SQUAD SELECTION by Cricbuzz Staff • Last updated on Share Tweet Hardik Pandya's last Test was in Southampton in 2018. © Getty India have left out Hardik Pandya, Prithvi Shaw and Kuldeep Yadav from their squad for their World Test Championship final against New Zealand as well as the five-Test tour of England that follows. Hardik, whose workload has been constantly managed since a back injury in 2018, nursed a shoulder niggle during the IPL 2021 that kept him off any bowling duties in the seven games for Mumbai Indians. The all-rounder last played a Test on the previous tour of England in 2018. Squad : Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli (Captain), Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Washington Sundar, Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Md. Ssouiraj, Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, KL Rahul (subject … [Read more...] about India leave out Hardik, Shaw for WTC Final, England Tests
STANDBY FOR TEST SQUAD by Kritika Naidu • Last updated on Share Tweet The 2019-20 season of the Ranji Trophy is when Arzan Nagwaswalla came into his own, validating all the hype around him, with 41 wickets © Cricbuzz Arzan Rohinton Nagwaswalla was already a hero in Nargol, a small village located in the Indian state of Gujarat, just around the Maharashtra border. Having represented Gujarat at the Under-16s, Under-19s and Under-23 level, he is the pride of Valsad district. On Friday (May 7), Valsad and the Nagswaswalla family added another feather to their cap after Arzan was picked as one of the four standby players for the upcoming WTC final against New Zealand and the Tests in England. The Surat-born left-arm pacer's climb to prominence has come on the back of his brilliance across formats in the last two years. "I was his district coach when he played Under-19 and Under 23," Santosh Desai, the Gujarat selector and now … [Read more...] about Who is Arzan Nagwaswalla?
By Ryan Wagman, McKeen’s Hockey lead prospect writer This is going to be weird. The only thing I can guarantee at this stage is that this is going to be all wrong. As I write this mock draft, the World U-18 Championships are underway in Texas (how about that Danila Klimovich ?!?). The OHL finally gave up the ghost and announced that there would not be a season this year. Other junior leagues are also done (much of Europe) or in the process of wrapping up (WHL, QMJHL, USHL). And COVID-19 reared its ugly head in additional ways, such as forcing Michigan, and their three elite prospects (more on whom shortly) from the NCAA Frozen Four tournament. Take all of those factors, which severely curtailed the ability of teams to scout players – both in person and in the limiting of the video available, thanks to simply fewer games – and now add in the wild card factor of the expansion Seattle Kraken. There will be side deals between the Kraken and other NHL clubs, as the latter group … [Read more...] about NHL Mock Draft: Owen Power tops 2021 prospect class