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Dhoni's captaincy once again about mystifying tactics: Ian Chappell

Dhoni exacerbated his flawed captaincy with a strange innings and the late surge of wickets prompted by the lion-hearted Ryan Harris meant India had squandered an opportunity to lead on the first innings. Too often this has been the story of India’s tour.

Sledging by Aussies helped me give my best: Kohli says after scoring ton

Virat Kohli said being called a 'spoilt brat' by the Australians brought the best out of him as he smashed a career-best 169-run knock to keep the touring side afloat in the ongoing third cricket Test in Melbourne Sunday.

India vs Australia, 3rd Test: Kohli, Rahane slam tons; score 462/8

Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane struck inspired centuries during a record fourth-wicket partnership at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday to help India claw their way back into the third test against Australia on day three.

Only Mohammad Hafeez to go to India for unofficial testing

The PCB decided on Saturday to send only Mohammad Hafeez to India next week for unofficial testing of his bowling action, while fellow off-spinner Saeed Ajmal will stay in Pakistan.

I regret my act of dissent in 1981 tour of Australia: Sunil Gavaskar

Almost three decades after the infamous walkout incident in the Melbourne cricket Test which generated huge controversy, former India captain Sunil Gavaskar on Saturday regretted his act of dissent and said that it was a big mistake on his part.

Pragyan Ojha banned due to suspect bowling action

The BCCI has banned discarded India left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha from bowling in competitive matches due to a suspect action as he will be heading to Chennai for taking corrective measures.

MS Dhoni sets record for most stumpings in world cricket

Indian captain MS Dhoni broke the world record for most number of stumpings in international cricket after he effected his 134th dismissal on day two of the third Test against Australia in Melbourne on Saturday.

India vs Australia: Raina's omission puts utility in doubt

Suresh Raina's role is that of a middle-order batsman and he has been picked in the Test squad as one. However, opener KL Rahul was selected ahead of him as a replacement for Rohit Sharma in the third Test.

Too many roles causing India skipper MS Dhoni's 'unrest'?

Mahendra Singh Dhoni arrived in Indian cricket as a breath of fresh air in 2004-05. Not a product of any finishing school, his see-it-hit-it approach and cool temperament won him a legion of fans.

Record-breaker McCullum gifts New Zealand 'special day'

New Zealand's big-hitting skipper Brendon McCullum was hailed on Friday for his rollicking 195 to dramatically turn the opening day of the first Test against Sri Lanka.

India mull on Rohit-Raina conundrum

India are contemplating a possible swap in the middle-order and it is Rohit Sharma who could lose his place to Suresh Raina in the third Test starting at the MCG on Friday.

Delhi cricket officials ‘go nuts’ this time

A DDCA official was accused of stealing peanuts from the Rajasthan Ranji team dressing room at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground, during its game against Delhi. The visiting team manager Vijendar Yadav has filed a written complaint.

Indian team is whingeing among themselves: Steve Smith

The speculation around the mood inside India's dressing room on Thursday became a subject of ridicule for Australian skipper Steve Smith, who said the home team does not need to sledge the tourists as they are busy 'whingeing among themselves'.

Captain Dhoni in denial mode again on Kohli-Dhawan spat

After two days of silence, the skipper finally responded to stories about the unrest incident on Friday by sticking to a narrative of denial which has been exercised many a times in the past by the Indian cricket establishment.

School students torn between board exams and World Cup that matters

Is cricket your life, as is casually thrown around? Are you appearing for board examination in 2015? If your answer to both is yes, the schedules will be out to get you. The WC starts Valentine’s Day and ends March 29. This will be a testing period!
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