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India vs England 2011: News

'India series as big as Ashes'

England Test captain Andrew Strauss considers the upcoming series against India as tough as the historic Ashes but is banking on home advantage to upstage the world's number one side.

Zaheer taunts 'doubting' Strauss

The series is still some days away but the banter has started with India pace spearhead Zaheer Khan taunting Andrew Strauss, saying the English skipper’s decision to play for Somerset in a practice match highlights the “element of doubt” in his mind.

‘I am not English, said  Pietersen’

England do not need distractions before the crucial Test series against India, but a cricketer’s diary published in the Daily Mail may just provide some.

Sachin is great, but Viv is god here

The way Sachin Tendulkar has upped his game in the last four seasons, the great debate has only become hotter about who is the greatest batsman ever. Sanjjeev Karan Samyal notes.

Rich & famous 'lord over' cricket's Mecca

Sachin Tendulkar is yet to taste success at Lord's, but he has virtually made it his second home. When in London, he lives just down the road from the famous venue. Sanjjeev Karan Samyal reports.

Make no mistake, this India team is a hungry lot

The India-England series kicks off at a venue worthy to host the 2000th Test and the 100th between the two countries. Lord's has always been special and will continue to hold its elite status. Sourav Ganguly writes.

Does anyone remember the 1000th Test?

As England and India battle for supremacy on cricket's most hallowed ground at Lord's in the 2000th Test, Pakistan's Niaz stadium, which hosted the historic 1000th Test in November 1984, has only faded memories to cherish.

Tendulkar kept waiting for Lord's ton bid

India great Sachin Tendulkar will have to bide his time if he is to score his 100th international hundred in the first Test against England at Lord's after spending most of Sunday's fourth day off the field with a viral infection.

Full house sets the tone for series

The quality of play here has served as a perfect appetiser and the series is expected to be a treat, writes Sanjjeev Karan Samyal.

Is Dhoni missing his Midas touch?

The eternal question — does destiny influence our actions or do our actions determine our destiny — springs to mind whenever I think of MS Dhoni and his spectacular career as captain of the Indian team. Pradeep Magazine writes.

No ton of tons for Tendulkar as he's out for 16

Sachin Tendulkar was again left stranded on 99 international hundreds when he was dismissed for 16 on the second day of the second Test against England at Trent Bridge in Nottingham today.

Task cut out for Fletcher, McClaren

Being an England coach seems one of the most challenging jobs in sports. The scrutiny can be unrelenting and the pressure maddening. Duncan Fletcher will know it better than anyone. Sanjjeev Karan Samyal reports.

Can't write off Dhoni after just two losses: Akram

Facing criticism after India conceded a 0-2 lead to England in the ongoing Test series, skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has found much-needed support in Pakistan pace legend Wasim Akram who feels he cannot be written off on the basis of a couple of defeats.

'India's no. 1 Test ranking on line'

The ICC chief executive Haroon Lorgat feels that India's no. 1 ranking in Test cricket is certainly on line after back-to-back defeats against England at the Lord's and Trent Bridge but the quality of contest has been pretty enthralling.

Jaffer relives the successful summer of 2007

As India's stunning debacle is being dissected threadbare after two massive defeats, Wasim Jaffer finds his name being discussed for the first time since he lost his place in the side three years ago. Sanjjeev Karan Samyal reports.
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