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Selectors punt on Sehwag

Dec 12, 2007: Any which way you look at it, the inclusion of Virender Sehwag for the tour of Australia is an interesting one

In safe keeping

Nov 10, 2007: By handing the captaincy to Anil Kumble, the selectors have ensured the post is in safe hands and will be transferred with minimum fuss when the time comes

Mixed blessings

Nov 5, 2007: India's bowling has made decent strides over the course of the year, but there's plenty more work left

The hunt that isn't

Oct 23, 2007: India don't seem any closer to finding a coach than they were four months ago. A look at what has been going wrong

Basic mistakes cost India dear

Oct 14, 2007: Against most teams, a start like one Tendulkar and Ganguly got off to, would have been enough to secure victory. Against Australia, however, you have to be playing at your best for all 100 overs

Better days haunt Dravid

Oct 13, 2007: Rahul Dravid needs runs, and India need his runs

Brought to earth with a bang

Oct 11, 2007: If India are to seriously build they have to put the win in the World Twenty20, and the attendant clamour over youth, in perspective

Short-term pain for long-term gain

Sep 19, 2007: The appointment of Mahendra Singh Dhoni as ODI captain signals a period of rebuilding for India - and not a particularly easy one at that

Rotation amid the revolution

Sep 18, 2007: In all, it was a selection where there were no surprises. If the selectors had a long-term plan vis-à-vis Sehwag, they didn't reveal it

Who after Dravid?

Sep 14, 2007: The appointment of the coach is a distant second with the quest to find a successor to Rahul Dravid becoming the burning concern. There aren't too many obvious candidates either

Selectors face tough task in picking Twenty20 probables

Jul 7, 2007: When the Indian selectors pick the probables for the Twenty20 World Championship they must remember that the format of the Twenty20 game is significantly different from the 50-over version

Too many holes

Jun 12, 2007: India appear to have picked a couple of passengers for the Tests in England but this is due as much to the bare cupboard in domestic cricket as it is to the fact that captain and selector aren't seeing eye to eye

Madness in the method

May 26, 2007: The Indian cricket board seems to have done little to find a new coach for the team, and in the end Dav Whatmore could get the job by default

India in Bangladesh 2007

Mixed signals

Apr 20, 2007: Among the inconsistencies in Friday's selection is a clear message to Sourav Ganguly that he must deliver in the Tests

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Indian cricket revamp

Playing for a draw

Apr 9, 2007: The Indian board and the players see the need to quickly end the confusion surrounding the new payment system to everyone's satisfaction

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BCCI has a stern message, delivered bluntly, for its superstars

The empire strikes back

Apr 7, 2007: The BCCI's response to the attitude of its superstars is a strong message delivered in a blunt manner

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A profile of Sanjay Jagdale

The importance of being earnest

Apr 6, 2007: Anand Vasu profiles Sanjay Jagdale, the Indian selector who may once again hold the answer to some extraordinarily tough questions

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Kumble the ODI bowler should be given his due

The man who wouldn't say no

Mar 30, 2007: As he gives up the one-day game, it would be a pity if Anil Kumble is remembered by his last few years in that particular version of the game

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To move ahead, India's Big Three must turn back the clock to their best years

India's biggest battle will be in the mind

Mar 22, 2007: India's three best batsmen must forget external pressures and dig out the cricket that has made them great

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India's road ahead

Tough, but not impossible

Mar 18, 2007: Anand Vasu calculates just exactly what India need to do to avoid elimination from the World Cup in round one

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