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Beaten teams and fair-weather fans

While a nation may want answers for India's loss to England, question is: are we ready to accept the responses that will come our way?

Happy home, the recipe for success

A cornerstone of the Kirsten-Upton duo's coaching methodology, as observed when they were part of the Indian set up, was that happy people are successful people, and this applied to cricket as well. Given the sheer technical, physical and skill challenges that the bat and ball game threw up at the highest level, and the already proven calibre of the practitioners, the one thing support staff needed to do was help create the right kind of environment.

The final word should be Sachin Tendulkar's

Since the Mumbai Test, where Sachin Tendulkar endured twin failures, falling to the left-arm spin of Monty Panesar in both innings, there has been speculation over whether Tendulkar has had a word with the selectors about his future.


  • Anand Vasu

    Anand spent nearly a decade with Cricinfo before becoming the first Chief Cricket Writer of an Indian national daily, with the Hindustan Times newspaper in Delhi. A brief stint as Deputy Editor of Sports Illustrated India was followed by his appointment at Wisden, for whom he writes the much anticipated annual India review. Anand's work in cricket has earned him three national awards and he was the only Indian in the jury that selected the Player and Team of the Tournament for the ICC during the 2011 World Cup.