As a result of a record last-wicket partnership between Joe Root and James Anderson, England made a spectacular comeback in the first Test against India. At stumps on Day 3, India were leading by 128 runs with seven wickets remaining.
Pressed into service after injury to Mahendra Singh Dhoni, wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik today said being an "outsider", he can add a bit of freshness to India`s Asia Cup campaign after the battering in recent international engagements.
Far from being bogged down by captaincy, Virat Kohli said he is looking forward to leading an under-fire Indian cricket team in the Asia Cup starting tomorrow even though it is a tough position to be in.
As a skipper, it would be the biggest challenge for Virat Kohli. Though the Delhi batsman had led the ODI team quite successfully in Zimbabwe last year, Asia Cup would be a real test of his captaincy skills.
Left-arm orthodox bowler Ravindra Jadeja seems to have taken more than a liking for Australian captains, having clinched their wickets six out of seven times in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy series against Australia.
The retirement of some batting greats and the recent failure to dominate England with spinners on home soil make India a "vulnerable" side in the upcoming Test against Australia, former cricketer Jeoff Lawson has commented.