So cricket resumed after 3 months, and we couldn’t have asked for a better return. An enthralling game of cricket, where we did not know who the winner, even in the last session of day 5. It’s games like these which prove that test match cricket is still the best format of the game. West Indies came to this match as the underdogs, as England are nearly invincible at home. Especially when a bowling attack comprises of players like Anderson, Archer, Wood and if someone like Broad can’t even find a place in it, then you know it’s a serious bowling line up.
Veteran Indian batsman Ajinkya Rahane has been a crucial part of India’s Test squad ever since making his debut in 2013. In 65 Tests, he has 4203 runs at an average of 42.88 with 11 hundreds. However, despite consistent performances in ODIs, Rahane has found himself out of favour over the last two years.
Even since coming to the fore as precious talent in school cricket, Mumbai batsman Prithvi Shaw has been touted as the next Sachin Tendulkar. He led India to the U-19 World Cup win in 2018. In the same year, he cracked a sparkling Test century on debut.
Former India captain and current BCCI President Sourav Ganguly turned 48 on Wednesday, July 8. Ganguly, who is credited with bringing India back on track following the match-fixing scandal, played 113 Tests and 311 ODIs for India, amassing 7,213 and 11,363 runs respectively.
International cricket will resume with England taking on West Indies in the first Test of a three-match series at Southampton on Wednesday. The hosts will be led by Ben Stokes in the absence of regular skipper Joe Root. More significantly, the match will be played in a bio-secure environment, without crowds, in the wake of Coronavirus wreaking havoc all over the world.
Former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni turned 39 on Tuesday, July 7. Dhoni is regarded as one of the greatest Indian captains. He is the only skipper in history to have won all three ICC trophies -- 2007 T20 World Cup, 2011 World Cup and 2013 Champions Trophy.
The Indian skipper is currently regarded as one of the best players in world cricket right now, and some believe he is the greatest ODI player to have ever played the game. He started his career way back in 2008 on the back of victory in the U19 World Cup as the skipper, also held in 2008. Since then, he has played some fine knocks which have seen his career grow higher and higher. Let’s have a look at his top five.