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India A v Bangladesh A, Bangalore

A fitness test for Dhawan, an audition for India hopefuls

Sep 26, 2015: While Shikhar Dhawan will be keen to prove his fitness, Karun Nair, Naman Ojha, Ravindra Jadeja, and Varun Aaron will look to stake their claims for international matches later in the home season

Sidharth Monga

'You should feel comfortable inside the dressing room to do well outside'

Sep 21, 2015: M Vijay opens up about what makes him happy, the life lessons he taught himself as a teenager, and his approach to batting

Interview by Arun Venugopal

India news

Dhawan to lead India A squad against Bangladesh A

Sep 9, 2015: India opener Shikhar Dhawan has been named captain of the A squad to play a three-day match against Bangladesh A in September

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India in Sri Lanka 2015

Dhawan ruled out of Sri Lanka tour

Aug 17, 2015: Shikhar Dhawan has been ruled out of India's remaining two Tests against Sri Lanka after fracturing his right hand

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Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day

Restrained Dhawan tunes out the noise

Aug 13, 2015: Judicious shot selection and an ability to forget the previous ball were prominent features of Shikhar Dhawan's innings of studied breeziness

Sharda Ugra in Galle

Sri Lanka v India, 1st Test, Galle, 2nd day

Spinners cap India's day of batting domination

Aug 13, 2015: India didn't quite bat Sri Lanka out of the game, taking a 192-run lead, but their spinners removed the Sri Lanka openers in four available overs to threaten a three-day finish

The Report by Sidharth Monga

Dhawan or Rahul?

Jun 16, 2015: It's not an easy choice for India as they go into a long home season

Aakash Chopra

Bangladesh v India, only Test, Fatullah, 3rd day

Vijay, Dhawan in rare opening feat

Jun 12, 2015: Stats highlights from the third day of the one-off Test between Bangladesh and India in Fatullah

Bishen Jeswant

Bangladesh v India, only Test, Fatullah, 1st day

Dhawan's alternative means to boss the opposition

Jun 10, 2015: He tempered his natural inclinations just enough that when the boundary wasn't the prudent option, he was still able to make the best of every ball available

Alagappan Muthu in Fatullah

Bangladesh v India, only Test, Fatullah, 1st day

Dhawan's comeback 150 lights up rainy day

Jun 10, 2015: Shikhar Dhawan scored a rapid 150 on Test comeback, and was complemented by M Vijay's sedate 89, as India raced to 239 for 0 on a rain-hit day

The Report by Sidharth Monga

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

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