Indian cricket and 2017: Men-in-Blue shatter records, Mithali Raj and Co. revolutionize women's game
2017 was quite a significant year for the Indian cricket. It started with the wicketkeeper-batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni handing over the ODI and T20 captaincy baton to Virat Kohli.
Gautam Gambhir has suggested Kashmiri separatist leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq to pack his bags and cross the border.
This is Pakistan’s first ICC title triumph since their 2009 World Twenty20 win but more importantly it broke the jinx of not performing against India in big ticket matches.
A back spasm had ruled Amir out of the semi-final on June 14, after he failed a fitness test shortly before the toss.
India have won all three of their previous matches against Pakistan in the knockout stages of ICC tournaments.
Bangladesh suffered a nine-wicket defeat at the hands of India in the semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy here.
Smith looked forward to a better performance from his attack in the remainder of the Champions Trophy after an ordinary display.
After a hectic six weeks of Indian Premier League, the two warm-up games will help the 'Men In Blue' get back into the 50-over groove.
Dinesh Karthik was called as a replacement for injured batsman Manish Pandey for next month's ICC Champions Trophy.