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Harbhajan’s Return Adds ‘Aggression’ to Kohli’s Test Team

Harbhajan Singh’s return to the Indian Test squad is a tribute to a fighter who kept his motivation levels high despite being on the sidelines for almost three years. The feisty off-spinner played a crucial role in taking Mumbai Indians to their third IPL final when he took two for 26 to wreck Chennai Super Kings chances at Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday night. It was a timely reminder to the national selectors and a young

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Sachin Tendulkar Revives School Memories with Vinod Kambli

Best memories are always with school friends. Sachin Tendulkar also believes it. The Indian cricket legend has posted a photograph in his personal Instagram account and, you guessed it right, the frame has chum Vinod Kambli in it. Sweet memories always get the better of not-so-sweet present. In recent years, Tendulkar’s relationship with Kambli has not been in the best of health. Kambli’s life has been dogged by controversies and with his cricket career going

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Kaun Banega Coach? Can Ganguly, Dravid Work Under Ravi Shastri?

Dean Jones has made an out-of-the-box “two-coach” proposal to India’s cricket bosses who sit down later this month to choose Duncan Fletcher’s replacement. The Zimbabwean, who replaced Gary Kirsten after the 2011 World Cup, ended his tumultuous assignment with BCCI after India bowed out in the semifinals of the World Cup Down Under. Jones pointed out India have some great options in Sourav Ganguly (for shorter formats like T20s and ODIs) and Rahul Dravid (Tests).

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Adelaide I love you, said Virat, like almost

Virat Kohli proved his batting credentials once again with a workmanlike ton in India’s World Cup 2015 opener against Pakistan in Adelaide on Sunday. Batting at his customary No. 3 position, Kohli scored 107 to anchor India’s 300 for seven after the defending champions won the toss and decided to bat. Kohli’s form has run hot and cold in the last three months India have been in Australia. He was the batting mainstay during the

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The Murky World of Team India’s Fitness Issues

What’s the ideal preparation for a World Cup? Acclimatization? Match practice or transparency in team management? India have been winless after 10 weeks in Australia. While they have been worthless in Tests overseas, the failure to win a single game in the tri-nation ODI series only reveals that there are worries in the squad than the naked eye can see. Fitness and the hide-and-seek around it seem to be a massive deterrent. Indian cricket has

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Dhoni Wants Kohli at No. 4. Is that right, Mr. Skipper!

As the world debates over Virat Kohli’s batting position in One-Day Internationals, Team India captain MS Dhoni has explained his rationale behind his deputy batting at No. 4 in the tri-nation series under way in Australia. India face England in a must-win game in Perth on Friday. Will India continue to experiment in a crunch game is the big question everyone is asking. Just days before the World Cup, the captain is not amused with

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‘Don’t Write N. Srinivasan’s Indian Cricket Obituary Yet’

Given his amazing mental strength to brave the odds, N. Srinivasan’s never-say-die attitude is keeping his adversaries in Indian cricket administration on tenterhooks. In a digital age where hot breaking news travels faster than sound, several top cricket administrators and players have kept mum, choosing to comment “only when they have seen the entire 138-page Supreme Court order” that bars the Tamil Nadu business tycoon from seeking a second full term as Board of Control

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Will Virat Kohli Obey Ravi Shastri’s Guru Mantra in Sydney?

Haunted by a series of dramatic collapses, Day 5 of the Sydney Test on Saturday will be another Test of India’s resolve to face the vagaries of a five-day game. With India up for a record chase, what could Ravi Shastri be telling Virat Kohli? Will a robust team director’s mindset match with the aspirations of a passionate captain? Sanjay Manjrekar made an interesting comment on TV on Friday. He called Shastri the “brain and voice”

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Spidercam: Villain or Hero?

Allergic to the use of Decision Review System in international cricket, the Indian cricket Board will probably a heave a sigh of relief that Lokesh Rahul was not on the wrong side of another technological marvel being used in the current India versus Australia Test series. The Spidercam, that provides a bird’s eye view of the action in the middle, has now spun a new web of controversy. The use (or not use) of technology

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Normal is Boring, Will Virat’s ‘mindset’ bring Acche Din Overseas?

Sydney has been the perfect place to experiment with an evolving Test side. If that’s the mindset with which Virat Kohli has approached a dead Rubber, he has made the right start as India’s official Test captain. They say: “Normal is boring, being weird and crazy makes you happy in life.” If there is design in asking Lokesh Rahul to open the innings and promote Rohit Sharma as No. 3, Kohli much-hyped ‘aggression’ has been

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