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HindustanTimes Wed,26 Nov 2014

India vs England 2011: News

2012 shadow no dampener

Enthusiasts at Lord's wore a quizzical look on Wednesday afternoon. They were on a hallowed turf, but the action before them was of England archers honing their skills. Sanjjeev Karan Samyal reports.

Warming up for big Test

Since the end of the Test against Sri Lanka in December 2009, the Indian Test team has had a buzz around it wherever it has travelled. They went into 2010 with the mantle of the No 1 Test side in the world and have since been the team to beat. Sanjjeev Karan Samyal reports.

'Sehwag’s recovery may take longer'

Virender Sehwag’s recovery from his shoulder surgery is not going as fast as it was initially hoped. The explosive batsman is not expected to join the squad in England before at least the third Test. HT reports.

Strauss braces up for Zaheer challenge

The jury is divided on Andrew Strauss' decision to turn up for Somerset against India in the tour game. A Middlesex player, the England skipper sought special permission to play the warm-up game. Sanjjeev Karan Samyal reports.

The journey begins here

Going by their first day in the field in England, India have a lot of work to do before the first Test if they hope to defend their No 1 ranking. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Will left be right for India?

Strauss wins Round One against Zak

Andrew Strauss backed his decision to take on his nemesis, Zaheer Khan, straight up with a sprightly half-century at the Somerset County Cricket ground on Friday.

Strauss is defensive captain, Dhoni thrives on aggression: Vaughan

Former England captain Michael Vaughan described Andrew Strauss as a defensive captain and called India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni as an aggressive leader.

No burden on India to prove anything: Zaheer

Pace spearhead Zaheer Khan is confident that India can continue their run as the world's best Test team in the four-match series.

England are going to do just enough to win 1-0: Warne

Australian spin legend Shane Warne foresees England beating India 1-0 in the upcoming four-Test series as he feels Andrew Strauss' men will manage to do just enough to upstage their world number one rivals.

Indian batting collapses vs Somerset

The rain marred second day of the three day practice game between India and Somerset proved to be something of an embarassment for the visitors, after Somerset reduced India to an embarrassing 138 for eight in their first innings on Saturday.

Australia's scourge VVS has unfinished business in England

India are ranked No 1, won the last series played in England, and their batsmen have plundered attacks all over the world, but VVS Laxman is under no false impression about how much hard work it is going to be to get runs in England. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.
VVS' best innings vs England

Lack of swing with Duke ball worries Indian seamers

The Indian pacers have been left wondering whether their technique has gone wrong. They had come here expecting they can just release the ball and the wicket and the famed English conditions would do the rest for them. Sanjjeev Karan Samyal reports.

Making India toil was planned, says Compton

Tour games are meant to be an opportunity for the visiting team to acclimatise, but some are clever enough to use it to their advantage. Sanjjeev Karan Samyal reports.

In-form Raina could be preferred over Yuvraj for Lord's Test

More experienced he might be, but Yuvraj Singh could still be forced to make way for an in-form Suresh Raina when India decide their playing XI for the opening cricket Test against England starting July 21 at the Lord's.

Hype around Sachin's 100th ton might hurt India: Anderson

England pacer James Anderson concedes sledging never really distracts Sachin Tendulkar but what might have a "detrimental effect" on him and India during the Test series starting next week is the massive hype around the veteran batsman's impending 100th ton.
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