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HindustanTimes Mon,24 Nov 2014

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Is captain Dhoni letting too many matches slip away?

Can there be any excuse for losing a series against this New Zealand side? Tuesday's is the fourth straight series defeat for India away from home, but the one most humiliating. HT poll result: Dhoni should make way for a new captain in Tests

Interesting to note there is evidence to move forward

I was in India for two weeks in January on a personal visit. Just ahead of my trip, I received an email asking if I would appear before the Justice Mudgal committee.

‘Nails in the coffin for world game’

Today Lalit Modi is raging. This is the old Modi. Ready to go to war. His targets, those who have re-ignited the ire, are the BCCI, England Wales Cricket Board (ECB) and Cricket Australia (CA).

Cricket a mixed bag for Patel

Normally, you would expect India to grind it out against some real South African talent, tall and strong and bowling quick, in the nets ahead of their tour opener on December 5.

Dhoni lands hits with a straight face

A shattered windscreen and people running for cover is a sight out of a war zone. Not from the peaceful Wanderers.

Will benefit if Tendulkar becomes administrator: Srinath

For all his life, he has been Sachin the player, Sachin the superstar. When he gets on to the other side of the fence, he will understand the game from an entirely different perspective, writes Javagal Srinath

Sachin leaving Team India in safe hands

There could not have been a more fitting farewell or a more special award for Sachin Tendulkar than being conferred with the Bharat Ratna.

Tendulkar’s poise comes from strong middle-class values

With Sachin Tendulkar, no matter the size and quantum of his contracts, what he cherishes most is holding his bat aloft while acknowledging the cheers of his teammates and fans after scoring a hundred, writes Javagal Srinath.

Colourful clash in black and white

Anand’s stamina will be severely tested by the young Carlsen in this eagerly anticipated final match.

Going back to basics can help him come back

Perform or perish, the message for Sehwag had been unambiguous for a long time, more so before the start of the ongoing Test series. The latter is what has been decided for him, at least for now. He must go, the selectors have unequivocally ordered, and justifiably so, for his Test records in the recent past haven’t been impressive.  Aakash Chopra writes.

Reinvigorated India skipper’s sternest test yet to come

Watching Dhoni captain India over the last couple of years, a psychologist would probably describe his performance as schizophrenic. Ian Chappell writes. Ian says

Aussie reserves no match to India’s

The best news Australia have received while touring India is the report of England's monumental first innings batting collapse in New Zealand and Graeme Swann's elbow operation, writes Ian Chappell.

Aussie decision will set the right precedent

The drastic decision to suspend four crucial players — Shane Watson, James Pattinson, Mitchell Johnson, and Usman Khawaja has left the cricketing world at odds. Even as Cricket Australia firmly defends its disciplinary action, many greats consider it to be too severe.

Performing trumps conforming

Now that Australia's management team has streamlined the selection process comes the difficult part - playing the third Test match.

Vacuum left by great brains has allowed the ordinary to flourish

Rain has certainly not helped Australia. If there was some play in Mohali, maybe the talking point would have been different. As it turned out, lack of action on the field meant action against the four Australian players continued to be the main topic of discussion.
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