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Parts of the outfield at the Jharkhand International Stadium complex appear dry and barren

India v Sri Lanka, 2nd T20I, Ranchi

Teams wary of dry Ranchi outfield

An almost barren outfield, with plenty of sand and patches missing grass, means that India and Sri Lanka will both be hoping to avoid any injuries

Dasun Shanaka dismissed Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni and Hardik Pandya

India v Sri Lanka, 1st T20I, Pune

India unfussed by failure on fast pitch

The bounce and pace of the Pune track tested India and Sri Lanka but the general consensus after the match was on staying calm and maintaining a simple game

Yuvraj Singh struck first ball to dismiss Glenn Maxwell

Indian cricket

Questions remain over India's T20 finishers

The identity of the big hitters in India's lower-middle order is the only piece of the puzzle that needs to be solved, as they approach the World T20 in March

Ravindra Jadeja celebrates a wicket


The real Jadeja

Behind the derisory nicknames is a loyal young man who has made the most of life's hard knocks

Jasprit Bumrah impressed on T20 international debut as well

Australia v India, 3rd T20I, Sydney

'Bumrah the find of the tour' - Dhoni

India's limited-overs captain MS Dhoni is pleased with the positives that have come out of the tour of Australia where the visitors lost the first four ODIs before coming back to win the final ODI and all three Twenty20 internationals

Hardik Pandya took two wickets after a horror start

Australia v India, 2nd T20I, Melbourne

Dhoni plays down possibility of batting order shuffle

If what MS Dhoni says is to be gone by, another good start by the top three in the final T20I could mean no batting for Yuvraj Singh and Hardik Pandya

Chris Lynn walks back after getting dismissed for 17

Australia v India, 2nd T20I, Melbourne

Weakened Australia face must-win game

Australia will need to overcome the panic that set in against spin in the middle overs if they are to overcome an Indian side that has gained in belief

Ravi Shastri speaks to the media ahead of the fourth ODI

Australia v India, 1st T20, Adelaide

Shastri happy to have experienced hands back for T20s

As India's road to World T20 begins with their three-match T20I series against Australia, team director Ravi Shastri has welcomed experienced hands back into the squad