Cheteshwar Pujara

BCCI released the list of centrally contracted players for the period from October 2019 to September 2020. With Dhoni not featuring in the list, his future ahead will come under severe speculation.

The contracts, from October 2019 to September 2020, are in four categories - A+ (Rs 7 crore), A (Rs 5 crore), B (Rs 3 crore) and C (Rs 1 crore). As many as 27 players have been divided into these four categories, with skipper Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Jasprit Bumrah being the three in the A+ category.

Pujara was placed sixth, down one rung, with 791 points, while Rahane occupied the ninth spot after slipping a couple of positions with 759 points.

India had bundled out Bangladesh for a below-par score of 150 on the first day of the match. The side in their innings then lost Rohit Sharma (6) cheaply, but Cheteshwar Pujara and Agarwal saw off the first day.

Board of Control for Cricket in India shared a video on Twitter in which both players can be seen talking about the challenges that await the Indian team.

In the limited-overs format, Zaheer bagged 282 wickets in 200 ODI matches while in 17 T20Is he had clinched 17 wickets.

During the fourth day of the ongoing first Test against South Africa, Indian opening batsmen Rohit Sharma was heard abusing non-striker Cheteshwar Pujara on the stump mic.

New Delhi: During the fourth day of the ongoing first Test against South Africa, Indian opening batsmen Rohit Sharma was...

This was Rohit's second 150 plus score in the longest format of the game. The right-handed batsman whacked five sixes and 22 fours in his innings before getting stumped by Quinton de Kock.

Kohli had 27 wins to his credit before the second Test against Windies at Jamaica, but with the win, the skipper took his tally to 28 wins in the longest format of the game.