After a test that was flooded with disappointment, the squads head to the 50-over format with a lot resting on the three games. Though the threat of rains is a constant, there are reserve days to compensate if needed.
One of RCB’s pre-season transfers, Mandeep proved his worth with plenty of splendid knocks when we needed it most this IPL. Two of these thrilling knocks are ones that no Challenger will ever forget - one against Kolkata and the other in the Eliminator against Rajasthan.
Virat Kohli’s decision to play 5 bowlers in the Test against Bangladesh drew a lot of attention. And though rain forced the game to a stalemate, Ashwin and Harbhajan’s eight wickets to enforce a follow-on vindicated Kohli’s tough call as the skipper.
The only Test on India's tour of Bangladesh ended in a draw on Sunday after rain had kept play to just 184 overs across five days. Bangladesh were bowled out for 256 in their first innings and were 23/0 in their second innings after India had enforced the follow on when play on day 5 was called off.