team-mates are impressed with the fast-bowler's effort.