Cricket News sort by India Vs England 1st Test at Ahmedabad - Nov 15-19, 2012

No matter what people say about the pitch at Motera, the fact of the matter is that Virender Sehwag got his much awaited century on the opening day of the first Test at Ahmedabad.

He was the lone man fighting amongst the English bowlers as Virender Sehwag and Cheteshwar Pujara kept on piling up the runs for India.

Virender Sehwag is a relieved man as he finally got into some form by scoring a swashbuckling century on the opening day’s play of the First Test at Ahmedabad.

India managed to take the first day’s honours thanks to a solid partnership between Cheteshwar Pujara and Yuvraj Singh which defied England from clawing back into the contest.

The India-England series, which kicks off on Thursday will not only be a big one for both teams overall, but will also be crucial for certain individuals from both sides for different reasons.

England have received a blow of sorts ahead of the opening Test at Ahmedabad with its fastest bowler Steven Finn ruled out from playing.

The BCCI has named Bengal fast bowled Ashok Dinda as a standby player for the First Test at Ahmedabad following Ishant Sharma’s health problems.

Sandeep Patil's selection committee has announced its first Indian squad this afternoon since taking over from the old panel. The selection is crucial in the sense that the Tests against England are being looked at as a revenge series by India.

Yuvraj Singh has forced his way back in the Indian Test team after showing good progress in the first-class games he has played along with the T20Is in his cricketing comeback.