World Cup 2011


Akshay Sawai

The march to a famous victory

India High on Tough Wins

...and looking good to go the last mile

How Srinagar Played the Semis

On Wednesday morning there is good news and bad news in Srinagar. Late evening, you’d think all bad

Match Made in Heaven

…and the day after manicurists in Bangalore are promised a field day

Another World Cup, another 175

Virender Sehwag had warned this would be a revenge match. And that intent was announced in the first ball bowled.

‘This Time, It’s Different’

The ‘gamechanger’ cliché sits well on him. A man of great talent by any reckoning, Yuvraj Singh will need to be at his best for India to go the distance. Over dinner at his house in Delhi, he spoke at length about the upcoming biggie

‘It’s a happy bunch under Gary’

He wasn’t available for two consecutive T20 World Cups in 2009 and 2010. India failed in both. Many feel it is his performance at the top of the order that has taken India to pole position in Test cricket. Virender Sehwag, without a doubt, will hold the key to India’s chances in World Cup 2011. Here’s what he had to say in an hour of cricket adda at his New Delhi home

‘Dhoni must shut out the distraction’

This World Cup is too close to call, which means that even the peripheral aspects of the game will assume importance

India’s World Cup

That the World Cup merits importance even when the 50-over format is struggling is further proof of its prestige.

‘Need to Use the Breaks between Games Well’

Teams that come out on top in long-duration tournaments almost inevitably have a standout bowler to thank for their success. If India are to be that team this World Cup, Zaheer Khan might well be their man. Coming after the highly successful series in South Africa, Zaheer looks good to strike it big. We spoke to him as he was readying for the campaign


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