From Rohit Sharma's record breaking double ton in ODIs, the team's never-ending overseas woes, to the controversy surrounding BCCI president-in-exile N Srinivasan over IPL 6 spot-fixing scandal, Indian cricket had the good, bad and ugly in equal measure in 2014.
This is truly the end of an era in Indian cricket. After finding themselves out of India's 30-man 2015 World Cup probables list, Yuvraj Singh and Gautam Gambhir joined the likes of Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan and Ashish Nehra who lost central contract.
Worried about the prevailing weather conditions that robbed close to 55 overs of playing time in the past two days, Delhi captain Gautam Gambhir has requested DDCA to shift the next Ranji Trophy cricket match against Gujarat to Ahmedabad in his bid to have a full game.
Riding on their opening win against Saurashtra, Delhi would be banking on skipper Gautam Gambhir and the explosive Virender Sehwag to pack a punch together against Rajasthan in their second Ranji Trophy Group B cricket match at the Feroz Shah Kotla starting here on Sunday.
Jagmohan Dalmiya's partnership with Punjab Cricket Association boss IS Bindra propelled him to the top of the BCCI echelons. The duo changed the rules of cricket administration as they maximized the television rights of Indian cricket.
Opener Unmukt Chand failed to stick around for 16 runs as Delhi missed out on well-deserved bonus point despite a convincing nine-wicket win over Saurashtra in the opening group league encounter of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament here on Wednesday.
Skipper Gautam Gambhir's decision to play at Roshanara Club ground is set to be vindicated as his bowlers pushed Delhi to the verge of an outright win over Saurashtra in their Group B Ranji Trophy cricket match here on Tuesday.
Delhi's new ball bowlers Parvinder Awana and Sumit Narwal wielded their willows to great effect as the hosts got themselves to an advantageous position against Saurashtra on the second day of their group B Ranji Trophy cricket match here on Monday.
Out-of-favour India all-rounder Irfan Pathan on Sunday said that the selection committee's decision to drop five senior players from the 30-member probables list for 2015 ODI World Cup should be respected.
After being omitted by Indian national selectors from the recently picked 30-member list of World Cup probables, India discards Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh played impressive knocks for their respective Ranji sides on Sunday to take their teams to a respectable totals.
Skipper Gautam Gambhir led from the front with a gutsy unbeaten century while the others floundered as Delhi struggled to 260 for six at stumps on the first day of their opening Ranji Trophy fixture against Saurashtra, here on Sunday.
One of India's finest batsman Virender Sehwag, at the business end of a glorious career, will again be the primary attraction as Delhi host Saurashtra in an opening round encounter of the Ranji Trophy on a Roshanara Club track here from Sunday.
Their cricketing epitaph has been written by all and sundry but a day after being omitted from the World Cup probables' list, it was business as usual for Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir as they trained at the Delhi team's nets with deadpan expressions on their faces.
In their bid to defend the World Cup title in 2015, Sandeep Patil-led Indian selectors infused young blood and ignored Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir. Inclusion of unheralded players like Axar Patel, Kedar Jadhav, Manoj Tiwary, Sanju Samson, Karn Sharma, etc in the 30-man short-list certainly reflects a new intent.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday stated that the probable's list for the 2015 World Cup, which the organisation released earlier in the day, was a balanced team and the players had been shortlisted after proper deliberation by the selectors.
While picking the list of 30 probables for the forthcoming 2015 Cricket World Cup, India national selectors dumped all the five discarded seniors – Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Zaheer Khan, Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh – who played crucial roles in the victorious Indian team four years ago.
In what was a huge blow and probably the end of an era, the BCCI on Thursday selected its 30-man World Cup probables list. Where there was some good news for the youngsters, discarded veterans – Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh were not considered for the prestigious event.