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IPL 2015

Middle-order bluntness holds Sunrisers back

Apr 17, 2015: A top-heavy line-up means that whenever Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner fail to get going, the team is often forced to rely on their bowlers to defend below-par totals

Arun Venugopal

Elegy for runlessness

Mar 18, 2015: Chatara to Dhawan: six balls, no runs, six paragraphs. There's a certain poetry about the maiden over

Christian Ryan

India v Zimbabwe, Group B, Auckland

Middle-order masterclass hides troubles at the top

Mar 14, 2015: In an otherwise strong campaign, India will be wary of the fact that their openers have struggled to come out firing and are time and again being bailed out by others down the order

Sharda Ugra at Eden Park

India v West Indies, World Cup 2015, Group B, Perth

Dominant India in need of a challenge

Mar 5, 2015: They coasted through the group stages and appear one of the teams to beat. But going into the knockouts, they might prefer to be put under a bit more pressure to see how they react

Abhishek Purohit in Perth

India v South Africa, World Cup 2015, Group B, Melbourne

Best against SA and the most expensive for them

Feb 22, 2015: Stats highlights from the Group B match between India and South Africa at the MCG on February 22

Shiva Jayaraman

India v South Africa, World Cup 2015, Group B, Melbourne

Dhawan hundred sets up another big-day win

Feb 22, 2015: Beating South Africa by 130 runs, India showed just why no one was writing them off even after they had spent two-and-a-half months in Australia without a win

The Report by Sidharth Monga

World Cup 2015: India

Dhawan's chance to break free

Feb 19, 2015: Against South Africa in a mutli-nation tournament in 2013, is how Shikhar Dhawan revived his ODI career. He will now face the same opposition while trying to revive some form this time

Abhishek Purohit in Melbourne

Australia v India, Carlton Mid Tri-Series, Sydney

Off-stump blues leave Dhawan flailing

Jan 26, 2015: The out-of-form Shikhar Dhawan still has the backing of his captain, but there's no denying his slump has arrived at an inconvenient time for India and his technical issues have to be sorted out before they attempt to defend the World Cup

Sidharth Monga at the SCG

Australia v India, 2nd Test, Brisbane, 4th day

'Unrest in dressing room' over Dhawan injury - Dhoni

Dec 20, 2014: India captain MS Dhoni has said the decision to send Virat Kohli in in place of Shikhar Dhawan on the fourth morning was a late one, which resulted in "unrest" in the dressing room

Sidharth Monga at the Gabba

Australia v India, 1st Test, Adelaide, 5th day

Warner, Kohli, Dhawan fined for altercation

Dec 13, 2014: David Warner, Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan have been fined by the ICC for their involvement in two separate incidents on the fourth day of the Adelaide Test

ESPNcricinfo staff

Dhawan's bouncer problem

Nov 25, 2014: Why the Indian opener would be well advised to shelve the hook and pull in Australia

Aakash Chopra

India v Sri Lanka, 3rd ODI, Hyderabad

Kohli and Dhawan deliver series win

Nov 9, 2014: A batting Powerplay that cost Sri Lanka three wickets for 16 runs sucked the oxygen out of an already imperiled innings, and set the visitors on course for a third hiding on the trot

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

India v Sri Lanka, 2nd ODI, Ahmedabad

Rayudu century puts India 2-0 up

Nov 6, 2014: Ambati Rayudu hit a chanceless maiden ODI ton, as India ran down Sri Lanka's 275 for 8 with six wickets in hand and 33 balls to spare

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

India in Australia 2014-15

'Aggressive opener in Australia a must'

Nov 3, 2014: On Tuesday, the Indian selectors will pick the squad for the four-Test series in Australia. The first question they would need to resolve is: who are the three first-choice openers?

Nagraj Gollapudi

India v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Cuttack

Raina goes past 5000 runs in 200th ODI

Nov 2, 2014: Stats highlights from the first ODI between India and Sri Lanka in Cuttack

Bishen Jeswant and Shiva Jayaraman

India v Sri Lanka, 1st ODI, Cuttack

Dhawan and Rahane fashion Sri Lanka rout

Nov 2, 2014: Ajinkya Rahane and Shikhar Dhawan delivered a staggering mid-innings explosion that yielded 96 runs in eight overs, and for the rest of the match, Sri Lanka were left chasing a runaway engine

The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

India v West Indies, 2nd ODI, Delhi

England failures part of learning curve - Dhawan

Oct 10, 2014: India opener Shikhar Dhawan has said his "failures" in England were part of a "learning experience" and would help him become a better batsman

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v India, 4th ODI, Edgbaston

Rahane hundred caps crushing win

Sep 2, 2014: Ajinkya Rahane struck his maiden one-day hundred and Shikhar Dhawan finished on 97 not out as India raced to a nine-wicket win with almost 30 overs to spare

The Report by Alan Gardner

India in England 2014

Bhuvneshwar dragged down by the rest

Aug 18, 2014: India's marks out of ten after their 3-1 defeat in the Tests against England

Sidharth Monga

India in England 2014

India's return to nets hints at changes

Aug 4, 2014: India's first day on a cricket field since the loss at the Ageas Bowl, and what would have been a demoralising verdict for them in the James Anderson hearing, began with a longish huddle at Old Trafford on Monday afternoon

Sidharth Monga at Old Trafford
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