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March 30, 2005



Instability showing in the Indian team
The over-indulgence in India's defensive tactics allowed the Pakistani bowlers the freedom to experiment.



March 29, 2005



India's problem was in the mind
What can a bowler do wrong if you don't take him on and he is secure in the knowledge he is not going for runs, asks Javed Miandad.
An open letter to Sourav Ganguly
There is something in all the boos that you got. It is the ardent appeal of a nation for you to recognize that something has gone terribly wrong, says Sulabh Dhanuka.



March 28, 2005



Sehwag, the lone warrior?
Once the dashing batsman is out the Indian team's run-rate witnesses an instant drop.
Doomed by defence
What a send off for John Wright, the coach who taught this team to fight, to perform as a unit, to believe in itself, says Prem Panicker.



March 23, 2005



Much ado about Bhajji's 'doosra'
Harbhajan Singh, says Javagal Srinath, has no intention whatsoever of deviating from the norms of cricket and gaining an undue advantage.
Captain Ganguly faces the heat
Even the staunchest admirers of his aggressive style of leadership are starting to wonder if Ganguly the batsman is still worth a place in the team.



March 21, 2005



Sachin's partnerships with Rahul were crucial
But, says Javagal Srinath, the second Test against Pakistan mainly belonged to two Karnataka players Kumble and Dravid.



March 16, 2005



Younis made things happen
The Pakistan vice-captain, who took over from a dehydrated Inzamam-ul Haq in the final session, effected good bowling changes to snatch back the initiative India had gained on day 1.
Looking for a fifth dimension in bowling
Five Indian batsmen plus a wicket-keeper batsman should be able to hold the innings for the Indians, says Javagal Srinath.



March 13, 2005



A story of courageous fighting
Kamran Akmal's exploits have given a new dimension to his career and perhaps he has finally realised his full potential, says Javagal Srinath.
Sami is still not producing results
If India could not quite finish the job at Mohali, it was because the team did not show the hunger on the field, says former Pakistan captain Javed Miandad.



March 10, 2005



Cakewalk turns complex
India has only itself to blame for not ending day three in the first Test against Pakistan in a position of absolute command.



March 07, 2005



'Kaneria must be given respect'
Ace Aussie batsman Justin Langer suggests strategy for arch-rivals India and Pakistan in the upcoming Test series.



February 22, 2005



Indians aim to match Pakistani hospitality
Apart from a common history and culture, the countries share a passion for cricket which is akin to a religion in South Asia.



February 21, 2005



Pacemen hold the key for Pak
With the SG ball, genuine fast bowlers can daunt any batting line-up of the world in the first 20 overs, writes Rashid Latif.



January 03, 2005



Our cricketers need to do more
Is the donation of one day's match fee and the BCCI's Rs 1 crore enough?



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