The Indian and England cricket teams arrived on Saturday for the second one-dayer to be played at the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium in Kochi on Tuesday.
A group of Congress leaders burnt an effigy of JSCA president Amitabh Choudhary bacause Gujarat CM Narendra Modi was invited for the January 18 inaugural ceremony of the newly built international stadium. B Vijay Murty
Even before he became an international star, grounds in Ranchi used to fill up or empty out, depending on whether Mahendra Singh Dhoni was batting.
The DRS debate is pretty much dead as far as the BCCI is concerned. They have been adamant in refusing to use it in bilateral series, pointing out that the technology provided is not foolproof. HT
reports. Blooper Reel
India went into the series with a depleted pace attack, but inexperienced Shami Ahmed and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have surprised everyone with the way they handled pressure and managed to trouble the English batsmen. HT
reports. Meet the pacers
There is nothing unusual about being cautioned by a match referee but what sets apart maverick England star Kevin Pietersen's case is that it happened inside the toilet of the airport here!
All eyes are on how the weather will behave at the weekend as Dharamsala gears up to stage its first match involving the national cricket team, the last ODI against England, to be played on Sunday.
England fast bowler Steven Finn could be a doubtful starter for the first Test against India after a thigh strain ruled him out for the rest of the ongoing tour opener today.
It's impossible to escape or ignore the spin mania when all one hears and watches is how India have hidden their spinners for practice games and England are preparing to rise to this challenge. Subhash Rajta
India began their preparation for the England series with a low-key training session at Brabourne Stadium on Friday.
Umesh Yadav's five-for in Ranji Trophy helped Vidarbha rout Haryana in their opening tie. The domestic side will miss the quickie's services in upcoming matches, as the Nagpur lad is fired up for the English challenge. Firoz Mirza
First up, let's take a look at some statistics from Saturday's play. One, the little-known Haryana batsmen thwarted England for 113.4 overs, the longest the visitors have been made to stay on the field in the three warm-up games. Subhash Rajta reports.
The Indian squad's three-day preparatory camp for the four-Test series against England, commencing at Ahmedabad from November 15, concluded at the Cricket Club of India in Mumbai on Sunday.
Ravichandran Ashwin has progressed by leaps and bounds since his Test debut in November last year. And since his successful transition from limited overs cricket, the off-spinner has been a vital cog in India’s plans at home. Firoz Mirza
International news agencies, including AFP, warned today they may be forced to suspend coverage of the Test cricket series between India and England to protest restrictions imposed by authorities.