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Aug 21, 2014

Chopra joins Tendulkar-owned team in new Indian league

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Former Newcastle United striker Michael Chopra was picked by the Kerala Blasters, co-owned by cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar, in an international draft for the upcoming Indian Super League on Thursday.

A total of 49 foreign players were drafted during the session for the eight-franchise league, which is slated to run from Oct. 12 to Dec. 20. Seven players have been directly recruited by the teams.

Aug 21, 2014

Soccer-Chopra joins Tendulkar-owned team in new Indian league

MUMBAI, Aug 21 (Reuters) – Former Newcastle United striker Michael Chopra was picked by the Kerala Blasters, co-owned by cricketing great Sachin Tendulkar, in an international draft for the upcoming Indian Super League on Thursday.

A total of 49 foreign players were drafted during the session for the eight-franchise league, which is slated to run from Oct. 12 to Dec. 20. Seven players have been directly recruited by the teams.

Aug 20, 2014

Lack of options leave India struggling with Dhoni dilemma

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Beleaguered India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni appears set to retain his test captaincy role – if he has the desire to continue – due to a sheer lack of alternative options to take on the job after yet another calamitous overseas tour.

India’s propensity for foreign failures was exposed in 2011 when the side lost eight consecutive tests with back-to-back 4-0 thrashings in England and Australia.

Aug 20, 2014

Cricket-Lack of options leave India struggling with Dhoni dilemma

MUMBAI, Aug 20 (Reuters) – Beleaguered India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni appears set to retain his test captaincy role – if he has the desire to continue – due to a sheer lack of alternative options to take on the job after yet another calamitous overseas tour.

India’s propensity for foreign failures was exposed in 2011 when the side lost eight consecutive tests with back-to-back 4-0 thrashings in England and Australia.

Aug 18, 2014

Jayawardene impact will be felt for years

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Mahela Jayawardene closed the curtain on an illustrious test career on Monday, leaving a huge gap in the Sri Lanka batting order as well as the dressing room, which the island country will find difficult to bridge.

The 37-year-old right-hander, one of cricket’s most elegant batsmen, signed off from the longest format after 11,814 runs in 149 tests with an average of 49.84 during a 17-year test career.

Aug 18, 2014

Cricket-Jayawardene impact will be felt for years

MUMBAI, Aug 18 (Reuters) – Mahela Jayawardene closed the curtain on an illustrious test career on Monday, leaving a huge gap in the Sri Lanka batting order as well as the dressing room, which the island country will find difficult to bridge.

The 37-year-old right-hander, one of cricket’s most elegant batsmen, signed off from the longest format after 11,814 runs in 149 tests with an average of 49.84 during a 17-year test career.

Aug 14, 2014
Aug 10, 2014

Wretched form in England exposes India’s batting woes

MUMBAI (Reuters) – Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli’s wretched form in England has again exposed India’s failure to fill the huge void left in the batting line-up when Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar retired.

Dravid, India’s formidable number three batsman, ended his career in January 2012 after scoring 13,288 runs in 164 tests, with many of those coming in tricky overseas conditions.

Aug 10, 2014

Cricket-Wretched form in England exposes India’s batting woes

MUMBAI, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli’s wretched form in England has again exposed India’s failure to fill the huge void left in the batting line-up when Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar retired.

Dravid, India’s formidable number three batsman, ended his career in January 2012 after scoring 13,288 runs in 164 tests, with many of those coming in tricky overseas conditions.

Aug 2, 2014