Opener Unmukt Chand failed to stick around for 16 runs as Delhi missed out on well-deserved bonus point despite a convincing nine-wicket win over Saurashtra in the opening group league encounter of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament here on Wednesday.
Skipper Gautam Gambhir led from the front with a gutsy unbeaten century while the others floundered as Delhi struggled to 260 for six at stumps on the first day of their opening Ranji Trophy fixture against Saurashtra, here on Sunday.
In a fresh diktat for players representing various teams in domestic competitions, the BCCI has instructed match referees to ensure that none of the India players -- current or discarded -- sport the Board logo either on their gear as that will be considered a violation of the association's code.
Phil Hughes' tragic death has shocked the cricket world so much that even young Indian first-class players are demanding better equipped helmets in the coming days to minimise the possibility of head injury.
Delhi's senior selection committee headed by Yashpal Sharma predictably retained Gautam Gambhir as the captain of the Delhi one day side that will take on arch-rivals Mumbai in the pre-quarter finals of the Vijay Hazare Trophy in Rajkot on November 19.
Delhi medium-pacer Vikas Tokas picked up a four-wicket haul to help the Gautam Gambhir-led side edge past Services by three wickets in a North Zone match in the Vijay Hazare Trophy one-day tournament, here on Thursday.
Former Australian batsman Mike Hussey, who was excluded from the Mumbai Indians squad for Indian Premier League 2015, feels that he still has the passion and the capability to thrive in one last season of the Twenty20 tournament.
Veterans Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir failed yet again as Jammu and Kashmir powered by their skipper Parveez Rasool shocked Delhi by two wickets in the opening match of the North Zone leg of the National One Day Championship for the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
A fit-again Rohit Sharma and Manish Pandey slammed strokeful centuries as India A feasted on Sri Lanka's mediocre attack before registering a comfortable 88-run victory in a warm-up match for the visitors ahead of their ODI series against India, here on Thursday.
A knee injury sustained recently while playing for West Zone in the Duleep Trophy tournament could prevent young Gujarat medium pacer Jasprit Bumrah from taking the field tomorrow for India A in their tour game against the visiting Sri Lankans here.
Out-of-favour India opener Gautam Gambhir has been retained captain of the Delhi team for the upcoming Ranji season as the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) announced a 15-member squad for the one-day Vijay Hazare trophy to be played in Himachal Pradesh.
Wicket-keeper Denesh Ramdin's century went in vain as West Indies slumped to a 16-run loss against India A in their second and final warm-up 50-over match ahead of the five-match ODI series against India at the Wankhede Stadium here on Sunday.
Veteran leg-spinner Amit Mishra and talented youngster Unmukt Chand put up impressive performances as India A made short work of the touring West Indies side in the first of the two warm-up one dayers here on Friday.
Unmukt Chand, Jagrit Anand and Milind Kumar struck fighting half centuries in Delhi`s five-wicket win over Himachal Pradesh in the Vijay Hazare Trophy (North Zone) at the Ferozeshah Kotla here Monday. Out of form Virender Sehwag pulled out of the game at the last minute owing to "sickness".
Virender Sehwag`s decision to continue batting at No 3 didn`t make much of a difference to his poor form but defending champions Delhi did enough to beat Jammu and Kashmir by 38 runs in the opening fixture of the north zone leg of the Vijay Hazare Trophy.