In-form India opener Shikhar Dhawan is looking forward to play on the bouncy tracks during next month`s tour of South Africa and feels the conditions there are suitable to his aggressive style of batting.
Now when the fab four have hung their boots, it’s time for the next generation to take over. Though it would surely be a herculean task for upcoming stars to fill these big boots, Indian youngsters have no dearth of talent.
Having given ample demonstration of his appetite for notching up big scores, India`s batting sensation Shikhar Dhawan on Wednesday said he has become mentally strong, and that his shot selection has got better in the past one year.
Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Kumar Sangakkara said on Thursday that he would like his teammates to play to their strengths when they take on the Pune Warriors in their opening match of the Indian Premier League here on Friday.
Indian cricket board president N. Srinivasan has hailed the Indian team for its historic 4-0 Test series win against Australia and hoped that the tours to South Africa and New Zealand will only make the side emerge stronger.
Having re-established their hegemony in the familiar environs of home with three successive Test wins against Australia, India should strive to once again become a force to reckon with in the alien conditions abroad, feels former captain Sourav Ganguly.
Former captain Anil Kumble is impressed by the Indian team`s performance against the visiting Australians in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy and is looking forward to a clean sweep in the four-Test series.
India fast bowler Ishant Sharma said on Thursday that home conditions have played a big role in the ongoing four-Test series and it has proved once again that Australia lack the technique to play in the sub-continent conditions.
Quite what Pragyan Ojha had done wrong was unclear as he wasn’t in the Indian playing eleven for the first two Tests against the Aussies on spin-friendly tracks, even after emerging as the leading wicket taker for India in the last Test series India played – against England.