Young Maharashtra batsman Ruturaj Gaikwad has said that he will look to bring his adaptability to the fore during India’s upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. Gaikwad is among the new faces in the Indian team for the tour of Sri Lanka. A limited-overs specialist squad will face the Lankans in three ODIs and three T20Is from July 13 and July 25. Gaikwad has impressed for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in recent IPL seasons.
Indian women’s team will take on England in a one-off Test, starting June 16 in Bristol. This will be the Indian women’s team’s first Test since 2014. However, despite having more experience in the longer format of the game, England captain Heather Knight is wary of the Indians since the women’s game has only just restarted and there are a lot of unknowns in the post-pandemic era. According to Knight, India are a very good side and will test them in the upcoming series.
Former India wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik has termed the current Indian team one of the best, if not
the best Indian team ever. India will take on New Zealand in the World Test Championship final in Southampton from June 18. Before that, India registered their second consecutive Test series win in Australia and followed it up with a 3-1 thrashing of England at home.
Veteran England pacer James Anderson has revealed that the team has accepted Ollie Robinson’s apology for posting ‘racist’ and ‘sexist’ tweets as a teenager. Now 27, Robinson made an impressive Test debut in the Lord’s Test against New Zealand, claiming seven wickets and scoring 42 runs. However, he has been suspended pending an investigation into his historical tweets.