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Ajinkya Rahane celebrates his 12th Test century at the MCG

In numbers | 'Captain' Rahane etches his name in history, India extend Melbourne supremacy

Cricket | Dec 29, 2020, 11:13 AM IST

With the win, Rahane, the Man of the Match for his 112 and 27*, etched his name in history for his inspiring captaincy while India extended their supremacy in Melbourne hence adding to Australia's woes at the venue.

Jos Buttler, Kumar Sangakkara and Babar Azam

Surprise omissions and selections in ICC Team of the Decade

Cricket | Dec 28, 2020, 04:21 PM IST

While a lot many justifiable names were part of the lists, there were a few too many surprise omissions and selections made by ICC, one of the major omissions being the absence of Pakistan players from the Test and T20I team, for which they have received flak from across the globe.

India's Ajinkya Rahane, left, is congratulated by

A hundred to remember: Ajinkya Rahane delivered when India needed him most

Cricket | Dec 27, 2020, 02:34 PM IST

The 104, still unbeaten, will forever stand as one of Rahane's finest knocks and he will now look to build on the score, which already seems to stand as the sole difference between the two sides, when day 3 resumes on Monday

Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood

In numbers: Is Test cricket witnessing the golden era of fast bowling?

Cricket | Dec 24, 2020, 07:55 PM IST

In the last 96 Tests, going back to March 30 of 2018, pacers have combined to average 26.40, the best figure ever managed for a period of 100 Tests since 1908.

Ajinkya Rahane

AUS vs IND | India need Ajinkya Rahane the batsman more than Rahane the skipper

Cricket | Dec 22, 2020, 09:31 AM IST

More than the leadership responsibility, Rahane will also be replacing Kohli the batsman, and latter responsibility has been a major issue with him over the last few years.

Virat Kohli, Mohammed Shami

AUS vs IND | Who replaces Virat Kohli, Mohammed Shami in India's XI for Boxing Day Test?

Cricket | Dec 22, 2020, 08:41 AM IST

With four days to go before the second Test begins at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, here are some of the areas that the Indian team management might look for changes

Australia's Tim Paine, left, plays a delivery from India's

Sting in the tail: India's never-ending misery against the tailenders

Cricket | Dec 21, 2020, 10:10 AM IST

The Indian attack had impressively reduced Australia to 111 for 7 on day 2 before Paine single-handedly carried the home team to add 80 more runs to the board, batting with the tail for 18.4 overs more which reduced the first innings gap to 53.

India's Ravichandran Ashwin, left, celebrates taking the

AUS vs IND | R Ashwin defies 'spin' odds to weave his best performance in Australia

Cricket | Dec 18, 2020, 07:55 PM IST

Ashwin finished with 4 for 55, the best figures for any visiting spinner in a day-night Test in Australia and his personal best Down Under surpassing his 4/105 at the SCG in 2015.

The Adelaide Oval where the Border-Gavaskar series 2020/21

AUS vs IND, 1st Test: How different are Day-Night Tests from traditional games in Australia

Cricket | Dec 16, 2020, 07:43 PM IST

India, barring last week's first-class game, only made their debut in this format of Test cricket in November 2019 at home, comfortably beating Bangladesh, but now have a far bigger challenge to overcome when they face Tim Paine's men on Thursday.

Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah

AUS vs IND: Should Team India play all-pace attack in Adelaide pink ball Test?

Cricket | Dec 16, 2020, 08:23 AM IST

Visiting spinners have struggled immensely in day-night matches Down Under, picking a combined 13 wickets in 23 innings at an average of 95.38 and strike rate of 150.6.

Indian cricket team during the second warm-up game against

AUS vs IND | Takeaways from Team India's pink-ball warm-up game ahead of Adelaide opener

Cricket | Dec 14, 2020, 09:34 AM IST

Despite the drawn pink-ball warm-up tie, India will head to Adelaide with a lot of positives gained from the three-day practice tie having ticked a few too many boxes amid a few happy headaches.

Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant adds to India's happy headache with blistering century ahead of Adelaide opener

Cricket | Dec 12, 2020, 08:16 PM IST

The century might have added to Pant's inclusion for the opener next week, but it has left the management in a dilemma with the more-experienced Saha in the waiting

Jasprit Bumrah took two wickets in the second warm-up game

AUS vs IND: Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami hit the straps with pink ball ahead of Adelaide opener

Cricket | Dec 12, 2020, 11:13 AM IST

The two combined to pick five wickets between themselves and conceded runs at just three an over in their 20-over combination, subsequently showing what a threat they will be in Adelaide next week.

India celebrate win in second T20I against Australia

India's best-ever year in T20Is, Virat Kohli registers unique captaincy record - In Numbers

Cricket | Dec 09, 2020, 10:45 PM IST

In the format that presently matters the most, given that the next World T20 is less than 10 months, India fared the best, capping off their best calendar year and the best-ever registered by a full-member nation.

T Natarajan (middle)

T Natarajan - The youngster who can give new dimension to India's T20I attack

Cricket | Dec 07, 2020, 11:15 AM IST

What makes Natarajan's story best is his performance in the T20I series in Canberra on Friday and in Sydney on Sunday which, still early days but shows that he can give a new dimension to India's T20I attack.

India's captain Virat Kohli, third right, hugs teammate

AUS vs IND: Captain Kohli sets new record in Australia after T20I series win - In numbers

Cricket | Dec 07, 2020, 09:48 AM IST

India revived form an ODI series set-back to win the T20I series and extend their supremacy Down Under against the Aussies with a record-extending tenth consecutive win in the format.

Cheteshwar Pujara

AUS vs IND | Team India's audition for perfect Test XI begins with first warm-up game

Cricket | Dec 05, 2020, 05:26 PM IST

India will be playing two practice matches against Australia A ahead of the anticipated series that will give Team India a chance to answer a few many questions in a bid to arrive at their perfect XI for the Border-Gavaskar series

Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah

In Numbers - Bowling frailties hand Team India a forgettable 2020 in ODIs

Cricket | Dec 03, 2020, 01:39 PM IST

India cap of one of their forgettable calendar years with just three ODI wins. Just 2020 things, eh?

Indian Cricket Team

AUS vs IND: Team India looks to avoid an unwanted first in 21 years of international cricket

Cricket | Dec 01, 2020, 06:30 PM IST

With the series already in Australia's pocket, India stand on the verge of a whitewash with the third ODI slated to be played at the Manuka Oval in Canberra on Wednesday.

India's Jasprit Bumrah appeals successfully for an LBW

AUS vs IND: India's lack of Powerplay penetration in ODIs a worrying sign

Cricket | Nov 29, 2020, 11:21 AM IST

Australia managed 59 runs with a loss in the Powerplays adding to India's ODI woes. This was the fifth time in a row that India failed to get a wicket in the Powerplays