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.
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.
England defeated India by six wickets to level the two-match Twenty20 series 1-1, at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai today.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Eden Gardens! It’s a special place for me. I will be missing a Test at the Eden after a long time, and all the memories I have of playing there are pleasant; VVS Laxman writes.
Skipper MS Dhoni may have to pick two seamers if the Eden Gardens pitch dictates that; it could mean Harbhajan missing out on playing his 100th Test at his favourite venue. Nilankur Das
reports. Bhajji At Eden
Before this series began, a 4-0 drubbing was being predicted for England based on their disastrous showing against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates in January-February; Somshuvra Laha reports.
When a Test is at the Eden Gardens in two days, having a word with Sourav Ganguly is difficult than getting Sachin Tendulkar back among runs. HT
After England were defeated 0-2 by South Africa in the three-match series at home, they not only lost their numero uno status in Tests but also their star performer Kevin Pietersen. Firoz Mirza