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World T20, 2nd Semi-Final

India vs West Indies

at Mumbai, Mar 31, 2016
West Indies 196/3 beat India 192/2 by 7 wickets

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20/20 World Cup 2007 in South Africa

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ICC World Twenty20 Championship

Follow India's World Twenty20 campaign

India are yet to embrace the phenomenon of Twenty20 cricket, despite winning the one-off international match against South Africa. They had specifically requested not to play any on their recent tour of England. But despite their recent struggles in the one-day format, the Indians are confident they can be competitive in South Africa.Wicket-keeper batsman Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is leading India in the absence of Sachin-Dravid-Ganguly, was out for a duck after just two balls in the only 2020 international he played - against the South Africans in Johannesburg. He has played five other Twenty20 games, with a high score of 73 not out and an average of 41.00, which compares favourably with his one-day international figure of 46.97. Other members of the Indian team include Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh, Ajit Agarkar, Dinesh Karthik, Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Joginder Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Piyush Chawla, Sreesanth, Irfan Pathan, RP Singh and Rohit Sharma. India's first match is against Scotland at Durban on September 13. India take on archrivals Pakistan on September 14 at the same venue as both are in the same Group D. India is looking to win their first international one-day tournament since they shared the Champions Trophy with Sri Lanka in 2002.

Netizens want Sourav Ganguly back

Who should be the next Indian Test captain?

Poll conducted from September 15 to 17, 2007
Total Votes : 1113

Ganguly who has been nicknamed Bengal Tiger, Prince of Calcutta, Lord Snooty by his opponents, and affectionately Dada by his team-mates, went on to become the captain of the Indian cricket team from 2000 to 2005. He led India to the 2003 World Cup finals, and holds the Indian captaincy record for the most Test victories. Following an exit from the national team in early 2006, Ganguly was recalled to the Indian test side in December, staging a successful comeback in the 2006 - 2007 Indian tour of South Africa.

Indian Cricket Team Captaincy

Rahul Dravid quits as Indian cricket captain

Rahul Dravid has told India's national cricket board that he wants to step down as team captain, a senior board official said Friday.
"Rahul said he would like to concentrate on his batting and the opportunity should be given to a new person to lead the side,'' board President Sharad Pawar told reporters in New Delhi. Dravid, 34, led India in 20 test matches and 62 limited-overs internationals after replacing Sourav Ganguly as skipper two years ago. India won eight test matches under Dravid's captaincy, including a 1-0 triumph in a recent three-test series against England - the team's first test series win in England since 1986.
Dravid's captaincy also broke the Indian team's lean run, with last year's test series victory in the West Indies its first test series triumph outside the subcontinent in two decades. Dravid's resignation comes after India's 4-3 defeat by England in the limited-overs series which followed the tests.
Dravid and two former Indian captains - Ganguly and Sachin Tendulkar - opted out of the ongoing World Twenty-20 championship.
In Dravid's absence, the selectors handed the Indian captaincy for the World Twenty-20 championship to Mahendra Dhoni, who is being tipped to be a future captain. The selectors are scheduled to meet Sept. 18 to pick the Indian squad for the seven-match limited-overs series against world champion Australia.

20/20 World Cup 2007 in South Africa

India in England Cricket - ODI Series 2007

IND v ENG NatWest series trophy roundup

Englands team celebrate with the trophy at Lords stadium in London.
Paul Collingwoods side won the seven-game series 4-3, completing the job with a comfortable seven wicket win with more than 14 overs to spare in the last ODI at Lords on September 8. It was England's first home one-day series win for three years. India, who had come back from 3-1 down to take the series into a decider, couldn't establish themselves after winning the toss.

India in England Cricket Series 2007

IND v ENG Seventh ODI, Lord's: England beat India by seven wickets to clinch the NatWest series 4-3

Fifties from Kevin Pietersen and Paul Collingwood guided England to a comfortable series-clinching win over India in the seventh and final one-day international at Lords on Saturday.
Chasing a modest 188 for victory, England romped hom in the 37th over after India had been bowled out for 187 (47.3 overs). Mahendra Singh Dhoni (50) and Sachin Tendulkar (30) top-scored for India.
IND v ENG Seventh ODI, Lord's: England 188-3 (36.2 overs) beat India 187 (47.3 overs) by seven wickets

IND v ENG Seventh ODI, Lord's: Stage is set for an exciting series finale

NatWest ODIWith the series tantalisingly poised at 3-3, a buoyant India will seek to record an overseas One-Day International series triumph as they take on an equally determined England in the decider at Lords on Saturday. Rahul Dravid and his men have shown tremendous resilience to bounce back from a 1-3 deficit and the hallowed turf of the Lords provides the perfect setting for an engrossing battle between the two teams.

Final appearance by Sachin & Ganguly in England?
Each of the three victories by India has been marked by a century partnership between Tendulkar, 34 and Ganguly, 35, who have revived old memories with scintillating opening stands. The terrific duo put on 113 in 19.3 overs at Bristol, 116 in 19.4 overs at Leeds, and 150 in 22.2 overs at The Oval. This is likely their last tour of England.
Sachin's 344 runs from six innings in this series have come at an average of 57.33 and a stunning strike-rate of 88.20 while Ganguly scored 234 runs so far at an average of 39 with a strike rate of 73.81

England may drop Luke Wright
England debutant Luke Wright migth be axed for Saturday's series-decider against India at Lord's should allrounder Andrew Flintoff prove his fitness. Match starts: 2.45pm IST / 10.15am BST / 5.15am EST Saturday India: Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar, Gautam Gambhir, Yuvraj Singh, Rahul Dravid, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Robin Uthappa, Ramesh Powar, Zaheer Khan, Rudra Pratap Singh, Piyush Chawla.
England:Matt Prior, Ian Bell, Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood, Andrew Flintoff, Owais Shah, Stuart Broad, James Anderson, Dimitry Mascarenhas, Monty Panesar, Luke Wright.

IND v ENG Sixth ODI, The Oval: India beat England by 2 wickets, level series 3-3

India pulled off a stunning two wicket win to overhaul England's target of 317 to win the sixth ODI at The Oval and level the series 3-3.
Sachin Tendulkar scored a brilliant 94 before getting out and suffering from cramps while Robin Uthappa kept his cool under pressure to hammer an unbeaten 47 to guide India home with two balls to spare.

IND v ENG Sixth ODI, The Oval: Dravid aims for consistency

Skipper Rahul Dravid said improving on its consistency would be the major challenge for India as they aim to turn the tables on England in the remaining two one-day internationals and win the seven-match series.

IND v ENG Fifth ODI, Headingley: India redeem some pride (ENG 3:2)

England who were chasing a revised 311 from 45 overs after rain interrupted play more than once were finally halted by another downpour giving India a 38 runs (D/L method) victory. England needed 69 runs with 2 wkts in hand and 36 balls remaining at that stage. Mahendra Dhoni equalled the world record for maximum dismissals with six in the innings - 5 catches and 1 stumping. Earlier, a strong batting performance led by Sachin Tendulkar's 59 ball 71 helped India post a commanding 324 for 6 against England. India's top four hit quickfire fifties after being sent in to bat first. Sachin shared a 116-run opening stand with Sourav Ganguly (59 off 79), who was playing his 300th ODI. Yuvraj Singh followed up with a 57 ball 72 and Gautam Gambhir came up with a valuable 51 at number three.
Rahul Dravid and Dhoni shared a 4.1 over 45 run partnership for the fifth wicket towards the end. Both hit 24 from 17 balls each. England: Cook, Prior, Bell, Pietersen, Collingwood, Shah, Bopara, Broad, Anderson, Panesar, Lewis
India: Ganguly, Tendulkar, Gambhir, Dravid, Yuvraj, Karthik, Dhoni, Agarkar, Powar, Chawla, Zaheer
IND v ENG Fifth ODI, Headingley: India 324 for 6 (50 overs) bt England 242 for 8 (39.0 overs) by 38 runs (D/L)

IND v ENG Fifth ODI, Headingley: Flintoff, Zaheer doubtful

England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff is doubtful for Sunday's game against India after fresh problems with his troublesome left ankle. If Flintoff is ruled out, Hampshire paceman Chris Tremlett is the most likely replacement, although Jon Lewis is also in the squad and hoping for an opportunity. England lead the series 3-1 and will wrap up overall victory with two games to spare if they win at Headingley.
Zaheer Khan, who twisted his ankle at Old Trafford, is not expected to play. Munaf Patel might be the replacement bowler for India. Like Zaheer, Sourav Ganguly also stayed away from Saturday's practice session, complaining of feeling unwell. England (from): PD Collingwood (Captain), IR Bell, MJ Prior (Wicket Keeper), OA Shah, KP Pietersen, A Flintoff, RS Bopara, SC Broad, CT Tremlett, JM Anderson, MS Panesar, AN Cook, AD Mascarenhas, J Lewis.
India (from): R Dravid (Captain) MS Dhoni (Wicket Keeper) SR Tendulkar, SC Ganguly, Yuvraj Singh, G Gambhir, RP Sharma, P Chawla, RR Powar, RV Uthappa, AB Agarkar, Z Khan, MM Patel, KD Karthik, RP Singh.

Indian Cricket League formation

Damien Martyn joins Indian Cricket League

Former Australian middle-order batsman Damien Martyn has become the first Australian to sign up with the rebel Indian Cricket League (ICL).

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.