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India vs West Indies 2011: News

Ashwin may get the nod

In their bid to draw a line under the 0-4 Test hammering in England and prepare for the Australian challenge, the selection panel is likely to blood off-spinner R Ashwin against the West Indies, writes Nikhilesh Bhattacharya. The possible 15

Bhajji ignored again

The India selectors on Friday dropped Harbhajan Singh from the squad for the first Test against the West Indies and blooded R Ashwin, who has not allowed the team to feel the absence of the veteran off-spinner in limited-over cricket.

Fit-again Barath in Windies squad for India tour

Opener Adrian Barath returned after recovering from a hamstring injury as West Indies announced a 15-member squad for the three-Test series against India starting November 6 in Delhi.

Win against WI will give boost: Yuvraj Singh

Yuvraj Singh is fit for the upcoming season, after having fractured his index finger in the left hand three months back in England, and believes that a strong performance against the West Indies at home is what is needed before the team departs for a grueling tour of Australia later in the year. HT reports.

Five-star Bishoo gives Windies much-needed boost ahead of India

Leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo grabbed 5-90 as the West Indies trounced Bangladesh by 229 runs in the second and final cricket Test in Dhaka on Wednesday to wrap up the series 1-0 here today.

Money makes teams go around

When it comes to Tests, India have been reluctant to host West Indies in the last two decades. The West Indies Test squad that arrived here on Thursday is the first since 2002. The one before that came in 1994-95 and split the three-Test series 1-1 with a barnstorming victory in Mohali where Courtney Walsh snaked a bouncer through the visor of Manoj Prabhakar's helmet and broke his nose. Nikhilesh Bhattacharya reports. Over the years

Ahead of the Test, Kotla wicket in a salty soup

It has been almost two years since a substandard pitch in December 2009 led to the ban on Ferozshah Kotla as an international venue. Yet, the Delhi cricket authorities haven't been able to find the 'right mix'. Khurram Habib reports.

Windies upbeat against youthful India bowling

Led by Bravo, the West Indies batting will look to cash in on India's inexperienced attack. Nikhilesh Bhattacharya reports.

 

Tendulkar's 100th ton back in focus as India take on Windies

The hype is back as Sachin Tendulkar once again seeks to record an unprecedented 100th international century, when a near full-strength India take on West Indies in the first cricket Test on Sunday.

Hope Sachin gets 100th ton at Kotla: Dhoni

As anticipation builds up for Sachin Tendulkar's 100th international ton, Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today said the team is hoping that the veteran cricketer achieves the milestone in the very first Test of the three-match series against the West Indies starting in New Delhi tomorrow.

It's the toughest Test for inexperienced Windies: Sammy

"It will be the biggest challenge for the players and for me as captain. India are such a prestigious side with great players," the Windies captain said at the pre-match press conference ahead of the first Test in New Delhi tomorrow. Pics

All eyes on the Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar

Tendulkar gears up for his special hundred as India focus on task at hand. Nikhilesh Bhattacharya reports. Match reckoner | Sight screen | After perfect 10, will it be 100th 100?

With battles won, Ashwin is now in the midst of big war

On Sunday, 25-year-old R Ashwin from Tamil Nadu may face the biggest challenge of his fledgling career. Nikhilesh Bhattacharya reports. Fortnotes

Windies blow hot

Chanderpaul's ton powers the visitors, spinners keep India in hunt. Nikhilesh Bhattacharya reports. Scorecard | Kotlanama

Double ton behind the stumps for Dhoni

The catch that Mahendra Singh Dhoni took late on Sunday to send back Marlon Samuels off the bowling of R Ashwin made him the first Indian wicketkeeper to notch up 200 Test dismissals, leaving Syed Kirmani (198) behind. Nikhilesh Bhattacharya reports.

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