Overseas Tour

  • Young Indian batsmen lack patience: Gambhir April 1, 2012

    Mumbai: Opening batsman Gautam Gambhir has lamented the lack of patience among young Indian batsmen, in the wake of India's back-to-back overseas whitewashes in Tests in England and Australia, and says the solution is to give under-19 players early exposure to bouncy tracks. Gambhir suggested that the Board of Control...
  • Dawes named India's bowling coach February 14, 2012

    Chennai: Former Queensland fast bowler and Australian domestic bowling guru Joe Dawes will take over as India's bowling coach following the conclusion of the CB Series, the Indian board (BCCI) has confirmed. In a decision taking at the BCCI's Working Committee meeting in Chennai on Monday, it was decided that...
  • Who wants to be No. 1? February 8, 2012

    First India, now England. For the second time in eight months, the No. 1 Test team has lost each Test of an away series. Not just lost, in fact, but has been drubbed, humiliated and whitewashed to such a degree that one may be forced to wonder whether the top...
  • Do India have a plan for the future? January 31, 2012

    Two days ago - that's Saturday for those keeping score - Rahul Dravid told an Australian news channel that he had not made a decision on whether to retire or not. This came after widespread reports in the media about Dravid's imminent retirement following India's crushing defeat in Adelaide, which...
  • Nothing to worry about, says Harbhajan on slump January 29, 2012

    Jalandhar: Feisty off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has backed the vanquished Indian cricket team to bounce back strongly from the Test whitewash in Australia, saying that there is "nothing to worry" as such a setback can happen to any side in the world. "It happens in some series but there is nothing to...
  • 'Manner of defeat will hurt seniors more' January 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar feels that the "manner of defeat" in England and Australia was more disappointing than the 0-8 scoreline. India were humbled by 298 runs in the fourth and final Test in Adelaide on Saturday, losing their eighth consecutive match on foreign soil. They were whitewashed...