The 30-year-old Mumbai Indians batsman has proven to be a run-machine at this IPL, with an average just above 40 and a strike rate above 155--both numbers are his best yet in an IPL season--yet he has missed out again on making the team for Australia.
India score 296/7 in their 50 overs in the third ODI against New Zealand
New Zealand brought in Kane Williamson and Mitchell Santner in place of Tom Blundell and Mitchell Santner. On the other hand, India decided to give Manish Pandey a chance in place of Kedar Jadhav.
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.
India is scheduled to play three T20Is and as many ODIs against West Indies, starting from December 6 in Hyderabad.
India resumed play from 224/3 on Day Two of the third Test match against the Proteas. Riding on the confidence from the previous day, both Rohit and Ajinkya Rahane played their natural game and didn't allow the Proteas' bowlers to settle down.
India resumed their innings from 273/3 on day two. Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane continued their partnership and built a massive stand of 178 runs for the fourth wicket.
After the Pakistan series, Gambhir was part of the Indian team for the five-match ODI home series against England in January 2013, which turned out to be his final outing in the 50-over format.
While Jadeja took 4 wickets in 2nd innings, Shami managed to scalp 5 wickets in the second innings. Ravichandran Ashwin, who bagged 7 wickets in the first innings, was able to get 1 wicket in the second innings.