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Swann proud to pass Laker

Swann proud to pass Laker

Rob Barnett

Graeme Swann spoke of his pride at becoming England’s most prolific Test off-spinner on the opening day of the series with India.

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Super Swann limits India's control

Super Swann limits India's control

Chris Devine

Virender Sehwag and Cheteshwar Pujara compiled contrasting innings of substance, but the outstanding Graeme Swann prevented India from taking full advantage of winning the toss in the first Test with England at Ahmedabad.

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Captain Cook sets out to keep course

Captain Cook sets out to keep course

Rob Barnett

Alastair Cook hopes he does not change when he plays his first Test as permanent captain. “I’m just going to try to do the best job I can, for however long I’m lucky enough to do it,” he said.

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Finn and Ishant out of opening Test

Finn and Ishant out of opening Test

Fast bowlers Steven Finn and Ishant Sharma have been ruled out of the first Test between India and England at Ahmedabad.

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India aim to put England in a spin

India aim to put England in a spin

Mahendra Singh Dhoni and India are out to make the most of their famed home advantage as they test England with sub-continental spin in the Test series.

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White relives the dream

White relives the dream

Rob Barnett

Craig White’s century at Ahmedabad in December 2001 fulfilled his three-fold ambition in Test cricket and aided a creditable draw the last time England played an international at the venue of Thursday's first Test with India.

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Prior keeps even view of Ahmedabad wicket

Prior keeps even view of Ahmedabad wicket

Matt Prior has a better view than most of the pitches England play Test cricket on and the wicketkeeper says the tourists need to have an ‘open mind’ about the first-Test track at Ahmedabad.

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Get your runs early - Gatting

Get your runs early - Gatting

Chris Devine

Following the old maxim of scoring heavily in the first innings will be crucial as England look to secure Test success in India, according to Mike Gatting.

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England cool over Ashwin speculation

England cool over Ashwin speculation

England are being urged to ignore the hype about Ravichandran Ashwin’s new ‘mystery ball’, and simply play the off-spinner on his merits.

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Cook preaches caution over pacemen

Cook preaches caution over pacemen

Alastair Cook is adamant England will not take any chances as they assess the fitness of Stuart Broad and Steven Finn ahead of the first Test with India.

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