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Laxman likely to announce retirement on Saturday

Aug 17, 2012: VVS Laxman is likely to soon bring the curtain down on his international career, with a key announcement expected within the next 24 hours

Nagraj Gollapudi

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Yuvraj named in T20 squad, Rohit dropped from Test team

Aug 10, 2012: India batsman Yuvraj Singh has been named in India's T20 squad for the home series against New Zealand and the ICC World Twenty20 next month in Sri Lanka, marking a return to cricket after battling with cancer

ESPNcricinfo staff

How not to close a great career

Apr 8, 2012: Sachin Tendulkar's media blitz in the wake of his 100th hundred has been unseemly and cheapens his legacy

Mukul Kesavan

In praise of Amla

Apr 4, 2012: South Africa's No. 3 has joined the likes of Laxman, Gower and Jayawardene among the most stylish of modern batsmen

Rob Steen

Rahul Dravid's retirement

Opinions divided on Dravid's replacement

Mar 12, 2012: The pundits find it hard to arrive at a consensus over the most likely candidate capable of filling the void created by Dravid's departure

Nagraj Gollapudi

India must make fitness non-negotiable

Feb 22, 2012: For too long they have placed a premium on skills alone, but a lack of fitness can undermine the best skills

Sanjay Manjrekar

County news

Nottinghamshire suffer Pattinson blow

Feb 20, 2012: Darren Pattinson, the Victoria and Nottinghamshire seamer, will miss at least the first two months of the English domestic season

George Dobell

The last we've seen of India's old middle order

Feb 3, 2012: Dravid and Laxman will know their time is up. And Tendulkar will go sooner than later too

Harsha Bhogle

Goodbye, Laxman

Jan 31, 2012: For over a decade his best was saved for Australia, thrilling prime ministers and lesser folk - until this tour

Christian Ryan

IPL 2012

Laxman, Sreesanth, McCullum get maximum reserve price

Jan 30, 2012: VVS Laxman, S Sreesanth and Brendon McCullum - all part of the now-defunct Kochi Tuskers Kerala in the 2011 IPL - have commanded the highest reserve price of US$ 400,000 in the final auction shortlist for 2012

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v India, 4th Test, Adelaide

Laxman practises on off day

Jan 19, 2012: Even as there has been speculation regarding VVS Laxman's retirement, mostly emanating from BCCI sources in India, indications in Australia keep getting stronger that he will play the Adelaide Test

Sidharth Monga in Adelaide

India in Australia 2011-12

Laxman has right to decide when to go - Gambhir

Jan 17, 2012: Gautam Gambhir has come out in support of the under-pressure VVS Laxman, saying nobody has the right to decide when he should retire

Sidharth Monga in Perth

Australia v India, 3rd Test, Perth, 3rd day

Dhoni for gradual phasing out of seniors

Jan 15, 2012: MS Dhoni has said he is not aware of any ultimatum the BCCI might have given to VVS Laxman after the batsman's lean series in England and Australia

Sidharth Monga at the WACA

Australia v India, 3rd Test, Perth, 2nd day

Laxman's most un-Laxman innings

Jan 14, 2012: Against an Australia team that have got their plans for him right, at the fag end of his career, perhaps VVS Laxman's duck in Perth was a logical result. But the essence of Laxman is that he has always defied logic

Sidharth Monga at the WACA

India in Australia 2011-12

The pressure is on, but Laxman is positive

Jan 11, 2012: VVS Laxman, perennially the most disposable man among the Indian batting heavyweights, has an axe hanging over his head. If he is worried, he didn't show it in the nets

Sidharth Monga in Perth

India's dismal showing in the first two Tests in Australia

'Drop VVS and get Rohit'

Jan 8, 2012: In the aftermath of India's defeats in Melbourne and Sydney, several former players expressed their views on what the team must do for the third Test in Perth, and for the future

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia v India, 2nd Test, Sydney, 1st day

India intimidated by quality bowling - Pattinson

Jan 3, 2012: Australia have intimidated India's batsmen with the quality of their bowling, capitalising on the visitors' haste to get started with a relentless line and full length, James Pattinson has said

Daniel Brettig at the SCG

Australia v India, 2nd Test, Sydney, 1st day

McDermott's vigilance needs emulating

Jan 3, 2012: Under the guidance of their pace-bowling coach, Australia's fast bowlers have adopted the simplest of methods and delivered excellent results

Daniel Brettig at the SCG

India in Australia 2011-12

Australia's green attack silences India's 'big three'

Jan 1, 2012: Rookies against ramparts is promising to light up the summer. It's 1-0 rookies, now it's up to the veterans to respond

Sidharth Monga

Ranji Trophy quarter-finals

Faith in players took Hyderabad back to top level

Dec 31, 2011: After their 21 all out debacle against Rajasthan last season, Hyderabad dropped several players. This season, new coach Sunil Joshi insisted players be stuck with, and they have earned a quarter-final against Rajasthan

Nagraj Gollapudi
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