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HindustanTimes Wed,01 Oct 2014

India vs Australia 2011: News

Shocked former players call for wholesale changes in team

Stunned by India's Test slump abroad after the 0-4 rout in the series against Australia, former stalwarts today blamed it on the star-studded batting line-up's flopshow, saying heads have to roll following a second successive whitewash overseas.

No rush to decide on senior players' future: Captain Dhoni

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today said there is no rush to decide on the future of the senior players despite their poor performances in the Test series against Australia in which his team was given a 0-4 thrashing. I haven't made any decision on retirement: Dravid | Australia crush India | HT Poll: More than one third want Sachin out

I haven't made any decision on retirement: Dravid

Embattled Rahul Dravid on Saturday made it clear that he has not taken any decision on retirement from international cricket but admitted that his glorious career was "definitely nearer the end than the beginning".

Viru says Team India seniors won’t retire

The last rites of its 0-4 Australian series rout completed, a decimated Team India was in denial Saturday as both the management and stand-in skipper Virender Sehwag backed the veterans and rejected reports that Rahul Dravid’s retirement was imminent.

Veterans face heat as India fall apart

Pressure is mounting on India's ageing Test batsmen to make way for fresh talent after the team sunk to the "lowest of lows" in Australia where they suffered a humiliating 4-0 series whitewash.

Australian media slams India for 'disgraceful lack of fight'

The Australian media slammed the Indian cricket team for its "disgraceful lack of fight" in the 4-0 Test series whitewash and made mocking comparison of the gait of the visiting batting greats returning to the dressing room to "flag at half-mast".

Where do we go from here?

Hours after India lost the fourth Test, dark clouds ominously hung over the Adelaide sky. Darker clouds now float over Indian team. Many, the cricketers and BCCI included, thought the debacle in England was a mere aberration, but this series proved something to the contrary. Rohit Bhaskar reports. Fresh hopes down under | HT's Mantra to regain glory

Australia drop Marsh, rest Haddin for Tri-series

Australia have dropped struggling top order batsman Shaun Marsh and rested wicketkeeper Brad Haddin for the first three matches of the one-day Tri-series against India and Sri Lanka, which starts next week.

Indians thwarted by wet practice pitches ahead of T20 vs Oz

Desperate to redeem pride in shorter formats after being embarrassed in the Test series, the Indian cricket team was today left frustrated by wet practice pitches at the ANZ Stadium -- the venue of its first Twenty20 match against Australia on Wednesday.

I don't have a say in selection: Dhoni

Speaking exclusively to HT, captain MS Dhoni lamented his limited say in selection of players and said how he would give a list of players to the selectors only to find many of them he wanted not named in the squad.
Dhoni says open to being replaced as captain: Reports | Vote: Should India get a new Test captain?

Haddin says he's been dropped, not rested

Australian wicketkeeper Brad Haddin said today he has been dropped, not rested, from the one-day squad to face India and Sri Lanka and conceded it will be tough for him to win back his place.

'Replace me if you find a better captain'

The rumour mill has been working overtime ever since India succumbed to a second straight away series whitewash. MS Dhoni's future as India's Test captain has been the topic of much debate and discussion. Rohit Bhaskar reports. Dhoni best bet for Test |  Ups and downs | 'I don't have a say in selection'

T20 responsible for India's Test plight, says Imran Khan

Pakistan cricket legend Imran Khan has blamed the lucrative T20 Indian Premier League for India's recent dismal Test showing, saying the focus should be on the game's longer format.

Dhoni is still best bet for Test captaincy: Gavaskar

Sunil Gavaskar feels Mahendra Singh Dhoni is still the best bet for India's captaincy and wants the BCCI to wait for some time before zeroing in on the candidate who might take over from him in future. I don't have a say in selection: Dhoni | Azhar makes contradictory statements on Dhoni's Test captaincy

India look to regain pride in T20 games

Their reputation bruised and battered after the humiliating loss in the Test series, India will be desperate to turn their fortunes around and restore some pride in the limited overs matches, starting with the first T20 against Australia here on Sunday. Teams | They say
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