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.