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Video: Teary-Eyed Ambati Rayudu Bids Adieu To India’s Most Successful Captain

Ambati Rayudu echoed every Indian cricket fan’s sentiment when he got emotional after Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s glittering captaincy career came to an end. The stage was set for a memorable goodbye as Dhoni, in front of thousands of his fans, helped India A to post 304 runs with a 40-ball 68.

However, England spoiled the party with a solid batting display. Led by Sam Billings’ 93, Eoin Morgan’s men chased down the total with 7 balls remaining.  Well, Dhoni did not get fitting end to his captaincy career but that does not take away the fact that he will always remain as one of the finest skippers to grace the game. The end to his illustrious captaincy career has undoubtedly made everyone emotional and Rayudu is no different.

Speaking after the match, the right-handed batsman who scored 100 before retiring hurt, said:”It was really tough. Six months out of the game is frustrating. Happy that I had a good knock. I was just hoping to react to the ball, not thinking too much. It’s very emotional.

Speaking about Dhoni, he said:”I personally feel he [Dhoni] is the best captain India has ever had. Very happy that I could score a hundred in his last game as captain. He’s a living legend. I was just watching him, even today he was emotionless. As cool as ever. I’m teary eyed right now. Best part about Dhoni is that he keeps things simple. No panic. He helps youngsters and people like me to build our cricket.

Here is the video of that moment when the 31-year got emotional:

5 indian players who can amke a comeback in the india england ODI series

5 Indian Players Who Can Make A Comeback In ODI Series Against England

The Indian team is filled with talent and there has been a huge competition among players in recent years from all the states to get a spot in the playing XI. With the list of injuries increasing in the Indian side, there are players who would be eyeing a comeback into the team to prove themselves.

Here are 5 players who have decent chances of coming back to the squad for the India-England Series:

5 Indian Players Who Can Make A Comeback In ODI Series Against England 1

Suresh Raina: The South Paw last featured in a one-day international match in December 2015 has a high possibility of making a comeback into the Indian team. He has experience on his side and can also bowl which would be an added advantage for the men in blue if he gets picked for the One Day Series.  


5 Players Who May Never Play For India Again

A new era is waiting to usher in for Indian cricket. With Virat Kohli at the helm in Tests, the team, full of talented youngsters, have started to make the most of their opportunities. In limited-overs format, barring Mahendra Singh Dhoni, new faces have come in and are desperate to make a mark. With the team doing well across all formats, it is very much expected that the selectors, as well as the team management, would like to give the youngsters an extended run to get well-accustomed to the game at the highest stage. The recently announced squad for the England series is a further indication that the selectors now want a new era to start for Indian cricket. Well, this effectively ends a lot of senior players’ chances of donning the Indian jersey once again.

So here we present to you the list of five players who might never play for India again:

5. Irfan Pathan:

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The cricket prodigy took the world by storm as a nineteen-year-old. His ability to swing the ball both ways had even the best of batsmen worried. As he spent more time in international cricket, his batting improved and was tipped by many to end India’s long wait for a quality all-rounder. However, somehow he lost his bowling rhythm and is now not even in the reckoning for a spot in the Indian team.

The left-arm pacer, who is the second Indian to take a Test hat-trick, played his last game for India way back in October 2012 in ICC World Twenty20 in Colombo. He hasn’t been considered ever since and with the selectors now backing Hardik Pandya as the pace-bowling all-rounder in the team, there are very bleak chances of him making a comeback to the team.

Ranji Trophy
Ranji Trophy

Ranji trophy: Transfers of players and coaches for the season

The 83rd edition of the Ranji Trophy is set to go on the floor from tomorrow when a total number of 26 teams will be taking on each other, simultaneously, to mark the start of one of the ancient, supreme and superior tournament of the history of Indian cricket, Ranji Trophy. It will be happening for the first time when a total of 13 teams will play their respective games simultaneously, at the same time as earlier BCCI used to organise a total of 12 games at the same time giving rest to 3 of the teams but with the addition of Chattisgarh in the league from this season, the count of live matches has gone up from 12 to 13.

Like every other preceding year, BCCI this year too opened the transfer window for coaches and players so they can shift their base from one state to another to look for a better opportunity. Most of the players make a transfer keeping in mind their future as it is very hard for a player playing in group C to attract the selectors even if he smashes a double century. If a player is able to produce the same performance for or against Mumbai, then the scenario is different. The efforts of these players easily get noticed and thus we see players from larger state dominating the Indian squad. The transfer window is an opportunity for the players to take a call on their future decision.

BCCI opened the transfer window a few months back, before the start of the domestic season so as to avoid any rush or chaos at the last moment. The likes of Ambati Rayudu, Ambati Rayudu, Mohammad Kaif, Jalaj Saxena, Iqbal Abdullah are few of the notable transfer in this season.

Here is list of players and coaches who have shifted their base from one state to other for this season –

Subramaniam Badrinath from Vidarbha to Hyderabad

Jalaj Saxena from Madhya Pradesh to Kerala

Hanuma Vihari from Hyderabad to Andhra Pradesh

Bhavin Thakkar from Mumbai to Kerala

Pratyush Singh from Delhi to Jharkhand

Iqbal Abdullah from Mumbai to Kerala

Ashutosh Singh from Madhya Pradesh to Chhattisgarh

Pankaj Kumar Rao from Madhya Pradesh to Chhattisgarh

Abhimanyu Chauhan from Baroda to Chhattisgarh

Sumit Ruikar from Vidarbha to Chhattisgarh

Amitoze Singh from Punjab to Saurashtra

Kushang Patel from Gujarat to Saurashtra

Sunil Yadav from Maharashtra to Saurashtra

Rajat Paliwal from Services to Haryana

Manjeet Singh from Rajasthan to Railways

Nikhil Doru from Rajasthan to Railways

Smit Patel from Gujarat to Tripura

Yashpal Singh from Services to Tripura

Prasanth Parameswaran from Goa to Kerala

Anustup Majumdar from Railways to Bengal

Deepak Bansal from Punjab to Railways


Bharat Arun from Vidarbha to Hyderabad

Hrishikesh kanitkar from Goa to Tamil Nadu

Sunil Joshi from Jammu and Kashmir to Assam

Sanat Kumar from Assam to Andhra

Five Cricketers Whose Career Ended Due To Politics

5 U-19 stars who failed to make it big at the highest level

U-19 cricket has given a lot of stars to International cricket. Yuvraj Singh, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma  are some of the few big names who emerged from the U-19 level. Eight of the 10 current Test captains have learnt the nuances and finer points of the sport at the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup. The lone exceptions are Pakistan’s Misbah-ul Haq and AB de Villiers of South Africa.

The players get a first-hand exposure of performing in front of live cameras and competing against rivals who they will come across again if they make the next grade to senior cricket.

However, not all big performers at this level have made it big at the senior level.

Here we are presenting to you 5 players who starred at the junior level but failed to make it big at the highest level:


Rayudu likely to play for Vidarbha next Ranji season

30 years old Indian middle order batsman Ambati Rayudu is likely to play for Vidarbha in the coming Ranji Trophy season. It is known that Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) officials have been in touch with the right-hander for the last two-three months.

“Yes. We are in talks with Rayudu but nothing has been penned down. He will be a good edition to Vidarbha if it materializes. We will announce soon once the contract is signed,” a top VCA official said.

After accepting BCCI’s amnesty offer to all those associated with the ICL, Rayudu made a comeback to the domestic circuit, and has been part of the Baroda team for the last six seasons. He made a move to Baroda after Hyderabad had been relegated to the plate division of the Ranji Trophy. Strong performances for Baroda and for the Mumbai Indians in the IPL earned him his maiden international call-up in 2012. In 94 first-class matches, Rayudu has compiled 5873 runs at an average of almost 45, including 15 centuries.

“Rayudu’s name was discussed during Cricket Development meeting and we had given this responsibility to Paras (Mhambre), who is also in Mumbai Indians coaching staff. Paras has been in touch with Rayudu since last two-three months. However, he was busy with his national commitments and Indian Premier League. He is yet to get No Objection Certificate (NOC) from Baroda Cricket Association,” the official said.

Vidarbha already have Wasim Jaffer, the former India opener, and Karnataka batsman Ganesh Satish. Vidarbha renewed the contract of Satish, which expired at the end of the last season. Jaffer’s two-year contract will expire at the end of next season. VCA have decided not to renew the contract of Tamil Nadu Subramaniam Badrinath, under whom Vidarbha played quarter-finals of Ranji Trophy in the last two seasons.

Ambati Rayudu crossed the 1000-run mark in ODIs against Zimbabwe. He played 32 matches so far. Rayudu scored 1014 runs with 124 being his highest at an average of 48.28. Rayudu has so far scored two centuries and six half-centuries. His centuries came against Sri Lanka in 2014 and Zimbabwe in 2015.

India player ratings from dominating series win
India player ratings from dominating series win

India player ratings from dominating series win: KL Rahul steals the show

A dominant India as it was expected completed a 3-0 whitewash by bulldozing a below-par Zimbabwe by 10 wickets in the final and last ODI of the series in what turned out to be one of the most one-sided series we have seen in recent times.

The Zimbabwe bowling has been tepid at best, and never able to bother or threaten the Indian batting line-up. It looked like the only way the Indians could get out, was if they made a mistake of their own.

The dominating act we have witnessed this time around easily persuades us to forget that the last time India travelled to Zimbabwe, the series was a lot closer one. India won the opening match by only four runs, and the hosts won the last game of the tour, to square the T20s 1-1.

Youngsters like Yuzvendra Chahal and Karun Nair making their first international appearance gave some impressive performances throughout the series. Also, the brilliant fifty on debut by the 30-year-old Faiz Fazal was great to watch. But, the standout performer for India in this series was KL Rahul.

Here we have tried to rate the Indian players on the basis of their performances in the ODI series.

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Ambati Rayudu happy with his career progress

Ambati Rayudu, one of India’s finest talents in the last decade who failed to get good amount of chances despite his unbelievable domestic record.

With Mumbai Indians in IPL, Rayudu has shown the fans and the selectors about the amount of talent he possesses, even then it took almost 4-5 years before he got a chance for Zimbabwe tour in 2013.

One of the main reasons of course is his participation in Indian Cricket League as he was considered a rebel by the board which prompted selectors to ignore him. However, since his inclusion in IPL, Rayudu has made a huge impact and used the maximum of the opportunities he got in Team India jersey.

The player has helped India to win its first ODI series victory since October 2014 as he scored unbeaten 62 and 41 in the on-going Zimbabwe tour.

“I am happy with the way I am batting. You know the conditions well but still every year and everytime it’s different. I haven’t looked into the past. I am just playing on what I am facing as per conditions. I have worked on the game also a bit so I am happy,” Rayudu said in the post-match press conference.

Despite his impressive performances in Indian jersey, the player had a few chances when compared to other. However, the 30-year old is happy with the way his ODI career has progressed.

“My ODI career, I am really happy with the way it has gone. Given the guys that we have in the team, somebody has to do the role that I am doing. So it is important for me to stay focused and take my opportunities when they come.””For me generally it’s just about getting my batting in shape. Most of the times, visualization is the key I feel. Even when you’re out for a long period of time, travelling with the team, I try to keep myself motivated and focused. I prepare myself before the game as though I am going to play it.”
KL Rahul becomes 1st Indian to score century on ODI debut
KL Rahul becomes 1st Indian to score century on ODI debut

Top 10 Indian players with highest ODI debut score

Making debut for a big cricketing nation like India itself is an achievement for any cricketer. The amount of pressure that will be on the batsman when he walks out for the first time to bat for India is enormous. Here, we look at the top 10 brilliant knocks made by the players in their ODI debut for Team India.

10. Ravindra Jadeja – 60

Sir Jadeja has made an immediate impact for India as he played a lonely innings as India lost the match by 68 runs. Yuvraj Singh and MS Dhoni fired but Jadeja played with tail as India were all-out for 252. Despite the loss, India has found a reliable all-rounder in Jadeja as he made an impressive 60*(77) in which he hammered 5 boundaries.

Twitter reactions: India defeat Zimbabwe in the 1st ODI by 9 wickets
Twitter reactions: India defeat Zimbabwe in the 1st ODI by 9 wickets

Twitter reactions: India defeat Zimbabwe in the 1st ODI by 9 wickets

In the first match of India’s Zimbabwe tour India’s young bowling side restricted experienced Zimbabwe batsmen for 168. The host country could not play all 300 deliveries of their innings as they all out with one ball remaining of their innings. Jasprit Bumrah took four wickets  and Dhawal Kulkarni and Barinder Sran took two wickets each.  Elton Chigumbura scored 41.
Opener KL Rahul and Ambati Rayudu, who came at No. 3, played slowly but they got some good match practice at a sporting pitch of Harare Sports Club. Rahul has become the second India batsmen to score a fifty after Robin Uthappa in the debut match.

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