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Dikshit: How India's attack thrives under pressure

The skill of the bowlers and the faith imposed in them has allowed the side to fight back from some losing positions

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Monga: Clock ticking on Dhoni, the T20 finisher

VVS Laxman's recent remarks concerning the future of MS Dhoni reveal the extent to which his T20 powers have been on the wane since 2016

Dhoni is doing absolutely fine - Kohli

'If I fail three times, no one is going to point fingers at me because I'm not over 35,' the India captain said

India v New Zealand

3rd T20I, Thiruvananthapuram

NZ need to mind 'small margins' - Williamson

The New Zealand captain was pleased with the way his side took both the ODI and T20I series against India into deciders but admitted that closing out games was an area for improvement

Report - Chahal, Bumrah defend 67, India take trophy

A required rate of 8.5 in an eight-over shootout didn't seem difficult, but on a damp pitch India's go-to bowlers stood out again

Harris: Rohit's catch won India the game


India v NZ

2nd T20I, Rajkot

Dikshit: Munro spoils India's slower-ball plans

In the format he loves, the New Zealand opener, on his way to a century, aced a test he had failed earlier in the tour

Harris: Difficult to know where to bowl at Munro


India v New Zealand

2nd T20I, Rajkot

NZ level series with Munro's blistering 109*

The opening batsman was given four lives by India and he made the most of them to keep the series alive

Agarkar: India need to look past Dhoni in T20Is


India v New Zealand

Ashish Nehra retires

'No selector told me this would be my last series'

Ashish Nehra said he hadn't spoken to the selectors about whether or not he would continue to be picked before announcing his decision to retire

Straight-shooter Nehra signs off at the top

His career began in harder times for India but, having overcome numerous injuries, Ashish Nehra leaves the team in good hands

A rare send-off in Indian cricket

Ashish Nehra had a stop-start international career, but ended up getting the grand farewell that eluded some of his more illustrious contemporaries

India v New Zealand

1st T20I, Delhi

Dew not an excuse for dropped catches - Williamson

The New Zealand captain emphasised that conditions could not be used as an excuse for the side's fielding lapses

Report - Rohit, Dhawan break both records and NZ

Their opening stand provided nearly 80% of India's 202, and it proved more then enough in Ashish Nehra's farewell game

Chopra: Dhawan's presence allowed Rohit time to settle

Aakash Chopra breaks down the top three talking points from India's 53-run win over New Zealand in the first T20I in Delhi


India v New Zealand

3rd ODI, Kanpur

Sustained pressure helps India break pattern

India's tendency to lose while defending big totals in good batting conditions was halted in Kanpur because of small changes at crucial junctures

Chopra: Bumrah has immense control on lines, variations


India v New Zealand

3rd ODI, Kanpur

'Our middle order batting the highlight' - Williamson

The New Zealand captain was pleased with fight shown by his side despite losing a second successive ODI series decider in India

Harris: Guptill's form a worry throughout the series

Chris Harris says Martin Guptill could have had better shot selection in Kanpur to aid the chase, and how New Zealand missed a century from their batsmen


Report - Bumrah, Kohli, Rohit keep India's streak going

Rohit and Kohli struck centuries to put up 337 and Bumrah was intrumental in defending that total to secure a seventh straight bilateral series win for India

India v New Zealand

2nd ODI, Pune

NZ stifled by quietly effective Bhuvneshwar

Bhuvneshwar Kumar's variations and control gave India wickets at key times, and highlighted his own growth as the leader of India's pace pack

Which is India's best fast-bowling pair in ODIs?

Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah have been the spearheads of India's ODI success in recent times. Where do they rank among the best duos in Indian cricket history?

India v New Zealand

2nd ODI, Pune

Dhawan, Karthik fifties help India level series

India cruised to a six-wicket win after Bhuvneshwar Kumar's 3 for 45 had helped them restrict New Zealand to 230

Agarkar: Karthik better suited at No. 4 than Jadhav


India v New Zealand

2nd ODI Pune

Pune curator dismissed after pitch controversy

Pandurang Salgaoncar was captured in a sting operation allegedly promising to manipulate the pitch in Pune, which hosted the second ODI between India and New Zealand

Agarkar: Would have been sad for fans if match was cancelled

Ajit Agarkar and Chris Harris discuss the controversy surrounding the suspension of Pune's pitch curator Pandurang Salgaoncar in the lead-up to the second ODI

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India T20I squad

India v New Zealand

Iyer, Siraj called up for New Zealand T20Is

Ashish Nehra has been picked only for the first match, which is slated to be his last game

I've worked hard to tackle failures - Iyer

The Mumbai batsman's selection for the T20Is against New Zealand is reward for consistent performances over the last three seasons

Mohammed Siraj's swift rise up the Indian ranks

Following an impressive showing in the IPL and domestic cricket, the 23-year old fast bowler is closer to realising his India dream

India v New Zealand

1st ODI, Mumbai

Latham sweeps in to begin new role in style

New Zealand have brought a reshuffled batting order to India and at the first time of asking they produced a memorable chase to defy the Mumbai heat

Chris Harris: Boult remains key to New Zealand's fortunes


India v New Zealand

1st ODI, Mumbai

Latham, Taylor ace 281 chase to put NZ 1-0 up

The pair added 200 runs for the fourth wicket to give New Zealand only their third successful chase against India in India

Kohli: the most prolific batsman after 200 ODIs

The India captain now slots in behind only Sachin Tendulkar for the most centuries in ODI cricket


New Zealand in India 2017

Will New Zealand be India's toughest opponent at home?

Ajit Agarkar, Amol Muzumdar, Cyrus Broacha and the team of ESPNcricinfo discuss if Kane Williamson and his men can spring a surprise


New Zealand in India 2017-18

Pre-series chatter

Rohit wary of NZ's Boult challenge

Left-arm pacers like Behrendorff, Mustafizur and Mohammad Amir have troubled India's batsmen in the recent past. Come the New Zealand ODIs, they will have to face some more of the same

The return of the low-scoring ODI to India

From a period where no target seemed out of reach, to one where 250 is very defendable - several Indian pitches have changed since the 2015 World Cup, and this is a good thing for the format

NZ in India

Tour game, Mumbai

Taylor, Latham tons boost New Zealanders' prep

Mitchell Santner chipped in with three wickets as the visitors bowled the Board President's XI out for 310, securing a 33-run victory in Mumbai

New Zealand in India

Tour match, Mumbai

Boult fires, but New Zealand lose tour opener

KL Rahul's promotion up the order prompted questions about his role with India, but he delivered with a half-century

New Zealand in India


Flexibility, adaptability key in India - Williamson

Coach Mike Hesson said while each individual had a different method of tackling spin, it was important to not sweat over the "mystery" element

India v New Zealand

Squad announcement

Thakur, Karthik return for New Zealand ODIs

Dhawan back after missing Australia ODIs; Rahul, Umesh and Shami left out

Aakash Chopra: Unfair to drop KL Rahul


India v NZ

ODI series

New Zealand prepare to launch Latham in new role

The opener will move to the middle order in India, and he will likely take on wicketkeeping duties as well

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