MSK Prasad stresses on Age Bar

MSK Prasad stresses that he and his selection committee do not look at the age of the players while determining whether to take them in the squad or not.

What they consider the most is the form and the fitness, fitness in particular because they realised during the Champions trophy that India was not amongst the fittest teams in the world.

The selectors have talked to the board and now it has been decided that there will be a fitness test of the players ahead of every series and each and every player in contention will have to come through that test first.

As per Prasad, there isn’t going to be any relaxation in terms of fitness for anyone and every player, senior or junior, young or old, will have to meet the fitness benchmark that will be set, otherwise he will find himself out of contention for selection. Continue reading “MSK Prasad stresses on Age Bar”


Ahead of the Test series decider, it seems Australia would hand back the trophy to the Indians.

India, the top-ranked Test team, are likely to push for a 2-1 victory after several weeks of back-and-forth, amidst controversies.

Australia captain Steve Smith reacted to the decision of the third umpire to rule ‘not out’ a grounded catch by Murali Vijay. And it seems it would just another source of bad blood between the sides. They failed to get a run after the 137-9 incident. Australia havebeen resilient as they push for a second Test series victory in India since 1969.

When the game started RavindraJadeja ensured India remained strong, helping them after play resumed at 248-6. His six boundaries and 63 helped India to 332. Australia in response hit 137 but collapses of 3-21, 2-5 and 3-1 weakened their hopes. Continue reading “INDIA SET TO WIN BORDER-GAVASKAR TROPHY”


The previous season of the Big Bash League tournament, the season 5 saw the Sydney Thunder go on to become the champions, thus proving ti pundits that the form book does not always lead in the right direction.

With four years of failure, Mike Hussey came to the end of his illustrious career with the Big Bash trophy in his hands.

And while Sydney Thunder have lost their former captain and the very experienced Jacques Kallis, four new faces have come in to fill the vacuum created in the team.

Eoin Morgan, England’s one day skipper joins up with the Thunder as they prepare for the season six of the BBL tournament.

However, he will miss the back end of the season due to international duty for England. And due to a calf injury which he is recovering from, Shane Watson will not be available until the end of the Xmas period. Continue reading “CAN SYDNEY THUNDER DEFEND THEIR BBL05 TITLE?”