It is the sort of gamble one believed India had stopped taking in longer formats after losing Test series in South Africa and England.
India is scheduled to host South Africa in a three-match T20 International series beginning in Dharamshala on Sunday, followed by a three-match Test series starting October 2.
Team India chief selector MSK Prasad made it clear that they want to give an opportunity to open the innings in Tests.
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Easwaran, a prolific performer at the domestic and India A games, could be rewarded with a place in the side as a reserve opener, if the selection committee decides to drop Rahul.
The actress-director turned up to seek Lord Ganesh's blessings along with John Abraham at the T-Series office on Tuesday in Mumbai.
The 'Twilight' actress revealed that she was advised not to hold hands with her girlfriend in public for a role in a Marvel movie.
Hanuma Vihari made a career-best 111 off 225 balls with the help of 16 boundaries to held India's innings together.
Bumrah and Sharma were utterly devastating against batsmen who appeared ill-equipped –- mentally and technically -– to cope with high-quality fast bowling.
Ajinkya Rahane was batting on 90 while Hanuma Vihari also scored a 57 and remained at the crease after skipper Virat Kohli was out early for 51.
Pujara and Rohit stitched 132 runs together for the fourth wicket to take India to a strong position after being reduced to 89 for 3 at lunch on Saturday.
Kohli hit 114 from 99 balls, his 43rd ODI century and second of the series after the 120 in the second match here, which guided India to a 59-run win under D/L method.
The 26-year-old is perhaps the heaviest cricketer ever. He stands at a towering height of 6’6” and weighs around 140 kg.
England were 328-8 at lunch on the third day, a first-innings lead of 44 runs, with Chris Woakes 13 not out and Stuart Broad 11 not out.
Bhushan Kumar said the lead actor, who will be playing Gulshan Kumar's role, needs at least a year to transform himself.
Madhavan, whose last hindi appearance was a cameo in Aanand L Rai’s Zero, is now making a comeback of sorts with Dahi Chinni.