Amit Mishra has been called back in the Indian test team

October 5th, 2015

The leg spinner Amit Mishra has been called back in the Indian test team for the 3-match test series against Sri Lanka that is starting next month.

The success of the leggies on the Sri Lankan soil of late probably contributed to Mishra’s selection.

The recall of a veteran like Mishra has however proved that there is not that much in the spin bowling stocks of India at present.

Harbhajan Singh, another veteran, who had made his comeback in the one off test match against Bangladesh, retained his spot in the squad.

There would be competition between Mishra and Harbhajan for the spot of the second spinner in the playing XI.

Ravichandran Ashwin is by far India’s first choice spinner at the moment. So, his spot is more or less guaranteed.

There might be a situation where all these three spinners can play together if Virat Kohli, the Indian captain, decides to play with a 5, 1, 5 combination with Wriddhiman Saha occupying the no. 6 slot in the batting order as the wicketkeeper batsman and then, Ashwin coming at 7 to be followed by the tail-enders.

Kohli has actually said in the past that he is someone who always prefers to go with 5 specialist bowlers as he believes they are the ones who win the test matches. Read the rest of this entry »

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Shreyas Iyer is making his case stronger

May 10th, 2015

Shreyas Iyer is making his case stronger for the national team reckoning.

The young batsman, who is a part of the Delhi Daredevils squad in this edition of the Indian Premier League, has been in great form in the tournament off late.

Last year, Iyer had impressed people with his batting in the Ranji Trophy as well which is the first class domestic tournament in India.

And, now he is showing his class in the shortest format.

Iyer is not the most orthodox and stylish young batsman. He would not please the eyes of the purists of the game, but, he is very gutsy and that is the most important thing these days.

You might not be very talented, but, if you have the dare and audacity to take on the best, you are more likely to achieve success.

And Iyer is actually not someone with zero technique. He might not look that gracious while playing shots, but, his defence is quite sound.

When he opts for forward defence, he makes sure that he plays the ball right under his nose and his head is in a good position. Read the rest of this entry »

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