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Indians need exposure to wider world outside riches of IPL: Michael Vaughan

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 00:06

India captain M S Dhoni might have refused to blame IPL for his team`s shambolic show in the five-Test series against England, but former English skipper Michael Vaughan feels the young Indian players must come out of the cash-rich league`s shadow and play county cricket.

Hashim Amla leads South Africa fightback on day two

Last Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014, 18:44

Hashim Amla faced a stern test of character in his first series as captain after South Africa lost three key wickets against a determined Sri Lankan bowling attack in the second Test Friday.

Kohli, Pujara hold key to India`s success in England

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 08, 2014, 13:04

With a relatively inexperienced bowling attack at its disposal, India will be banking on its batsmen to get the team in position of strenghts and the spotlight especially will be on Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara in the forthcoming Test series against England.

Kapil Dev pins hopes on India pacers, wants batsmen to deliver

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 01, 2014, 20:46

Though India were thrashed 4-0 in their last tour to England, former captain Kapil Dev is of the opinion that if the current set of batsmen delivers big, the bowling attack, even sans Zaheer Khan, was capable of complementing them in the five-Test series starting on July 9.

3rd Test, Day 2: Michael Clarke steers Australia to strong position against South Africa

Last Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014, 21:38

Australian captain Michael Clarke hit an unbeaten 161 to guide his team to a strong position on the second day of the third and final Test against South Africa at Newlands on Sunday.

Australia practise reverse-swing at Newlands

Last Updated: Friday, February 28, 2014, 18:45

Stung by a heavy defeat in the second Test, Australia are now practising ball tampering to improve the art of reverse-swing in the third Test against South Africa starting Saturday here at the Newlands.

Inspired South Africa upbeat after demolition of Aussies in Port Elizabeth Test: Smith

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 16:54

Inspired by his side`s second Test win over Australia, South Africa captain Graeme Smith has hailed the squad`s last session demolition of the Australians, describing it as a great advertisement for Test cricket, proof of his team`s mettle and a fantastic fillip for Saturday`s series-deciding match in Cape Town.

Oz selectors may call in reserve bowlers for Cape Town Test

Last Updated: Monday, February 24, 2014, 13:01

With Australia losing the second Test at Port Elizabeth to South Africa by a whopping 231 runs, and the series-ending Third Test in Cape Town beginning on Saturday, selectors may just think of giving their unchanged bowling attack of the past seven Tests a break, and call on reserve pacers James Pattinson and Jackson Bird to effect a quick turnaround in the team`s fortunes.

`Obnoxious` MS Dhoni under fire after new tour flop

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 13:13

Beleaguered skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was put on notice by his predecessors Wednesday after India suffered yet another away series defeat, with one of them calling his leadership "obnoxious".

Graeme Smith can draw inspiration from Brendon McCullum

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 22:05

He wasn`t in the best of form ahead of the Test series, but with those two brilliant knocks against India, Brendon McCullum has once again proved his worth as a world class cricketer.

2nd Test: 'Run-machine` Virat Kohli scores match saving ton

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 13:52

The new `run machine` of Indian cricket, Virat Kohi once again scored a cracking ton on the last day of the second and final Test against New Zealand at Basin Reserve on Tuesday.

Repeat of Eden Gardens at Basin Reserve by Brendon McCullum

Last Updated: Monday, February 17, 2014, 21:01

Team India`s bowling again looked helpless. New Zealand skipper Brendon McCullum unleashed an attack that was too heavy for Indian seamers to cope with.