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India vs New Zealand 2012: News

Don't burden Yuvraj with hype over his return: Dhoni

Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said it was important that Yuvraj Singh should not burdened with the hype of his return to international cricket, after recovering from cancer. SRK wishes luck to Yuvi video-icon | Practice session video-icon

Game over for Sachin? Not quite

There’s no doubt that Sachin can still make runs at Test level; he has the ability and the knowhow. However, the question selectors should be asking themselves is: “Does he still deserve a place in the team or is there someone else who has earned an opportunity?”, Ian Chappell says.

With a billion wishes, Yuvi set for the big comeback

At half past 11, just as the players trickled into the dressing room after a warm-up game of football, Yuvraj Singh held Harbhajan Singh’s legs in jest. Bhajji raised his hand as if to bless his team mate. Khurram Habib reports. Yuvi in focus video

Yuvraj ready, says comeback match his biggest after WC final

Making a comeback in international cricket after successfully fighting cancer, Yuvraj Singh said that playing the T20 International against New Zealand would be the biggest moment in his career since the cricket World Cup final.

Rain washes out Yuvraj Singh's return to international cricket

Yuvraj Singh's keenly-awaited return after battling cancer ended with a damp squib as the first Twenty20 game against New Zealand was washed out today. The game was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

Weather gods rain on Yuvi’s parade

Yuvraj Singh’s return to international cricket was washed out by heavy rains that lasted for well over two hours here. The picturesque venue, nestled in the Eastern Ghats, was thronged by people eager to see Yuvraj and holding posters bearing his name. HT reports.

With Yuvi on the mend, all-round worry for India

In his first session with the India team, at nets in Visakhapatnam on Friday, the powerful hitter in Yuvraj Singh was on the money. However, the athletic fielder and the bowler in him remained largely untested. Khurram Habib reports. Lending a helping hand | The bowling machines

Focus back on Yuvraj ahead of 2nd T20 against Kiwis

Two days after his much-awaited comeback match was washed out due to persistent rain, the focus is back on Yuvraj Singh as he looks to resume his innings in Chennai today.

Harbhajan looking to mark a new turn

Ahead of the T20I series, Harbhajan Singh was randomly asked about his comeback. "First I'll perform, then I'll speak," he said as he wound up his elaborate preparation at the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore. Khurram Habib reports. Match reckoner | Performance in last five matches for Essex

Comeback clicks but one too many for India

It appeared to be a replay, the winning runs coming with both MS Dhoni and Yuvraj Singh at the crease, guiding India home after Virat Kohli had steered them into a good position. In the end it was not quite a repeat of the World Cup final, but it was a crucial battle nonetheless. Khurram Habib reports. Scorecard

The match-winner is back... well and truly

Over a year back, Yuvraj Singh stood screaming victory and then hugging his skipper MS Dhoni with all intensity. That was the World Cup final, the occasion demanding such a reaction. Khurram Habib reports.

Dhoni's decision to bowl raised eyebrows in NZ camp: Franklin

Sent into bat, New Zealand rode on Brendon McCullum's blistering 91 to post a competitive 167 for five on the board and then restricted India to 166 for four.

Yuvraj can afford to be his normal self after T20 knock: Dhoni

By performing well in his comeback game, Yuvraj Singh can afford to be his normal self as the pressure is now off his head, says Dhoni. Yuvraj played an aggressive 34-run cameo in India's unsuccessful chase against NZ in the T20, last night.

Disappointed with loss, but lot of positives: Dhoni

Mahendra Singh Dhoni said though the match didn't go according to plan but the good form of Virat Kohli and Lakshmipathy Balaji were good signs ahead of the T20 World Cup.

Sachin Tendulkar should go out on a high: Imran

Legendary Pakistan captain Imran Khan has advised India's batting great Sachin Tendulkar not be at the mercy of the selectors and asked him to quit international cricket on a high.
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