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'I am in a good state of mind'

'I am in a good state of mind'

'I try to play my best and put India in a good position.' Murali Vijay on his rise as India's durable opener. Harish Kotian/ listens in. IMAGE: Murali Vijay on Day 2 of the first Test in Mohali. Photograph: Adnan Abidi/Reuters Opener Murali Vijay has been the cornerstone of India's batting for the last two years. It was in South Africa, in December 2013, that the right-hander made a mark in Test cricket after a sedate start to his career. In the first Test of the series, in ..., 1 week ago

India's Report Card: 10 for Ashwin; 9 for Ishant!

Virat Kohli's young team showed heart by bouncing back after losing the first Test. Harish Kotian/ assesses the Indian side after the 2-1 series triumph. IMAGE: The Indian team after its first Test series win in Sri Lanka since 1993. Photograph: BCCI/Twitter The 2-1 margin of victory is probably not a fair indication of what transpired in the three Test series, but there can be no gainsaying that Sri Lanka was second best save a couple of sessions in the rubber. India will rue not ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

Wriddhi Saha, a good replacement for Dhoni

'When he gets more confident with the bat, you will see him developing into a batter more than a batter-'keeper.' Harish Kotian/ explains why Virat Kohli roots for the Indian 'keeper. IMAGE: India wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha. Photograph: Hamish Blair/Getty Images When Mahendra Singh Dhoni retired from Test cricket last December, the big worry for Indian cricket was not who would take over the captaincy, but who could replace him as wicketkeeper-batsman. Virat Kohli was always ...
 Rediff.com1 week ago

Why Amit Mishra is a vital cog in India's bowling

'He is someone who knows his bowling, knows his variations and knows where to pitch the ball' India skipper Virat Kohli lauds his third spinner, who made most of the little opportunity he got in the third Test against South Africa. Harish Kotian/ listens. IMAGE: Indian bowler Amit Mishra celebrates the wicket of South Africa's batsman Faf du plessis on the third day of the 3rd Test match played in Nagpur on Friday. Photograph: Shashank Parade/PTI The success of Ravichandran Ashwin ...
 Rediff.com2 days ago

'It's the bowlers who are going to win you Test matches'

'I don’t mind compromising on averages as long as we are winning Test matches' India scored just 201 and 200 in the two innings in Mohali, while in Nagpur they put up 215 and 173. Yet, skipper Virat Kohli has no complaints. Harish Kotian/ reports from Nagpur. IMAGE: India's Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates the wicket of South Africa's AB de Villiers during the third day of their third Test match in Nagpur on Friday. Photograph: BCCI Gone are the days when Indian batsmen would ...
 Rediff.com3 days ago

Ashwin reveals plans for Day III as India eye series win

'The wicket is getting a little bit slower and we need to try and get the batsmen on the bounce and flight.' Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who claimed five for 32 in South Africa's paltry first innings of 79, says the home side needs to be patient on Day 3 as things will be different in the second innings. Harish Kotian reports from Nagpur. IMAGE: India's Ravichandran Ashwin celebrates the wicket of Hashim Amla. Photograph: BCCI Ravichandran Ashwin ran through South Africa’s ...
 Rediff.com3 days ago

'I didn't complain when I played in Joburg; will not complain here either'

'What's the problem with spin and bounce? It is good, even spin and bounce, isn't it?' 'It is about skill for batsmen to play it and counter it.' India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin hit back at criticism of the pitch for the ongoing third Test between India and South Africa in Nagpur, saying it needs to be taken out of the equation since both teams have to deal with the same conditions. Harish Kotian/ reports IMAGE: Ravichandran Ashwin of India addresses the media after the ...
 Rediff.com4 days ago

Chance for Vijay Kumar, Manavjit to seal Rio Olympics berth

Vijay Kumar, Heena Sidhu, Manavjit Singh Sandhu and Ronjon Sodhi will fancy their chances when Delhi hosts the final Asia Olympic Qualifying Competition, where 35 tickets to Rio will be up for grabs, from January 25 to February 3. In a massive fillip to Indian shooting, Delhi will host the final Asia Olympic Qualifying Competition, where 35 tickets to Rio will be up for grabs, from January 25 to February 3. The high-profile event will be the final opportunity for Asia's top shooters to book ...
 Rediff.com4 days ago

Three-day affairs the latest trend for Tests in India?

Going by the state of the pitch and match situation after Day 1 in the ongoing third Test against South Africa in Nagpur, few are betting against another three-day finish, says Harish Kotian/ IMAGE: South African captain Hashim Amla and Indian captain Virat Kohli walk out of the ground after the end of first day of the third Test in Nagpur. Photograph: PTI India's last four home Test matches finished within three days. They include the first match of the ongoing series against ...
 Rediff.com4 days ago India will play three spinners in Nagpur  Rediff.com6 days ago 'The South Africans have lots of demons in their heads'  Rediff.com1 week ago Reasons why South Africa batsmen crumbled against spin on Day 1  Rediff.com2 weeks ago

Guess what Virat Kohli is excited about!

'It is a big step towards changing something in Test cricket.' The India skipper is all for experiments to boost the appeal of Test cricket. Harish Kotian/ listens in. IMAGE: Virat Kohli, centre, Team India Director Ravi Shastri, right, and other players at a practice session in Nagpur. Photograph: PTI Virat Kohli believes the day-night Test between Australia and New Zealand in Adelaide this week is "a big step towards changing something in Test cricket. I hope it works." Australia ...
 Rediff.com6 days ago
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