Veteran R Ashwin and Washington Sundar, both off-spinners and handy lower-order batters, have been included in the squad in a sign that they may be back in contention for the home World Cup in October.
The No.1 Test bowler Ravichandran Ashwin brushes off suggestions he'd begun mind games with Australia's captain Steve Smith during last year's IPL
India romped to a 208-run victory when Taskin Ahmed became Ravichandran Ashwin’s fourth victim of the second innings in the Test match against Bangladesh at Hyderabad today.
On the fourth day of the one-off Test against Bangladesh at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium in Hyderabad Ravichandran Ashwin broke a Test record that stood for decades.
After finally winning respect of the game's big boys on home turf, Bangladesh now face the challenge of competing with the best away from home when their debut Test in India begins Thursday.
While the Indian cricket team were sweating it out in the afternoon in the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium yesterday, Mushfiqur Rahim and Co spent the entire day away from cricket.
Bangladesh star cricketer Shakib Al Hasan says India seems to be unbeatable at home and it will be a huge challenge not just for himself but for the entire team when the two teams clash in the one-off Test match at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here from February 9.
They say cricket is a funny game and the current situation of the Bangladesh team perhaps best depicts that phrase.
Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin torments the West Indies again to claim a second consecutive five-wicket innings haul and dismiss the home side for 196 at the stroke of tea on the opening day of the second Test.