ENG beat IND by 7 wickets

England in India Series, 2012 Specials

Special skills required to bat and bowl on turning tracks

Last updated on: Tuesday, 27 November 2012 11:25

I urge the readers not to curl their lips, for I say this because Dhoni went in with three spinners on a turner based on the past. He had seen batsmen like Rahul Dravid, VVS Laxman and Sourav Ganguly, who were extremely adept against spin. The victories on home turf were achieved due to their skills, to not only survive but also dominate even on rank turners.

Five for the ages from Virender Sehwag

Last updated on: Friday, 23 November 2012 13:53

Virender Sehwag has rewritten the art of opening the batting in Test cricket with his own unique brand of nonchalant aggression that has forced the best in the business to tear their hair out in frustration.

Let's get those fans to the stadium

Last updated on: Wednesday, 14 November 2012 18:06

As a cricket lover, I've had many 'I was there' moments – the kind you want to live to tell your grandchildren about. I was there when India won at Perth in 2008 to become the only team from the subcontinent to defeat Australia at the WACA. I was there when thousands of Australians leapt to their feet to give Tendulkar a standing ovation at the SCG as he got to a 100 in a Test that was to be marred later by Monkeygate.

Duncan Fletcher is the Invisible Man of Indian Cricket

Last updated on: Tuesday, 06 November 2012 13:07

Apart from the odd press conference before or after a game, one is yet to hear anything of any real substance from Duncan Fletcher on the disasters that were tours of England and Australia, losing Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman, his plans. If any.

A squad picked on reputation?

Last updated on: Tuesday, 06 November 2012 12:41

Former Indian cricketer WV Raman looks at the squad picked for the first two Tests against England.

How Gambhir-Sehwag match up against great pairs

Last updated on: Wednesday, 31 October 2012 12:50

Gautam Gambhir's recent remark "We still average 53 as an opening pair, which I think is one of the best when it comes to opening the batting in world cricket," is not far from truth.