HindustanTimes Sat,30 Aug 2014


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.

Indians collapse yet again, hosts England in command at The Oval

England were 62 for no loss at stumps after India suffered another batting collapse to be bundled out for 148 on the opening day of the fifth and final Test at The Oval on Friday.

India have to take the gamble and play Jadeja

All is not lost for India in the series yet. I am a firm believer that it takes one afternoon to turn things around and the biggest challenge for MS Dhoni and the team management will be to create a sense of belief in the dressing room, says Sourav Ganguly.

Mahela Jayawardene fails in first innings of final Test

Mahela Jayawardene fell cheaply in his final Test as Pakistan came back strongly in the last session to grab five wickets and reduce Sri Lanka to 261 for eight on the first day of the second Test in Colombo on Thursday.

Broad takes part in practice session for England

England paceman Stuart Broad bowled and batted in a net session on Thursday, on the eve of the fifth Test against India, while wearing a splint to protect his broken nose.

Martin Crowe says Dhoni's Test captaincy illogical

New Zealand batting great Martin Crowe has slammed the 'illogical' captaincy of Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the ongoing Test series in England and feels India would be better off without his leadership in the longest format.
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