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Amit Mishra bowls during India's practice

India v South Africa, 1st T20I, Dharamsala

Mishra benched in depth and dew dilemma

With India wanting a bowler who can bat at No. 7, the defensive left-arm spinner Axar Patel was preferred over the legspinner Amit Mishra in Dharamsala

Shikhar Dhawan unleashes a sweep

India A v Bangladesh A, 3rd day, Bangalore

T20 batting on Dhawan's mind during century

India A captain Shikhar Dhawan, who scored 150 off 146 balls, said he shifted from Test to T20 mode once he passed fifty in India A's innings

Mominul Haque remained unbeaten on 9 at the end of the second day

India A v Bangladesh A, 3rd day, Bangalore

Innings win for India A after visitors capitulate

Bangladesh A's meek capitulation continued on the final day of their tour as they took only 28.3 overs on the third morning to lose their last eight wickets

Vijay Shankar remained unbeaten on 51

India A v Bangladesh A, 2nd day, Bangalore

Batsmen put India A in commanding position

India A's top order batted India A into a position of strength against Bangladesh A on a rain-affected second day in Bangalore

Shikhar Dhawan hits it towards long on

India A v Bangladesh A, 1st day, Bangalore

Unbeaten ton for Dhawan after visitors' 228

After Varun Aaron's four wickets helped India A bowl Bangladesh A out for 228, Shikhar Dhawan struck an unbeaten 116 off 112 balls to take the hosts close to the lead

Ravindra Jadeja was in good spirits at training

India A v Bangladesh A, Bangalore

A fitness test for Dhawan, an audition for India hopefuls

While Shikhar Dhawan will be keen to prove his fitness, Karun Nair, Naman Ojha, Ravindra Jadeja, and Varun Aaron will look to stake their claims for international matches later in the home season

Ravi Shastri has a phone conversation during India's training session

South Africa in India 2015-16

Shastri emphasises flexibility in strategy, selection

Ravi Shastri, India's team director, has said it is a big convenience that he and his support staff are assured of their jobs until the end of World Twenty20 in March next year

Ishant Sharma was made to toil for his four wickets

Ranji Trophy 2015-16

Calling Delhi, anybody home?

While Ishant Sharma cannot be absolved of all blame in the Delhi Ranji squad selection fiasco, the majority of it undoubtedly lies with the chaotic state association