Hyderabad Test

  • Points to ponder before India take the field in Mohali March 7, 2013

    New Delhi: A victorious Indian team had a day and a half trimmed from their workload in Hyderabad thanks to Australia's inept batting on the fourth day, during which they crashed to 131 all out. The win was India's second biggest against Australia (an innings and 135 runs) and following...
  • Australia refuse to leave the pitch in Hyderabad March 6, 2013

    Hyderabad: Chennai - Australia lose just nine overs into day five. Hyderabad - Australia plummet to defeat in under four days. Over to Mohali? No. The Aussies choose to stay in Hyderabad and use the second-Test pitch for practice against spinners. To win in India, teams need to bat well in...
  • I would like to see Dhawan play for Sehwag and Ojha for Harbhajan: Gaurav Kalra March 5, 2013

    Can this win kickstart India's climb back to the top of Test rankings? CNN-IBN's Sports Editor Gaurav Kalra shared his perspective in an interaction with IBNLive readers. Q. Has these 2 test matches proven that England is much better team than Aussies? Asked by: Ajay Sudame A. If...
  • Australia coach Mickey Arthur defends unimpressive Xavier Doherty March 3, 2013

    Hyderabad: Xavier Doherty hardly troubled the Indian batsmen but Australian coach Mickey Arthur defended the left-arm spinner's inclusion in the side, saying he was the best choice keeping in mind the way hosts handle the off-spin. Doherty, who came into the side at the expense of offspinner Nathan Lyon, gave away...
  • Five most surprising declarations in Test cricket March 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Following Michael Clarke's surprising declaration on day one of the second Test between India and Australia when visitors were 237 for 9 in their first innings, Cricketnext looks at a few instances when sudden declarations baffled all and one not a little. Australia vs England, 3rd Test, Melbourne...
  • Hyderabad Test: Another rank turner for Australia in Uppal? March 1, 2013

    Hyderabad: India's concern for the pitch has been nothing less than deciding the eleven to field in a Test match during the current home season, and the 22-yard strip at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium here in Uppal is getting as much attention a day before the second Test against Australia....
  • We feel totally safe in Hyderabad, says David Warner March 1, 2013

    Hyderabad: Australia's dimunitive opener David Warner said he felt safe in the city despite heightened security measures after last week's twin bombings that left 15 dead and more than 100 injured. Despite concerns, the Indian cricket board did not shift the second Test from Hyderabad and the city's police commissioner...
  • Jadeja or Ojha: who should play the Hyderabad Test? February 28, 2013

    The hindsight to India's comprehensive win in the Chennai Test last week is that just one bowler and two batsmen touched the international performance bar, and had R Ashwin not recorded his career best match haul of 12 wickets, India could have struggled to bowl out Australia twice. Spinners bowled 193...
  • Australia's weakness is spin, so I say go attack: Jamie Alter February 27, 2013

    Should India persist with three spinners for the Hyderabad Test? Cricketnext editor Jamie Alter joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. It is almost an home ground for Ojha, therefore he should be in the eleven instead of Harbhajan. Your comments. Asked by: Sandeep...
  • 2nd Test will not be shifted from Hyderabad: BCCI February 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The BCCI on Friday made it clear that the second cricket Test between India and Australia will go ahead as per schedule in Hyderabad since the state government has assured of safety and security of the players. The city of Hyderabad was rocked by two terror blasts on...
  • Ashwin acknowledges Ojha's fine support August 26, 2012

    Hyderabad: Ravichandran Ashwin, who returned a record 12wicket haul in India's thumping win over New Zealand in the first Test, said his success was not possible without good support from fellow spinner Pragyan Ojha. Ashwin's were the best figures (12 for 85) by an Indian against New Zealand in a Test...
  • Ishant eyes impressive return against NZ August 20, 2012

    New Delhi: A fitagain Ishant Sharma will return to action with the two Tests against New Zealand, hoping a good show paves way for his selection in the shorter formats of the game. Ishant last played a Test match in January against Australia in Adelaide after which he underwent a much...