Ashton Agar pleased to remove 'favourite' Virat Kohli
Ashton Agar pleased to remove 'favourite' Virat Kohli

 Left-arm spinner Ashton Agar said it was pleasing to take the prized wicket of Virat Kohli on day one of the second unofficial cricket "Test" between India A and Australia here on Wednesday.

Virat Kohli fails as India A skittled out for 135 on Day 1
Virat Kohli fails as India A skittled out for 135 on Day 1

 Indian Test captain Virat Kohli's woeful form continued as hosts India 'A' were shot out for a paltry 135 by Australia 'A' in the second unofficial 'Test' match, here on Wedneday.

India A, Australia A pay tribute to APJ Abdul Kalam
India A, Australia A pay tribute to APJ Abdul Kalam

 The 'A' teams of India and Australia along with match officials paid tribute to former Indian president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam before the start of play in the second four-day first class match between the two cricketing sides at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Wednesday.

Hoping to get better Chepauk strip than 1st game: Cheteshwar Pujara
Hoping to get better Chepauk strip than 1st game: Cheteshwar Pujara

India A captain Cheteshwar Pujara was not exactly happy with how the Chepauk strip fared in the first unofficial 'Test' match where it was slow two-paced track and is hoping that a better pitch will be on offer during the second 'Test' starting on Wednesday.

'With KL Rahul rested, I will be opening in his place'
'With KL Rahul rested, I will be opening in his place'

 Cheteshwar Pujara knows very well that his primary goal is to get back his place in the playing XI of the Indian Test side and for that he is now gearing upto open the innings when India A take on Australia A in the second unofficial 'Test', here on Wednesday.

All eyes on Virat Kohli as India A take on Australia A
All eyes on Virat Kohli as India A take on Australia A

The spotlight will be on Test skipper Virat Kohli as India A go into the second and final unofficial Test against Australia A here on Wednesday, looking to secure a win after drawing the first match last week.

Experience is the biggest plus from these conditions: Usman Khawaja
Experience is the biggest plus from these conditions: Usman Khawaja

Notwithstanding the tame draw in the unofficial 'Test' against India A here on Saturday, Australia A captain Usman Khawaja said that he was happy to have gained valuable experience of playing in different conditions of the sub-continent.

Pragyan Ojha's five-for gives India A 154-run lead over Australia A
Pragyan Ojha's five-for gives India A 154-run lead over Australia A

Pragyan Ojha picked up an impressive five-wicket haul as India A bowled out Australia A for 268 before extending their lead to 154 runs by the end of third day's play in the first unofficial cricket Test, here today.

Day 1: Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara help India A reach 221/6 against Australia A
Day 1: Lokesh Rahul, Cheteshwar Pujara help India A reach 221/6 against Australia A

 Opener Lokesh Rahul missed out on a hundred while captain Cheteshwar Pujara struck a solid fifty to take India A to 221 for six on a rain-affected day one of the first 'unofficial' cricket Test against Australia A, here on Wednesday.

Focus on 3rd spinner as selectors set to pick squad for Sri Lanka
Focus on 3rd spinner as selectors set to pick squad for Sri Lanka

The third specialist spinner's slot will be the subject of much deliberation when the national selection committee, headed by Sandeep Patil, meets here on Thursday to announce the squad for the three-Test away series against Sri Lanka starting August 12.

India tour is learning experience for young players: Matthew Wade
India tour is learning experience for young players: Matthew Wade

 Australia-A vice captain Matthew Wade feels the tour to India will be a learning experience for the young players of his team as they look to counter the spin-friendly Chepauk wicket during the first unofficial Test against India A here from Wednesday.

'The wall' Rahul Dravid is set to start a new innings
'The wall' Rahul Dravid is set to start a new innings

After a successful cricketing career spanning 16 years, former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid starts his new innings from Wednesday as a coach of India A team. It's his first assignment as a manager, as India A lock horns with Australia A in an unofficial two-match Test series.

Ind A vs Aus A: Down with fever, Varun Aaron ruled out of 1st Test
Ind A vs Aus A: Down with fever, Varun Aaron ruled out of 1st Test

India 'A' were dealt with a blow as pace spearhead Varun Aaron is ruled out of the first 'Test' against Australia 'A' starting at the Chepauk, here on Wednesday.

No technical flaws in my game: Cheteshwar Pujara
No technical flaws in my game: Cheteshwar Pujara

India A skipper Cheteshwar Pujara on Tuesday asserted that there were no technical flaws in his game and his County stint with Yorkshire has actually prepared him mentally for the demands of the modern-day cricket.

India 'A'-Australia 'A' square off in 1st unofficial Test on Wednesday
India 'A'-Australia 'A' square off in 1st unofficial Test on Wednesday

With an aim to create a solid bench strength, Rahul Dravid-coached India 'A' would take on Australia 'A' in the first unofficial cricket Test of the two-match series, starting here on Wednesday.

Cheteshwar Pujara a big score away from regaining confidence: Rahul Dravid
Cheteshwar Pujara a big score away from regaining confidence: Rahul Dravid

India A and U-19 teams coach Rahul Dravid has said it is just a matter of time before out-of-form Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara gets back into his run scoring ways, insisting he is just a big innings away from regaining his confidence.

Cheteshwar Pujara to lead India A squad against Australia A
Cheteshwar Pujara to lead India A squad against Australia A

 Saurashtra batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has been picked to lead the India A squad for the two four-day matches against Australia A in July-August.

India vs Zimbabwe: Ajinkya Rahane to lead; MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli rested
India vs Zimbabwe: Ajinkya Rahane to lead; MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli rested

New The national selectors have picked the Indian team in Delhi on Monday ahead of their tour to Zimbabwe for three ODIs and two T20I. As expected senior players MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli and Ravichandran Ashwin were rested.

Father made me Test cricketer, says Cheteshwar Pujara
Father made me Test cricketer, says Cheteshwar Pujara

India Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara said his father-cum-coach and ex-Ranji Trophy cricketer Arvind Pujara played a very big and crucial role in making him a Test cricketer.

Ganguly backs Kohli for preferring Rohit over Pujara
Ganguly backs Kohli for preferring Rohit over Pujara

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Sunday defended Test skipper Virat Kohli's call to play Rohit Sharma ahead of Cheteshwar Pujara in the ongoing one-off Test match against Bangladesh in Fatullah.