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HindustanTimes Sun,20 Apr 2014

India vs England 2011: News

One win is not everything

The win in the final hour of play at Lord’s will give us a lot of confidence going into Trent Bridge, writes Kevin Pietersen.

Wanted: An apt replacement for Zak

Zaheer has missed the second Test, not necessarily as a precautionary measure, but because it takes that long a time to heal the injured hamstring. Aakash Chopra writes.

Vaseline, side tapes can confuse Hot Spot

VVS Laxman's suspected nick late on the first day that wasn't detected by the Hot Spot technology created quite a fuss. Amol Karhadkar spoke to Warren Brennan, the inventor and owner of the Hot Spot technology, about the incident and the accuracy of the technology. Vaseline gate

Trent Bridge game has all that a great Test should have

At a time when there is a huge discussion about the future of Test cricket, the Trent Bridge game stands as an example why the longer format can never lose its glory. It has been a tale of guts, gumption, swinging fortunes and superlative efforts. Sourav Ganguly writes. Air battle

Cricket in England is a reflection of life

Farokh Engineer and Dilip Doshi, two former players who served India with distinction, are now settled in England. Farokh was one of Indian cricket's original stars, and his aggressive batting ensured he enjoyed fan following and commercial appeal. Amrit Mathur writes.

Keeping skipper on the ropes is half the job done

India have themselves to blame for not coming to the party fit and raring to go. From having England on the mat at 124 for 8 in the first innings at Trent Bridge, and taking a first innings lead, to losing the Test by a massive 319 runs shows the difference between the two sides. Nasser Hussain writes.

Let Zaheer prove his match fitness

Dhoni and the team management must make sure Zak bowls 20 overs flat out before considering him for the Test, writes Sourav Ganguly.

Hunger and intent missing

Coming to the game itself, from an Indian perspective, it was disappointing. The way we lost hurt more than the loss itself. Anil Kumble writes.

Zaheer must follow strict rehab routine

Hamstring is one of the most common injuries suffered by sportspersons, especially sprinters, hurdlers and jumpers. Likewise, it can be avoided if we follow a strict training regimen and strength training and flexibility programme. Ashok Ahuja writes.

Dhoni respected the unwritten laws of cricket

One may argue it was silly of Ian Bell to leave his crease while the ball was still live, and the umpire hadn't signaled tea. Yet, Bell did not intend to take a run, the videos prove. His naive assumption was instinctive. Aakash Chopra writes.

Scourge of IPL is reason for India's injury woes

India's imminent fall from the top, judging by their swift capitulation in the first two Tests, has and will spawn many interpretations. Pradeep Magazine writes. Money a temptation to hide injuries?

Pick Mukund over Sehwag

With players either overcooked by playing too much cricket, like Harbhajan Singh, or undercooked by playing too little, like Virender Sehwag, Dhoni has to think clearly ahead of Edgbaston. Nasser Husssain writes.

Dravid's work ethic an example for the others

Mohammad Ali said he could dance in the ring only because he ran miles on the road. Rahul Dravid, otherwise unlike the champion boxer, says his mantra is similar. Amrit Mathur writes.

Look for it, there’s life beyond Zaheer too

Why is the world No. 1 side looking so listless in England? Ask anyone, an expert or an ordinary fan, and you will get one name- Zaheer Khan. Subhash Rajta writes.

Impact of Twenty20 on Test cricket is apparent

It is fantastic to have a break in the middle of a long series, as it is good to rekindle freshness in the system. In terms of a winning side, you like to stay on a roll, writes Kevin Pietersen.
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