Harbhajan Singh's lackluster performance in the first cricket Test against Sri Lanka has put him under pressure and former India tweaker Venkatapathi Raju feels the veteran off-spinner's poor form is the result of trying "too hard" to prove his worth on comeback.
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.
England skipper Alastair Cook on Saturday created a dubious record for getting out most times in the nervous nineties at the Lord's. He was bowled by Mitchell Marsh at 96, in response to Australia's first Innings total of 566 runs in the second Ashes Test.
DDCA vice-president Chetan Chauhan on Thursday said they want Virender Sehwag to continue playing for the Delhi team, pleading ignorance that the opener was considering a switch for the upcoming domestic season.
Mighty impressed with Shikhar Dhawan after his blazing 173 in the one-off Test against Bangladesh, India skipper Virat Kohli on Sunday said that the opener has it in him to replicate the swashbuckling Virender Sehwag at the top.
Having suffered their sixth defeat in eight games, the chances of Kings XI Punjab chief coach Sanjay Bangar knows only too well that the campaign for last year's finalists are all but over and he is now hoping for a "miracle" to get into the last-four stage.
Chennai Super Kings thrashed Kings XI Punjab by a huge margin of 97 runs here on Saturday, extracting a sweet revenge for a string of three losses to them in the last season of the Indian Premier League.