Ahead of their respective series against West Indies and Sri Lanka, India and Australia face a prospect of losing points in the International Cricket Council Test team rankings, if they do not record comprehensive wins.
Former Indian batting legend Sachin Tendulkar has suggested that the top cricketing nations must send their A teams to associate and affiliate countries in Europe and other parts of the world to help develop the game.
Fifties from Lokesh Rahul, Virat Kohli and Ravindra Jadeja highlighted the Indian performance on day two as they went on to take a first innings lead of 164 against the West Indies Cricket Board President's XI in the tour game in St Kitts.
The Indian spinners shared eight wickets between them, spinning a web around the West Indies Cricket Board President’s XI line-up and bowled them out for 180 runs in 62.5 overs on day one of the tour match in St Kitts.
Former Indian batting great Sachin Tendulkar feels that the modern-day players need to find a way to adjust themselves to the regulations which are set to be brought about to limit the size of cricket bats.
Fast bowler Kemar Roach has been called up to the 13-man West Indies Cricket Board President’s XI squad which will face India in the second tour match in a three-day game that will be played in St Kitts between 14th and 16th July.
Openers Lokesh Rahul and Shikhar Dhawan hit fifties along with Rohit Sharma as India scored 258 for six in 93 overs of the first day of the tour match against the West Indies Cricket Board President's XI in St Kitts.
The West Indies Cricket Board selectors have picked Guyana skipper Leon Johnson to lead a 12-man WICB President’s XI squad which will face India in a two-day tour match in St Kitts on 9th and 10th July.