HindustanTimes Thu,03 Sep 2015

'Bowling India's weakness, Dravid's inclusion retrograde'

India's bowling is their Achilles' heel and recalling Rahul Dravid to prop up the batting order is a retrograde step, according to former cricketers Wasim Akram and Sanjay Manjrekar.

ESPNStar to cash in on Champions Trophy, Champions League T20

Sports broadcaster ESPNStar is set to cash in on two upcoming cricket events -- ICC Champions Trophy in South Africa and the Champions League T20 in India - expecting a total advertising revenue of about Rs. 500 crore.

'Fab' five batsmen to watch out for at Champions Trophy

Tillakaratne Dilshan may not be a batting superstar in Sri Lanka's team like Sanath Jayasuriya or Kumar Sangakkara, but is one of most valuable players in all forms of the game.

Fans will miss top power-hitters

Bowlers could be forgiven for breathing a sigh of relief ahead of the Champions Trophy which starts in South Africa next Tuesday, for some of the world's top big-hitters will be missing in action.

For SA, the party has begun

South Africa have a reputation for being fantastic hosts — the 2003 World Cup was a success, the IPL moved here seamlessly in quick time — and there's no reason to believe things will be any different this time around. Anand Vasu reports.

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