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With nothing happening for them on the field, the mired Pakistan players and officials chose to connive off it to rattle an on-song England outfit and level the One Day International (ODI) series at Lord’s on Monday.

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The Champions from India carry an ammunition store with them in terms of batting; at least Mathew Hayden does, in the form of his mongoose. But even if he fails to set the mongoose loose, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have the likes of Michael Hussey, Suresh Raina and skipper MS Dhoni to follow, who can deposit leather into the orbit.

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The illustrious detail about the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2010 Champions – the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) – is that they are the most consistent team of the league that dawned with a silver spoon in its mouth in 2008. That was the year when India Cements became its franchisee paying a whopping 91 million pounds for 10 years. And since then, the team’s performance graph has managed to stay well away from the axis of disappointment.

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The showpiece ODI event – ICC World Cup – doesn’t have much territory left to reach its inaugural day and what we see is Munaf Patel getting an SOS from Dambulla to join the Indian team in wake of Ishant Sharma’s injury and Zaheer Khan’s absence. If that is the bench-strength of India 188 days from the World Cup, then Irfan Pathan is surely a pedigree apart and needs to be checked-in soon to join the Indian huddle.

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It wasn’t long ago when the Umpire Decision Review System (UDRS) – despite enjoying support from most quarters – was given the brush-off by the likes of Dickie Bird and Joel Garner. Invigorating the debate, Sachin Tendulkar has also thrown his weight around, opposing its implementation, and the issue has hogged the limelight once again.

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Competition is always healthy but when it’s for cementing a place in a national sports team – that too cricket, and to top it all, in India – the situation exerts frenzied pulls on every cricket aficionado. And the matter assumes elephantine proportions when the contenders are Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina – two of the most eligible heir-apparents to the Indian middle order.

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The 22-yard strips, like the one used in the second India-Sri Lanka Test at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) in Colombo, will make it difficult for Test cricket to come off the ventilator.

Ever since the advent of T20, Test cricket had to be swiftly moved into the intensive care unit to make sure it negotiates a critical phase of its existence. But when you have close to 1500 runs scored and just 17 wickets fall in five days, bowlers requiring over 200 overs to bowl a side out, two double hundreds and three hundreds scored and a last-wicket partnership lasting almost 30 overs, the dreariness is set to soar and crash through its measurement scale.

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