Sports | GG2.Net http://www.gg2.net Sports | GG2.Net 2017-03-29 http://www.gg2.net en //gg2.net/images/logo.png Garavi Gujarat http://www.gg2.net <![CDATA[ India Win 4th Test To Clinch Series 2-1, Reclaim Border-Gavaskar Trophy]]>
India reclaimed the Border-Gavaskar Trophy with a comfortable eight-wicket win over Australia in the 4th and final Test in Dharamsala on Tuesday. Chasing a modest 106-run winning target, the hosts overcame a couple of stutters to duly post a victory to seal off the fiery series 2-1. Opener KL Rahul remained 51 not out while stand-in captain Ajinkya Rahane hammered a rapid unbeaten 38 as hosts ended at 106 for two. They ensured there were no great alarms after India had lost Murali Vijay and C]]>
<![CDATA[India denied by Aussie grit, third Test ends in draw]]>
Indian bowlers were thwarted by Australia's perseverance as Steve Smith's men survived a battle of nerves today to force a draw in the third cricket Test here and keep the series alive. Starting the day at a nervy 23/2 in reply to India's 603/9 declared, Australia were 204/6 in 100 overs in their second innings when the two teams decided to end the proceedings. The visitors managed to hold on thanks largely to Peter Handscomb and Shaun Marsh's gritty vigil at the crease. H]]>
<![CDATA[K T Irfan wins bronze in Asian 20km Race Walk Championships]]>
 National record holder K T Irfan clocked an impressive timing to win a bronze in the 20km men's event in the Asian Race Walk Championships here on Sunday. Irfan finished the race in 1 hour 20 minutes and 59 seconds, a tad slower than his national record timing of 1:20.21 which he set while finishing 10th in the 2012 London Olympics Korea's Kim Hyun-Sub took the gold in 1:19:50 while Georgiy Sheiko of Kazakhstan bagged the silver in 1:20:47. 27-year-old Irfan had won the Nati]]>
<![CDATA[We need to look beyond 2020 Olympics: Bindra]]>
Stressing on the need to put systems in place, India's lone Olympic gold medallist Abhinav Bindra today said the country should forget about 2020 Games and instead start working for 2024 and beyond. "No, for 2020 (Olympics), the time is too short. Just a couple of years down the road and you can't really make any significant changes. You have to just try and streamline whatever you have. It would be a mistake to completely, radically change everything. Any change takes time to se]]>
<![CDATA[Former racing champion Ashwin Sundar dies in mishap]]>
Former national racing champion Ashwin Sundar and his wife Niveditha died in a mishap at MRC Nagar here on Saturday. According to police sources, the car in which the two were traveling caught fire after it hit a roadside tree. Sundar and his wife were charred to death inside the vehicle, the police sources said. The burning of the car was streamed live on Facebook which instantly went viral on social media. Police officials claimed that the racer's over speeding was the reason behind]]>
<![CDATA[ Prominent Australians ask Adani to abandon coal mine project]]>
 Cricket legends Ian and Greg Chappell and few other prominent Australians have written to Adani Group Chairman Gautam Adani urging him to abandon the USD 21 billion mine project, a plea the company rejected as "motivated" by a very small group "misled" people. The open letter cited public opposition, risks to miners' health, climate change and potential impact on the fragile Great Barrier Reef as reasons not to proceed with the project in the Galilee Basin.  ]]>
<![CDATA[Fire in hotel; Dhoni, Jharkhand cricket team members rescued]]>
The Jharkhand cricket team, including their skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, on Friday escaped unhurt after a fire broke out at a five star hotel in Dwarka here leading to postponement of the Vijay Hazare Trophy semi final against Bengal. The match that was supposed to be held at the Airforce ground in Palam has been rescheduled at Feroz Shah Kotla tomorrow after match referee Sanjay Verma announced the postponement. Dhoni along with his teammates was having breakfast at the team hotel, ITC ]]>
<![CDATA[Australian cricketers inspired by young women in Jharkhand]]>
Australian cricketers visited Yuwa, an NGO based in the city, that provides a platform through team sport for young women to gain confidence to make a change in their world. The players took time out from their preparations for the third Test of the Tour of India, which begins here tomorrow, to engage with some inspiring young girls who hail from Jharkhand. The girls who are part of Yuwa are rewriting their script and it all starts with sport and education. Australian players spent time i]]>
<![CDATA[Shashank Manohar steps down as ICC Chairman]]>
Shashank Manohar has stepped down as ICC Chairman with immediate effect. Manohar has cited 'personal reasons' for his withdrawal.Manohar was elected as the first independent chairman of ICC after he moved away from BCCI in May 2016. Manohar has sent a letter to ICC CEO, David Richardson to convey his inability to continue as the Chairman. He took over the post only eight months prior to this resignation."I have tried to do my best and have tried to be fair and impartial in de]]>
<![CDATA[ Kohli remains 3rd in ICC ODI rankings]]>
Captain Virat Kohli remained unchanged at third to be the best-placed Indian batsman in the latest ICC ODI rankings issued here on Friday. Rohit Sharma (12th) and Mahendra Singh Dhoni (13th) follow Kohli, both of them also remaining static on their previous positions. Opener Shikhar Dhawan, however, dropped a rung to be 15th. Among the bowlers, Akshar Patel was the best-placed Indian at the 11th position.  South Africa's AB de Villiers has regained the top spot in the rankings fo]]>
<![CDATA[Kohli, Ashwin bag top honours in BCCI Awards Night]]>
Indian captain Virat Kohli and spin ace Ravichandran Ashwin were tonight honoured for their phenomenal run of form through the season in the BCCI Awards Night 2017 here. Kohli won the Polly Umrigar award for best international player of 2015/16, becoming the first player to get the award three times. Much like his skipper, Ashwin too has been on a record-breaking spree in the ongoing season, winning the CK Nayudu award for his performance in the West Indies in 2016. He picked up 17 wicket]]>
<![CDATA[India face England in ICC Women's World Cup opener]]>
Former champions India will face hosts England at Derby, while New Zealand meets qualifier Sri Lanka in Bristol on the opening day of the ICC Women's World Cup which gets underway on June 24, ICC said on Wednesday. India will feature in four games in Derby, including the much-anticipated clash with its arch rival Pakistan on July 2. India will also take on the West Indies in Taunton, Australia in Bristol and South Africa in Leicester. Reigning champion Australia will begin its title defen]]>
<![CDATA[ India beat Australia by 75 runs in second Test]]>
Team India levelled the four-match Test cricket series against Australia as the hosts prevailed in the second match by 75 runs here on Tuesday. India, who were bowled out for 274 in their second innings, setting a target of 188 for Australia to win the match, dismissed the visitors for 112. Earlier, India rode on a superb bowling performance to put themselves in a strong position to win the ongoing second cricket Test against Australia at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium here on Tuesday. Chasing a t]]>
<![CDATA[Ind Vs Aus - Yadav, Ashwin tilt balance in India's favour]]>
India finally have Australia on the mat after three whole days of momentum see-sawing between the two sides in parts. After being bowled out themselves for 274 in the first session and setting Australia a target of 188 in the second Test in Bengaluru, India reduced Australia to 101 for 6 by Tea on Day 4, much to the delight of the spectators at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Tuesday (March 7), tightening their grip on the game to level the series 1-1. Peter Handscomb and Mitchell Starc will tak]]>
<![CDATA[Kerala HC issues notice to BCCI on plea by Sreesanth]]>
 The Kerala High Court today issued notice to the BCCI on a plea filed by tainted Indian cricketer S Sreesanth, challenging the life ban imposed on him by the disciplinary committee of the cricket body. Admitting the petition by the player, seeking a direction to BCCI to allow him to play for a Scottish club in April, Justice P V Asha directed the Union government and the BCCI to file their counter affidavits. Sreesanth had submitted that even the trial court which heard the match-fi]]>
<![CDATA[Kohli named captain of the year at ESPNcricinfo Awards]]>
 India Test skipper Virat Kohli has been named as the 'Captain of the Year' at the 10th annual ESPNcricinfo Awards. Kohli led India to nine wins out of 12 Tests in the year goneby. Englishman Ben Stokes won the Test Batting Performance of the Year for his incredible counterattacking innings of 258 runs off 198 balls against South Africa in Cape Town. Stokes team-mate Stuart Broad's 6 for 17 in the third Test ensured a series victory for England and fetched him the Test Bo]]>
<![CDATA[Indian eves win ICC World Cup Qualifier finals]]>
Harmanpreet Kaur blasted a six in the penultimate delivery to power India to a one-wicket win over South Africa in a last-ball thriller at the ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier Final at P Sara Oval here on Tuesday. Needing nine off six balls, Indian women were staring at defeat when they lost Poonam Yadav (7) in the first delivery but Harmanpreet plundered Letsoalo over deep midwicket to bring India back on the chase and sealed the win with a couple of runs in the last ball of the over. ]]>
<![CDATA[India gets 2019 Combined World Cup for shooting]]>
India will be hosting the Combined World Cup for shooting in 2019, a qualifying event for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which will further boost the country's profile as a global shooting destination. The National Rifle Association of India's (NRAI) bid was approved by the International Shooting Sport Federation's Executive Board in its meeting held in New Delhi. Combined World Cup comprises all the three categories -- shotgun, rifle and pistol --, and at stake in the 2019 edition will]]>
<![CDATA[India beat Pak to make final of Women's World Cup Qualifier]]>
The Indian women's cricket team continued its unbeaten run at the ICC World Cup Qualifiers by advancing to the final with a seven-wicket victory over arch-rivals Pakistan here today. India bundled out Pakistan for a meagre 67 in 43.4 overs after asking them to bat upon winning the toss. The team then achieved the target in just 22.3 overs, scoring 70 for three to post a comprehensive win which helped it top the Super 6 table. Ekta Bisht shone for India with an impressive five-wicket haul,]]>
<![CDATA[ Afridi announces international retirement]]>
Legendary Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi today announced his retirement from international cricket, ending an illustrious and sometimes controversial 21-year career. The 36-year-old star had already quit Tests in 2010 and ODI cricket after the 2015 World Cup but still skippered the Pakistan Twenty20 team at the 2016 world championships in India. He stepped down as captain after the tournament although he retained his slender hopes of continuing his career in the sport's shortest forma]]>
<![CDATA[Dhoni removed as Pune captain, Smith to take over]]>
Indian cricketer Mahendra Singh Dhoni was on Sunday removed as captain of IPL franchise Rising Pune Supergiants and replaced by Australian Steve Smith, ending his innings as skipper in both international and  franchise cricket. Dhoni, who had stepped down as India's limited-overs captain to snap his international run as skipper earlier this year, will, however, continue to be a part of the Pune franchise as a player. "Dhoni has not stepped down. We have appointed Steve Smith]]>
<![CDATA[Service Tax Dept summons Sania Mirza for alleged tax evasion]]>
Tennis player Sania Mirza has been issued notice by the Service Tax department in connection with alleged non-payment or evasion of service tax. The Principal Commissioner of the Service Tax office here issued the summons to the tennis star on February 6, asking her to appear before it in person or through an authorised agent on February 16. The notice says, "Whereas an investigation against you about non-payment/evasion of Service Tax/contravention of provisions of Finance Act 1994 and ]]>
<![CDATA[ No tax evasion, Telangana govt gave Rs 1 cr as incentive: Sania]]>
Tennis star Sania Mirza, who was summoned in connection with an alleged case of non-payment of Service Tax, has denied any tax evasion. In response to the summons issued to the tennis star on February 6, her Chartered Accountant appeared on her behalf before the Service Tax authorities yesterday, as she has gone abroad. She contended that the Rs one crore given to her by the Telangana government was a "training incentive". "Sania's representative submitted certa]]>
<![CDATA[ Tendulkar adopts another village for transformation]]>
After transforming the lives of villagers in Puttamraju Kandriga in Andhra Pradesh, Indian cricket icon and Rajya Sabha MP Sachin Tendulkar is now set to adopt Donja in Osmanabad (Maharashtra) under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojna. Tendulkar has sanctioned over INR 4 crore from his MPLAD fund for development of Donja. The amount will be spent on development of a new school building, a water Supply scheme that would provide potable water to each household, concrete roads and a sewage line att]]>
<![CDATA[My role in BCCI is that of a night-watchman, says Vinod Rai]]>
Former Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) Vinod Rai, who will head the Supreme Court-appointed four-member panel of administrators, on Monday called himself a "night-watchman" whose only job will be to ensure a "smooth transition" to an elected body in BCCI. The Supreme Court on Monday appointed a four-member committee of administrators to run the affairs of the BCCI and implement the court-approved recommendations of the Justice R M Lodha panel. Asked Rai ]]>
<![CDATA[ Ex-CAG Vinod Rai to head administrators' panel to run BCCI: SC]]>
Brushing aside all resistance, the Supreme Court on Monday appointed a four-member committee of administrators headed by former Comptroller and Auditor General of India Vinod Rai to run the affairs of the BCCI and implement court-approved recommendations of the Justice R M Lodha panel on reforms in the cash-rich cricket body. Other three members of the committee of administrators  are famous cricket historian Ramachandra Guha, Vikram Limaye, Managing Director of Infrastructure Develo]]>
<![CDATA[ Bumrah's nerveless final over helps India level series]]>
Jasprit Bumrah lived up to his billing as a death-overs specialist, defending eight runs in the final over as India completed a thrilling five-run victory on Sunday (January 29) to level the three-match series 1-1. India posted 144 on a sluggish wicket at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur and were heading for defeat after a 52-run fourth wicket stand between Joe Root and Ben Stokes before Ashish Nehra (3 for 28) and Bumrah's (2 for 20) expert death bowling helped India defend 41 off the final fiv]]>
<![CDATA[ Sania and Dodig end runner-up at Australian Open]]>
 Sania Mirza will have to wait for her seventh Grand Slam trophy as the Indian and her Croatian partner Ivan Dodig lost the Australian Open mixed doubles final 2-6 4-6 to underdogs Abigail Spears and Juan Sebastian Cabal, here on Sunday The second-seeded Indo-Croatian pair paid the price for the free-flowing unforced errors from the racquet of Dodig,  who struggled with his serve and groundstrokes on Sunday.It is second runners-up finish for Sania and Dodig together after losing the]]>
<![CDATA[ England colts gear up for One-day series against India U-19]]>
England Under-19 captain Matthew Fisher on Sunday said that the One-day series against their India counterparts, starting here tomorrow, would be a tough one but his team was here to win. "We are not here to just develop and learn, we are here to also win. We are going to compete best we can. We know it's going to be tough but that's not an excuse. We are going to leave everything on the field, just back ourselves, " Fisher told a media conference this afternoon. The England]]>
<![CDATA[Hussey warns Australia to avoid angering Kohli]]>
Australia need a clear strategy to keep Virat Kohli in check and refrain from getting into verbal confrontations with the India captain during the four-test series starting this month, former batsman Mike Hussey has said. Under leading batsman Kohli, India are unbeaten in their last 18 tests, registering series wins in Sri Lanka and West Indies, while thumping South Africa, New Zealand and England at home. The captain's form has been key to India's rise to number one in the te]]>
<![CDATA[ Cricket-Chahal sparks England collapse as India win T20 series]]>
Yuzvendra Chahal spun a web around England's batsmen to pick up six wickets and fire the hosts to a series-clinching 75-run victory in the third and final Twenty20 international on Wednesday. Chasing 203 for victory, the touring side collapsed spectacularly to lose their last eight wickets in 19 deliveries for the addition of eight runs as they were dismissed for 127 in the 17th over.Leg-spinner Chahal's figures of 6-25 were the third best in the shortest format of the game. E]]>
<![CDATA[Indian-American to build 8 cricket stadiums in US]]>
An Indian-American cricket enthusiast has announced plans to build as many as eight cricket stadiums across the US at an estimated cost of USD 2.4 billion to professionalise the game in the country. The eight proposed stadiums, each having a capacity of 26,000 people in New York, New Jersey, Washington DC, Georgia, Florida, Texas, Illinois and California, would create as many as 17,800 new jobs in the US, said Jignesh (Jay) Pandya, chairman of Global Sports Ventures. Gujarat-born Pand]]>
<![CDATA[ England restrict India to 147/7 in first T20 International]]>
Indian batsmen were found struggling against a disciplined England bowling attack which restricted the hosts at 147 for 7 in the first T20 International, here this evening. Loss of wickets at regular interval did not allow India to accelerate even though MS Dhoni's 36 off 27 balls towards the end helped them get closer to 150. The other contributions came from captain Virat Kohli (29 off 26), who opened the batting, and comeback man Suresh Raina (34 off 23). Offie Moeen Ali was the st]]>
<![CDATA[ ICC names 4 women in umpiring panel for Women's WC Qualifier]]>
The ICC has named four women in a strong field of nine umpires to officiate in next month's ICC Women's World Cup Qualifier 2017 in its continued efforts and commitment to the overall growth and development of women's cricket. Seasoned Kathleen Cross of New Zealand lead the group of  women umpires who all have international experience and are being groomed for more future responsibilities by the ICC. tbe others are Sue Redfern of England, Claire Polosak of Australia  ]]>
<![CDATA[ England post decent 321/8 vs India in 3rd ODI]]>
India's bowlers put up a comparatively better show even as England managed a competitive score of 321 for 8 riding on a late flourish from Ben Stokes in the third and final ODI, here on Sunday. Stokes hammered the Indian attack in final overs with his unbeaten 39-ball-57 had four boundaries and two sixes. The last seven overs produced 75 runs as England jumped from 246 for 6 to 321 for 8. With Stokes on fire, Jasprit Bumrah's horrifying series continued despite a decent first-spell of]]>
<![CDATA[Paralympic great Weir brands British Athletics 'a joke']]>
Six-time Paralympics gold medallist David Weir labelled British Athletics "a joke" on Tuesday and said he would never represent his country again. Weir, who won four golds at the London 2012 Games and two in Beijing four years earlier, took to his Twitter account to vent his anger, without detailing exactly what he was referring to. "Today is the day I officially retire from GB I will never put a shirt on again.#thanksBritishAthletics what a joke," the 37-year-old ]]>
<![CDATA[Kohli, Jadhav hit magical centuries to script sensational win]]>
Skipper Virat Kohli smashed a majestic 122 while Kedar Jadhav conjured up a career-best 120 before India's lower middle-order held nerves to pull off an incredible three-wicket win over England in the first One-day International, here today.Kohli and Jadhav rattled up a sensational 200-run partnership for the fifth wicket to set up the platform after England set the hosts a stiff 351-run target.   Chips were down for India after losing four wickets for just 63 runs but Kohli ]]>
<![CDATA[Joe Root arrives to join England squad]]>
    England were bolstered by the arrival of their top batsman Joe Root in Mumbai in time for travelling with the squad on Friday (January 13) to Pune for the first of three ODIs on January 15. 'Joe Root has arrived. He is at the ground (Brabourne Stadium),' the team's media manager said on Thursday (January 12). Root had stayed back for a few days for the birth of his first child. England will field 12 men, with eleven to bat, while the home si]]>
<![CDATA[ Agut subdues Medvedev to begin 2017 with Chennai Open title]]>
Roberto Bautista Agut captured his fifth ATP singles title to deny Danill Medvedev his maiden trophy at this level as the World number 14 subdued the young Russian 6-3 6–4 in the final of the Chennai Open here on Sunday. Agut remained solid from the baseline while Medvedev paid the price for little mistakes against a superior opponent, who kept the strokes and emotions under control. Medvedev's serve was always under pressure and in contrast the Spaniard served out his games comfort]]>
<![CDATA[Dhoni quits limited-overs captaincy]]>
      Mahendra Singh Dhoni, the country’s most successful skipper, on Wednesday (January 4) sprang a major surprise by stepping down as India’s limited-overs captain, thereby bringing an abrupt end to his glorious leadership tenure.   The 35-year-old Dhoni under whom India had won two World Cups and a Champions Trophy title, stunned the cricket fraternity by relinquishing the captaincy barely 11 days before the ODI series against E]]>
<![CDATA[ Leander rules out retirement, says his comments were misread]]>
The iconic Leander Paes has ruled out immediate retirement from the competitive tennis, saying his comments were misconstrued and he actually aims to capture another Chennai Open trophy next year and motivate his new partner to win his maiden Grand Slam title.   Paes and Brazilian Andre Sa began the 2017 season with a defeat against Indian team of Purav Raja and Divij Sharan in the opening round on Wednesday night."I hope to be back and I hope to be holding this trophy again,&qu]]>
<![CDATA[Serena Williams hooked to Reddit co-owner Ohanian]]>
    Tennis superstar Serena Williams announced on Thursday (December 29) she is engaged to Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, breaking the news with a poem on her verified Reddit account.   Williams, 35, and Ohanian, 33, did not reveal a wedding date in the postings, listed under the Reddit tag 'isaidyes'.   ‘I came home a little late, Someone had a bag packed for me, And a carriage awaited, Destination: Rome, To escort me to my very ow]]>
<![CDATA[India vs England Jan 15 ODI is a sell-out]]>
  The Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) has announced that tickets for the first One-Day International cricket match between hosts India and England, scheduled on January 15, 2017 at the MCA's International Stadium, Gahunje, Pune (Maharashtra), have been sold out. Ticket sales for the day-night fixture commenced on December 15 and were sold out in 12 days, MCA said in a media release, adding that bookings for both physical and online tickets have thus, ended. As ]]>
<![CDATA[Gujarat's Samit Gohel breaks record with 359 not out]]>
    Gujarat's 26-year-old opening batsman Samit Gohel on Tuesday (December 27) broke a 117-year-old record in first-class cricket by notching up the highest score while carrying his bat through the innings of 359 not out during his team's Ranji Trophy quarter-final against Odisha. While Hanif Mohammed's epic 499 remains the highest score by an opener in first-class cricket, no one has scored more than Gohel while remaining not out in his team's score of ]]>
<![CDATA[Records galore in India's thumping win]]>
 India broke a deluge of records during their 4-0 series drubbing of England as the team stretched its unbeaten streak to a record 18 matches while scripting its ninth win of the current calendar year, which is also a first. The 4-0 series win is also their biggest-ever against England. Their previous best was the 3-0 series verdict under Mohammad Azharuddin's captaincy in 1992-93. Celebration erupted in the stands at the M A Chidambaram Stadium as Ravindra Jadeja snared the final En]]>
<![CDATA[Ashwin, Jadeja occupy top two spots in ICC Test bowling chart]]>
         Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja made it a rare instance of two India bowlers topping  the ICC Test rankings after the left-arm spinner's maiden 10-wicket match haul against England in the Chennai Test propelled him to the second position. Jadeja's performance has earned him 66 points and brought him within eight points of star off-spinner Ashwin, who has already been occupying the number one position.This is just the second time the t]]>
<![CDATA[Inzamam criticises Anderson over comments on Kohli]]>
Pakistan chief selector Inzamam-ul-Haq has criticised James Anderson for his uncharitable comments about Virat Kohli’s technique, saying that the England pacer should first take wickets in India before questioning the Indian skipper’s capabilities. Anderson had recently said Kohli’s technical deficiencies were not at display during the ongoing Test series between India and England because the pitches in India are devoid of bounce and there is lack of movement. &ldquo]]>
<![CDATA[Ashwin fights back for India after Jennings' debut ton]]>
England opener Keaton Jennings struck a century on debut before off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin led an Indian fightback with late wickets to leave the visitors 288 for five on the first day of the fourth test at the Wankhede Stadium on Thursday (8). The touring side, trailing 2-0 in the five-match series, had been cruising on 230-2 thanks largely to left-handed opener Jennings who made 112 after being dropped on nought. But Ashwin, the world’s top-ranked test bowler, picked up f]]>
<![CDATA[Ball thrown by fielder hits umpire in Mumbai Test ]]>
  On-field umpire Paul Reiffel was forced to leave the field on Thursday for medical attention after being hit on the back of the head by a throw from fielder Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the post-lunch session of the fourth Test between India and England in Mumbai. The former Australia fast bowler was stationed at square leg when the ball thrown by Kumar from deep square leg hit him flush on the back of the head and he fell down on the turf. Play was halted for a while as on-fie]]>
<![CDATA[India's Rahane out of series, Shami doubtful for Mumbai]]>
India middle-order batsman Ajinkya Rahane has been ruled out of the last two tests against England with a fractured finger while fast bowler Mohammed Shami is also doubtful for the fourth match at the Wankhede Stadium, beginning on Thursday (8). The 28-year-old Rahane, who has had a modest series so far, was hit by a ball during Wednesday's practice and sustained an avulsion fracture on his right index finger. Batsman Manish Pandey has replaced Rahane in the squad, with pacem]]>