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India VS Pakistan 2012: News

Selectors meet tomorrow to pick squad for series against Pak

National cricket selectors will meet in Mumbai tomorrow to pick the Indian squad for the limited-overs series against Pakistan amid speculation that struggling senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar has made himself available for ODI selection.

India-Pak series may mend sport ties

The upcoming India-Pakistan series has a lot more riding on it than just pride. For starters, this is the first time Pakistan will play in India since the latter pulled the plug on tours following the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. Subhash Rajta reports. Inching closer

Dhoni retained skipper for Pak series, Yuvraj returns to ODI fold

Under-fire Mahendra Singh Dhoni today retained captaincy while all-rounder Yuvraj Singh returned to India's ODI team for the first time since last year's World Cup triumph after he was picked in the 15-member squad for the upcoming series against Pakistan.

Looking to plug the loopholes

Indian batting versus Pakistan bowling, that has been the template for Indo-Pak contests over the years. It’s the same this time around too except that the traditional weak link of both the teams -- India’s bowling and Pakistan’s batting -- looks even weaker, reports Subhash Rajta. Numbers to remember

Malik seals it with a six

Teams up with skipper Hafeez to lead Pakistan to a five-wicket victory in the first T20 match of the series after restricting India to 133 for nine. Subhash Rajta reports. Scorecard

T20 loss: Dhoni blames middle-order collapse

Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels the failure of middle-order batsmen to capitalise on the good start provided by openers led to the five-wicket loss against Pakistan in the first Twenty20 encounter in Bangalore.

Old instinct off the mark

Dhoni's decision to pick Jadeja and leave out Ashwin did not pay off as southpaw flopped. Subhash Rajta reports. Dhoni gets 'em wrong

India clinch a thriller against Pakistan, level T20 series 1-1

Yuvraj Singh cracked a dazzling 72 before the bowlers staged a brilliant recovery at the death overs as India clinched a nerve-wracking 11-run victory over arch-rivals Pakistan in the second T20 International to level the series 1-1 in Ahmedabad today. Scorecard

Gul bowling an over less at the death helped us: Yuvraj

Man of the match Yuvraj Singh today said that Mohammed Hafeez's strategy to give Umar Gul an extra over earlier turned out to be decisive as it helped him target Saeed Ajmal at the death.

Yuvraj sting has Pakistan smarting

It was queer to see Mohammad Hafeez rush to his bowlers and MS Dhoni to Yuvraj Singh when the latter was on a six-hitting spree. Subhash Rajta reports. Numbers that matter

India-Pakistan set for ODI face-off but rain could be dampener

Honours shared in the T20 series, arch foes India and Pakistan are now set for what is likely to be an exhilarating three-match ODI series showdown but weather gods could prove to be the dampener in the opening clash in Chennai tomorrow.

On life support, one-dayer faces threat from rain too

The India-Pakistan cricketing juggernaut now rolls into ODIs, the least preferred version of the game, at least in India. India haven't played a single ODI at home in 2012. That India are the world champions in this format make this surprising bit of trivia more queer. Subhash Rajta reports.

1st ODI: Pakistan beat India by 6 wickets, lead series 1-0

The Indian cricket team capped off the year with another loss, going down by six wickets to Pakistan in the first ODI between the two sides at the Chepauk in Chennai today. Scorecard

Dhoni's hundred came under difficult conditions: Misbah

His gritty century could not help India's win but skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's ton under challenging conditions was acknowledged and appreciated by his counterpart Misbah-ul-Haq, in Chennai today.

Dhoni happy being a 'punching bag'

A captain faces a lot criticism when his team goes through a prolonged lean patch but skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni does not mind becoming a "punching bag" if it saves the other players from pressure.
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