National cricket selectors will meet in Mumbai tomorrow to pick the Indian squad for the limited-overs series against Pakistan amid speculation that struggling senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar has made himself available for ODI selection.
The upcoming India-Pakistan series has a lot more riding on it than just pride. For starters, this is the first time Pakistan will play in India since the latter pulled the plug on tours following the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks. Subhash Rajta reports. Inching closer
Under-fire Mahendra Singh Dhoni today retained captaincy while all-rounder Yuvraj Singh returned to India's ODI team for the first time since last year's World Cup triumph after he was picked in the 15-member squad for the upcoming series against Pakistan.
Indian batting versus Pakistan bowling, that has been the template for Indo-Pak contests over the years. It’s the same this time around too except that the traditional weak link of both the teams -- India’s bowling and Pakistan’s batting -- looks even weaker, reports Subhash Rajta. Numbers to remember
Teams up with skipper Hafeez to lead Pakistan to a five-wicket victory in the first T20 match of the series after restricting India to 133 for nine. Subhash Rajta reports. Scorecard
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels the failure of middle-order batsmen to capitalise on the good start provided by openers led to the five-wicket loss against Pakistan in the first Twenty20 encounter in Bangalore.
Dhoni's decision to pick Jadeja and leave out Ashwin did not pay off as southpaw flopped. Subhash Rajta reports. Dhoni gets 'em wrong
Yuvraj Singh cracked a dazzling 72 before the bowlers staged a brilliant recovery at the death overs as India clinched a nerve-wracking 11-run victory over arch-rivals Pakistan in the second T20 International to level the series 1-1 in Ahmedabad today. Scorecard
Man of the match Yuvraj Singh today said that Mohammed Hafeez's strategy to give Umar Gul an extra over earlier turned out to be decisive as it helped him target Saeed Ajmal at the death.
It was queer to see Mohammad Hafeez rush to his bowlers and MS Dhoni to Yuvraj Singh when the latter was on a six-hitting spree. Subhash Rajta reports. Numbers that matter
Honours shared in the T20 series, arch foes India and Pakistan are now set for what is likely to be an exhilarating three-match ODI series showdown but weather gods could prove to be the dampener in the opening clash in Chennai tomorrow.
The India-Pakistan cricketing juggernaut now rolls into ODIs, the least preferred version of the game, at least in India. India haven't played a single ODI at home in 2012. That India are the world champions in this format make this surprising bit of trivia more queer. Subhash Rajta reports.
The Indian cricket team capped off the year with another loss, going down by six wickets to Pakistan in the first ODI between the two sides at the Chepauk in Chennai today. Scorecard
His gritty century could not help India's win but skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's ton under challenging conditions was acknowledged and appreciated by his counterpart Misbah-ul-Haq, in Chennai today.
A captain faces a lot criticism when his team goes through a prolonged lean patch but skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni does not mind becoming a "punching bag" if it saves the other players from pressure.