From the publishers of THE HINDU
VOL.33 :: NO.48 :: Dec. 02, 2010
England, the holder, has won its last eight international series; Australia, the recent world champion, has lost seven of its last eight games. Though the Aussies will point to a mismatch within these figures since some of their defeats were in India and some of England's wins were against Bangladesh, indications are strong that the latter would emerge victor. By Ted Corbett.
Captains need to attack
Cricket is a battle between bat and ball and it's only interesting when both sides have a chance, writes Peter Roebuck.
Flat pitch draws flak
At the end of it all, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni blamed the pitches for the draws in the first two Tests. “The pitches have been flat. Here (in Hyderabad), there would not have been a result even if we had played for 10 days,” he said. Over to S. Dinakar.
Test cricket after 22 years
The second Test is watched by a sizable, enthusiastic crowd. The attendance on Sunday is close to 30,000. During times when the audience for Test cricket is dwindling in the sub-continent, this turn-out must have pleased the organisers and lifted the cricketers. It does seem that Hyderabad is here to stay as a Test centre. Over to S. Dinakar.
Vijay Manjrekar XI tops
Though Vijay Manjrekar XI and Dattu Phadkar XI were equal on points at the end of the four-team league, the former was declared champion on the basis of its eight-wicket victory over the latter in the final league match. Nandakumar Marar reports.
Newcastle's latest No. 9 Andy Carroll still has a great deal to learn, an opinion with which Chris Hughton, Newcastle's able manager, least flamboyant of figures, agrees. But that headed goal against Arsenal at the Emirates Hill, long lingers in the mind and at a time when centre forwards are at a premium his future looks bright, writes Brian Glanville.
Boateng buoyed by fine form
Ghanaian Derek Boateng is making all the right noises as speculation buzzes around his ears, trotting out the traditionally coy response by combining flirtation with modesty. By Phil Barnett.
Alongside the likes of team-mate Steven Gerrard, the 32-year-old, Jamie Carragher, is praised for being a one-club player and is often referred to as ‘Mr. Liverpool.' Such is his commitment to the Anfield cause. By Abdul Miah.
Bajrang Lal Takhar often dreamt of winning gold at the Asian Games and he couldn't be happier after he got India its maiden rowing gold medal.
Indian rowers have achieved their best performance in the Asian Games with five medals in the ...
Change of guard
Kumble and Srinath have taken over from Brijesh Patel who brought money into the Association, but, unfortunately, could not retain the confidence of his fellow administrators. It will be interesting to see how soon the Kumble-Srinath combination gets into overdrive.
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