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Dada, (belated) sorry: One-day old order changeth, unceremoniously

Posted by Naif in Controversies, Dhoni, Team India on January 21st, 2008

Mahendra Singh Dhoni, India’s ODI and Twenty20 captain, has got the team of his choice and there’s no place in it for Sourav Ganguly.

According to The Telegraph’s sources, the selectors left it to Dhoni to make a call and he pushed for “youth over experience”. That suggests Sourav’s fantastic ODI career (11,363 runs, average of 41.02) is over.

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Dhoni asked to be Jharkhand’s brand ambassador

Posted by Naif in Dhoni on January 20th, 2008

India’s one-day team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni might not be setting the cricket field on fire these days but it does not affect his brand value.

The Jharkhand government has offered the player to become the brand ambassador of his native state.

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R.P. Singh and Dhoni set personal milestones

Posted by Naif in Dhoni on January 20th, 2008

India’s left-arm pacer Rudra Pratap Singh and wicket-keeper Mahendra Singh Dhoni will remember the second day of the third Test as they established personal milestones against Australia Thursday.

Singh captured four for 68 for his best bowling feat against Australia. This was the second best performance of his career; his best remains five for 59 against England at Lord’s, London, last year.

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ODI series: Ganguly, Dravid left out

Posted by Naif in General on January 20th, 2008

A huge surprise in the Indian team selection for the tri-series in Australia, Sourav Ganguly has been left out despite a fairly successful year after he made a comeback to the team.

There is still no place for Rahul Dravid, who has now missed three one-day series in a row. Suresh Raina makes a comeback after almost a year. The UP batsman made 85 in a losing cause for his team in the Ranji trophy on Saturday.

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Ricky Ponting’s day of destiny in Perth

Posted by Naif in Australia, General, Team India on January 20th, 2008

Another magnificent day’s cricket at a ground made for thrills finished with Australia requiring a further 348 to become the first team in the history of the game to win 17 consecutive Test matches. Steve Waugh’s Australians had their 16-match run halted by India at Calcutta in 2001. It has been a frenzied couple of weeks in these parts and the need for something glorious is transparent.

By dismissing India for 294, Australia left themselves 413 for victory. This would be the highest score by any Australian team to win a Test.

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