Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar is hoping to get back in the groove with the crucial Mahatma Gandhi-Nelson Mandela series against South Africa starting from October 2. The pacer will want to get back into action after sitting out on the bench against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in the Test series respectively.
As India gear up for a long series at home against South Africa starting from October 2, the prime focus will be on its spinners in all three formats of the game. India host the Proteas in the Mahatma Gandhi-Nelson Mandela series that comprises three T20s, five ODIs and four Tests.
With the South Africa series at home looming ahead for the Indian cricket team, places are up for grabs in all three formats of the game. One such player who could seal the pivotal all-rounder spot in the team is Stuart Binny.
Former Australia batsman Stuart Law warned Thursday that rookie skipper Steve Smith and his new charges would have a real fight on their hands from fast-improving Bangladesh in their upcoming two-Test series.
India emerged victorious in the three-match Test series under skipper Virat Kohli, ending a 22-year-old barren run on Lankan soil. India won the series 2-1 and was led by an impressive performance by the bowlers to get them home despite a fight from the hosts.
India's Cheteshwar Pujara has claimed a stake in the Test team to play on a regular basis after striking a ton in his comeback match. The Saurashtra batsman who has been looked over recently has been warming the bench off late.
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.
Veteran Indian spinner Harbhajan Singh is set to marry his long-time girlfriend Geeta Basra in October. The marriage ceremony will take place in Phagwara, about 20 km from Jalandhar, in Punjab on October 29, according to a report in the Hindustan Times.