The India-England series starts in Hyderabad on Friday and for the first time on Indian soil, an England ODI team will start on an even note. Sourav Ganguly writes.
Former England captain, David Gower, who was in the city spoke to HT exclusively on the current one-day series, India's tour of England, Dhoni's captaincy and more.
It was very ordinary captaincy by England skipper, Alastair Cook. Though it's early days for Cook, he needs to be innovative and flexible, especially in the sub-continent, otherwise it's going to be a long hard series for him. Sourav Ganguly.
India have chosen a strong young side which has ensured that the absence of their major players is not felt. I am wondering how difficult it would be for the senior players to get back into the side. Ian Botham writes.
India go to Mohali brimming with confidence and looking to finish off the series there. The second ODI was a game completely dominated by one team. What amazes me most is how can there be such a dramatic change in the performance of two teams in such a short period!
India take on England in an ODI at the Wankhede Stadium after almost 10 years. When India played England the last time here, the series hung in balance at 3-2. Now, India have have already wrapped up the series with two games still left. Sourav Ganguly writes.
Despite the scepticism around how this team would perform without the likes of Virender Sehwag, Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh and Zaheer Khan, the younger players have stepped up in a fine way. Ian Botham writes.
Virat Kohli is improving everyday and has the repertoire of shots at his disposal. I believe this the right time to blood him in to Test cricket against West Indies at home. Sourav Ganguly writes.
Although we have a Test and ODI series coming up against the West Indies, I don't see them challenging India in Indian conditions. The goal, therefore, is to look ahead with one eye on the Australian tour in December. Anil Kumble writes.
While we focus on the negatives for the English team, India have a number of positives to build on. Ian Botham writes.
The explanation that it was the festival season that was keeping people away does not wash, as one has in the past seen stadiums teeming with people even when matches were held on Diwali day. Pradeep Magazine writes.
The Indian team management will have to start dealing with the talent available much more judiciously. They will have to carefully handle Umesh Yadav and Varun Aaron and nurture them for the future. Sourav Ganguly writes.