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Sanjjeev K Samyal

Sanjjeev K Samyal heads the sports team in Mumbai and anchors HT’s cricket coverage.

Articles by Sanjjeev K Samyal

Staying positive will be the key for India against England

As India prepare for the first Test against England, the experts in London are observing with interest how Fletcher's new team reacts to a similar situation. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

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Updated on Jul 19, 2011 01:42 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, London

One-man army rescues India

He is still at that stage of his Test career where he has to prove himself at every step. Suresh Raina is still tons of runs away from cementing his place in the Indian side. But, importantly, the Uttar Pradesh batsman is showing the ambition and hunger that is needed to be successful at the highest level. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

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Updated on Jul 18, 2011 02:08 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Taunton

Australia's scourge VVS has unfinished business in England

India are ranked No 1, won the last series played in England, and their batsmen have plundered attacks all over the world, but VVS Laxman is under no false impression about how much hard work it is going to be to get runs in England. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.VVS' best innings vs England

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Updated on Jul 17, 2011 02:30 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Taunton

Bhajji is a great, I'm starting out

Ashwin is happy to wait in the wings, professional rivalry doesn't prick him. All he wants is to be ready when the opportunity comes. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports. Ashwin on IPL, Bhajji

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Updated on Apr 23, 2011 01:32 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Captain’s Corner: Know your Dhoni

He led the team to the World Cup win last month; he led his IPL team to victory last year; he is the most successful captain in Indian cricket; and his first love was soccer. Know your Dhoni.

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Updated on Apr 23, 2011 06:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByN Ananthanarayanan and Sanjjeev K Samyal, New Delhi

Field of dreams at Wankhede

It was the same team which had been embarrassed by almost everyone for its fielding during the tournament. They faced the ignominy against even the minnows of the World Cup. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

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Updated on Apr 03, 2011 02:08 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

Captain Courageous!

Coming into the game, he was the only batsman from his team who was under pressure. By his standards, Mahendra Singh Dhoni had had a poor World Cup with the bat. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

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Updated on Apr 03, 2011 02:02 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

India-Oz show sold out

For the Motera villagers living in the vicinity of the Sardar Patel Stadium it was a big day for business. All roads in Ahmedabad led to the cricket ground for the big ticket clash between India and Australia.

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Updated on Mar 25, 2011 12:59 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Angry captains hit out at pitch

In the end it turned out to be a great game of cricket. However, the entertainment factor cannot mask the fact that the quality of the wicket rolled out for such a high-profile World Cup clash left a lot to be desired.

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Updated on Mar 07, 2011 12:30 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chennai

Playing at home has its own merits and demerits

John Wright is going through mixed emotions. The New Zealander was a decent international cricketer, but found fame as the coach of India when he guided them to the 2003 World Cup final in South Africa. Having taken over as coach of his national team, the amiable Kiwi makes an emotional return to the sub-continent for the World Cup. Sanjjeev K Samyal reports.

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Updated on Feb 05, 2011 12:35 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Give Yusuf a free hand

He was the hero of India's semifinal and final victories in the 1983 World Cup. The nation looks back at Mohinder Amarnath's deeds with the same admiration 27 years later. Sanjjeev K Samyal & N Ananthanaraynan reports.

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Updated on Feb 01, 2011 12:19 AM IST
Hindustan Times | BySanjjeev K Samyal & N Ananthanaraynan, Mumbai

'Give Yusuf the freedom even if he fails'

Amarnath believes India's latest impact player, Yusuf Pathan, needs to be handled carefully and given all support to get the best out of the explosive lower order batsman and off spinner at the World Cup.

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Updated on Jan 30, 2011 12:55 AM IST
Hindustan Times | BySanjjeev K Samyal and N Ananthanaraynan, Mumbai

Fitting, but rather late

VVS Laxman is among the rare breed of gentlemen sportsmen who never complain. When the PadmaShri award was bestowed upon him on Tuesday his only reaction was a beaming smile while thanking everyone concerned, but his family and friends rightly believe the stylish batsman deserved the honour long time ago.

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Updated on Jan 26, 2011 12:12 AM IST
Hindustan Times | BySanjjeev K. Samyal, Mumbai
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