VVS Laxman's suspected nick late on the first day that wasn't detected by the Hot Spot technology created quite a fuss. Amol Karhadkar spoke to Warren Brennan, the inventor and owner of the Hot Spot technology, about the incident and the accuracy of the technology. Vaseline gate
He may not shy away from a fiery seamer, but this reticent opening bat does not really have any opening lines for the ladies. Sukhwant Basra writes.
Images of the 26/11 terror attacks are still fresh in Gautam Gambhir’s mind. Like the rest of his teammates, the opener will take the field against Sri Lanka in the World Cup final with a prayer on his lips that India end up the better side. Gambhir's full interview
I don’t just want to bowl, I want to bowl fast: Sreesanth tells HT
as he gears up to target the England batsmen.
"With Zaheer Khan and S Sreesanth also back, England should be wary of this Indian attack," said India bowling coach Eric Simons
in a chat with N Ananthanarayanan
Hours after returning from India, Tillakaratne Dilshan was busy hosting members of parliament and a bevy of celebrities, including former and current international cricketers, at the opening of DL-Step, an apparel store co-owned by him.
After featuring in England's disastrous ICC World Cup campaign at the Caribbean in 2007, Ed Joyce is wearing Ireland colours, using the International Cricket Council's special dispensation that allows him to represent the country of his birth.
With limited-over games keeping the Indian cricketers busy after the Test series in South Africa which got over on January 6, someone like VVS Laxman has been consigned to the background despite making a few appearances in the IPL for Kochi Tuskers Kerala. Atreyo Mukhopadhyay
talks to VVS Laxman on the upcoming Test series.
Speedster Andy Roberts, who helped the Caribbean dominate world cricket for about two decades is not sure the home pacemen have the ability to go on and help clinch a series. N Ananthanarayanan
Among India's finest finishers in limited-overs over the last few years, Suresh Raina has been given the responsibility of getting the job started well on this Caribbean tour. N Ananthanarayanan
After a superb effort to help Chennai Super Kings defend their IPL crown, off spinner R Ashwin explains how he plotted the downfall of Chris Gayle in the final against RRCB. Ashwin will be key for the depleted World Cup winners in the West Indies. Excerpts:
After the well fought out elimination match against the Mumbai Indians on Wednesday, Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir emerged a satisfied but broken man. The following interview contains some of the answers to the questions that have been doing the rounds since Thursday.
Dinesh Karthik had the edge over Mahendra Singh Dhoni when he started his international career. He played some impressive innings too, but has been guilty of being inconsistent. Consequently, he lost his spot in the Indian team to Dhoni and now has been pegged back in the competition for the second wicketkeeper's slot.
The Rajasthan Royals led by the mercurial Shane Warne, have surprised by constantly punching above their weight in the IPL. The wily skipper lets out the secret to Harsha Bhogle
, behind turning lesser-known players into high performers.
Ashwin is happy to wait in the wings, professional rivalry doesn't prick him. All he wants is to be ready when the opportunity comes. Sanjjeev K Samyal
reports. Ashwin on IPL, Bhajji