Avery benign god seems to have smiled sweetly at an expectant world, or an impressive array of its cricket entrepreneurs, when Major League Cricket of Twenty20 matches got going in the US of A last week. It's time for hallelujahs from the Indian diaspora, with Brits across the pond, so dramatically alarmed weeks ago when Test cricket’s superstars came to be known to be close to switching loyalties by taking annual jobs Indian Premier League franchises were offering.
However the selectors did not name any vice-captain for the next two tests. This position was held by Rahul in the first two tests.
The Cricket Advisory Committee that was formed earlier this month, met in Mumbai on Friday to shortlist the list of candidates for the selectors’ posts.
The Indian team bowled superbly in the initial 10 overs in the five-match T20I series but failed to stop the flow of runs in death overs.
BCCI insiders, not to be out-argued, riposted, again off the record, that there had been those among the august personages who were always quite willing to be putty in officials’ hands. The informants were among those who, when Sourav Ganguly, too clever by half, was given his marching orders from the board, forecast chief selector Chetan Sharma's impending exit.
England get their second ICC T20 World Cup title after 2010, as they defeated Pakistan by five wickets in a gripping low-scoring final,
Sam Curran delivered a stunning spell and bagged three while Chris Jordan and Adil Rashid took two wickets each respectively.
It's going to be a battle between England's batting line-up and Pakistan's bowling attack.
The 32-year-old Mumbai batsman has shown remarkable consistency in a format in which this is not the norm, especially at the strike rate which he has maintained.