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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

Will the next Team India captain please stand up?

Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's fortunes are in the doldrums after another series defeat away from home. The Indian team put up an embarrassing show in the last three Tests to be crushed 3-1 by hosts England. Vote: Yet another Test defeat abroad: is it time for MS Dhoni to be replaced as captain?

Questioned over quitting captaincy, Dhoni says 'wait and watch'

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Sunday gave an open-ended reply to a query if he is ready to quit captaincy after another Test debacle on foreign soil having lost the current series 1-3 to England. Vote: Should MSD stay on as capt?

Sri Lanka's Herath wrecks Pakistan again in Colombo Test

Sri Lanka stepped closer to giving former captain Mahela Jayawardene a winning farewell after Rangana Herath skittled Pakistan once more in the second Test in Colombo on Sunday.

India's batting simply not good enough in this series: Dhoni

India captain MS Dhoni admitted his team had simply not been good enough after losing the five-match Test series against England 3-1 on Sunday.

Mahela Jayawardene scores 54 in last Test innings

Sri Lankan cricket legend Mahela Jayawardene scored a fine 54 runs in what was his last Test knock at the Sinhalese Sports Club Ground in Colombo on Sunday.

India women down England in one-off Test at Wormsley

India captain Mithali Raj ensured her side's return to Test cricket after an eight-year absence ended triumphantly as they beat England by six wickets in a one-off encounter on Saturday.

Jayawardene puts Sri Lanka on top in Test vs Pakistan

Mahela Jayawardene scored an unbeaten 49 in his last Test innings as Sri Lanka took charge of the second and final match against Pakistan in Colombo on Saturday.

Pakistan crumble in Colombo Test against five-wicket Herath

Test cricket's top-ranked spinner Rangana Herath skittled Pakistan's top order on way to surpassing the 250-wicket mark to put Sri Lanka on top in the second Test in Colombo on Friday.

Time for young guns to devise ways for fightback at The Oval

India's batting doesn't evoke much confidence mainly because their two main batsmen - Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara - are struggling. They came here with big reputations but have been unable to show their mettle in English conditions.
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