Test Squad

  • Sunil Narine back in West Indies Test squad for New Zealand November 29, 2013

    Sunil Narine has been drafted into West Indies' Test squad for the tour of New Zealand as offspinner Shane Shillingford and parttime spinner Marlon Samuels have been reported for suspect action on the team's recent tour of India. However, Shillingford and Samuels may be available for selection for the first Test...
  • Why Gautam Gambhir missed the South African safari November 26, 2013

    Gautam Gambhir's Monday blues continued as the BCCI selectors once again coldshouldered his comeback request, opting to take only two specialist openers on a curtailed Test tour of South Africa. Sandeep Patil & Co picked a 17member party for the South African safari, but there was no room for the veteran...
  • India ready to pick first Test squad post Tendulkar era November 25, 2013

    A nervous Monday awaits Gautam Gambhir, who will hope it ends his selection blues with a recall to the Test squad for India's tour of South Africa. Out of the Test squad for almost a year now, Gambhir will hope that his 153 runs against Haryana on Saturday carry him to...
  • NZ include two new caps for Bangladesh tour; Vettori, Guptill miss out September 6, 2013

    Wellington: Two uncapped players, legspinner Ish Sodhi and allrounder Corey Anderson, have been named in the New Zealand team that will play two Test matches in Bangladesh in October. Anderson, a hard-hitting middle order batsman and medium pace bowler, made his Twenty20 debut for New Zealand in South Africa earlier this...
  • Hayden surprised at Sehwag's exclusion from Indian team March 7, 2013

    India dropped out-of-form opener Virender Sehwag for the remainder of the Test series against Australia on Thursday. ...
  • Sehwag axed, Harbhajan retained for last 2 Aus Tests March 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Virender Sehwag has been dropped from India's Test squad for the remaining two matches against Australia in Mohali and New Delhi. The BCCI selectors met on Thursday and announced a 14-man squad for the remaining two fixtures of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, which India lead 2-0, with Sehwag...
  • India are on the wane and vulnerable: Geoff Lawson February 18, 2013

    Melbourne: The retirement of some batting greats and the recent failure to dominate England with spinners on home soil make India a "vulnerable" side in the upcoming Test against Australia, former cricketer Jeff Lawson has commented. The former Australian fast bowler said India's defeat against England despite playing on favourable...
  • India practiced hard on second day of training camp February 17, 2013

    Bangalore: Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag were among those whose slogged out for batting practice while offspinner Harbhajan Singh had a lengthy bowling drill as the Indian team went for two grinding training sessions for the second successive day here on Sunday. Tailenders Ishant Sharma and Ashok Dinda also batted with...
  • Shikhar Dhawan wants to make the most of India Test callup February 11, 2013

    The Delhi lefthander, who has played five ODIs for the national team, is part of the Test squad for the Australia series beginning February 22. ...
  • Jaffer deserved one last chance in the Test arena February 10, 2013

    Whenever there is a team selection prior to a big series, a lot of expectation is in the air, be it the players, the selectors or the fans. With Team India in transition mode, the onus is on the selectors to spot new players who can take the Indian team...
  • Rest of India hopefuls could get Test nod February 9, 2013

    Of the four social media questions currently posed on the BCCI's app for iPhone users, the one that carries the most significance is the second one: 'Should India make big changes for their Test squad for the visit of Australia?' At the time of writing, poll results flashed were overwhelmingly...
  • 4th Test: Yuvraj, Zaheer dropped; Jadeja called December 9, 2012

    Kolkata: Cracking the whip after Indias another humiliating defeat against England in the Kolkata Test, Indian selectors dropped Yuvraj Singh, Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh and included allrounder Ravindra Jadeja, legspinner Piyush Chawla and pacer Parvinder Awana for the fourth Test, starting in Nagpur from December 13. In a meeting in...
  • SL call up uncapped Kaushal for Tests November 9, 2012

    Colombo: Uncapped offspinner Tharindu Kaushal has been included in Sri Lankas Test squad for the series against New Zealand despite never playing a domestic firstclass of oneday match. The 19year0ld was already in Sri Lankas ODI squad against the visitors but has now found a spot in the Test frame,...
  • Harbhajan takes on critics, eyes 100th Test November 6, 2012

    Mohali: Back in the Test fold after a gap of nearly 15 months, offspinner Harbhajan Singh took a dig at his critics, saying that he is "not a magician" and it's never "oneway traffic" in the career of a sportsperson. After leading Punjab to an innings victory over Hyderabad on Monday,...
  • Four openers in Test squad surprises Raman November 5, 2012

    Kolkata: Indian selectors' decision to pick four openers in the squad for the first two Tests against touring England has surprised Bengal coach WV Raman. "I'm surprised to see four openers in the side. I'm not sure whether Ajinkya Rahane has been picked as a reserve middleorder batsman," Raman told...
  • India Test squad: Selectors adopt norisk policy November 5, 2012

    At 9:30am on Monday, an injured Virender Sehwag was a doubt for India's Test squad. By noon, he was batting on 100 for Delhi and an hour later firmly ensconced in the minds of the new BCCI selection committee, which also pleasantly surprised Murali Vijay and Harbhajan Singh by naming...
  • Yuvraj, Harbhajan, Vijay recalled for two Tests November 5, 2012

    Mumbai: Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh and Murali Vijay have been recalled to India's Test team for the first time in over a year as the new BCCI selection committee named a 15man squad for the first two matches against England this month. Suresh Raina, Piyush Chawla and S Badrinath were...
  • Indian squad to hold threeday practice at CCI November 1, 2012

    Mumbai: The Indian Test squad, to be picked on Monday for the fourmatch rubber against visiting England side, will have a short threeday camp at the Brabourne Stadium here from November 911. "The Test team will be practicing here from November 9 to 11 every day," sources in the Cricket...
  • SA call uncapped Kleinveldt for Australia tour October 26, 2012

    Johannesburg: Uncapped allrounder Rory Kleinveldt has been called up to the South Africa squad for the threeTest series in Australia, Cricket South Africa (CSA) announced on Wednesday. The 29yearold Kleinveldt has played two Twenty20 internationals but has yet to make a Test appearance for South Africa. Kleinveldt, who has taken 208...
  • Pietersen left out of England's India tour September 18, 2012

    London: Kevin Pietersen's omission and the selectors' decision to drop Essex batsman Ravi Bopara after a poor run of form this year paved the way for two uncapped batsmen to be included in Alastair Cook's 16man squad for the fourmatch Test series, which begins in Ahmedabad on November 15. Somerset's Nick...
  • Kevin Pietersen left out of India tour September 18, 2012

    London: Kevin Pietersen's omission and the selectors' decision to drop Essex batsman Ravi Bopara after a poor run of form this year paved the way for two uncapped batsmen to be included in Alastair Cook's 16man squad for the fourmatch Test series, which begins in Ahmedabad on November 15. Somerset's Nick...
  • England had no choice than to axe KP: Hussain August 13, 2012

    London: Former England captain Nasser Hussain admits the English selectors had to drop Kevin Pietersen for the crucial final Test against South Africa even though they will be weaker in his absence. Pietersen has been axed following a dramatic week which included allegations that the controversial England batsman sent text messages...
  • Southee replaces Gillespie in NZ Test squad July 14, 2012

    Basseterre, St. Kitts: Fast bowler Tim Southee has been drafted into the New Zealand squad for the twoTest series against the West Indies starting later this month. The rightarm pacer had been originally named in the Twenty20 and oneday international squads but has now been named to replace Mark Gillespie, who...
  • Sarwan plays down interest in West Indies callup May 4, 2012

    London: Experienced West Indies batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan has brushed aside suggestions of a late callup to the team for the current tour of England. Sarwan is one of the three key players missing for the threeTest tour, starting later this month. The other two are opener Chris Gayle and allrounder...
  • Uncapped Fudadin in West Indies Test squad April 20, 2012

    Port of Spain: Uncapped lefthanded batsman Assad Fudadin has been added to the West Indian squad for the third and final Test against Australia at Windsor Park in Dominica, starting on Monday. The 26yearold from Guyana replaced legspinner Devendra Bishoo while middleorder batsman Kirk Edwards, who was in the squad...
  • Bhajji, Yuvi doubtful for Test squad against SA March 17, 2008

    Mumbai: Injuryridden Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh's fitness will be put to test on Monday as selectors get ready to pick the squad for the threeTest home series against South Africa, which begins on March 26. On Monday, the National Selection Committee will pick the squad only for the first Test....
  • QOTD: Will Sourav deliver for India? June 20, 2007

    "Im happy to be back," says former captain of Team India Sourav Ganguly after being recalled into the team after a gap of nine months. After the Selection Committee meeting in the Capital on Thursday, it was announced that Sourav Ganguly would travel to South Africa and join the team...