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India VS New Zealand 2014: News

Indians outnumber locals in NZ grounds, but go home dejected

After winning 4th ODI, a celebratory roar came from the Kiwi dressing room. But there was not a soul around with only a few journalists finishing their work and the TV crew reeling in the equipment present at the ground.

Virat and Hughes: a study in contrast

Two batsmen, born just days apart, are now light years adrift in their cricket ambitions. Virat Kohli is a certified international star. Phil Hughes, on the other hand, is relegated to state duties, writes Ian Chappell.

Eden Park and the original 'Invincibles'

Cricket is a mere guest at the Eden Park. It is the spiritual home of New Zealand's national sport, rugby. It was here that the All Blacks regained the title in the 2011 World Cup.

India slip in the rain, lose No 1 ranking

Before leaving for the New Zealand tour, skipper MS Dhoni had dismissed concerns that his batsmen may not deliver against pace and bounce. The lessons learnt in South Africa would stand the team in good stead, he had declared.

I've made mistakes, but that’s how you learn: Kohli on controlling temper

Often criticised for letting his emotions get the better of him even on the field, Virat Kohli today conceded that he made a few mistakes early on in his career, but has now realised that 'use of words' is not necessary in a face-off.

Kiwis thrive on the Milne X-factor

It is appropriate that Adam Milne made his international debut against Pakistan. The 18-year-old Kiwi , like Shoaib Akhtar, promises to provide the X-factor with his searing pace bowling.

For fans, Virat is the new age Tendulkar

On this tour, the player who excites fans is Virat Kohli. His attitude, confidence, grit and determination with which he takes on the best bowlers and builds his innings has already set him apart in this side.

Ishwar Pandey: From watching a selection trial to Indian team

It was his sheer destiny when young Ishwar Pandey accompanied his friend to watch the selection trials for Under-17 divisional cricket team at his hometown Rewa, a divisional headquarters in Madhya Pradesh.

Green wickets in NZ could work for India, says Gavaskar

The former captain believes touring New Zealand will not be easier than South Africa, but the India pacers could exploit the conditions to surprise a few.
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