Cricket News sort by England tour of India 2012-13

India finds itself in a losing position as the big names failed once yet again! James Anderson swung the new ball and the old ball at will to take three top order wickets to put India in dire straits.

The first day of the fourth test at Nagpur was one of the most painstaking and painful witnessed in a long time. After a full day of cricket, 97 overs to be exact, England could only crawl to 199/5, a run-rate of 2.05 runs per over; this in an age when four runs an over is much closer to the norm.

If reports are to be believed, M S Dhoni, unhappy with the attitude of his opener Gautam Gambhir, has complained to the BCCI over the same. As such, the opener will be under greater pressure when he comes into bat at Nagpur.

India’s decision to go in with four spinners for the Nagpur Test is quite an interesting choice. While, on one hand, it seems that they are willing to experiment, on the other hand, it is also an indication that the Indians are now in a desperate state of mind.

England’s T20 Captain Stuart Broad has been ruled out of the 2-match series against India which follow the Nagpur Test. Broad has sustained a recurring heel injury.

India suffered its second injury blow to their T20 Squad with L Balaji today getting ruled out with an injury. Karnataka Captain R Vinay Kumar has been named as Balaji’s replacement.

England showed resolute defence right till the end to finish a dull opening day’s play at 199 for 5. India with four spinners in its bowling attack sent down as many as 97 overs on a pitch that was up and down because of cracks all around.

With the fourth and final Test to begin on Thursday, a shocking news story has made rounds which reports that under-fire Skipper MS Dhoni has lodged a complaint against Gautam Gambhir with the BCCI. Dhoni is apparently not pleased with the attitude and ethics of the opening batsman.

We now wait with bated breath for the start of the fourth test at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium in Nagpur. India will go into the game with at least two changes, possibly more, as both Zaheer Khan and Yuvraj Singh have been removed from the squad.