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Cricket

Glad that IPL shut the door on me, says Alex Hales

Having received his maiden call-upin the England ODI squad, hard-hitting batsman Alex Hales feels that the IPL snub he got during last edition, helped him turn into a better player.

Fletcher sidelined as Shastri is ODI in-charge for Team India

Bowling coach Joe Dawes and fielding coach Trevor Penny have been given a break. The BCCI has decided to appoint B Arun and former India all-rounder Sanjay Bangar as assistant coaches. Vote: What is affecting India's overseas Test performance?

Skipper MS Dhoni should reassess himself

It was a disappointing end to the series with another huge margin of defeat at The Oval. What started with a fabulous win at Lord's culminated into a sad end, writes Sourav Ganguly.

Team India coach Duncan Fletcher's exit looks a matter of time

The BCCI has finally wielded the axe on the coaching staff. The second innings capitulation at The Oval, in just 29 overs, was the last straw although the message was clear about Fletcher after the first morning at Old Trafford.

BCCI on why Ravi Shastri has been asked to take the reins

The BCCI on Tuesday appointed former all-rounder Ravi Shastri as the director of the Indian team for the ODI series against England, sidelining head coach Duncan Fletcher. The Board explains the reasons behind the decision.

Pujara, Kohli drop in Test rankings

Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli's dismal performances in the recently concluded five-match Test series against England saw them dropping down in the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings for Test batsmen, following their side's 3-1 series defeat.

Time to show responsibility, install a new leader for India's Test team

After the England disaster, the BCCI must show accountability and sack MS Dhoni as India's Test captain, writes Sanjjeev K Samyal. Also Read: Jadeja-Anderson spat proved the turning point

Ian Botham caught out by nude Twitter picture

Former England all-rounder Ian Botham was embarrassed on Monday when a photograph of a naked man appeared on his Twitter page.

Emotional Mahela Jayawardene ends Test career on a high

An emotional Mahela Jayawardene ended his glittering, 17-year Test career on a high on Monday as Sri Lanka won the second and final Test against Pakistan by 105 runs to sweep the series 2-0.

Jadeja-Anderson spat proved the turning point

As the experts look back at how dramatically the fortunes changed in the series, where India led 1-0 after the first two Tests against England before losing 1-3, they can't help but look at the Ravindra Jadeja-James Anderson row as the turning point.

Top on a cricket fan's mind: is there hope for Team India?

Last time when India toured England and lost we had the excuse that once Tendulkar, Dravid, Laxman and Sehwag retire, brighter talent would replace them. Who do we replace Kohli, Dhawan and Pujara with now?

Row with Jadeja helped channel my anger: Anderson

James Anderson has said the fall-out from his row with Ravindra Jadeja helped him star in a 3-1 Test series win over India, with the seamer being named England's man-of-the-series after taking 25 wickets.

Mahela Jayawardene rules out politics and coaching

Mahela Jayawardene, who retired from Test cricket on Monday after a glorious Test career, ruled himself out from entering politics or seeking a coaching position with the national team.

McGrath blames 'horrendous' fielding, batting for India's failure

Aussie legend McGrath blamed 'horrendous' fielding and batting for India's 3-1 defeat during their England tour and said 'a lot has to change' between now and when India visit Australia for them to stand a chance.

Fletcher's role, Dhoni's captaincy questioned

India's beleaguered cricketers have come under sharp criticism from former players who called for coach Fletcher's immediate ouster while questioning MS Dhoni's captaincy in the Tests against England. Vote: Who should replace Dhoni as captain?
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