India fast bowler Mohammed Shami was the star of Indian bowling on Day 5 with his incisive swing bowling that helped his team to bounce in the World Test Championship final against New Zealand. The 30-years-old picked four wickets in the second innings of the match but later when India came to bat in the third innings New Zealand bowlers dismantled India's top order. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has shared a video on social media where fielding coach R Sridhar interviewed Shami. "4-wicket haul Southampton memories, that Conway catch team India pacer Mohammed Shami discusses it all with fielding coach R Sridhar , post the Day 5 action of the World Test Championship Final," tweeted BCCI . Asked about playing a Test match after six months and coming back from injury Shami said, "It's difficult to come after injury and play in such condition with a lot of responsibilities. A positive mindset is a key to overcome your mind after you return from injury. . . .
New Delhi: Batting great Sachin Tendulkar claims that Rahul Dravid will keep a healthy atmosphere in Team India as a coach during the Sri Lanka tour. Dravid will travel with the Indian team comprised of some young talents led by Shikhar Dhawan as the senior players will be playing the Test series in England at the same time. Team India head coach Ravi Shastri will be accompanied by the senior men’s in England as Rahul will guide the young guns in Sri Lanka. Tendulkar feels that the player will be comfortable with Dravid around as some of them have already played under him during Under-19 days and India A tours. “These players have spent enough time with Rahul, so they know him. A coach is someone who should keep a healthy atmosphere in the team and the dressing room, and Rahul will do that,” Tendulkar said in an interview with Times of India. The Master Blaster further said that the players don’t need much coaching at this level as the coach role is crucial when someone is . . .
Sri Lanka and United Arab Emirates are the two back-up countries being zeroed in on by the ICC, in case India is unable to host next year's T20 World Cup . While there is still one year to go before the mega event which was set to be held in Australia this year but got postponed due to rising cases of COVID-19 and inability of the host country to manage 16 teams. According to a report in ESPN Cricinfo, "Sri Lanka and the UAE are among the back-up venues for the 2021 men's T20 World Cup, should the COVID-19 pandemic make India an untenable host." The ICC confirmed last week that India will host next year's tournament as scheduled in the original Future Tours Programme while this year's postponed edition in Australia goes ahead in 2022. However it is a standard protocol to have back-up venues listed for any global event. "Identifying potential back-up venues is standard practice for every ICC event, but it takes on extra significance in this time because of the nature of . . .