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Dhoni blames bowlers for ODI defeat

Monday February 6, 2012
Tags: MS Dhoni, Vinay Kumar, Praveen Kumar
Overs reduction after rain also caused the issue
India’s World Cup winning captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has hit out at his bowlers, stating that too many ‘loose deliveries’ and the long interruption by rain cost India the match against Australia at the MCG in the first ODI of the Commonwealth Bank tri-series.

After India’s defeat by 65 runs in a match reduced to 32 overs due to rain, Dhoni said, “If you see the game, they (the Indian bowlers) bowled too short. Two (bowlers) went for a lot of runs.”

Dhoni believes such deliveries are part of any game and cannot be fully avoided, but the frequency with which the Indian spinners bowled them was good enough for Australia to score 216 runs at a ground like the MCG.
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Abhimanyu Mithun replaces Praveen Kumar

Monday December 5, 2011
Tags: Abhimanyu Mithun, Praveen Kumar
Abhimanyu Mithun has been selected to replace Praveen Kumar in the squad for their series against Australia later this month.
The replacement for Praveen Kumar (PK) is announced by the selectors picking Abhimanyu Mithun, the Karnataka fast bowler. Lately, the contenders for this place in the team were Mithun, Irfan Pathan and Vinay Kumar.

Mithun has played four Test and two ODIs for India prior to the on-going series against West Indies. He went to West Indies after the World Cup but had an ordinary tour there. Later on, he was selected for the last two ODIs against England during October this year. It was Umesh Yadav’s injury that allowed Mithun to be inside the squad then.
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Praveen Kumar ruled out of Test series with ankle injury

Thursday August 18, 2011
Tags: Praveen Kumar, Zaheer Khan, Harbhajan Singh, Yuvraj Singh
Praveen Kumar joined Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh as the third Indian bowler to be ruled out of the series with an injury.
India have been hit by another injury problem on their tour of England when their premier pace bowler, Praveen Kumar was declared unfit before the start of the first day’s play in the fourth and the final Test match at the Oval. Praveen had hurt his ankle because of which he had not bowled too much on the third day of the previous Test match and seemed to have not recovered from the injury enough to feature in the game.

India had already lost the series 3-0 and went into the game wanting to prevent both, a clean sweep and the loss of a number two spot in the rankings.
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England crush India in third Test match

Saturday August 13, 2011
Tags: James Anderson, MS Dhoni, Edgbaston, Praveen Kumar
England won the third Test match of the series at Edgbaston to get the number one position in the Test world.
England became the world number one Test team by defeating India by an innings and 242 runs in the third Test at Edgbaston with still four and a half sessions left in the game. England wrapped up the series 3-0 with still a game to go at The Oval.

Trailing by 451 runs, the Indians began the day rather disastrously losing both overnight batsmen with the addition of just five runs to the overnight score of 35/1. Gautam Gambhir was the first one to go when guided a James Anderson delivery straight to Graeme Swann at second slip. He could not add anything to his overnight score of 14 runs.
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Indian selectors have tough task while selecting ODI team

With form and fitness being of prime concern, the Indian selectors will need to think hard before announcing their 15-member squad to play against England.
The Indian ODI team for the series against England will be selected over the weekend and the selectors will have some thinking to do. Given the kind of form some of the players have shown in the recent past and in the ongoing Test series, and the fact that the fitness of some of the players is not at its best, will prey on the selectors’ mind when they make the decision.

The Indians are currently 0-2 down in the Test match series and there has been a lot of concern over the fitness of Zaheer Khan, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir and Yuvraj Singh and the form of MS Dhoni and Harbhajan Singh. In fact, Harbhajan is injured as well as out of form, which could mean that he will miss out of the selection for the ODIs.
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Praveen Kumar loses 20% of match fee to dissent

Saturday July 30, 2011
Tags: Praveen Kumar, Ranjan Madugalle, Marais Erasmus
Indian pace bowler Praveen Kumar was fined 20% of his match fee for showing dissent to the on-field umpire, Marais Erasmus.
Indian fast bowler Praveen Kumar has been deducted 20% of his match fee after he was found guilty of arguing with the on-field umpire, Marais Erasmus. The fine was levied on to the Indian pace bowler after he got into the altercation when the umpire did not give a decision in his favour.

Praveen was called in front of the match referee and he pleaded guilty to the charge of a Level 1 breach that was levied on him by the ICC match referee Ranjan Madugalle. The issue arose in the first session when an in-swinging ball from Praveen hit the batsman, Kevin Pietersen on his pads.
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India bowl England out for 221, lose one before close

India restricted the English side to 221 but lost the wicket of Abhinav Mukund before the end of the day's play.
With the pre-game discussion dominated by what the captains needed to do on winning the toss, it was only natural to expect that it was going to prove an important part of the discussion. India won it in the end, and MS Dhoni took a brave call to field first, for the second time in a row.

As Alastair Cook’s record at Trent Bridge suggests, he isn’t the best of batsmen on this ground. And after an early scare when he should have been given out lbw, but wasn’t, he was adjudged lbw when the ball was missing the stumps. Jonathon Trott, another of those in-form players before the start of the series, edged S Sreesanth in his very first over to the slip to vindicate the captain’s decision to bowl first.
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Pietersen double century leads English charge

Friday July 22, 2011
Tags: Kevin Pietersen, England, Tests, Praveen Kumar
A fine double-century by Kevin Pietersen helped England get to 474 for eight at the end of the day's play.
A superb double century from the bat of Kevin Pietersen ensured that the Indians had to chase leather through most part of the second day of the first Test match at Lord’s.

England resumed on their overnight score of 127 for the loss of two wickets and despite the early loss of Jonathon Trott, batted with much freedom. The issue for the Indians was, and the English knew this, that their main bowler in Zaheer Khan had to leave the field yesterday with a strained hamstring and never came back to bowl.
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England vs India Report

Friday July 22, 2011
Tags: Kevin Pietersen, England, Tests, Praveen Kumar
Kevin Pietersen's double century helped the English side to get to 474 for eight before they declared their innings at Lord's
A superb double century from the bat of Kevin Pietersen ensured that the Indians had to chase leather through most part of the second day of the first Test match at Lord’s.

England resumed on their overnight score of 127 for the loss of two wickets and despite the early loss of Jonathon Trott, batted with much freedom. The issue for the Indians was, and the English knew this, that their main bowler in Zaheer Khan had to leave the field yesterday with a strained hamstring and never came back to bowl.
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Praveen Kumar's best ends in removal from bowling attack on debut

Wednesday June 22, 2011
Tags: Praveen Kumar, India, West Indies, Tests
Praveen Kumar picked up three wickets on the second day of the first Test against West Indies.
Praveen Kumar performed splendidly in his career’s first Test for the Indian team against West Indies.

A confident Praveen walked in the press conference room focused yet relieved as he spoke about his first stint in Test cricket picking up three crucial wickets in his spell for just 38 runs, as India bowled West Indies out for 173.

Many doubted Praveen’s abilities in Test cricket which is why he was not given a chance before the ongoing Caribbean tour. His ODI form has been up to the mark but injuries had restricted him from cementing a permanent spot in the Indian side.
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Injuries force Zaheer Khan, S Sreesanth out of West Indies Tests

Saturday June 11, 2011
Tags: Zaheer Khan, S Sreesanth, A Mithun, Praveen Kumar, India, West Indies
Zaheer Khan and S Sreesanth have pulled out of the Test series against West Indies. Their place will be taken by the duo of A Mithun and Praveen Kumar.
Zaheer Khan and Sreesanth have been ruled out of the Test series against West Indies due to injury concerns. The Indian side for this tour was full of young players, and now the exclusion of these two fast bowlers could make the absence of senior players felt. Medium pacers Abhimanyu Mithun and Praveen Kumar have been chosen to replace them for the Tests.

Zaheer had been struggling to put in consistent appearances for the Indian side and is currently nursing a right ankle problem. Sreesanth is not far behind as even he was criticized for getting injured too often, and this time had a right elbow injury that kept him out of the squad.
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Praveen Kumar to miss World Cup due to injury

Tuesday February 8, 2011
Tags: Praveen Kumar, India, World Cup, S Sreesanth
Indian pace bowler Praveen Kumar will miss the World Cup after his failure to recover from the elbow injury he sustained in South Africa
Indian pace bowler Praveen Kumar has been ruled out of the World Cup with his elbow injuring failing to heal enough to convince the selectors that he was fit enough to play in the tournament. In Praveen’s place, the selectors have decided to go in with S Sreesanth, the Kerala pace bowler who was earlier left out of the side.

Praveen had suffered from the injury before the start of the ODI series against South Africa and had missed the series as a precaution in order to recover in time for the World Cup. However, he still had difficulty bowling in the nets and that meant that there was a fitness test that the selectors decided to conduct.
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