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Apart from having beaten Australia in three successive Tests for the first time, the Indians have another reason to be extremely confident of whitewashing the Aussies with another Feroz Shah Kotla, in Delhi where the fourth Test begins on Friday.

Ishant Sharma may have been ruled out of the opening Test owing to viral fever, but one still needs to ask the question whether the lanky medium pacer deserves a spot in the Indian Test squad any longer.

India’s limited overs all-rounder Irfan Pathan has suffered a knee injury which he sustained during Baroda’s Ranji Trophy match against Karnataka.

There was no contest at all in the second game this evening at the R Premadasa Stadium. India was completely outplayed by the Aussies.

To put it very simply, the first Super Eights game against Australia at Colombo is one India would want to forget in a hurry, which wouldn’t be all that easy as M S Dhoni candidly admitted during the post-match presentation – it will be at the back of our minds somewhere, were his words.

One of the reasons why West Indies are being rated among the top contenders for the crown is because they have in their midst the one and only Chris Gayle.

Swing bowler Irfan Pathan claimed superb figures of 5/25 in 4 overs as India defeated hosts Sri Lanka by a convincing margin of 26 runs in a warm-up T20 at the P Sara Oval in Colombo.

Following his success in the ODIs and T20 in Sri Lanka, all-rounder Irfan Pathan – yes we can call him one – has stated that he keen to play the five-day version of the game again.

Contests between India and Sri Lanka have been dominated by the former in recent times. And the just-concluded five-match ODI seriesand one T20 encounter was no different. As India basks in the glory of another triumph over Sri Lanka, we look back at the men who made the difference from India’s point of view.