The Indian team management has decided not to risk injured opener Rohit Sharma for India's do-or-die cricket tri-series game against England on January 30 and also for the finals in case India happen to win their last round robin encounter in the tournament.
Former New Zealand fast bowler Geoff Allott feels it would be foolish to write off defending champions India ahead of next month's Cricket World Cup despite their pedestrian showing in the ongoing tour of Australia.
A fit-again Irfan Pathan feels that he is close to bowling at his best and it's just a matter of time before he is again back in contention for the seam bowling all-rounder's slot in the Indian cricket team that has been up for grabs for some time.
Australia and India will have the chance to put daylight between one another at the top of the ICC ODI Team Rankings, when they compete alongside England in a tri-series, which starts in Sydney on Friday.
BCCI vice-president Rajiv Shukla on Saturday said that selection of the Indian cricket team is done with full transparency and added that only the deserving players get selected to represent the country at international level.
The BCCI on Friday named Biswarup Dey, Treasurer of the Hony. Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB), as the manager of the Indian cricket team for the upcoming tri-nation series involving hosts Australia and England.
From lamenting how badly he will be missed at the 2015 World Cup to declaring that his career is already over, followers of discarded cricketer Yuvraj Singh showed a variety of emotions as they took to Twitter following the batsman's exclusion from the 15-man Indian squad for the quadrennial event announced Tuesday.
Hours after Indian selectors announced their 15-member squad for the upcoming World Cup, Yograj Singh – father of discarded Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh said that BCCI shouldn't be condemned for not considering the veteran batsman for the prestigious tournament.
In a clear sign of looking for the future, the national cricket selection panel led by Sandeep Patil today dashed the frail comeback hopes of 'Player of 2011 World Cup' Yuvraj Singh for the mega event starting next month in Australia and New Zealand.
The wait is over. Ending all speculation, Indian selectors have announced their 15-man World Cup squad. While it has all the expected names, selectors left the cricket fraternity gobsmacked by excluding Robin Uthappa from the much-awaited list.
Speculations are rife that Yuvraj Singh is back in the India reckoning after lighting up the ongoing Ranji Trophy season with three back-to-back centuries. Giving these speculations a realistic touch is the injury to all-rounder designated, spinner Ravindra Jadeja.
Former Australia captain Michael Hussey said he was surprised by reports that just-retired Test captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni had suggested his name for the coach's job of Indian cricket team once Duncan Fletcher's contract expired at the end of World Cup 2015.
In their bid to help the players combat with trying match situations, the Indian team management is all set to rope in noted sports psychologist Sandy Gordon with the third cricket Test against Australia starting tomorrow at the MCG.
Not too impressed with the Indian cricket team, former Australian opener Matthew Hayden feels the tourists do not seem to believe that they can win away from home and have gone "missing" during key moments of the ongoing Test series.