Sidharth Monga

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Future Tours Programme

New FTP could usher in Big Four era

India will play more than half their cricket against Australia, England and South Africa between the World Cups of 2019 and 2023, if the proposed FTP is ratified

Dhananjaya de Silva steers the ball deftly on to the off side

India v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Delhi, 5th day

Dhananjaya and a new dawn for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka dropped him after throwing him in the firing line in South Africa. He has returned with the highest fourth-innings score by a visiting batsman in India. Young talents like that need better nurturing

Virat Kohli leads the team out on the third morning of the Delhi Test

India v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Delhi, 5th day

India aware of issues in slip cordon - Pujara

With fitness being on agenda, India players have become better athletes, their ground fielding has improved, but nobody from the camp has been able to say why the same fielders seem to resemble non-stick cookware at slips

Sri Lanka coach Nic Pothas and captain Dinesh Chandimal have a chat with the umpires as bad weather stops play

India v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Delhi, 4th day

SL coach Pothas mulls fading light 'coincidence'

In the dying moments of the fourth day, Sri Lanka lost a wicket to a fast bowler minutes before it was deemed too dark for the quicks to operate and two in an over to a spinner before it became the last over of the day

Dinesh Chandimal was tended to by the physio on account of breathing issues

India v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Delhi, 4th day

Sri Lanka bewildered by visit from DDCA doctor

The Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) sent its doctor on call to the Sri Lanka dressing room for a medical check-up during the lunch on the fourth day, but the purpose of the test and its methodology was lost on the Sri Lanka camp

A masked Lakshan Sandakan pouches the catch of Ajinkya Rahane near the boundary

India v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Delhi, 4th day

SL's struggles with Delhi air may be genuine - Dhawan

After having seen his team-mate Shami vomit on the field, the India opener was more understanding of the visitors' discomfort, but he only went as far as giving them a benefit of doubt

Mohammed Shami sizes up his target in his run-up

India v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Delhi, 3rd day

Not the kind of pitches we wanted - Shami

The India fast bowler said the team hasn't been provided with the pitches they wanted in preparation for the South Africa tour, but that they made for a good test of their fitness

Dinesh Chandimal and Angelo Mathews put on a century stand

India v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test, Delhi, 3rd day

A day of bloody-minded cricket SL badly needed

Through their centuries and a crucial partnership, Angelo Mathews and Dinesh Chandimal stood up for their side's pride and gave the young batsmen in the side a lesson in fighting back