HindustanTimes Tue,21 Oct 2014

Interviews and Columns

Pankaj unfazed by OZ track record

"My speed and movement on both sides on the fast pitches of Australia would certainly give me an edge." Pankaj Singh told to Sharad Deep.

Malik denies reports of rift in team

Malik said he could understand the bitter disappointment among former players and fans over the series loss to India.

"ICL is misunderstood"

Lara says the ICC and cricket boards should hear the wake-up call from T20 leagues. Lara tell more to Anand Vasu in a candid talk.

Asia Cup stepping stone for sterner tests says Mithali

Returning from Colombo on Wednesday night, Mithali was amused by the hype around the Indian Premier League. "I have had just a few glimpses of the IPL," Mithali told Hindustan Times from Hyderabad.

No regrets but no satisfaction either: Kaif

It was great playing for the country. There are no regret but there is no satisfaction either, reveals Mohammad Kaif speaking to Heena Zuni Pandit.

Fast Forward, or Pause?

When chairman Dilip Vengsarkar says the selectors have a tough job, you have to agree and sympathise with him, writes Amrit Mathur.

‘I expect to repeat my Oz success’

Swing bowler Praveen Kumar spoke to Hindustan Times about his plans and preparation for the series.

Badshahs may gloat but it’s Preity jaded

The most extraordinary aspect of the Indian Premier League this year has been the absence of any controversy so far which could add spice to an event in need of some fizz. Pradeep Magazine writes.

England are reaping benefits of giving priority to Test cricket

It was a proud moment for former England batting stalwart Dennis Amiss, deputy chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board. His four-year goal has been accomplished; and the icing on the cake was England also becoming No 1 on his home ground, Edgbaston.

Oval can be India's launch pad for future

The Oval is one of India's favourite venues. The last time they played here, Anil Kumble scored a hundred. It can also reverse swing and spin, so India have reasons to put up a good show here. Nasser Hussain writes.

I may even play the next 50-over World Cup: Jacques Kallis

At a time when the CLT20 is facing a low-key build-up, the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad couldn't have asked for a bigger name. But a lack of buzz isn't bothering Jacques Kallis. Instead, the new Kolkata Knight Riders captain is looking round off some unfinished business here. That's what the South Africa all-rounder said when HT caught up with him.

Nation’s obsession, Sachin’s nightmare

Even though Tendulkar hasn’t failed with the bat, any score below hundred now is being seen by his fans as one. Pradeep Magazine writes.

Wankhede Test proof cricket can still surprise

Just as scientists are yet to discover a wonder drug to retard aging, sports gurus are struggling to hit upon a formula that ensures success. Amrit Mathur writes.

A century is just around the corner

In a freewheeling chat with Hindustan Times before leaving for the tour, the 30-year-old left-handed opener said he looked forward to scoring an elusive century in his maiden Test series Down Under. Gauti says

Promote IPL but don’t downgrade first-class cricket

At the cost of sounding cynical, I'd like to introduce you to a fine young man, 24-years-old, currently playing his second season of first-class cricket. Aakash Chopra writes.
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