Ashwin and Kohli achieve career-best rankings

Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin today broke into the top 20 of ICC`s Test Rankings for the first time at a career-best 18th spot after guiding the team to a series whitewash over New Zealand at home.

Kohli optimistic of Indian win

Playing "normal cricket" will be the key to India`s success in the second Test against New Zealand if they have to chase a target of 250-plus, according to Virat Kohli who struck a 103 in the home team`s first innings.

Laxman felicitated by KSCA

Recently-retired Indian cricketer VVS Laxman was today felicitated by the Karnataka State Cricket Association and insisted that his decision to retire despite being named in the squad is correct.