"No chance for him with Rahul, Gill set to open," says DK on Abhimanyu Easwaran's chances for first Test v Bangladesh
Abhimanyu is a classical batsman who plays for Bengal in the domestic circuit and has been knocking on the selectors' door for the last couple of seasons and has been named as standby for a couple of series.
For India's sake, Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid must change management style
So, skipper Rohit Sharma and chief coach Rahul Dravid have to shoulder a lot of blame for the Indian team facing the peril of further debacles in the build-up to the 50-over World Cup following its recent debacles in white-ball cricket in the last couple of months.
Frequent injuries to players a major concern as injured Rohit Sharma set for early return home
Australia will go into the second Test against West Indies at Adelaide on Thursday without skipper Pat Cummins and pacer Josh Hazlewood while West Indies too are expecting a few players unavailable for selection. India will play the inconsequential third and final One-day International against Bangladesh without the injured skipper Rohit Sharma, who hurt his thumb in the second ODI, and will fly to Mumbai to consult an expert.
IND vs BAN, 2nd ODI: Rohit Sharma becomes first Indian to hit 500 sixes in international cricket
Rohit's tally of 500 international sixes is bettered by only West Indies legend Chris Gayle, who has 533 sixes. No other Indian batter has more than 400 sixes. MS Dhoni with 359 sixes is the closest to Rohit among Indian players. The likes of Shahid Afridi (476), Brendon McCullum (398), Martin Guptill (383) are the third, fourth and fifth place respectively in the list of most number of six hitters in international cricket
Injured Rohit ruled out of final ODI against Bangladesh, to consult expert ahead of Tests
The skipper copped an injury to his finger in the second over of Bangladesh's batting innings while attempting a catch. The ball hit his thumb and he was seen bleeding as he walked off. He didn't come out to open the innings as well, with Virat Kohli replacing him as Shikhar Dhawan's partner at the top.
IND v BAN, 2nd ODI: Rohit Sharma sent to hospital for X-ray after suffering blow to left thumb
Rohit suffered the injury in the second over when he attempted to take a catch at second slip of Anamul Haque off pacer Mohammed Siraj. Siraj pitched the length ball outside the off-stump and Haque hung his bat in the corridor without any footwork. The ball went to Rohit, who could not hold on to it as the ball dipped on him, despite trying to get both hands to it.
ODI World is still eight to nine months away, can't think so far ahead: Rohit Sharma
"Every time you play a game, it is a preparation for something that is going to come in the future. But the (ODI) World Cup is still eight to nine months (away) from now. We can't think so far ahead. But we'll keep an eye on what we need to do as a team, where we can improve, and see how it comes along for us," he said in the pre-match press conference.
India have to play very well to beat a very challenging Bangladesh team: Rohit Sharma
The last time these two teams played here in an ODI series, Bangladesh won 2-1 in 2015. India, who lost to New Zealand 1-0, will be boosted by the return of Rohit, K.L Rahul and Virat Kohli for the three-match series. "It is going to be an exciting series as always has been whenever we have come to Bangladesh.
T20 World Cup: Coach Dravid consoles teary-eyed Rohit after 10-wicket loss to England
After 10-wicket thrashing Indian skipper Rohit Sharma looked completely dejected. Rohit, who was made the captain of the Indian team with the eye on the T20 World Cup, was spotted sitting alone and left teary-eyed after the team crashed out of T20 World Cup. He broke down completely while India coach Rahul Dravid consoling him.
T20 World Cup: Huge challenge to adjust to length, shot making at Adelaide Oval, says Rohit Sharma
India skipper Rohit Sharma noted that the change in dimensions ahead of the semifinals required a shift in mindset for batters as well as bowlers at Adelaide Oval, while believing the advantage of having played here earlier would help them on Thursday.