HindustanTimes Mon,31 Aug 2015

India vs Australia 2011: News

Sachin hasn’t learnt from his mistakes

In a dismal display, India couldn’t even achieve the one thing that might have sent them to Perth on a positive note; a century of international hundreds for Sachin Tendulkar.

Here are the ones waiting in the wings

As the hoopla over the tour to Australia — which was touted as the ‘Battle Royale’, a fight for ascendancy and honor, a reiteration of our grit, and all the rest — fizzles out with India going 2-0 down we seem to be missing a far more intriging point. Aakash Chopra writes. Possible candidates

India could lose invincibility at home

Within hours of India's sixth consecutive loss away from home that indicated its disturbing slide in the Test arena, the Indian Board announced the IPL schedule for the year. Pradeep Magazine writes.

Start penalising spectators who provoke players on the field

Nobody understands this better than a sportsman — the challenge to fail and then thrive. To stomach the taunts, stand the brick bats and still continue to push through the patch is no mean feat. Aakash Chopra writes.

India have failed to seize key moments in recent Tests

India have a lot to ponder after the first two Tests in Australia. It's not the loss but the manner in which they have been outplayed that will be of concern. Indian cricket has taken a lot of pride in its performance overseas in the last 10 years, but the fear I have now is, have we taken a huge step backward? Sourav Ganguly writes.

Dhoni should persist with the experience of Laxman

I know, back home in India, there is talk about VVS Laxman's form and his usefulness to this current Indian team. My vote, however, will go to the stylish middle-order batsman. He is a class act and has tormented the Australian bowlers many a time. Mark Waugh writes.

India need to clear cobwebs and play fearless cricket

For India, to pull one back, they will have to fight the mental battle. It's very easy to lose confidence when you lose six overseas games in a row, but the Indians must remember that it cannot get worse. Sourav Ganguly writes.

The nightwatchman keeping a close eye on India

The important thing in Perth is to loop the ball and give it a fair toss, former Australian cricketer Tony Mann tells HT in an exclusive interview.

A long knock played in double-quick time

Warner's ton stands out as it was scored against an international attack. Ian Chappell writes. Ian says | Warner's fastest

Biggest test for selectors

New players, steady influx of fresh talent, tough decisions and an overhaul of selection policy. Sourav Ganguly writes. India mauled  | Humiliation

With scratchy seniors, it's time India selectors show faith in youth

Batting, which is India's strength, has been the main cause of their debacle overseas. Losing seven away Tests in a row, the famed batting line-up has been found wanting, and it's a serious issue. Mark Waugh writes.

Dhoni doesn't warrant a guaranteed Test spot

In sport, there are losses and shattering defeats; India suffered the latter at the WACA and it should prompt some dramatic action. Ian Chappell writes.

The Langer version of batting

An ugly duckling among swans, the opener finished with more runs than many of his stylish compatriots, Rohit Bhaskar writes.

Hope Sehwag's captaincy is like his batting style

Adelaide is traditionally a good batting pitch and with the temperature being on the higher side of the 30's, the pitch will get drier. That's Mark Waugh's view

Even good pitches can trouble shaken teams

It was another ordinary batting performance from India, this time on a good batting surface. The batsmen have struggled right through the series, and this must be a worrying thing for the players. Sourav Ganguly writes.
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