India will now take on Australia in the second ODI of the tri-series, also involving England, on January 18 after Cricket Australia decided to swap the first two matches to give appropriate recovery time to the Indian players following the rescheduling of the four-Test series.
Faf du Plessis has cemented his number three position in South Africa`s one-day international (ODI) lineup with successive centuries against Australia but the batsmen believes he can get even better before next year`s World Cup.
Mark Vermeulen, who admitted burning down Zimbabwe`s cricket academy in 2006 but was acquitted on the grounds of mental illness, has been named in the country`s training squad for matches against South Africa and Australia this month.
The punishing 161-run defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka was difficult to digest and a "reality check" for his side, stand-in skipper Virat Kohli said as India suffered its second successive defeat in the cricket tri-series, here.
Stand-in captain Virat Kohli admitted that he missed the vast experience of Mahendra Singh Dhoni during pressure situation against West Indies as India lost a close encounter by one wicket in their first match of the Tri-Series.
Eager to leave their Champions Trophy eliminations behind, hosts West Indies and Sri Lanka will square off here on Friday in the opening match of a Tri-nation One-Day series, which also features an in-form India.
"All powerful teams go through a period of transition" - this was BCCI President N Srinivasan`s take on the future of Indian cricket team but he gave no indication as to when the much-talked about phaseout of seniors will happen.