Virat Kohli's five-bowler strategy a welcome surprise for Amit Mishra ahead of Lanka tour
Virat Kohli's five-bowler strategy a welcome surprise for Amit Mishra ahead of Lanka tour

When Amit Mishra was included in the 15-member squad for Sri Lanka, many were of view that the leg-spinner might not get a chance to play in the three-match Test series and will warm the bench.

India vs Sri Lanka: Can Virat Kohli's aggression lead to a Test series win after 22 years?
India vs Sri Lanka: Can Virat Kohli's aggression lead to a Test series win after 22 years?

Despite not having won a Test series on Lankan soil in last two decades, expectations are high from the Indian cricket team this time as they are led by Virat Kohli, India's mercurial batsman who has performed brilliantly ever since he took over from MS Dhoni as Test captain.

Virat Kohli could go for 5-bowler strategy in Sri Lanka
Virat Kohli could go for 5-bowler strategy in Sri Lanka

India captain Virat Kohli said here on Sunday that the basic idea in cricket is to take 20 wickets and for that he needs five bowlers in the team which would then put the responsibility on the batsmen to score runs.

When I say "we did not execute plans", it also includes me: Virat Kohli
When I say "we did not execute plans", it also includes me: Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli is known for speaking his heart out and on the eve of team's departure to Sri Lanka, he made it a point to clarify his statement about team's poor performance after ODI series loss to Bangladesh was taken out of context.

Virat Kohli's aggressive nature rubs on to players, says Shikhar Dhawan
Virat Kohli's aggressive nature rubs on to players, says Shikhar Dhawan

India opener Shikhar Dhawan on Sunday said the "controlled and aggressive" nature of skipper Virat Kohli rubs on the entire team and fires up the players to be more attacking on the field.

Time for excuses over, team is ready for challenges: Rohit Sharma
Time for excuses over, team is ready for challenges: Rohit Sharma

Middle-order batsmen Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane on Sunday said the time for giving excuses for India's mediocre performances in overseas Test matches is long over and the team is now ready to take up the challenges.

Fine with BCCI introducing Code of Ethics: Virat Kohli
Fine with BCCI introducing Code of Ethics: Virat Kohli

Indian Test captain Virat Kohli on Sunday said that he is absolutely "fine" with the BCCI introducing a 'Code of Ethics', which will also require the players to declare that there is 'No Conflict of Interest'.

Rahul Dravid's tips for Virat Kohli: Take a cue from Virender Sehwag's unbeaten 201 at Galle
Rahul Dravid's tips for Virat Kohli: Take a cue from Virender Sehwag's unbeaten 201 at Galle

India A coach Rahul Dravid, who spent some quality time with Test captain Virat Kohli advised him to make Virender Sehwag's unbeaten 201 at Galle (in 2008) against a rampaging Ajantha Mendis as a reference frame for facing the Sri Lankan tweakers this time round.

Ravichandran Ashwin can be the all-rounder we are looking for: Virat Kohli
Ravichandran Ashwin can be the all-rounder we are looking for: Virat Kohli

Indian Test captain Virat Kohli expressed his confidence in Ravichandran Ashwin's batting abilities and said that there is no reason why the Tamil Nadu tweaker can't be the all-rounder that the Indian team is looking for in longer version.

India A vs Australia A: It's very hard to come back after getting out for 135, says Usman Khawaja
India A vs Australia A: It's very hard to come back after getting out for 135, says Usman Khawaja

Elated with his team's 1-0 series victory over India A, Australia A captain Usman Khawaja on Saturday said that the hosts getting all out for 135 in the first innings made all the difference in the second unofficial 'Test' match, which his side won by 10 wickets here.

I don't need to change much, insists Virat Kohli
I don't need to change much, insists Virat Kohli

Indian Test cricket skipper Virat Kohli has insisted that it would be an exciting challenge for his young team to take on Sri Lanka in the forthcoming Test series, and added that there was no need to make any changes in his batting style.

Aggressive cricketers like Virat Kohli make it big: Rahul Dravid
Aggressive cricketers like Virat Kohli make it big: Rahul Dravid

Rahul Dravid expects Virat Kohli to to deliver in his first full series as Test captain when the Indian cricket team leaves for Sri Lanka, besides backing the star batsman to continue playing in his "aggressive" style.

I have always played with responsibility for team: Virat Kohli
I have always played with responsibility for team: Virat Kohli

His batting form has not been the best of late but an unfazed Indian Test skipper Virat Kohli on Saturday said he does not need to put in any extra effort on that front as he has always played with responsibility for the team.

India A batsmen falter again on Day 3 against Australia A
India A batsmen falter again on Day 3 against Australia A

With their backs to the wall after conceding a big first innings lead, India A top-order faltered once again to reach 265 for six at the end of third day's play against Australia A in the second unofficial 'Test' here on Friday.

BCCI to not allow WAGs on Sri Lanka tour, Ravi Shastri to join late
BCCI to not allow WAGs on Sri Lanka tour, Ravi Shastri to join late

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will not allow Indian cricketers to take their wives and girlfriends (WAGs) along during the Sri Lanka tour next month.

We learnt from Indian batting failure: Cameron Bancroft
We learnt from Indian batting failure: Cameron Bancroft

 Having helped Australia A get a sizable lead in the second unofficial 'Test' against India A with his strokeful 150 on Day 2, Australia A opener Cameron Bancroft today said that they learnt a thing or two from the Indian batting failure in the first innings.

Ashton Agar pleased to remove 'favourite' Virat Kohli
Ashton Agar pleased to remove 'favourite' Virat Kohli

 Left-arm spinner Ashton Agar said it was pleasing to take the prized wicket of Virat Kohli on day one of the second unofficial cricket "Test" between India A and Australia here on Wednesday.

I hoped to play a bit longer with Virat Kohli: Karun Nair
I hoped to play a bit longer with Virat Kohli: Karun Nair

Top scorer Karun Nair on Wednesday rued that he missed out on the chance to play alongside India Test skipper Virat Kohli, who "unfortunately got out" cheaply during India A's first innings against Australia A in the second unofficial 'Test' match here.

Virat Kohli fails as India A skittled out for 135 on Day 1
Virat Kohli fails as India A skittled out for 135 on Day 1

 Indian Test captain Virat Kohli's woeful form continued as hosts India 'A' were shot out for a paltry 135 by Australia 'A' in the second unofficial 'Test' match, here on Wedneday.

India A, Australia A pay tribute to APJ Abdul Kalam
India A, Australia A pay tribute to APJ Abdul Kalam

 The 'A' teams of India and Australia along with match officials paid tribute to former Indian president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam before the start of play in the second four-day first class match between the two cricketing sides at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium here on Wednesday.