The year was expected to be a tough one for the Indian cricket team, considering they were scheduled to play most of their Test matches overseas. While their vulnerability against world class pace bowling is hidden from nobody, it is quite strange to see the Indians struggling against off-spinners.
In the wake of the Phil Hughes tragedy, a man here moved the Madras High Court on Monday for restraining the Indian team from continuing its tour of Australia, saying pitches in that country are bouncy and players could face a threat to their lives.
Skipper Manoj Tiwary continued his blazing form in domestic competitions with a magnificent 151 that powered East Zone to a comfortable 52-run win over North in the Deodhar Trophy semi-final, here on Sunday.
Sachin Tendulkar may have written off England`s chances of winning next year`s World Cup but that hasn`t stopped the India great urging his compatriots to broaden their horizons with a spell in English county cricket.
It seems the much anticipated Sachin Tendulkar autobiography, 'Playing It My Way' has already brought a bolt or two into the Indian cricket. In the build up to the high profile book launch, slated for November 6, his contemporaries have started opening their accounts on what is right or wrong. And if the trend continues, Indian cricket will see some stalwarts of the game taking on each other.
Sachin Tendulkar's claims of Greg Chappell being a dictatorial coach seem to have opened a Pandora's box with his then teammate and senior off-spinner Harbhajan Singh saying that some players in the side provided "selective misinformation" to the Australian in a phase which "temporarily destroyed Indian cricket".
India's premier speedster Zaheer Khan on Tuesday revealed that Greg Chappell had told him back in 2005 that the fast bowler "would never play for India" till the time he would remain at the helm and termed the period under the Australian as the "darkest phase of Indian cricket".