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India in England 2014

India in favourable, but unfamiliar position

Jul 26, 2014: It is not often that India go into an away Test with a lead, but following their important win at Lord's, the onus is now on MS Dhoni to ensure that the team is not overwhelmed by unrealistic expectations

Sidharth Monga at Ageas Bowl

India in England 2014

Dhoni slams Jadeja's guilty verdict

Jul 26, 2014: MS Dhoni, the India captain, has said the guilty verdict against Ravindra Jadeja for his role in the incident involving James Anderson at Trent Bridge was hurtful and negligent

Sidharth Monga at Ageas Bowl

India in England 2014

Keeper Dhoni struggling for form - Kirmani

Jul 24, 2014: Syed Kirmani, India's most capped wicketkeeper with 88 Test appearances to his name, has attributed MS Dhoni's patchy performance with the gloves in the Investec Test series to "lack of form"

Gaurav Kalra

India in England 2014

India come full circle

Jul 23, 2014: India's wretched run away from home began at Lord's in 2011. A young team full of self-belief may have brought it to an end with their victory at the same venue three years later

Nagraj Gollapudi

England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 5th day

Why Dhoni stood back to Jadeja's spin

Jul 22, 2014: Why did MS Dhoni stand back to Ravindra Jadeja's spin on the final day at Lord's? He said later that he was trying to double up as a keeper and a fine leg slip

Sidharth Monga

England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's 5th day

England seem to have forgotten about personality

Jul 21, 2014: They have to see a glass that is half-full, and play the game as if it is just that, a game; and an opportunity

Mark Nicholas at Lord's

England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 5th day

'Jadeja should just look to hit the fast bowlers'

Jul 21, 2014: MS Dhoni spoke to the media after India's victory at Lord's

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 5th day

Dhoni decides, Ishant provides

Jul 21, 2014: MS Dhoni and Ishant Sharma reversed India's customary defensive strategies, on day five at Lord's, to help them to a landmark Test win

Sidharth Monga at Lord's

England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 5th day

Dhoni masterminds bouncer attack

Jul 21, 2014: Having completed India's second Test win at Lord's, MS Dhoni revealed how he had to step in and get his bowlers to execute the right plan

Sidharth Monga at Lord's

England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's, 1st day

Rahane quietly bedding in as India's No. 6

Jul 17, 2014: Tough enough to score crucial runs, prepared for innings that don't have proper structure, content with not cashing in on flat ones, Ajinkya Rahane could be just the man for India

Sidharth Monga at Lord's

India in England 2014

Dhoni implacable on Anderson

Jul 16, 2014: James Anderson has riled many opponents in an illustrious Test career, but when it came to his disagreement with Ravindra Jadeja, India's captain MS Dhoni saw a chance to make a stand

Sidharth Monga

England v India, 2nd Investec Test, Lord's

'It was good Jadeja did not retaliate' - Dhoni

Jul 16, 2014: Having initially deflected questions about India's official complaint against James Anderson, MS Dhoni opened up in the pre-match press conference and came down strongly on the England fast bowler

Sidharth Monga at Lord's

Eng v Ind, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 5th day

Dhoni pleased with lower-order resistance

Jul 13, 2014: Despite failing to close out the match, MS Dhoni looked at the positives and reflected on the lower order stand that rescued India

Sidharth Monga at Trent Bridge

England v India, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 5th day

Binny's selection does not prove trivial

Jul 13, 2014: Why had Stuart Binny been picked in this Test? It was probably not with a match-saving innings in mind, but that's what he produced just when India were threatening to topple apart

Sidharth Monga at Trent Bridge

Dhoni wins the first round in the captaincy battle

Jul 13, 2014: India's and England's captains have both taken some inexplicable decisions in the first Test at Trent Bridge. But Dhoni managed to take advantage of the hosts' frail line-up

Ian Chappell

England v India, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 4th day

Dhoni's instincts fail him

Jul 12, 2014: Like George Costanza once did, India's captain went against his normal ahead of the first Test but on the fourth day, with a match still winnable for India, he went back to a familiar game plan

Sidharth Monga at Trent Bridge

England v India, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge, 3rd day

Ishant's Mr Mistoffelees spell

Jul 11, 2014: Mark Waugh often said there was no such thing as a flat pitch in Test cricket and that the best bowlers would find a way. On the third day at Trent Bridge, Ishant Sharma found that way, adapting like England had not managed

Mark Nicholas

England v India, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge

India are improving overseas - Dhoni

Jul 8, 2014: MS Dhoni believes he has seen enough on the tours of South Africa and New Zealand to be convinced his side are heading in the right direction

Sidharth Monga at Trent Bridge

England v India, 1st Investec Test, Trent Bridge

India threaten to shed conservatism

Jul 8, 2014: The signs are that Stuart Binny has a very strong chance of making a Test debut at Trent Bridge which would signal a significant change in mindset by India overseas

Sidharth Monga at Trent Bridge

India in England 2014

Five key head-to-heads

Jul 7, 2014: From two embattled captains to the challenge for India's openers against the new ball, ESPNcricinfo picks five contests that could determine the series

Alan Gardner
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