MELBOURNE: Rookie pacer James Pattinson has immense respect for the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid but says that he will not be intimidated by the reputation of the star visiting batsmen in the Test series starting on December 26.
“You respect them really well [...]
DUBAI: Former India captain Kapil Dev feels if the Indians could handle the experienced campaigner Ricky Ponting, they could enhance their chances of beating Australia in the upcoming four-Test series, starting on December 26.
“Ricky Ponting is the most important player. He is an experienced player and if [...]
MELBOURNE: Australian spin legend Shane Warne has little doubt that Sachin Tendulkar would get his 100th international century on the present tour Down Under, but he wished the iconic Indian batsman to reach the feat in the first cricket Test starting December 26.
“I feel Sachin would get [...]
SYDNEY: Live in the moment, keep it simple and work hard.
It may not be the most sophisticated philosophy to come out of India but it is a concise mantra which has served MS Dhoni well in four years as captain of his country’s cricket team.
As India’s first skipper [...]
MELBOURNE: Australian spin legend Shane Warne believes India’s chances of upstaging Michael Clarke’s men in their own backyard in the upcoming four-Test series will largely depend on the fitness of their pace bowlers — Ishant Sharma and Zaheer Khan.
Both Zaheer and Ishant are injury-prone and it would [...]
MELBOURNE: More than a thousand Indian cricket fans, who call themselves the ‘Swamy Army’, will be out to inspire Sachin Tendulkar to his much-awaited 100th international ton and target a struggling Ricky Ponting in the four-Test series starting December 26.
The group of 1400 fans, inspired by the [...]
MELBOURNE: An Economics researcher claims to have found an answer to one of the biggest debates in international cricket by picking Indian icon Sachin Tendulkar as the greatest Test batsman ever over late Australian legend Sir Donald Bradman.
“Griffith University researcher Dr Nicholas Rohde has used [...]
MELBOURNE: Former Australian captain Mark Taylor feels India’s in-form batsmen have not been tested enough in the past few months and they might find the going tough on bouncy pitches when the Aussies unleash their young pacers during the upcoming Test series.
“They’ve been great players. I’ll be interested to [...]
MELBOURNE: Australian batsman Shaun Marsh is confident of turning up fit for the upcoming opening Test against India even though his nagging back problem had almost immobilised him some weeks back.
“It’s actually pulled up fine. Probably a week and a half ago if you asked me the same question [...]
MELBOURNE: Injury-prone Indian pace spearhead Zaheer Khan’s fitness remains a concern ahead of the first Test against Australia next week even though he did not show any discomfort while bowling during a practice match in Canberra.
Fifteen overs in the three-day match against Cricket Australia Chairman’s XI might have been good for [...]