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India VS Australia 2013: News

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

Tattooed family man: The other side of Shikhar Dhawan

He loves twirling his moustache, sports tattoos on his bulging biceps, often comes to training riding customised Hayabusa bikes --- in a nutshell Shikhar Dhawan epitomised everything that was 'larger than life' in Delhi cricketing fraternity till Virat Kohli arrived.

Delhi boy's attitude really stood out

It was only a few weeks back that I saw Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan put on a 100 runs playing for the Rest of India. So, it was really pleasing to see them put on 100-plus runs for India in a Test match this time. Sanjay Manjrekar writes.

Young Ashwin has a veteran spinner's mind

Australia won another important toss but as has been the feature of their cricket through this series, they failed to cash in. But in this case there is a chance that their bowlers might bail them out. Sanjay Manjrekar writes.

Still crazy for Sachin after all these years

When Arjuna Ranatunga recently said that cricket would be hit by Sachin's departure, he had a point. Khurram Habib reports.

Where is the aura of Oz?

The slide has been alarming for the most dominant team in cricket history. HT's expert columnist believes the debacle in India has highlighted the fact that the famed Australian cricket system hasn't been working for years now. Ian Chappell writes.

Jadeja, Ishant get warnings for 'wild celebrations'

Ravindra Jadeja and pacer Ishant Sharma were warned by umpire Aleem Dar for wildly celebrating the dismissals of Australian batsmen during the third day's play of the fourth and final cricket Test, in New Delhi today.

Raking up the past in triumph is unfair

Beating Australia 4-0 is no mean feat. No matter what the conditions, beating a mainstream international team four times in four Test matches and often well under five days is a terrific achievement. Sanjay Manjrekar writes.

Sachin wicket will earn me bragging rights

Nicknamed 'Big Show' for his ambitious approach on the field, Glenn Maxwell justified the tag in the Indian Premier League auction. On his fifth trip to India, Maxwell told HT that he aimed to make it a memorable one. Excerpts:

‘India will win series 3-0’

Speaking to HT over phone, Kim Hughes said that a host of factors - inexperience, lack of quality spinners or gamechanging pacers, an inordinate number of left-handers in their top-6 - could spell doom for Aussies. Rohit Bhaskar reports. Know Kim

$750,000 at stake in India-Australia, Eng-NZ series

The Test championship mace is out of their reach but a plump prize purse of $750,000 is at stake when India will take on Australia and England clash with New Zealand in their respective series in days ahead.

Australia can be nullified by a proactive Dhoni

The first Test between India and Australia is shaping up as a classic confrontation between spin and pace, not just a test of philosophies and battle of wills but each team playing to their respective strengths, writes Ian Chappell.

Go on, be a legend

Congratulations Harbhajan! There are few feats bigger than playing 100 Tests for the country. It takes a lot of hard work, consistency and determination to scale this peak, and Harbhajan hasn't been found wanting on any count, writes Yuvraj Singh.

Kohli faced pacers from 20 yards to prepare for Oz Test: Coach

Virat Kohli's childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma is a happy man as the effort that his favourite student Virat Kohli put in at the nets prior to the Australia series has worked wonders for the player.
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