The Virat Kohli-led young Test team has every reason to be buoyant by creating history on Lankan soil after a gap of more than two decades. A come-from-behind win made the series even more special as it’s certainly a rare sight to see visiting teams fighting in that manner.
Just ahead of the difficult series against South Africa at home, Indian Test batsman Cheteshwar Pujara cleared the air by stating that there is no communication gap between him and skipper Virat Kohli.
Former Australia captain Steve Waugh on Monday denied of backing fellow countryman Ricky Ponting's demand of getting rid of toss before a Test match, stating that he would prefer the system to remain as it is.
Fresh from captaining the Indian Test cricket team to an away series victory in four years, Virat Kohli on Wednesday said he is ready to be "more responsible" in their bid to "re-establish" the side that has suffered heavy losses in the past.
In wake of the poor attendance in the ongoing Test series between Sri Lanka and India, former Sri Lanka captain and current member of parliament Arjuna Ranatunga believes the International Cricket Council (ICC) is to be blamed for the dwindling interest in the longer format of the sport.
Indian cricket team will be getting a coach in September, but it could rather be two of them. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), which has done away with a head coach since five month now, is planning to introduce a dual-coach policy - one coach for Test matches and the other for ODIs and T20s.
In a desperate bid to get their team combination right, the Indian cricket team summoned Karnataka all-rounder Stuart Binny as the 16th member of the Test squad ahead of the second Test, starting Thursday.
Ravichandran Ashwin spun Sri Lanka to a low score of 183 in the first innings of the Galle Test match on Wednesday. Ashwin stood out amongst India's four other lead bowlers and made a big contribution for the team to give them impetus in the first Test match.
England fast bowler equalled the Test record of Ernie Toshack for fastest five-wicket haul in the history of the game. Stuart Broad's got to five wickets in 19 balls as he wrecked the Australian batting order.
Middle-order batsmen Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane on Sunday said the time for giving excuses for India's mediocre performances in overseas Test matches is long over and the team is now ready to take up the challenges.