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Who on earth is Murali Vijay? The 24-year-old has been called up to the India Test squad as a replacement for the banned Gambhir.

Is this India’s Pattinson moment? Well, perhaps, but Vijay has just hit a double hundred for Tamil Nadu in the Ranji Trophy, and has played well for India A in the past.

Good luck to him, I say, even if he is taking Virat Kohli‘s rightful place in the side. With most of the old guard nearing retirement, there could be plenty of chances yet for India’s young batsmen.

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Do the Aussies have floppy fringe? Not with ‘Nice’ Bryce McGain in the side. The former IT worker took 3-51 today for Australia ‘A’ in 17 overs, staking his claim for the role of Australian Test spinner as fellow contender Beau Casson found himself quite literally hamstrung after a single over.

The ‘unofficial Test series‘ between India ‘A’ and Australia ‘A is also notable for the participation of ‘one to watch’ Virat Kohli (currently unbeaten on 48) and the often underrated Mohammad Kaif (there with Kohli at the close on 68 not out). The series could be worth keeping an eye on, especially in the absence of any meaningful International cricket over the next couple of weeks.

Then again, maybe you should go and see Graeme Hick while you still can.

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