The last time India toured there, the offspinner was dumped after only one Test after he failed to pick up a single wicket in Johannesburg (0-25 & 0-83). The decision has been made and the decision is definitely something on which I can not comment on.
Ahead of playing his 50th Test cricket match here, Indian star off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Monday recalled his 10-wickets haul against Sri Lanka in 2015 at Galle International Stadium here and said the venue brings good memories.
India, the world number one side, are to play three Tests in Sri Lanka.
Coming back as No. 1 Test team: In 2015, we were sandwiched in the middle of a leadership takeover. "We are looking forward to working together and producing some unbelievable results".
Iraq not sure of fate of 39 Indians
The person who escaped the Mosul city was identified as Harjit Masih who later claimed that the IS fighters shot them all dead. However, media reports later said that the prison had been completely destroyed.
"We had set ourselves a lot of goals for each other and I would say we have achieved them and come out with flying colours over the last couple of years as a group". We have produced a lot of good cricketers, some young cricketers have come in and put their hands up and some others have excelled really.
Kohli likes to play with two pace bowlers, so if that is the case, and with R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja certain to play, it would mean dropping a batsman. We are past that moment, the decision has been made and the decision is not something that I can really comment on. So, he did not play the Test match against Sri Lanka on July 26 at Galle.
The 30-year-old said former Sri Lankan opener Kumar Sangakkara and South African batsman AB de Villiers are amongst his favourite Test wickets. Shaun Marsh in Sydney in the second innings (2014) and David Warner in Bengaluru (2017).
"Sometimes I feel that even good cricketers lose out in this particular team because of the quality we have in the dressing room", he added.
Sri Lankan Navy leads rescue operation to save two elephants from drowning
MADURAI: For the second time in July, the Sri Lankan navy carried out the feat of rescuing wild elephants stranded in the sea. The Sri Lankan navy went through a mammoth rescue effort to save two young elephants from drowning on Sunday, July 23.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India confirmed on Monday afternoon that Rahul was recovering well and had no major health concerns, but was being rested from the first Test of three as a precautionary measure.
Injury and illness have removed incumbent openers Murali Vijay and Rahul leaving Abhinav Mukund and Shikhar Dhawan nearly certain to fill the roles come Wednesday.
On his comeback, Rahul scored a quick fifty in the two-day warm-up match in Moratuwa, but he said he was nervous making his comeback after such a long lay-off.
No clue of missing 39 Indians in Mosul
A pathetic image has surfaced in which an ISIS fighter is seen wearing woman clothes but forget to shave his beard and moustache. Video released last weekend showed images of a disheveled and dust-covered girl who appeared to match Wenzel's description.