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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
|The Name's Dhoni! Doctor Dhoni!|
The ICC Test team of the year: Alastair Cook, Hashim Amla, Jonathan Trott, Sachin Tendulkar, Kumar Sangakkara (capt/wk), AB de Villiers, Jacques Kallis, Stuart Broad, Graeme Swann, Dale Steyn, James Anderson, Zaheer Khan (12th man)When comparing this team to the ICC test team of last year, there's some drastic changes. Last years list includes three Indians which now has been cut down to one (showing the back tracking that India has done in Test cricket by losing their number one status), while England from two players have gone up to 5! This clearly reflects the ascendance of the English supremacy or rather the start of such a supremacy. South Africa have also added an extra player as the Australians, Simon Katich and Doug Boulinger miss out this year (clearly showing that Australia's decline in test cricket is now all under water as not one player has failed to make it this year). So last year's team reads as,
ICC Test Team of last year: Virender Sehwag (Ind), Simon Katich (Aus), Sachin Tendulkar (Ind), Hashim Amla (SA), Kumar Sangakkara (SL), Jacques Kallis (SA), Mahendra Singh Dhoni (Ind, capt & wk), Graeme Swann (Eng), James Anderson (Eng), Dale Steyn (SA), Doug Bollinger (Aus).Comparing the two teams we can see clearly that India and Australia have gone down hill while South Africa has managed to hold its place. England have climbed the mountain and now look pretty with the number one rank. But the jokes on them!
|Kissing the guillotine?|
|The new world no.1 team - England!|
"I have never seen a team so overjoyed to win a Test. They are playing a traditional zim song on the speakers, shona language. And people are just going bananas, there are vuvuzelas as well. "
|Happy Birthday Federer!|
"Since I had not been picked for one-day cricket for the last two years, I was obviously a little surprised,"Dravid who had already planned to concentrate on test cricket said that he didn't inform the selectors about his decision, since he wasn't considered for selection before. Dravid however in his typical Dravidian style said that he would be committed as ever to the team and the series. With Dravid bidding adieu, the selectors won't have a man to fall back on when everything goes haywire like the situation at present.