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HindustanTimes Sat,19 Apr 2014

‘It was one bad match that led to our exit’

It is sheer bad luck for India that Yuvraj Singh, one of the cleanest hitters in international cricket, had to miss two successive editions of the Champions Trophy - in 2006 and 2009 - due to injuries. Hindustan Times caught up with the fiery batsman after he inaugurated a clinic and discussed matters ranging from his injury to the forthcoming India-Australia ODI series, reports Anupma Tripathi.

Imperative to build on ODI success: Ponting

This is the second biggest tournament you can play as a group and country. We've managed to keep ourselves in pretty good shape physically and technically, says Ricky Ponting.

"We have the ability to be No 1"

It was the winter of 1989 when a 16-year old Sachin Tendulkar made his debut for India against Pakistan, their fiercest rival. He came armed with an already formidable opposition and began the journey that scaled a summit that a few would imagine was possible. CNN-IBN brings you the man himself, his unmatched success and the hunger that continues to drive him on in Tendulkar@20 in his own words.

‘I don’t care about formats, I simply attack’

"I am an attacking cricketer. I don't care about the formats --- be it T20, one-dayers or Tests. I try to go after the bowling and don't care about the scoreboard," Tillakaratne Dilshan tells Venkat Ananth in a freewheeling chat. 

Dilshan scoop shot added entertainment to T20 WC: Lloyd

Former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd has described Tillakaratne Dilshan a worthy winner of player of the tournament award in the just-concluded Twenty20 World Cup and said the Sri Lankan batsman's improvised scoop shot has added entertainment to the tournament.

I want to win Champions trophy or 2011 World Cup: Younis

Younis Khan, under whose leadership Pakistan won the Twenty20 World Cup this year, said he wants to win the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy or the 2011 World Cup during his tenure as captain.

Malik ready to open but wants long run

Former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik is ready to take on the role of an opener in the forthcoming ICC Champions Trophy but wants an extended run from the team management.

ICC awards lack credibility this year: CSA CEO

Outraged by the exclusion of South African players from the ICC annual awards nominations, Cricket South Africa CEO Gerald Majola has questioned the credibility of the list, saying he can't figure out the selection criteria.

Pakistan eyeing revenge against India: Younis

Six years have passed since their humiliating loss to India in Johannesburg in a World Cup match but Pakistan captain Younis Khan says the defeat still hurts and his team would be eyeing revenge when the two sides clash in the Champions Trophy on September 26.

Sehwag's absence will play in my mind: Gambhir

Back in the national team after missing the tri-series in Sri Lanka, India's Gautam Gambhir said his opening partner Virender Sehwag's absence will play in his mind but he would take the onus to anchor his team in the Champions Trophy.

Harbhajan wants to score a century, for 'Sunny Bhai'

He has proved what he can do when he has a cricket ball in his hand and now Harbhajan Singh wants to score a century to fulfill the wish of Indian batting legend Sunil Gavaskar.

South Africa still a strong side: Vettori

South Africa are still a tough team to beat despite losing to Sri Lanka in their opening Champions Trophy match, New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori said in Johannesburg on Wednesday.

We lost too many wickets in the beginning: Reifer

West Indies skipper Floyd Reifer has admitted that losing too many wickets early in the innings did his side in against Pakistan in the low-scoring Group- A match of the ICC Champions Trophy in Johannesburg.

Indo-Pak rivalry bigger than Ashes: Aaqib

The anticipation surrounding Saturday's India-Pakistan Champions Trophy clash has proved that the cricketing rivalry between these two nations is even bigger than the Ashes, feels former pacer Aaqib Javed.

‘I want to do what Sachin did in 2003’

Younis Khan declared himself fit for Saturday’s India clash, despite being advised four-weeks’ rest by doctors for a hairline finger fracture. Pakistan’s skipper was keen to grit his teeth, and play through pain because the game was such a significant one, reports Anand Vasu.
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