India's pace battery have looked awry since the four-match Test series against Australia and the bad form has continued in the ODI series too. With the World Cup starting in February, pundits and fans alike have cited India's lack of good quick bowlers would hurt them in the coveted event to be held in Australia and New Zealand.
Suresh Raina's time at the crease in India's second innings against Australia in the fourth Test at Sydney, lasted only three deliveries as the southpaw scored a second successive nought. For a player who made a comeback to the Test team after more than two years, his misery in the longer format of the game was a sight very similar to his Test struggles earlier.
Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin admitted that the visiting bowlers were guilty of leaking too many runs in the final session of play to allow Australia a 348-run second innings lead on the fourth day of the final Test, here today.
India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin completed 1000 runs in Test cricket. The 28-year-old scored a well made 50 against Australia in the fourth Test at the SCG in Sydney on Friday and completed the feat.
Australian opener David Warner today said that a good pitch coupled with India's poor bowling and fielding helped him score his third hundred of the series and place Australia at a commanding 348 for two at stumps on day one of the fourth and final cricket Test here.
India's young attack is still a work in progress and more time is needed to iron out its deficiencies, Indian bowling coach B Arun said today after Australia piled up 348-2 on the opening day of the fourth and final cricket Test, here.
New Zealand batsman Kane Williamson mastered Test cricket batting once again after being involved in a world record sixth-wicket partnership of 365 with BJ Watling, to slam the door on Sri Lanka in the second Test in Wellington on Tuesday.
India decided to drop three big players from their line-up for the fourth Test match against Australia in Sydney which started from Tuesday. In this modern day game where the focus has changed into performance based outlook, failures turn out to be costly.
New Zealand`s Kane Williamson was within sight of his first test double century while BJ Watling scored his fourth test ton as the pair took the second test away from Sri Lanka, guiding their side to 445 for five at tea on the fourth day.
In what came as a welcome break from the on-field grind, the Indian cricket team was taken for a cruise ride along Sydney Harbour by the country's High Commission, which also hosted a dinner for the side.