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Ajinkya Rahane tries to sway away from a bouncer

India in Sri Lanka 2017

India's bid to adapt to new ODI landscape

The squad to tour Sri Lanka hints that the selectors have understood the importance of wristspinners and attacking middle-order batsmen

R Ashwin bowls with the new ball

India news

Ashwin's county cricket stint confirmed

This will be the India offspinner's first stint in county cricket, and he could be available as early as Worcestershire's match against Gloucestershire starting on August 28

Hardik Pandya, celebrating his first international century, is congratulated by Umesh Yadav

Sri Lanka v India, 3rdTest, Pallekele

Don't remember when I last scored hundred - Pandya

After scoring his first Test hundred - also his first official one - the India allrounder was so intoxicated that he just started blurting things out

Hardik Pandya mis-timed a heave to long-off

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 2nd day

'Project Pandya' provides a peek into the future

From playing as a travelling gun for hire in local tournaments and sharpening his technique in the IPL and first-class cricket, Hardik Pandya has now slammed his first hundred in official cricket - straight in Tests

KL Rahul walks off after falling short of a century by 15 runs

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, Pallekele, 1st day

India get away with batting errors

At another time, India might have been pushed into a corner after going for shots and losing 6 for 141 but insurance in the form of the lower order and a strong bowling attack could remedy the batting slump

Kuldeep Yadav generated plenty of drift

India in Sri Lanka 2017

Dhoni, Yuvraj under spotlight in ODI selection

Virat Kohli played down questions over his availability for the ODI series, and stressed that he had plans and combinations that he wanted to discuss with the selectors

Asanka Gurusinha, Sanath Jayasuriya, and Dinesh Chandimal have a chat

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, Pallekele

Relaxed India not fussed about downtime before Test

With a day off followed by rain, it is possible that on match day, Virat Kohli may have last seen the pitch 72 hours ago, but India remain circumspect in their approach and insist there is no complacency

Niroshan Dickwella counterattacked with inventive shots

Sri Lanka v India, 3rd Test, Pallekele

The rise of the sweep-happy, street-smart Dickwella

From leading Trinity to a rare triple crown in schools cricket to being touted as a future Sri Lanka captain, the wicketkeeper-batsman is now set for his first international in his home of the hill country