Ahead of the Test series decider, it seems Australia would hand back the trophy to the Indians.

India, the top-ranked Test team, are likely to push for a 2-1 victory after several weeks of back-and-forth, amidst controversies.

Australia captain Steve Smith reacted to the decision of the third umpire to rule ‘not out’ a grounded catch by Murali Vijay. And it seems it would just another source of bad blood between the sides. They failed to get a run after the 137-9 incident. Australia havebeen resilient as they push for a second Test series victory in India since 1969.

When the game started RavindraJadeja ensured India remained strong, helping them after play resumed at 248-6. His six boundaries and 63 helped India to 332. Australia in response hit 137 but collapses of 3-21, 2-5 and 3-1 weakened their hopes. Continue reading “INDIA SET TO WIN BORDER-GAVASKAR TROPHY”


New England Test captain Joe Root says that the experience former skipper Alastair Cook will bring to the team would be helpful to the success of the team now and in the future. Cook resigned from the role in February after record 59 games.

“I think Cook will be great. He’s done a fantastic job and I’ve inherited a side that’s so settled – he has to take a lot of credit for that. I’ve got fantastic senior players. Alastair is a great person to go to – he will let me get on with it and do it my own way. It’s in his DNA to help the rest of the guys out. He always led from the front which is what made him such a great leader. If he’s firing on all cylinders with the bat then we’ll be in a good position at the end of the summer,” Root said. Continue reading “ROOT – ALASTAIR COOK’S EXPERIENCE HELPFUL”

Michael Clarke denies any Support to Media Reports about Kohli

Michael Clarke denies that the articles coming out in the Australian press of late reflect the opinion of the entire Australian population about Virat Kohli.

As per Clarke, there is no hatred for Virat in Australia at all and he is well respected in the country and he gets that respect from the Aussie players as well. All those who have played and are playing against him have high regards for him.

Clarke feels that Virat is actually pretty much like an Aussie. If someone says something to him, he gives it back and he is never afraid of a challenge coming towards him.

Clarke also doesn’t think that there is a witch hunt going against Virat in Australia. As per Clarke, things shouldn’t be generalised because the whole Australian press is not slamming Virat. It’s only a couple of people who are doing so.

Clarke is sure Virat would not be paying any attention to those journalists and neither would be the Australian squad because they also wouldn’t want to be distracted ahead of the decider. Continue reading “Michael Clarke denies any Support to Media Reports about Kohli”