After heading BCCI's Ground and Pitch Committee for 12 years, Daljit Singh retired last year and says India should have pitches that don't favour batsmen or bowlers. He wants pitches that make domestic cricket more competitive.
Indian Express Interview: Sarfraz Nawaz still admires West Indies’ Gordon Greenidge for his intelligence as a player and technically sound batting. But he’s very clear that Indian captain Virat Kohli is the greatest of all time.
Kapil Dev says Rohit Sharma plays the Nataraj shot - his signature version of the pull shot - the best among current cricketers. He also says MS Dhoni has been the 'biggest all-rounder' for India in recent years.
Virat Kohli's emergence as a phenomenon in the last decade was largely built around his sheer will and determination - from a brash youngster of Delhi to arguably one of the best batsmen in the history of the sport.
"It is expected of an umpire to be perfect which is not humanly possible and with the emergence of franchise cricket, extra pressure has come onto umpires", said Taufel who was in Delhi to launch his maiden book Finding The Gaps.
The theme and animation of the series could appeal to younger children. But older children - especially those around Kohli's age in the series - may be put off by the absence of the Indian captain's cricketing adventures.
He’s been playing domestic cricket since 2004 and has played 108 first-class, 98 List A and 117 T20 matches. He took 416 wickets in first-class matches, with five 10-wicket hauls. A consistent Ranji performer for Jharkhand, Shahbaz took 51 wickets in the 2015-16 Ranji Trophy, becoming the sixth bowler to claim fifty or more wickets in a Ranji season.
With a number of great performances from players, Team India completed a 3-0 whitewash over West Indies by clinching a 7-wicket win in the final T20I and now all eyes set on the ODI series starting on August 8.