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HindustanTimes Tue,29 Jul 2014

India VS Australia 2013: News

Dhoni becomes most successful India Test captain

Mahendra Singh Dhoni has become the most successful Indian Test captain, surpassing Sourav Ganguly after India won the second cricket Test against Australia by an innings and 135 runs in Hyderabad today.
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Selectors must take call on Sehwag's fate as opener: Dravid

Former India captain Rahul Dravid has said that the national selectors must take a call on whether to continue with struggling Virender Sehwag as an opener in the Test series in South Africa later this year or give someone else a chance.

Stop treating team like a club side: Healy

The legendary Ian Healy has asked Cricket Australia to stop "treating" the country's Test team like a "club" side and advised the selectors to show faith in the embattled players who are bearing the brunt after suffering two heavy defeats in India.

England better than Oz in all areas: Vaughan

It's not just India who are rejoicing Australia's drubbing in the first two Tests but also England as weeks before the Ashes series, former skipper Michael Vaughan declared that the British team is better than Australia in every department.

Sehwag axe advantageous to Aussies: Hayden

Former Australia opening batsman Matthew Hayden today said the axing of India opener Virender Sehwag would probably be advantageous for the visiting team, making them happy.

Sehwag opts to play the cheerleader

On the day he was axed from the India team -- from the second format in quick succession, Virender Sehwag chose to turn up at the Toyota University Cricket Championships, cheering unheralded T20 players at the capital's Bhopal ground. Reserved and almost minimalist during his presence, Sehwag sat quietly on a verandah under below the pavilion named after him, sharing an occasional joke with players and cheering them as hosts Jamia Millia Islamia, the where he graduated, trounced Jiwaji, Gwalior to enter the final.

'We were like sitting ducks'

The Australian cricketers behaved like "sitting ducks" in the opening two Test losses against India, said wicket-keeper Matthew Wade as he called on his teammates to be more  aggressive and take some load off skipper Michael Clarke.

Ganguly sees Dhoni hand in Viru’s ouster

Expressing surprise over the dropping of dashing India opener Virender Sehwag, former captain Sourav Ganguly said today that current team skipper MS Dhoni had a hand in the exclusion. Sourav says

Pace the ace at Mohali

“Definitely, the bounce will be better at Mohali and the wicket will be harder than Hyderabad and Chennai,” said former India pacer, national selector and Punjab coach, Bhupinder Singh Sr. When India struggled against Mohali pace

Aussie reserves no match to India’s

The best news Australia have received while touring India is the report of England's monumental first innings batting collapse in New Zealand and Graeme Swann's elbow operation, writes Ian Chappell.

Fissures in Aussie squad start to show up

After two games and two defeats, the cracks in Michael Clarke's team are widening. For all their effort to put up a brave front, the cracks in the visiting team's setup are all too apparent.

Injured Wade doubtful for the Mohali Test

In the second Test in Hyderabad, Australia wicketkeeper Matthew Wade endured pain to score a half-century after suffering cheek fracture while facing throw-downs in the nets. HT reports.

Tough to say if Dhoni was behind Viru's ouster: Dada

Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly sought to clarify his statement on Virender Sehwag's ouster from the Test squad, saying he had never categorically stated that MS Dhoni had a hand in the opener's omission.

Sehwag's impact is absolute

Soon after he was sacked, Virender Sehwag turned up at Jamia to witness a university game and was greeted with cheers. They were accepted with a casual wave by a smiling Sehwag but the sympathy was firmly rejected. Amrit Mathur reports.

Aus players' suspension: former cricketers react sharply

Former cricketers such as Dean Jones and Michael Vaughan today reacted sharply to the exclusion of four Australian cricketers, which includes vice-captain Shane Watson, from the side for the third Test against India.
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