Dropped from the India one-day squad in January and working to regain form, Virender Sehwag has started seeing things differently.
The retirement of some batting greats and the recent failure to dominate England with spinners on home soil make India a "vulnerable" side in the upcoming Test against Australia, former cricketer Jeff Lawson has commented.
Australia might have taken five spinners to India to tackle the dust-bowl tracks but former coach John Buchanan feels it is the seamers who are likely to make a difference in the four-Test series.
Going with their strength, Australia announced a three-pronged pace attack, along with a medium-pace option in debutant Moises Henriques, for the first Test.
The already tight security at the MA Chidambaram Stadium and the team hotel has been strengthened in Chennai ahead of the first Test following the deadly serial blasts in Hydera-bad, the second Test venue.
On the eve of his 100th Test appearance, against his favourite team, Bhajji was in a reflective mood, looking back at the highs and lows as well as the rough ride in the last two seasons.
Australia captain Michael Clarke admitted that India’s veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh would be the toughest to face.
You could be excused if you felt you were at a different match when Australia and India take turns to field and bat in the opening Test of the Border-Gavaskar series. Dhoni, Clarke have opted for radically different combinations, writes Sanjjeev K Samyal
After the blasts on Thursday night raised concerns over the second Test in Hyderabad, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and Cricket Australia (CA) said the match was not in doubt at this stage.
Think about Portugal and the first thing that comes to mind is Cristiano Ronaldo and football. But what will really amaze you is the country's connection with the gentleman's game.
The last time India played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, they scored 387 for four on the final day to beat England. After watching the first two days in the first Test against Australia, all thoughts of witnessing such a memorable chase have evaporated.
Only a few players like Mahendra Singh Dhoni can score a double hundred in a Test match with an amazing strike-rate (nearly 85%), feels his younger teammate Virat Kohli.
India’s off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was fined 10% of his match fee for flaunting logos on his batting pads in breach of the ICC Code of Conduct during the third day’s play in the first cricket Test against Australia in Chennai on Sunday.
The ability to switch on and switch off at the right time is a quality that champion performers work extra hard to acquire. MS Dhoni seems to have mastered that art.
Virat Kohli's highest scores in Test cricket read 116, 107, 103 and 103. The 24-year-old may have established himself as a pillar of a team in transition and gave another example of his talent on Sunday. MVL Manikantan reports.