England have put themselves in the driver’s seata nd I am sure Alastair Cook would love to extend the 193-run lead on the 4th day morning so that his team doesn’t have to come out in the 4th innings on a roughed up Eden wicket, writes Sourav Ganguly
After back-to-back humiliation in this series, the BCCI selection committee led by chairman Sandeep Patil will sit down on Sunday to pick the squad for the final Test in Nagpur amid growing cries for major changes in the squad. HT
Under-fire curator of the Eden Gardens, Prabir Mukherjee, said he is not bothered about BCCI President N Srinivasan’s reported unhappiness with the pitch for the ongoing Test in which England are in command.
When the selectors pick the team for the next Test, they'll have their task cut out when it comes to the seamers.
Stung by two successive defeats on home soil, the national selectors today cracked the whip by axing veteran pace spearhead Zaheer Khan and batsman Yuvraj Singh from the squad for the fourth and final Test against England starting on Thursday.
In the wake of two back-to-back losses in the recent cricket Test series against England, the Indian cricket board today expressed concern over the team's recent dismal performance and said efforts were on to improve things.
Former skipper Sourav Ganguly on Sunday endorsed the idea of "split captaincy" and said Mahendra Singh Dhoni should not be leading the Indian cricket team in all formats.
Disappointing as it was to see India crash to a second successive defeat at home after a long time, I was impressed by the way England played at the Eden Gardens. VVS Laxman writes.
Blame it on the ugly turn of events at the Eden Gardens, the wicket at the Vidarbha Cricket Association's Jamtha Stadium here was a closely-guarded secret today. Firoz Mirza reports.
As the India batsmen took guard at the practice nets on Tuesday, around five net bowlers stood at the end of their run-up. One after the other, they darted to the bowling crease to send down the best deliveries they could to their heroes. Anand Sachar reports.
As India arrived for practice on Wednesday, skipper MS Dhoni made a dash for the 22-yard strip to check the condition of the track. Anand Sachar reports.
India paid the price of thinking that preparing turning tracks would be enough to beat England in the just-concluded Test series as the visitors had better tweakers to exploit the dustbowls, feels former England captain Nasser Hussain.
Pak skipper Mohammed Hafeez today said the way his side clawed its way back in the first Twenty20 match against India, he has no doubts that his side will go on to win the series by winning the second match in Ahmedabad on Friday.
Struggling Virender Sehwag's place in the team may come under scanner amid increasing pressure on selectors to drop under-performing stars, but Cheteshwar Pujara is all set to be rewarded with a place in India's ODI squad for the upcoming series against England.
The second ODI between India and England at Jawaharlal Nehru International stadium would be a "high scoring game as the pitch is a belter", feels pacer S Sreesanth.