[WATCH] Team India gear up for 1st ODI against South Africa in Paarl

Having conceded the Test series by a 2-1 margin, Team India are looking forward to impressing in the three ODIs against South Africa. The first match will be played at Boland Park in Paarl on Wednesday. Ahead of the first ODI, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) uploaded a video of the … Read more

“Very positive and right move” – Salman Butt backs KL Rahul’s decision to open batting in South Africa ODIs

Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt has backed KL Rahul’s decision to open the innings in the one-day series against South Africa, which begins in Paarl on Wednesday. Butt described the move as a very positive one. At a virtual press conference on Tuesday, ahead of the 1st ODI, Rahul confirmed that he would open the … Read more

“He wants to make himself unsackable” – Sanjay Manjrekar reflects on Virat Kohli’s decision to quit Test captaincy

Sharing his thoughts on Virat Kohli’s sudden decision to step down as Test captain, former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar opined that the star batter wants to make himself ‘unsackable’ as skipper. Kohli’s announcement came just a day after India went down to South Africa by seven wickets in the Cape Town Test, thus squandering another … Read more

“That’s been a let-down for sure” – Aakash Chopra says he is ‘slightly disappointed’ with Ravichandran Ashwin’s performance vs South Africa

Aakash Chopra has expressed his disappointment over Ravichandran Ashwin’s underwhelming performances in the Test series against South Africa. Ashwin managed to snare just three wickets in the 64.1 overs he bowled in the three-match series against the Proteas. Two of those scalps were the last couple of wickets to seal the Indian win in the … Read more

“Only 5 specialist batters, question marks on the form of 3” – Salman Butt dissects India’s loss in South Africa

Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt reckons India got their approach in South Africa completely wrong, specifically in the batting department. Butt punched holes in India’s five-batter theory, pointing out that three out of five batters went into the series with questions being asked about their form. India backed Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane in all … Read more

“When you play on testing pitches, your thought process gets disturbed” – Salman Butt on Indian openers’ struggles

Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt reckons playing on challenging batting surfaces in South Africa has negatively impacted the thought process of Indian openers KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal. Rahul and Agarwal began the series with 123 and 60 respectively in the first innings at Centurion. However, they have struggled for fluency since. Rahul managed a … Read more