Disappointing as it was to see India crash to a second successive defeat at home after a long time, I was impressed by the way England played at the Eden Gardens. VVS Laxman writes.
Former skipper Sourav Ganguly on Sunday endorsed the idea of "split captaincy" and said Mahendra Singh Dhoni should not be leading the Indian cricket team in all formats.
In the wake of two back-to-back losses in the recent cricket Test series against England, the Indian cricket board today expressed concern over the team's recent dismal performance and said efforts were on to improve things.
Stung by two successive defeats on home soil, the national selectors today cracked the whip by axing veteran pace spearhead Zaheer Khan and batsman Yuvraj Singh from the squad for the fourth and final Test against England starting on Thursday.
When the selectors pick the team for the next Test, they'll have their task cut out when it comes to the seamers.
Under-fire curator of the Eden Gardens, Prabir Mukherjee, said he is not bothered about BCCI President N Srinivasan’s reported unhappiness with the pitch for the ongoing Test in which England are in command.
After back-to-back humiliation in this series, the BCCI selection committee led by chairman Sandeep Patil will sit down on Sunday to pick the squad for the final Test in Nagpur amid growing cries for major changes in the squad. HT
England have put themselves in the driver’s seata nd I am sure Alastair Cook would love to extend the 193-run lead on the 4th day morning so that his team doesn’t have to come out in the 4th innings on a roughed up Eden wicket, writes Sourav Ganguly
It's not difficult to fathom why the Indian spinners haven't been as good as their English counterparts this series. If defensive mentality is one reason, inability to adapt to the home wickets too has been their bane, Somshuvra Laha
With the Eden Gardens pitch playing "tricks", England batsman Jonathan Trott whose team has taken a decisive first innings lead in the third Test against India, today said the visitors would like to add more runs quickly before declaring.
Alastair Cook was born around the time England last won a test series in India, on the 1984-5 tour. And for old-timers, Compton refers to Denis, the late England batting stalwart who thrilled fans with during the World War years, reports Somshuvra Laha
Days after he slammed Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni for demanding a rank turner at the Eden Gardens for the Test against England, veteran curator Prabir Mukherjee was Wednesday basking in the adulation from both current and former cricketing greats for the wicket he has prepared for the game.
After the war of words for the past fortnight, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Eden Gardens curator Prabir Mukherjee decided to bury the hatchet just before the third cricket Test between India and England commenced.
England captain Alastair Cook, who took over the reigns from Andrew Strauss before the India series, today said that the added responsibility has brought the best out of him.
English cricketing great Ted Dexter just cannot stop admiring Cheteshwar Pujara. He describes the 24-year-old right hander as “classical” and “one of the “most correct players” he has seen for a long time.