HindustanTimes Fri,04 Sep 2015

India VS Pakistan 2012: News

Dhoni doubtful for 3rd ODI due to sore back, Karthik called up

MS Dhoni was today rendered a doubtful starter for Sunday's third and final One-dayer against Pakistan due to a sore back, forcing the team management to call up Dinesh Karthik as the back up.

When push comes to shove

Selectors look to send stern message to players ahead of England series. The team’s poor showing has put the spotlight on them too, and they can’t shy away from taking hard decisions for long, reports Subhash Rajta. Delhi dossier

Kohli tipped for captain if injured Dhoni sits out

Sunday’s match between India and Pakistan has a lot more riding on it than just pride. With MS Dhoni complaining of a sore back after Saturday’s practice session, it seems likely that the skipper may have to sit this one out. And all eyes will be on who replaces him at the helm.

Win at last but concerns remain

The celebrations said it all. This victory meant a lot to beleaguered India. Not only did it spare them the ignominy of a whitewash but it also must have lifted their sagging spirits following the series loss to Pakistan, reports Subhash Rajta.
Scorecard | Not very flattering | Where India fumbled in the series and a few bright spots

'Wasim told me to bowl inswingers to Indian batsmen'

The most impressive among the Pakistani pacers who made life difficult for Indian batsmen, Junaid Khan revealed that the legendary Wasim Akram's inputs about the host batsmen's "weaknesses" helped him get eight wickets in the just-concluded three-match ODI series.
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