Cheteshwar Pujara's temperament is big asset: Sunil Gavaskar
Cheteshwar Pujara's temperament is big asset: Sunil Gavaskar

With his tight technique and a cool temperament, Cheteshwar Pujara has an assuring presence at the crease, former captain Sunil Gavaskar said in praise of the young batsman, who rescued India with his century.

India vs Sri Lanka: 3rd Test, Day 2 – Statistical highlights
India vs Sri Lanka: 3rd Test, Day 2 – Statistical highlights

Following are statistical highlights on the second day of the third cricket Test between India and Sri Lanka.

Rahul Dravid said there's nothing wrong in my technique: Cheteshwar Pujara
Rahul Dravid said there's nothing wrong in my technique: Cheteshwar Pujara

Relieved after notching up his first hundred in close to two years, Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara on Saturday thanked A team coach Rahul Dravid for reassuring him that there was "nothing wrong" with his technique during the prolonged lean patch.

Pujara ton helps India reach 292/8 against Lanka on Day 2 of 3rd Test​
Pujara ton helps India reach 292/8 against Lanka on Day 2 of 3rd Test​

Cheteshwar Pujara marked his comeback with a gritty unbeaten century as India recovered from an early slump to reach a decent 292/8 in their first innings of the third and final cricket Test against Sri Lanka here on Saturday.

India vs Sri Lanka: Classy Cheteshwar Pujara stakes claim of regular spot in Test team
India vs Sri Lanka: Classy Cheteshwar Pujara stakes claim of regular spot in Test team

India's Cheteshwar Pujara has claimed a stake in the Test team to play on a regular basis after striking a ton in his comeback match. The Saurashtra batsman who has been looked over recently has been warming the bench off late.

India in Sri Lanka 2015: All batsmen willing to bat at any position: Sanjay Bangar
India in Sri Lanka 2015: All batsmen willing to bat at any position: Sanjay Bangar

India's batting coach Sanjay Bangar on Friday lauded his batsmen for adapting quickly to team's requirements by coming out to bat at any position they are asked to.

Rain plays spoilsport, India at 50/2 on Day 1 of 3rd Test against Sri Lanka
Rain plays spoilsport, India at 50/2 on Day 1 of 3rd Test against Sri Lanka

 Rain played spoilsport on the opening day, washing out more than two sessions, after India were reduced to a precarious 50 for two in their first innings on the opening day of the third and final cricket Test against Sri Lanka here on Friday.

Series win after 22 years in Sri Lanka: Not impossible for aggressive Virat Kohli
Series win after 22 years in Sri Lanka: Not impossible for aggressive Virat Kohli

Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli is someone who loves challenges and he would be desperate to add another feather in his cap by ending India's wait of a series win in Sri Lanka for 22 years now.

New-look pitch leaves India, Sri Lanka guessing ahead of 3rd Test
New-look pitch leaves India, Sri Lanka guessing ahead of 3rd Test

India and Sri Lanka were left to ponder the behaviour of an unusually greenish wicket as they delayed naming their line-ups for the decisive final Test starting in Colombo on Friday.

India in Sri Lanka 2015: Sunil Gavaskar wants Bhuvneshwar Kumar to replace Stuart Binny in 3rd Test
India in Sri Lanka 2015: Sunil Gavaskar wants Bhuvneshwar Kumar to replace Stuart Binny in 3rd Test

Former captain Sunil Gavaskar on Thursday said that India should field five specialist bowlers by leaving out Stuart Binny from the playing XI if they want to win the third and final cricket Test against Sri Lanka beginning tomorrow in Colombo.

Chetan Sharma espouses two-coach norm for Indian cricket team
Chetan Sharma espouses two-coach norm for Indian cricket team

Amidst speculation that two coaches will be named for the Indian cricket team, former India fast bowler Chetan Sharma said he espoused the idea, adding that both should function under current team director Ravi Shastri.

Indian cricketers enjoy game of badminton after victory in second Test
Indian cricketers enjoy game of badminton after victory in second Test

Fresh from their win in the series-levelling second cricket Test against Sri Lanka, some Indian players including captain Virat Kohli were on Tuesday seen enjoying a game of badminton here.

Idea behind getting Karun is to open with Cheteshwar Pujara: Virat Kohli
Idea behind getting Karun is to open with Cheteshwar Pujara: Virat Kohli

India Test captain Virat Kohli on Monday gave a clear indication that Cheteshwar Pujara is likely to come back into the playing XI as an opener alongside KL Rahul in the series-deciding final Test against Sri Lanka.

India vs Sri Lanka: Sunil Gavaskar believes Stuart Binny's inclusion will provide balance
India vs Sri Lanka: Sunil Gavaskar believes Stuart Binny's inclusion will provide balance

Former captain Sunil Gavaskar on Wednesday said all-rounder Stuart Binny would lend much needed balance to the Indian team which is keen to bounce back after an embarrassing defeat in the first Test against Sri Lanka.

Rohit Sharma or Cheteshwar Pujara: Who should bat at number three in Tests?
Rohit Sharma or Cheteshwar Pujara: Who should bat at number three in Tests?

Since Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of the ongoing Test series against Sri Lanka, Virat Kohli's job has become slightly easier since he will probably not to deal with the pressure of selecting two openers between Dhawan, Lokesh Rahul and Murali Vijay.

Value of singles has diminished because of T20 cricket: Rahul Dravid
Value of singles has diminished because of T20 cricket: Rahul Dravid

Former Indian skipper and incumbent India 'A' coach Rahul Dravid feels that taking singles always put the bowlers under pressure but the art of rotating strike has diminished with the emergence of Twenty20.

India vs Sri Lanka 2015: It's high time Rohit Sharma shows consistency in whites
India vs Sri Lanka 2015: It's high time Rohit Sharma shows consistency in whites

Rohit Sharma has always been touted as one of the most talented Indian batsmen in contemporary cricket. The right-hander has proved his prowess in the limited-overs cricket. The Mumbai cricketer started off his Test career on a high as well in a home series against West Indies in 2013, by scoring consecutive tons.

Lot of expectations from Virat Kohli: Romesh Kaluwitharana
Lot of expectations from Virat Kohli: Romesh Kaluwitharana

Eager to see how Virat Kohli shapes up as a leader, former Sri Lankan batsman Romesh Kaluwitharana said India's new firebrand cricket captain looks hungry for wins but has to deal with a mountain of expectations as well.

Win vs India A a welcome boost before tri-series: Callum Ferguson
Win vs India A a welcome boost before tri-series: Callum Ferguson

Terming the 1-0 win in the unofficial 'Test' series against India A as a confidence booster, Australia A batsman Callum Ferguson on Monday said that the visitors have acclimatised well to Indian conditions and have the momentum with them going into the ODI tri-series.

Australia A outplay India A by 10 wickets, claim unofficial Test series
Australia A outplay India A by 10 wickets, claim unofficial Test series

Failing to put up any fight against a rampaging Australia A, India A suffered a 10-wicket loss in the second unofficial 'Test' to go down 0-1 in the two-match cricket series here on Saturday.