Ajinkya Rahane scored a brilliant hundred, his 12th in Test matches, to help India square the four-match series at Melbourne 1-1. Rahane’s coach and former India cricketer Pravin Amre has now revealed that Rahane worked very hard in the nets in India before heading to Australia.
Five Indian cricketers, who were seen in a video on Friday, dining in an indoor restaurant in Melbourne, have been placed in isolation as a preventive measure. The five players seen in the video are Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant, Shubman Gill, Prithvi Shaw and Navdeep Saini.
India's pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah was all praise for debutant bowler Mohammed Siraj after he impressed on the first day of the Boxing Day Test at MCG. Bumrah revealed that Siraj was not nervous and was, in fact, eager to bowl.
Having gone down in the first Test at Adelaide, India have a massive task on hand when they face Australia in the Boxing Day Test at MCG, starting December 26. A loss would mean that for the first time in 88 years India will finish a year without a Test win. Apart from Adelaide, they lost both their matches in New Zealand.
Former Australian batsman Michael Hussey has said that the Indian cricket team will be embarrassed with their performance in the Adelaide Test, in which they were all out for 36, and should look to fightback strongly.
With Mohammed Shami being ruled out of the remaining three Tests versus Australia and Virat Kohli unavailable as he is on paternity leave, Indian great Sunil Gavaskar wants experienced paceman Ishant Sharma to be flown to Australia if he is fit.