Test Captain

Gautam Gambhir lauds Virat Kohli's Test captaincy, calls him better than Sourav Ganguly, MS Dhoni

Cricketer-turned-politician Gautam Gambhir lauded India skipper Virat Kohli' test captaincy after the latter successfully led India towards their 11th-straight Test series win at home on Sunday.

Oct 13, 2019, 22:17 PM IST

James Anderson disappointed over being overlooked for the role of England Test captain

"I don`t know if I`d have taken the captaincy but it would have been nice to have been considered for it," ESPNcricinfo quoted Anderson as saying.

Apr 01, 2017, 16:08 PM IST

'Out-of-favour' wicket-keeper Kamran Akmal declares himself fit to make Pakistan return

Giving example of Test skipper Misbah-ul-Haq`s fitness at the age of 43, Akmal insisted that some people are unnecessarily making an issue of his age despite proving his fitness.

Mar 07, 2017, 15:32 PM IST

West Indies vs Pakistan: Misbah-ul-Haq to lead Pakistan in Tests on Caribbean tour, confirms PCB

Misbah had hinted his international career was over after Pakistan lost the second of three Tests in Australia but changed his mind before the third in Sydney.

Mar 06, 2017, 14:22 PM IST

Indian cricket team is my family, says Virat Kohli

After leading India to five successive series wins, Test captain Virat Kohli on Tuesday took to Twitter to thanks his team-mates for giving all they have in their collective cause.

Dec 20, 2016, 21:09 PM IST

Virender Sehwag advocates captaincy for all three formats for Virat Kohli

In the 4th Test between India and England, Virat Kohli led from the front with his best ever 235-run knock.

Dec 13, 2016, 09:18 AM IST

West Indies captain Jason Holder says he is determined to avoid off-the-field issues

The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) disclosed this week that the trio of Bravo, Samuels and Brathwaite had opted against retainer contracts, for the year-long period ending September next year.

Nov 06, 2016, 16:37 PM IST

SHOCKING! Sandeep Patil and fellow selectors discussed removing MS Dhoni from captaincy

Patil termed Dhoni's decision to retire from Tests as "shocking" as the team was having a tough Test series Down Under.

Sep 21, 2016, 20:31 PM IST

Misbah-ul-Haq warns England to be wary of Yasir Shah's spin threat

Ahead of England series, Pakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq described his in-form leg-spinner Yasir Shah as a  threat to every team.

Oct 09, 2015, 20:06 PM IST

Eight million Twitter followers! Virat Kohli thanks his fans

Indian Test captain Virat Kohli on Sunday crossed 8 million fan following on Twitter, thus proving his ever ever growing popularity. He has, in fact, replaced batting great Sachin Tendulkar to become the Indian player to have maximum admirers on the micro-blogging site.

Sep 06, 2015, 23:09 PM IST

Steven Smith named Australia`s new Test captain

Cricketer Steven Smith was Friday named Australia`s new Test captain to replace Michael Clarke, who will retire after the current Ashes series, Cricket Australia said.

Aug 14, 2015, 15:53 PM IST

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.

Aug 01, 2015, 17:11 PM IST

No rift between MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli: Mohammed Shami

Insisting that all was well in the Indian cricket dressing room, pacer Mohammed Shami on Saturday said reports of rift between Test captain Virat Kohli and ODI skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni are simply wrong.

Jun 27, 2015, 18:05 PM IST

'Aggressive' Virat Kohli should harness his passion, emotion: Geoffrey Boycott

England cricket legend Geoffrey Boycott has come up with a handful of advice for India's new full-time Test captain Virat Kohli saying the aggressive batsman has to find his own way to get his players' support and try to harness his passion and emotion.

Jun 12, 2015, 17:23 PM IST

Wriddhiman Saha deserves to be 'keeper in Tests for next 5 years: Virat Kohli

India's Test captain Virat Kohli feels that it will be difficult to replace someone like Mahendra Singh Dhoni but Wriddhiman Saha according to him "deserves" to don the big gloves for the national team for the "next five to six years".

Apr 25, 2015, 18:56 PM IST

Give new team, Saeed Ajmal some time to settle: Misbah-ul-Haq

Pakistan Test captain Misbah-ul-Haq Wednesday urged fans to have patience with the struggling one-day team and returning off-spinner Saeed Ajmal, following below-par performances in Bangladesh.

Apr 22, 2015, 15:38 PM IST

Combative Virat Kohli represents new-age India: Dean Jones

Terming Virat Kohli "new king of world cricket", former Australian batsman Dean Jones said the newly-appointed Test captain represents a new, young and vibrant India.

Jan 02, 2015, 21:35 PM IST

Is Ishant Sharma India's new Test vice-captain?

If reports are to believed, Ishant Sharma will be newly anointed Test captain Virat Kohli's deputy. Following Mahendra Singh Dhoni's sudden retirement from the five-day format of the game, vice-captain Kolhi was appointed India captain, thus leaving the position vacant.

Jan 02, 2015, 18:30 PM IST

Michael Hussey not sure if he is ready for India coach's job

Former Australia captain Michael Hussey said he was surprised by reports that just-retired Test captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni had suggested his name for the coach's job of Indian cricket team once Duncan Fletcher's contract expired at the end of World Cup 2015.

Jan 02, 2015, 16:48 PM IST

India vs Australia: Michael Clarke to do commentary during Boxing Day Test

Australia's injured skipper Michael Clarke will join the Channel Nine commentary team for the Boxing Day Test match in Melbourne, which will also mark the return of former Test captain Bill Lawry behind the mike.

Dec 24, 2014, 13:42 PM IST