#Cricket

5 hours ago.Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Indian spinners Ravichandran Ashwin (in picture) and Axar Patel wreaked havoc on the Motera surface. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • There have been erroneous reports that India will lose WTC points if the Ahmedabad pitch is rated 'poor'
  • For the pitch quality to create WTC implications, the pitch would have to be deemed “unfit”
  • The last time a pitch was declared "unfit" was more than a decade ago

6 hours ago
The pacer has appeared in IPL for four franchises over the years. (Photo credit: Instagram/@iamrvk23)

  • R Vinay Kumar picked up a total of 504 wickets in 1389 matches in first class cricket
  • Kumar has played in 31 One Day Internationals, one Test match and nine T20 International matches for India
  • He led Karnataka to two successive Ranji Trophy wins in 2013-2014 and 2014-2015

7 hours ago.Motera, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
A total of 30 wickets fell in the third Test with spinner taking 28 of them. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • ICC rules state that a pitch is rated 'poor' if it favours the bowlers or batsmen
  • But ICC has clarified pitch and ground ratings will not impact the World Test Championship points table
  • This means that India will not lose any points even if the Motera pitch is deemed 'poor'

8 hours ago
Yusuf Pathan said in his statement that he would 'continue to entertain everyone' in the coming days. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • The former Indian batsman is 38 year old at present
  • Pathan, in his note, highlighted winning two world cups and holding Sachin Tendulkar in his shoulders as 'some of the best moments' of his career
  • He also thanked the individuals who have played mentorship roles in different phases of his career 

9 hours ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Umar Akmal has so far played 16 Tests, 121 one-day internationals, as well as 84 Twenty20 internationals. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@Umar96Akmal)

  • Umar Akmal's ban was reduced to 12 months
  • He was suspended last year after he failed to report details of a match-fixing approach
  • He will have to pay a fine of 4.25 million rupees ($26,800) over his role in the incident

10 hours ago.Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Patel took a total of 11 wickets in the two innings of the third Test. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • The video displays the left-arm spinner narrating his experience during the time when he was out of the squad
  • Axar Patel pointed out that his situation did not always resemble the present bout of celebration
  • Hardik Pandya  appreciated Patel's performance, saying the team was waiting for his debut

12 hours ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
India thrashed England in two days in the third Test to take a 2-1 lead in the ongoing Test series. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Harsha Bhogle said India were the better team in the tricky condidtions
  • Suresh Raina congratulated the team on the victory
  • Yuvraj Singh questioned if finishing the match in two days is good for Test cricket

13 hours ago
Blowing up the players of the two contending teams feels like the only way England would be able to offer some self-consolation. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@englandcricket)

  • The third Test, ending within two full days of play, saw England losing in a miserable manner
  • India, with another win, will secure their place in the World Test Championship (WTC) finals
  • The Indian spin-duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel  picked up nine wickets between themselves in both the first and the second innings 

14 hours ago.Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Ravichandran Ashwin was one of the leading wicket takers for the Indian side. (Photo: PTI)

  • Virat Kohli now has a total of 22 victories after having played 29 Tests as the skipper
  • Former Indian captain MS Dhoni, having played the same number of matches, had 21 victories
  • Since making his captaincy debut in 2013, Kohli has won 63 out of a total of 92 matches

16 hours ago.Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
India beat England by 10 wickets in the third Test to take a 2-1 lead in the series. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Virat Kohli joked about Ishant Sharma not getting to bowl much in his 100th Test
  • He said a lack of application from the batsmen led to the early finish of the match
  • He praised Axar Patel for his performance