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  • Bedi questions dropping Sehwag for Eng series January 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Former India skipper and legendary spinner Bishan Singh Bedi on Sunday questioned the selectors' decision to drop Virender Sehwag from the 15man India squad for the first three oneday internationals (ODI) of the fivematch series against England starting January 11. "Is dropping only Sehwag the ansr to all ills...
  • Sehwag out, Pujara in for three England ODIs January 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Virender Sehwag, battling poor form in international cricket, has been dropped from the Indian oneday squad for the first three ODIs of the fivematch series against England starting in Rajkot on January 11. He has been replaced by Cheteshwar Pujara in the only change made to the squad...
  • IndPak, third ODI: as it happened January 6, 2013

    Needing 168 to win, the tourists could only manage 157. They still win the threematch series 21....
  • Selectors speak to underfire Virender Sehwag January 5, 2013

    New Delhi: With speculation building over the likely axing of Virender Sehwag from India's ODI team for the home series against England, selectors Vikram Rathore and Saba Karim had a long chat with the underfire opener ahead of the third and final ODI against Pakistan here Sunday. Rathore and Karim,...
  • Sehwag may be dropped for England ODIs January 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Struggling Virender Sehwag's place in the team may come under scanner amid increasing pressure on selectors to drop underperforming stars, but Cheteshwar Pujara is all set to be rewarded with a place in India's ODI squad for the upcoming series against England. The senior selection committee, headed by Sandeep...
  • Broken India look to save face in dead rubber January 5, 2013

    One thing is abundantly clear India no longer boast any home advantage. Having lost the Test series to England, drawn two short Twenty20 series and then surrendering this ODI series to Pakistan, the hosts are now staring at a total blackout ahead of the final match in Delhi on...
  • Numb Sehwag needs to tick a few boxes January 4, 2013

    He is the second most senior player in India's current ODI squad but playing like a spoiled brat who refuses to tone himself down, change with time and assume responsibility. Virender Sehwag's failure is hurting India as much as his success benefits the team. And despite failing repeatedly, the opener...
  • No Indian in top20 Test batsmen December 18, 2012

    Dubai: Sachin Tendulkar on Tuesday slipped out of the list of top20 Test batsmen after his awful run in the justconcluded fourmatch series against England while Australia skipper Michael Clarke regained the numero uno position. Tendulkar, who dropped three places to 22nd, managed to aggregate a mere 112 runs with a...
  • India outbatted, outbowled and outclassed by England December 17, 2012

    And so a tough 2012 has come to a close for India's Test team. It began with an innings defeat in Sydney and ended with a forgettable draw in Nagpur, giving the series to England 21. Yes, 21. Say it again, think about. Then try to pick out the positives...
  • Indian players became casual after WC success: Gavaskar December 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar feels that some of the Indian players became very "casual" after their success in the 2011 World Cup which is "less than acceptable." "After the success of 2011 World Cup, the attitude of some of the players became too casual. They started behaving as...
  • India's batsmen continue to underwhelm December 14, 2012

    Sometimes, despite fundamentally correct intent, things do not unfold as they are meant to. It is not uncommon in Test cricket. You have bad days, no matter how hard you may be trying. But then there are days like today, when Indias brittle top order again combined to massively underwhelm...
  • Dhoni needs to be relieved of captaincy: Jamie Alter December 12, 2012

    Cricketnext editor Jamie Alter joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on whether India should have separate Test and ODI captains. Q. India can have different captains, but who especially in tests is the Issue? If not Dhoni, there seems to be none else.The problem for India lies more in getting its...
  • Only a miracle can save us, says Sehwag December 8, 2012

    Kolkata: India opener Virender Sehwag on Saturday lashed out at the batsmen for showing lack of patience and held them responsible for putting the hosts on the verge of a heavy defeat in the third Test against England here. "If you apply yourself on this wicket, it's not that difficult to...
  • 3rd Test: India on the brink of suffering another humiliating defeat December 8, 2012

    Kolkata: England humiliated India once again on Saturday as the visitors were close to register another big victory over the hosts, restricting them to 239 for 9 on day four of the third Test and trailing by just 32 runs. And if Ravichandran Ashwin hadn't dug deep with his effort...
  • England take Day 1 honours in Kolkata with India 273/7 December 5, 2012

    Kolkata: The partisan crowd at the Eden Gardens witnessed a great contest between bat and ball on Wednesday. While England displayed high quality bowling as they reduced India to 273 for 7 at stumps on day one, a couple of Indian batsmen showed plenty of resolve, with Sachin Tendulkar scoring...
  • Never happy with food served at Eden: Sehwag December 2, 2012

    Kolkata: Dashing Indian batsman Virender Sehwag on Sunday gave the thumbs up to Lords and Ahmedabad, and the thumbs down to Eden Gardens in terms of the food served to cricketers. "I love the food served at The Lords, in (Motera at) Ahmedabad. But I am never happy with...
  • DDCA to honour Sehwag for playing 100 Tests November 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) on Tuesday decided to honour Virender Sehwag with 100 gold coins apart from naming a gate of the Feroz Shah Kotla ground after him for reaching the landmark of playing 100 Tests for the country. Sehwag had reached the landmark at...
  • Pujara has played extraordinary innings: Kris Srikkanth November 23, 2012

    Pujara slammed his third Test ton and added an unbeaten 97 with R Ashwin to take the hosts to 266 for 6 at stumps on Day 1. ...
  • 2nd Test: Pujara ton saves the day for India vs England November 23, 2012

    Mumbai: India's new poster boy, Chesteshwar Pujara, slammed his third Test century as India, after being under pressure for the first two sessions, recovered well to finish the opening day on 266 for 6 in the second Test at the spinfriendly Wankhede Stadium here on Friday. Pujara, who scored a doublecentury...
  • Bangar and Chopra on opening with Sehwag November 23, 2012

    On the occasion of Virender Sehwag's 100th Test match at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium against England starting Friday, two of his former opening partners shared with Cricketnext their experience of batting with him in Test cricket. Former India opener Sanjay Bangar was part of the Test squad in England in 2002...
  • I've never tried to change Sehwag's game: AN Sharma November 23, 2012

    New Delhi: On the occasion of Virender Sehwag's 100th Test match, Cricketnext spoke to the India openers batting coach AN Sharma about his journey to the top, and just why Sehwag has achieved such success at the highest level. How do you look at Virender Sehwag's journey in Test cricket? I...
  • Sehwag has proved everybody wrong: Kris Srikkanth November 22, 2012

    Former national selector Krishnamachari Srikkanth feels that Virender Sehwag had proved his critics wrong by playing this long in the longer format of the game. ...
  • Rather see Sehwag bat than bowl to him: Warne November 22, 2012

    New Delhi: Australian spin legend Shane Warne congratulated India's explosive batsman Virender Sehwag who is to play his 100th Test match against England on Friday in Mumbai. Warne, Test cricket's second highest wickettaker, also said he'd rather see Sehwag bat than bowl to him. "Also congrats to Sehwag on his 100th...
  • Sehwag has a unique mindset, says Dhoni November 22, 2012

    Mumbai: Set to complete a century of Test appearances, India opener Virender Sehwag Thursday drew lavish praise from his skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who said the aggressive batsman has a distinct mindset which keeps him positive even during lean patches. Sehwag would be making his 100th Test appearance when he...
  • Exclusive: VVS Laxman on the joys of Virender Sehwag November 22, 2012

    Virender Sehwag has wowed fans across the world in his 11year international career, scoring big centuries which tested the best of bowling attacks and helped set up some of Indian crickets most famous overseas victories. One of his legendary batting teammates, and arguably Indias greatest secondinnings batsman, VVS Laxman, was...
  • Celebrating Virender Sehwag's road to 100 Tests November 21, 2012

    When Virender Sehwag takes the field against England at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium on November 23 for the second Test of the series, he will become the ninth Indian cricketer to play 100 Test matches. In a career spanning a decade, the dashing righthand batsman has enthralled cricket lovers the world...
  • Sehwag set to wear his 100th Test cap November 21, 2012

    New Delhi: India will have its ninth cricketer to play 100 Test matches when Virender Sehwag takes the field at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium on Friday in the second Test against England. Though not a natural opener, Sehwag has made that position his very own since hitting 84 and 106 in his...
  • Tendulkar, Sehwag to be felicitated by MCA November 19, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Sachin Tendulkar and Virender Sehwag will be felicitated by the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) before the start of the second Test between India and England in Mumbai on November 23. "Tendulkar will be felicitated for completing 23 years in international cricket and for completing 100 centuries. Sehwag will be felicitated...
  • Review of India's performance in 1st Test November 19, 2012

    There is no better feeling than avenging yourself on your perpetrators. This rang true for India coming into the first Test against England at Ahmedabad. India were thrashed 40 when they toured England last year, so this series was looked at as an opportunity for India to settle scores and...