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IND vs AUS: Indian cricketers get a well-deserved break after Delhi Test win

India’s Test team will get five days off before the start of the third Test in Indore on March 1. India won the second Test by six wickets in three days at the Feroz Shah Kotla in New Delhi. The players have been asked to report to Indore on February 25. Most of the players headed to their respective homes, while middle-order batsman Suryakumar Yadav travelled to Tirupati to visit the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams for darshan. Top Indian players have a hectic schedule coming up. The last two Test matches against Australia will be played in Indore (March 1-5) and in Ahmedabad (March 9-13). This will be followed by three One-day Internationals in Mumbai, Visakhapatnam and Chennai. Nine days later, the Indian Premier League begins. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=...

Ind vs Aus 2nd Test | Top-order a worry as India eye another big win in Pujara’s 100th Test

K.L. Rahul's prolonged run of failures remains a worry but India will still start as overwhelming favourites for another three-day finish when they take on Australia in the second Test here from Friday. The match will be one of Indian cricket's understated warrior Cheteshwar Pujara's 100th Test, a feat achieved after 13 years of sweat and toil. While Pujara would like to savour the momentous personal milestone with a 20th Test ton, one can't but paper over the concerns around India's top-order. Save skipper Rohit Sharma, who was regal in attack and classical in defence during his hundred on a slow turner in Nagpur, the others failed to get going in the opener. Besides Rahul, the list of strugglers includes the peerless Virat Kohli and, to an extent, Pujara. Kohli is leaving no stone un...

Not surprising to find the Aussies in a tizzy as their struggle with spin continues

Close scrutiny: Jadeja and Pujara inspect the pitch ahead of the second Test. | Photo Credit: R.V. MOORTHY Is Australia really the most dominant team in Test cricket? One quick look at its record in Asia is enough to indicate its vulnerability in the region.Long gone are the days of Australian dominance that saw teams from Down Under stay on top by winning 28 out of 32 bilateral series between 1999 and 2008. Since suffering a 3-0 drubbing to host Sri Lanka in 2016, Australia’s track record is anything but dominant. R. Ashwin and Surya Kumar Yadav at a practice session | Photo Credit: R.V. MOORTHY Interspersed with a few wins, Australia lost the home series to South Africa 2-1, to host India 2-1, drew 1-1 with host Bangladesh, lost 3-1 to South Africa at home, lost to Pakistan 1-0 ...