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HindustanTimes Mon,29 Dec 2014

Divided loyalties create turbulence in England-India series

When MS Dhoni was asked by a reporter about the crowd booing England at the T20I at Edgbaston, he said he didn't hear it.

England selectors can take a leaf out of Dhoni's book

MS Dhoni has often won games for India on his own. However, at Edgbaston, he should have put more faith in Ambati Rayudu, writes Sourav Ganguly.

I backed myself to go for it, says Dhoni in defence

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni defended his unsuccessful decision of not rotating strike in the last over against England in the Only T20 International, saying he 'backed himself to go for it'.

Morgan smashes England to thrilling T20 victory at Edgbaston

England beat India by three runs to win the lone Twenty20 international at Edgbaston on Sunday. India, chasing 181 to win, finished on 177 for five. Scorecard

BCCI's enormous power not good for cricket: Boycott

Days after cricketing legend Ian Botham called for IPL to be scrapped, former England captain Geoffrey Boycott has said it is not the T20 tournament but the Indian cricket board wielding enormous power that is detrimental to the game.

Soft dismissals cost us the match: Dhoni

India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni says the target England set for them was very much achievable but soft dismissals scuttled their chances in the fifth One-dayer, in Leeds on Friday.

Kohli's misery complete, India end series with big loss

On a day when India were outplayed after putting up a comprehensive show in the last three games, it was Virat Kohli's dismissal that was the most glaring failure.

England can forget about shorter forms without IPL: Pietersen

English cricketers can 'forget' about the shorter format unless they embrace the Indian Premier League, according to the maverick Kevin Pietersen, who says his efforts to get his countrymen to play in the IPL have fallen on 'deaf ears'.

Team India need specialists to solve Test woes

England must be at their wits end trying to decipher how two-faced MS Dhoni's team is. Unable to score, bowl or catch in Tests, India played like champions in one-dayers, writes Sanjjeev Samyal.

Rahane should stay on as ODI opener, England need an overhaul

If the win in Cardiff was very good, it was comprehensive in Nottingham and England got an absolute thrashing in Birmingham. It showed India got better and better, writes Sourav Ganguly.

BCCI keen on engaging Shastri for World Cup

The resonance of the turnaround, and the players making it clear that Shastri’s presence in the dressing room played a defining role in the team’s performance has reached the corridors of the BCCI.

India aim for clean sweep in fifth ODI against England

Series already in their pocket, a rampaging India would look to keep the foot on the pedal and press for a clean sweep when they take on England in the fifth and final cricket one-dayer in Leeds on Friday.

Ian Bell ruled out of final England-India ODI

Ian Bell has been ruled out of England's fifth and final one-day international against India at Headingley with a broken toe, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced on Wednesday.

Shastri has given us a lot of confidence: Dhawan

India's dashing opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan feels the appointment of Ravi Shastri as the team director was perfectly timed and helped them bounce back strongly from the Test series loss to win the ODI series in an emphatic fashion.

What I saw at Edgbaston was a joke: Botham

Hurt and angry at England's pathetic performance in the ODIs, former skipper Ian Botham wondered when the team would wake up and start playing attacking cricket.
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series schedule

1st Test - England v India
Wed Jul 9 - Sun Jul 13 (10:00 GMT | 11:00 local | 15:30 IST)
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
2nd Test - England v India
Thu Jul 17 - Mon Jul 21 (10:00 GMT | 11:00 local | 15:30 IST)
Lord's, London
3rd Test - England v India
Sun Jul 27 - Thu Jul 31 (10:00 GMT | 11:00 local | 15:30 IST)
The Rose Bowl, Southampton
4th Test - England v India
Thu Aug 7 - Mon Aug 11 (10:00 GMT | 11:00 local | 15:30 IST)
Old Trafford, Manchester
5th Test - England v India
Fri Aug 15 - Tue Aug 19 (10:00 GMT | 11:00 local | 15:30 IST)
Kennington Oval, London
1st ODI - England v India
Mon Aug 25 (09:30 GMT | 10:30 local | 15:00 IST)
County Ground, Bristol
2nd ODI - England v India
Wed Aug 27 (09:30 GMT | 10:30 local | 15:00 IST)
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
3rd ODI - England v India
Sat Aug 30 (09:30 GMT | 10:30 local | 15:00 IST)
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
4th ODI - England v India
Tue Sep 2 (09:30 GMT | 10:30 local | 15:00 IST)
Edgbaston, Birmingham
5th ODI - England v India
Fri Sep 5 (09:30 GMT | 10:30 local | 15:00 IST)
Headingley, Leeds
Only T20 - England v India
Sun Sep 7 (14:00 GMT | 15:00 local | 19:30 IST)
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