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  • 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...
  • 'Pity that Sehwag could not make double ton' November 15, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Former captain Sunil Gavaskar feels opener Virender Sehwag's decision to make a departure from his 'see the ball, hit the ball' approach went a long way in helping him score his first Test century in two years, here on Thursday. Sehwag smashed a runaball 117 to put India in the...
  • Hope people stop criticising Sehwag: Coach November 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Irrespective of success or failures, the tough grind of international cricket had helped Virender Sehwag to remain nonchalant over the years, but his childhood coach A N Sharma admitted that he used to get "hurt" by the critical remarks about his favourite student. Sehwag smashed a runaball 117...
  • Watching videos of past knocks helped me: Sehwag November 15, 2012

    Ahmedabad Relieved at scoring his first Test century in almost two years, Virender Sehwag said that watching replays of some of his big knocks of the past helped him in reaching the threefigure mark in the first Test against England here. "I have to thank my video analyst Dhananjay. We...
  • Sehwag still India's best bet at the top November 15, 2012

    It was not Ghaziabad, it was Ahmedabad. The opposition was not Uttar Pradesh, it was England. But those geographical names don't matter when the man in charge of the compass is Virender Sehwag. The Indian opener sticks to his mantra of 'my way or the highway' and it once again...
  • India v England, 1st Test, Day 1: Sehwag, Pujara drive India to 323 for 4 November 15, 2012

    Ahmedabad: Virender Sehwag cracked a blistering 117 while Cheteshwar Pujara compiled a strokefilled unbeaten 98 as India dominated Englands bowlers to finish at 323 for 4 at the end of day one of the first Test here on Thursday. After MS Dhoni opted to bat on a dry pitch, the...
  • Ind v Eng, 1st Test, 1st day: As it happened November 15, 2012

    For England, only Graeme Swann made an impact with four wickets, including centurion Sehwag and Tendulkar....
  • India start as favourites against England, but just November 13, 2012

    Indias quest to become No. 1 in Test cricket will start in earnest on November 15 in Ahmedabad. Forget the two Tests against New Zealand; this is where Indias challenge begins. Four Tests against England, followed by four against Australia in the New Year. The buzzword may be revenge as...
  • Threeday practice for Indian team at Brabourne November 8, 2012

    Mumbai: The Indian cricket squad will have a threeday practice session at the Brabourne Stadium here from Friday ahead of the opening Test of the fourmatch series against England commencing at Ahmedabad on November 15. The team is set to practice in the afternoon on Friday and will have full...
  • Ranji Trophy: Delhi, Odisha chase maiden wins November 8, 2012

    New Delhi: After losing their season opener against Uttar Pradesh despite the presence of Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and Virat Kohli, hosts Delhi will be out to get their Ranji Trophy campaign back on track when they take on Odisha at the Feroz Shah Kotla here on Friday. Sehwag, who skippered...