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Heading to Mumbai, Cook, Bayliss faced with limited options

England have five specialist batsmen, six all-rounders, four fast bowlers and two front-line spinners in their 17-man squad for the Test series. They have right-handed and left-handed batters, accumulators and dashers; bowlers who have pace and those who can swing it conventionally and reverse; a legspinner, two offspinners and a left-arm spinner; and two wicketkeepers. Yet, ahead of the fourth ... Read More »

England Call On Jos Buttler Service For Third Test Vs India

Mohali: England are likely to recall Jos Buttler as they look to keep alive hopes of a second-consecutive Test series win in India when the third Test begins in Mohali Saturday. The tourists trail 1-0 following a thumping 246-run defeat in Visakhapatnam and need to claim at least a draw to retain a chance of winning the five-match series. Alastair ... Read More »

India vs England: Toss, a crucial factor in Virat Kohli and Co’s recent home domination

Somewhere, right now, the Indian players are in a state of celebratory peace. After being given a scare at Rajkot – one that was thwarted mainly by the calm aggression of Virat Kohli – India are back to their spinning ways at home. Winning. We will celebrate Cheteshwar Pujara’s third consecutive hundred, glorify Ravichandran Ashwin’s rise as a genuine all-rounder, ... Read More »

Kabaddi World Cup 2016: Near-perfect India have ironed out all flaws before semifinals

India’s 2016 Kabaddi World Cup campaign started out with several questions marks facing them. A first-match loss at the hands of South Korea left the hosts plenty to ponder. But four games later, and more importantly four wins later, Anup Kumar and co have managed to turn those question marks into exclamation marks, one by one. Disorganised defense, broken defensive ... Read More »

Kabaddi World Cup 2016: Korea displace India to go atop table

If one thought South Korea’s shocking win over defending champions India in the opening encounter of the Kabaddi World Cup was a fluke, think again. The Koreans had another happy outing on Sunday, defeating Argentina 68-42 on the third day of the tournament here. The victory gives South Korea an edge over India and Bangladesh in Group A to qualify ... Read More »