Sachin Tendulkar today slipped out of the list of top-20 Test batsmen after his awful run in the just-concluded four-match series against England while Australia skipper Michael Clarke regained the numero uno position.
Former skipper Bishan Singh Bedi has slammed MS Dhoni for his defensive captaincy and criticised the cricket board for taking no action to remove him and install fresh blood. HT reports. Blow by blow account | Bishan says | Counterpoint
Indian innings was given the early thrust thanks to a couple of long sixes by Ajinkya Rahane but two quick wickets threatened to play spoilsport, reports Anand Sachar. Scorecard
Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said he was worried when England were cruising at one stage and lauded his bowlers, especially Yuvraj Singh for turning the tide for them in the first Twenty20 match.
Off to a good start in Twenty20s after the "shattering" Test debacle, batsman Yuvraj Sigh said he was confident that the team would carry the momentum not only into the second and final tie against England in Mumbai on Saturday but also into the upcoming series against arch-foes Pakistan.
Having pushed the embarrassing Test series loss behind them, the Men in Blue registered an emphatic victory in the first T20I against England in Pune on Thursday. Now, the stage of the final T20I shifts to Mumbai on Saturday. Anand Sachar
England defeated India by six wickets to level the two-match Twenty20 series 1-1, at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai today.
Disappointed he might be after England snatched a thriller to level the Twenty20 series, but skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni still defended his inexperienced and floundering pace attack by saying that the young bowlers need to be backed.
Cricket selectors today dropped opening batsman Virender Sehwag from the 15-member squad for the first three One-Day Internationals (ODI) of the five-match series against England starting January 11.
Bishan Singh Bedi today questioned the selectors' decision to drop Virender Sehwag from the 15-man India squad for the first three One-Day Internationals of the five-match series against England starting January 11.
Is the game up for Virender Sehwag in the ODIs? One would be inclined to say yes after the Delhi dasher was dropped for the one-day series against England on Sunday. Subhash Rajta
The transformation: Saurashtra batsman Cheteshwar Pujara shifts gears with a fiery unbeaten 261 before ODIs. Subhash Rajta
The Alastair Cook-led England team has arrived in Rajkot alongwith a couple of Indian players for the first ODI of the five-match series to be held at SCA stadium on January 11.
There is a lot of speculation about the England ODI team and how they would fare against India. But, aren't England the number one ODI side at the moment? Ian Botham
Despite a dominant Test series victory over India a few weeks ago, England skipper Alastair Cook is wary of the hosts, saying the players of his "underdog" side will have to play out of their skins to repeat success in the One-day series, beginning here tomorrow.