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  • Landslide Test series victory for India? Think again February 21, 2013

    An India v Australia encounter on the cricketing field forces one to remember the legion of greats who were part of this rivalry and a couple of great series between the two teams. But this time around, it is not about the greats. There is no Rahul Dravid, Ricky Ponting,...
  • I would have gone for Jaffer instead of Sehwag for the Australia series: Jamie Alter February 20, 2013

    Can India bury the ghost of the England series against Australia? Cricketnext editor Jamie Alter joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. It is indeed a testing time for both teams, with both in transition times. Doesn't Australia look better in paper and with players in Form....
  • India openers on notice after Gambhir hundred February 18, 2013

    The conundrum surrounding India's Test openers which subtracted Gautam Gambhir from the squad, put Virender Sehwag on notice and blanketed Wasim Jaffer's run pile isn't over; in fact, it's itching to begin afresh. Gambhir's century for India A has given a new twist to India's opening dilemma. But what...
  • Focus on fielding drills in Team India training February 17, 2013

    Bangalore: The Indian cricket team on Sunday had a threehour long highintensity training session in the morning with main focus on fielding drills on the second day of the threeday training camp ahead of their Test series against Australia starting next week. With a pleasant weather prevailing in the city, the...
  • Fletcher summons raw talent to join India camp February 16, 2013

    Bangalore: The 15member Indian squad, which landed in the city in batches along with the support staff, will start their threeday training camp from Saturday at National Cricket Academy ahead of the first Test against Australia at Chennai, starting on February 22. Mahendra Singh Dhoni and co. will leave for...
  • Pattinson hails 'class' Indian batting lineup February 14, 2013

    Chennai: Fitagain Australian pacer James Pattinson believes India still boast of a "class batting lineup" despite the retirements of Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman and the visitors will have to work really hard to beat the hosts in their own backyard during the fourTest series. "It's different (batting lineup) from the...
  • Cricketer of the Year do we need another list? February 8, 2013

    Every year Wisden picks Five Cricketers of the Year to salute a player's influence on the previous English season. Is it time the list was renamed 'Five Cricketers of the English Year'? Or its reach broadened to international not just domestic cricket? Or do we need another list to mark...
  • I can't sit thinking why I am not playing Tests: Vijay February 6, 2013

    Mumbai: Despite being a prolific scorer in domestic cricket, Murali Vijay has played only 12 Test for India in the more than four years but the Chennai batsman says it makes sense in moving forward than staying demoralised. Vijay was third opener after Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir in the...
  • Irani Cup: Rest of India close day one on 3305 against Mumbai February 6, 2013

    Mumbai: Opener Murali Vijay stroked his way to his second successive century in the Irani Cup as Rest of India dominated the opening day of their fiveday fixture against recently crowned Ranji Trophy champions Mumbai at the Wankhede Stadium here on Wednesday. With good contributions from onedown batsman Manoj Tiwary (37),...
  • Nayar hopes help from Tendulkar in leading Mumbai February 5, 2013

    Mumbai: Handed the captaincy role after injury to Ajit Agarkar, Mumbai cricket team skipper Abhishek Nayar on Tuesday said that he would take help from senior players like Sachin Tendulkar in leading the Ranji champion side in the Irani Cup match against Rest of India which begins here on Wednesday. "It...
  • Raina keen to utilise Irani Trophy to earn Test recall February 4, 2013

    Mumbai: Having played a key role in the Oneday series against England after being ignored for the fourTest rubber against the same opponents, middleorder batsman Suresh Raina Monday said he would like to utilise the Irani Trophy here to earn a recall to the Test squad. "I have been scoring...
  • Irani Trophy: Agarkar out, Nayar to lead Mumbai February 4, 2013

    Mumbai: Newlycrowned Ranji Trophy champions Mumbai will be without their captain Ajit Agarkar for the Irani Trophy against the Rest of India (ROI) because of a groin injury. "Agarkar has been ruled out of the match because of a groin injury, which he picked up during the final. The team will...
  • India's ODI series win cannot make up for the loss of a Test series at home: Gaurav Kalra January 25, 2013

    Will the ODI series win against England help India to bury the ghost of recent failures? CNNIBN's Sports Editor Gaurav Kalra joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. No body has right to question or to blame Dhoni for recent Test debacle or other for series. Now Indian...
  • Will Rohit's ODI career go Sachin way? January 25, 2013

    Cricket is a game of inconceivable intrigues and glorious uncertainties. It often flouts the norms, conventional wisdom and unfolds in its own enigmatic, but enchanting, way keeping the spectators guessing. The muchreviled Rohit Sharma, who had scored just 17 runs in six ODIs, was drafted into the team for the...
  • Shah Rukh tops Forbes India's 'Celebrity 100' list January 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Shah Rukh Khan has topped the inaugural Forbes India Celebrity 100 list, a ranking of India's biggest entertainers based on their income and popularity. Salman Khan and MS Dhoni, who closely followed SRK in the ranking, might be more famous, but King Khan landed at No 1 in...
  • India needs to develop a habit of winning matches consistently: Jamie Alter January 22, 2013

    Do India look capable of holding on to their No 1 ODI ranking? Cricketnext editor Jamie Alter joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. India is well served by potential match winners so long as the batting goes, but the cause of concern for them is their bowling...
  • Pujara is not luggage, he can play ODIs too January 22, 2013

    We saw how a rookie, when thrown in the line of fire, comes up as a promising youngster. It happened with Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Shami Ahmed and there's no reason why Cheteshwar Pujara can't repeat his Test heroics in limitedovers cricket to give Gautam Gambhir who has been...
  • Ganguly does not think Sehwag's ODI career over January 16, 2013

    Kochi: Former captain Sourav Ganguly refused to think that Virender Sehwag's ODI career was over after he was dropped from Indian squad for the first three matches of the ongoing series against England and said that the opener has still a lot of cricket left in him. Asked if Sehwag's oneday...
  • Sehwag set to play Vijay Hazare zonal onedayers for Delhi January 7, 2013

    New Delhi: Dropped from the Indian ODI squad, senior opener Virender Sehwag is all set to play for his state team Delhi in the North Zone leg of the National Oneday Championship for the Vijay Hazare Trophy. Sehwag is certain to play in the first Test against Australia at the Kotla...
  • Virender Sehwag had to go, no doubt: Jamie Alter January 7, 2013

    Is dropping only Virender Sehwag the way forward for Indian cricket? Cricketnext editor Jamie Alter joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. I think Rahane should bat at Numbar 6 against Australia in test. What do you feel? Asked by: abdul kader A. He should open. ...
  • Indian captain or coach can be changed, but that doesn't do any longterm good: Sanjeeb Mukherjea January 7, 2013

    Is it time India made wholesale changes to its batting? CNNIBN's Chief Cricket Correspondent Sanjeeb Mukherjea joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on the issue. Q. Does the whole problem with the Indian cricket today is due to lack of succession planning. Every one knew that Dravid,...
  • 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...