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Ajay Suresh takes a look at each IPL team and analyses their strenghts, weakness and chances for success in the IPL 2014 Team Previews.
An original TWP production reliving the Sachin years.
Guest writer, Deepak Balamurali writes a tribute to India's greatest cricketer.
A look at India's latest move of promoting Suresh Raina to the no.4 spot in ODIs.
We review Cricket Coach 2014 and talk about all the new features
We review International Cricket Captain 2013 and talk about all the new features
Dhoni has been positive because he knows he doesn't have the technique to defend on this wicket.
"If there is an uglier top three in the world than Andrew Strauss, Cook and Trott, I don't know of it."So that makes us all stop and wonder, is it that these are the only modern day cricket's ugly batsmen......
"It was as if you've been framed. It was like 'we (Greg Chappell and his team) don't want you in the team. It's not about performance, we don't like your attitude, you're stopping the growth of cricket in the Indian team'. I felt it personally because I was dropped straight after the Sri Lanka tour, even though I had not performed badly."
"It was always a struggle. When you're fighting within the team, when you have a war to fight in your own camp, it is always difficult to win."Zaheer also talked about Chappell's love for young players and hatred for the seniors and said,
"A youngster coming in is a good sign but not at the cost of a cricketer who is doing his bit."On the other hand he showered praises on the last Indian coach Gary Kirsten and termed him as a friend and not as a coach. I believe that can be the highest accolade a coach or a teacher can receive from their players or students.
"If you pay peanuts you get monkeys".- Simon Katich on the selection panel and the need for the post of a full-time selector who can be held accountable.
"Sachin was written off a couple of years ago by one of our selectors"- Katich again taking on Greg Chappell.
"This panel puts on the ground what it thinks is the best team to win every game of cricket it plays in, it doesn't bat and bowl. Yes it has [been] accountable for selection and for outcomes once performances have been made but to say that the selection panel has lost Ashes series, that's incorrect."- Michael Brown (CA's head of cricket operations) - surely even he doesn't believe that statement.
"Simon Katich has the resolve and the determination that you want to have during hard times. So it's an extraordinary decision. If he's not in the top 25 Australian cricketers - and I can't find one better opener than him on that list, let alone two - then I'll go hee for chasey."- Australia's Defense Minister joins the fight. Stephen Smith on why dropping Katich is an atrocity.
"when you talk about money you get the best in the business for paying. If you pay peanuts you get monkeys".Strangely John Buchanan at New Zealand has just implemented this, by getting full time selectors who can be held accountable for their decisions.