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Nitish Rana raises his bat after reaching his fifty

Delhi v Maharashtra, Ranji Trophy 2017-18, 6th round, Delhi, 2nd day

Delhi thrive after Nitish Rana's career best 174

The 23-year old batsman had wondered why he couldn't bat long in his first season of the Ranji Trophy. Now, he has a monumental score next to his name

Rishabh Pant became the third-youngest Indian to score a first-class triple century

Delhi v Maharashtra, Ranji Trophy 2017-18, Group A, Delhi, 1st day

Rishabh Pant hits form to help rescue Delhi

Last season's sensation Rishabh Pant has endured a lean run this year, but said he was not under pressure as "this is cricket - you have good days, you have bad days"

The Eden Gardens was wrapped under covers on the eve of the Test

India v Sri Lanka, 1st test, Kolkata, 1st day

Lakmal 6-6-0-3 tortures India in tough conditions

Only 11.5 overs of cricket was possible in the first two sessions of the Kolkata Test, but they were 11.5 difficult overs for India, asked to bat on a damp green pitch under overcast skies

The Eden Gardens was wrapped under covers on the eve of the Test

India v Sri Lanka, 1st test, Kolkata

Sri Lanka resume search for first Test win in India

But for that to happen, their batting needs serious improvement considering at least one of R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja will be back after spending three months being "rested" or "rotated"

MS Dhoni stretches back into his crease

New Zealand in India 2017

Clock ticking on Dhoni, the T20 finisher

VVS Laxman's recent remarks concerning the future of MS Dhoni reveal the extent to which Dhoni's T20 powers have been on the wane since 2016

Ashish Nehra is hoisted after his final international game

India v New Zealand, 1st T20I, Delhi

Straight-shooter Nehra signs off at the top

His career began in harder times for India but, having overcome numerous injuries, Ashish Nehra leaves the team in good hands

Colin Munro was brutal against the fuller ball

India v New Zealand, 1st T20I, Delhi

Munro brings out his T20 game with seniors' advice

Two innings into the opening slot, Munro didn't feel that good. He had just 38 runs from 52 balls over two ODIs. He then texted the man who had tweeted his support earlier

If there are stumps around, Jasprit Bumrah will hit them

India v New Zealand, 3rd ODI, Kanpur

Sustained pressure helps India break pattern

India's tendency to lose while defending big totals in good batting conditions was halted in Kanpur because of small changes at crucial junctures