The perfect reward for a glorious team effort
The perfect reward for a glorious team effort

So the Indians finally got their act together and how

Time to try out a few options
Time to try out a few options

Having to win a Test to just keep the series alive is an unenviablesituation

Whitewashed again - 1967
Whitewashed again - 1967

For the second successive tour of England, India lost all the Test matches in 1967

A clash that was always on the cards
A clash that was always on the cards

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Beaten black and blue - 1959
Beaten black and blue - 1959

A generally young team was again sent on the tour.But unlike in 1952 when the wicket and weather conditions wereagainst them, this time the sun, out in all its glory, seemed tobe in their favour

Look to the King, Sachin
Look to the King, Sachin

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India's chances of levelling series remote
India's chances of levelling series remote

The inescapable conclusion to be drawn from events at Trent Bridge is that it is going to be well-nigh impossible for India to level the Test series let alone win it

The onus is on the Indian batsmen
The onus is on the Indian batsmen

The present team can certainly take someinspiration from the 1979 squad, the only previous outfit to getfour Tests in England

Falling down aplenty - 1952
Falling down aplenty - 1952

Quite clearly, then, the batting was the mainproblem

Selectors' focus remains on youth
Selectors' focus remains on youth

In picking the 20 probables for the ICC Champions Trophy to be held in Colombo next month, the selectors have underlined two things

Can Agarkar fulfill his early promise?
Can Agarkar fulfill his early promise?

Will the unbeaten century at Lord's be the turning point in Ajit Agarkar's career

Indian think tank will have to come up with a game plan
Indian think tank will have to come up with a game plan

Thinking and planning can score a vital point or two over class and experience

Poised to strike
Poised to strike

Like their away record in most countries, India's past performances in England make for poor reading

The dating game
The dating game

Unfortunately, in Indian cricket, not all anniversaries and dates are associated with memorable deeds ornotable triumphs

The burning issue of player burnout
The burning issue of player burnout

The effects of continuous cricket have not goneunnoticed

The nucleus of India's World Cup team is in place
The nucleus of India's World Cup team is in place

The nucleus of India's World Cup team is already in place

The Indian juggernaut steamrolls on
The Indian juggernaut steamrolls on

The Indians are on a roll

A sizzling start to India's summer sojourn
A sizzling start to India's summer sojourn

Taking an early lead can always stand a team in very good stead and India have done well in going to the top of the table in the NatWest tri-series after the first round of matches

From Nayudu to Tendulkar
From Nayudu to Tendulkar

Seventy years of international cricket is neither a very long time nor a very short period but it is a duration for which some introspection can, and should, be made

Should be a scorcher
Should be a scorcher

Cautious and conservative in their outlook, English cricket authorities have taken to innovations like night cricket, white balls and coloured clothing rather late