There was no stopping the ‘Indo-Pak Express’ as Rohan Bopanna and Aisam-ul-Haq Qureshi inched closer to their maiden Grand Slam title together by advancing to the US Open finals in New York.Continuing with their message of ‘Stop War, Start Tennis’, 16th seeds Bopanna and Qureshi beat Argentines Eduardo Schwank and Horacio Zeballos 7-6 (5) 6-4 to set up a summit clash with top-seeded American brothers Bob and Mike Bryan in the finals.”I mean, to win a Grand Slam you have to beat the best there is. That’s what Aisam and me keep telling (each other),” Bopanna said after the win on Wednesday night.The Indo-Pak duo was cheered on from the stands by, among others, the United Nations ambassadors from their respective countries. India’s ambassador Harpreet Suri and his Pakistan counterpart Abdullah H Haroon even met the two players after the match.Though there summit clash seems tough on paper against the Americans but Bopanna and Qureshi can draw confidence from the fact that they beat the Bryans just a few weeks ago in an ATP tournament in Washington.”They are the best out there now. For us, we just have to go there, play our games. You know, we just beat them few weeks ago in Washington, so, you know, we are really looking forward to that Friday match, and we go in confident, playing and doing well there,” Bopanna said.Qureshi said his pairing with Bopanna has worked perfectly so far because he shares a warm relationship with the Indian off-court as well.advertisement”I always believed if we played consistently on ATP, me and Rohan both as a team, we can do really well on the tour and we can make our mark,” he said.”And in the last past two or three months we have had I think wins against all the top 10 teams in the world. It just shows that I was pretty right about our pairing together, and you know, it would be just a matter of time. I always believe we can do really well in the Grand Slam on the ATP circuit.”Making quarterfinals at Wimbledon was a huge learning experience. I definitely learned a lot from it, and that whole experience is definitely paying off in this US Open these last two weeks,” he added.
Artists perform during the CWG closing ceremony at Jawahar Lal Nehru stadium in New Delhi. PTIIndia gloriously showcased its soft power in a Bollywood spectacle that brought the curtains down on the Commonwealth Games 2010 – and tears to every eye that watched the closing ceremony of the sporting extravaganza that at one stage seemed mired in controversies.Bollywood’s biggest names – from the talented trio of Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy to Kailash Kher, Sukhwinder Singh, Ila Arun and Shubha Mudgal – turned what could have been a procession of avoidable speeches and dazzling displays of digital imagery into an evening that the world won’t forget in a hurry.India’s Golds | Silver | Bronze CWG creates one last controversyFull Coverage | Medals | Ceremony in picsSuch was the electricity in the air, as the capacity crowd broke into a jig along with the athletes who turned the sign-off into one large open-air party, that Commonwealth Games Organising Committee chairman Suresh Kalmadi’s shamefully sycophantic speech was forgotten.It was an evening of merry-making that expressed the sense of elation sweeping across the nation because of India’s unprecedented medal haul, whose peak was scaled by shuttler Saina Nehwal, when she won the women’s singles gold in a cliffhanger.The hosts, cashing in on the home advantage and pullouts by some leading athletes, finished second with 38 gold medals, ahead of England, and notched up a rich haul of 101 with 27 silver and 36 bronze medals. As a reward for this splendid show, the government will fork out Rs 12.46 crore as prize money for the champions who have given us much to cheer beyond cricket.advertisementThe shift in the country’s sporting centre of gravity became evident when champion shooter Gagan Narang, with four gold medals under his belt, led the Indian contingent to delirious cheers from an extraordinarily disciplined crowd.The cultural extravaganza that marked the closing had 101 reasons to be happy about. When the emcee asked the 60,000-strong audience whether they were ready for the party of their lives, we simply assumed it was just another tactic to whip up a frenzy.It was only after we watched the all-star line-up of A-list Bollywood singers that we realised we were in for one long night of high-voltage, high-decibel entertainment that opened with Kher singing the song that he recently admitted he’d sung “half a million times” – Allah Ke Bande, from Waisa Bhi Hota Hai, Part II.Psychedelic animated visuals of the archetypal symbols of India – Kathakali masks and that mosquito of our roads, the autorickshaw – accompanied the performance on the aerostat.On the dance floor, just as psychedelically attired dancers, most of them from Shiamak Davar’s celebrated troupe, synchronised their moves. The number of performers Davar had put out there probably gave him bargaining rights to sing on stage as well, for he belted out Queen hits such as We Will Rock You and We Are The Champions with Usha Uthup.The English numbers didn’t stop the garba dancers, who continued jiving with just as much panache. Zila Khan, who had everyone believe that she’d be the only performer at the ceremony, sang a grand total of one sampler from the Sufi song, Dama Dam Mast Qalandar.Even as we took in DJ Suketu at the console, Ila Arun, resplendent in a pink and gold lehenga sashayed on to the dais.Sukhwinder Singh began belting out the hit, Ibn-e-Batuta, from the forgettable Ishqiya; fittingly, he erased the reference to gati rodhak (speed breaker), which in the run-up to the Games had become yet another CWG joke.Sunidhi Chauhan unleashed Dhoom Machale – and if we thought for a moment that the din that greeted her couldn’t get any louder, we only had to wait for Shubha Mudgal to start singing the opening bars of Ab Ke Sawan.She later set up an explosive jugalbandi with Sukhwinder Singh – their number was the unforgettable Rangeelo Maro Dholna. There was one tiny, though much-needed, pause to breathe when Kher sang Teri Deewani, slowing the tempo for a bit.Then there was the mandatory Chak De India, the official theme song Jeeyo Utho Badho Jeeto and Nayi Naveli Dilli, which Sheila Dikshit had probably muscled into the medley. It was truly a night to remember, despite the self-congratulatory speeches.Kalmadi spoke of “a new beginning in sports” and Robert Winter, Lord Provost of Glasgow, said that the host city of the 2014 Commonwealth Games would “live up to the standards that the Delhi Games have set.”And Commonwealth Games Federation chief Michael Fennell dropped his mask of skepticism to say, “Delhi, you’ve delivered a truly exceptional Games, and above all, a truly wonderful experience for us all.” For once, we couldn’t but agree with the man we had started to hate in the run-up to the 2010 Commonwealth Games.advertisement
Simply Kolkata lists the milestones that became important for the city and its people in the year that’s almost gone by. Rituparno GhoshEntertainmentRituparno Ghosh (Best Director) and Ananya Chatterjee (Best Actress) made Kolkata and Tollywood proud by bagging the prestigious National Awards for their Bengali film, Abohoman. Rituparno Ghosh made,Simply Kolkata lists the milestones that became important for the city and its people in the year that’s almost gone by.Rituparno GhoshEntertainmentRituparno Ghosh (Best Director) and Ananya Chatterjee (Best Actress) made Kolkata and Tollywood proud by bagging the prestigious National Awards for their Bengali film, Abohoman. Rituparno Ghosh made the film as a remake of the 60s’ classic, Kaagaz ke Phool. The film explores the relationship between a married filmmaker and his muse, a young actress.Rahul BanerjeeSportsThe Prince of Kolkata has not given us a reason to rejoice for some time now and victories in sports have been significantly absent. But with city youth Dola Banerjee (archery), Rahul Banerjee (archery) and Subhajit Saha (Men’s Doubles table tennis) winning gold at the Commonwealth Games, the smile was back on the faces of Kolkatans.FoodKolkata, which is a foodie’s paradise, welcomed national food chains and cafes in 2010. Mocha opened doors to give more joy to the city with its delicious ‘Lindt Hot Chocolate’ and the decadent ‘Vertigo’ among others. Wellknown national food chain, Yo!China brought its lip-smacking Chinese cuisine to Kolkata. Its ‘Thai Chi Chicken’ and ‘Legendary Malha Sizzler’ will leave you asking for more. Other restaurants such as ‘Sarson’ and ‘Harvey’s World’ also added flavour to the city’s taste-buds.LifestyleIt’s been a while since any new hotels opened in the city. But 2010 saw Swissotel Kolkata, of the Swissotel Hotels and Resorts, bringing Swiss hospitality to the city in collaboration with Ambuja Realty. Located in Rajarhat, New Town, the hotel is a few minutes from the airport and is the ideal luxury hotel for business travellers. The ‘infinity pool’ and rooms with Jacuzzis are major attractions.FashionKolkata girl, Ushoshi Sengupta represents India in the Miss Universe pageant wearing ensembles designed by city-fashion designers, Dev and Neel. Unfortunately, both Ushoshi and the designers failed to impress.RetailAxis Mall along with multiplex, Bioscope opened this year to delight city-shoppers and movie lovers especially from Rajarhat and Salt Lake. The Mall also boasts of having the second outlet of the famous Bengali eatery, ‘Aaheli’ which offers delectable Bengali cuisine such as Shorshe Ilish, Kasha Maangsho and the list goes on.MusicSinger and composer, Rupam Islam made the city proud by winning the National Award for Best Male Singer for Mahanagar while Nilanjana Sarkar received Best Female Singer for House Full. The film explores the relationship between a married filmmaker and his muse, a young actress.BusinessIndia’s largest coal producing company, Coal India Ltd’s Initial Public Offering (IPO) becomes the biggest IPO in country. The IPO is subscribed more than 15.28 times and received bids of more than $ 53 billion (U.S.) worth of equity shares as against issue size of $ 3.5 (U.S.) billion.advertisement
India coach Gary Kirsten is not in the running for a similar job in the South African side but could be involved with Mumbai Indians in the IPL, a report said on Wednesday.Gary KirstenAccording to the report, Kirsten’s good rapport with Sachin Tendulkar could lead to the former South African opener being appointed in a top position in Mumbai Indians which is to appoint a director of coaching before the IPL IV. Indian cricket had hoped to persuade Kirsten to change his mind about not renewing his contract, but gave up on it this week. Future options for Kirsten could involve the Indian Premier League, a report in The Times said.”The close relationship that Kirsten has with Sachin Tendulkar may lead to cooperation between the two at the Mumbai Indians, who are expected to appoint a director of coaching before the next IPL season,” the report said.”Kirsten could easily take up such a position while still developing his international academy that is in the planning stage at Claremont Cricket Club in Cape Town.” Kirsten, who will quit as India’s coach after the World Cup ends in April, is reluctant to take up the Proteas job when caretaker Corrie van Zyl steps down, also in April.The report also said current India bowling coach Eric Simons could not be ruled out as a possible candidate to replace Kirsten.”The Indian cricket board has not yet started a process to recruit a successor to Kirsten, but it is not unlikely that it will approach Simons as a candidate.advertisementSimons, a former Proteas all-rounder and national coach, was highly regarded by the Indian team when he came aboard this summer,” the report said.Meanwhile, the South African coaching job is likely to go to Duncan Fletcher. The former England coach has been advising the South Africans and it is understood he would be available.”Fletcher’s coaching credentials would be hard to resist for Cricket South Africa, whose chief executive Gerald Majola recently promised a ‘ big name’ for the job when Van Zyl’s term ends,” the report said.- With PTI inputs
The BSE benchmark Sensex plunged to an over four-month low, losing 364 points on across-the-board selling on emergence of reports that government might impose capital gain tax on investments routed through Mauritius.A weakening trend in Asia and lower opening in Europe on the European Union’s decision to delay 12 billion euros aid to Greece until it passes austerity package at home also fanned market fears of Greece’s sovereign debt default in the mid of July.Find out easy ways to hit the jackpot on stock market The Bombay Stock Exchange index, Sensex, which had lost over 438 points in the last three trading sessions, plunged by another 363.90 points to 17,506.63, the levels last seen on February 9.Further, during the intra-day trade, the gauge had dipped by 556 points, with most of the stocks recording steep losses.Broad-based National Stock Exchange’s 50-share index Nifty nosedived by almost 109 points to 5257.90 level.Trading sentiment turned bearish on major sell-off by funds and retailers on reports that the government will sought to tax capital gains on investments made through Mauritius.Sensex leader RIL fell nearly 4 per cent to a 52-week low of Rs 829 a piece.The markets already weak after hike in interest rates and reports of lower advance tax collection for the first quarter this fiscal, received another jolt after BSE announced on Friday that Anil Ambani group companies stocks – Reliance Infra and RCom – will be removed from the Sensex by August 8.Reliance Infra sank 6.07 per cent to Rs 545.25 and Rcom by 7.89 per cent to Rs 87.60 on fresh selling.Among sector indexes, the realty sector index suffered the most, losing 4.16 per cent to 2,016.49 followed by Oil and Gas index that dwindled by 3.42 per cent to 8,6568.42.The IT sector index plunged by 2.50 per cent to 5,673.38 as Tata Consultancy Services dropped 3.69 per cent to 1,069.55 on reports the software maker has been ordered to pay Rs 6.56 billion in back taxes after tax officials denied some of its claims.advertisement–With PTI inputsFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.
India’s Laishram Devendro Singh marched into the last eight of the men’s 49kg boxing event at the London Olympics with another dominating performance that saw him overcome Serdamba Purevdorj of Mongolia 16-11 in the men’s pre-quarterfinals in London on Saturday.Devendro had won his first round bout in an emphatic style with the referee stopping contest.Going into the pre-quarterfinal bout, the Indian had a mountain to climb against Purevdorj, a former World Champion and Beijing Games silver medallist.The 20-year-old from Manipur showed no signs of nerves as he came out swinging in the first round. The Mongolian was taken aback by the barrage of punches which came his way as the Indian narrowly edged out the first round 4-3.The second round started off in a similar fashion as Devendro went on the attack with the Mongolian having no answer.Purevdorj, a former world champion, was stunned by the Indian’s attack and looked short of ideas.Devendro further strengthened his stranglehold in the bout by landing a left-hook that sent his opponent reeling. The referee stopped the bout and gave the Mongolian a standing eight count.The third round too went the same way. A tired Purevdorj showed no intensity in attack and hardly troubled the Indian. Devendro though changed his style and adopted more defensive tactics.The Mongolian landed a couple of punches but that was never enough as the diminutive Indian took the round 8-6.Devendro will now face Paddy Barnes of Ireland in the quarters Wednesday. Barnes is a 2008 Beijing Games bronze medallist and the 2010 Commonwealth Games champion. advertisement
Sauber CEO Monisha Kaltenborn has become the first female team principal in Formula 1, taking over from team founder Peter Sauber with immediate effect.The 41-year-old Monisha, an Austrian of Indian origin, will be trackside with immediate effect and in that capacity will be responsible for the everyday workings of the team. Her first assignment in that capacity will be the Korean Grand Prix this weekend.Kaltenborn joined the company in 2000 to run the legal department, was appointed a member of the board of management not long afterwards, and took over as Sauber CEO in January 2010, being responsible for business operations. In late 2011 Sauber transferred a third of the company’s shares into her name. Peter Sauber will continue in his capacity as President of the board of directors of all Sauber Group companies and remain responsible for the group’s strategic direction.Peter Sauber had announced some time ago that he did not wish to be on the pit wall when he turned 70, and he remained true to his word, handing over charge two days short of his 69th birthday (October 13).”We decided a long time ago that Monisha would take over from me,” he explained, “but we left the timing open. Now is a good time for both of us, so this is the right moment to pass on the baton. After all, there have been a number of races I’ve been unable to attend – most recently the Japanese Grand Prix, where the team put in an excellent performance. I’m in no doubt that Monisha has all the necessary skills to be an outstanding team principal, and I’m equally certain she will ensure that the values underpinning the company live on. That is very important to me.”advertisement”Naturally I’m very aware of the major responsibility I have for Peter Sauber’s racing team,” said Kaltenborn. “He founded the team over 40 years ago, and in the spring it will be 20 years since Sauber lined up for its debut Formula One Grand Prix. I have set my sights high and am committed to taking the team forward as Peter Sauber would want and leading it on to success.”
As the curtain comes down on the second edition of the Indian Grand Prix, there is much to savour both on and off the track. Thanks to the media support and the advertiser interest, motorsport has dominated not just the sports pages but the public imagination.For a one-sport nation, it was deeply encouraging to see images racing cars on billboards, buses and pretty much everywhere there was any space. The larger-than-life cut-outs of drivers went well with the festive season. Quite fittingly, the Formula 1 cars and their drivers put on quite a sparkling show! The racing at all levels, including the support races, was of a high standard. The fact that all the 60 laps in the Grand Prix had enough material for a highlights package is fitting testimony to the technical brilliance of the Buddh International Circuit (BIC). A perfect race-track is one where every corner demands the highest levels of skills from the drivers, and the BIC does all that and more.The race had its share of drama, and though Michael Schumacher’s last F1 outing in India ended on a drab note, the drivers’championship stays alive. Aerodynamics whiz Adrian Newey’s work on the Red Bull cars has been phenomenal and Vettel is too good to not capitalise on it.But most of the time, you have to make the best of what you have on the day. This is where the skilled drivers work out the percentages and do exactly what is necessary to reap the maximum benefit.With the Red Bull being clearly faster than his Ferrari, Fernando Alonso produced a blistering performance. He extracted the best from his car to bring it home second and keep his hopes of winning the drivers’championship alive. Also fun were the moments when Lewis Hamilton gave Mark Webber a run for his money in the closing laps, and it was brilliant defensive driving from Webber that kept the McLaren at bay.Within 24 hours, F1 would have packed up and moved to Abu Dhabi. Another race, another country, and so it goes on. It will take a year before F1 comes back to wow us again and in that time, the sport will not be thinking too much about India.It is however, crucial that India does not forget about Formula 1. A country can get involved in Formula 1 in three ways -hosting a Formula 1 race, owning a Formula 1 team and having drivers from the country. As things stand, India checks all the boxes. The question is where do we go from here? The Buddh circuit has acquitted itself very well. The Force India team is getting better with every outing. That leaves the drivers, and already we have had two in Formula 1. The next generation is ready. With the right support from fans, sponsors and media, the next frontier for Indian motorsport is not just for drivers to make it to F1, but in a few years, to dominate it! (The writer is a former GP2 driver and is the only Indian to have driven in the American Indy Lights series)The second edition turned out to be an exciting race, all thanks to the characteristics of the circuit.advertisement
Yusuf Pathan’s recently found form will be crucial for KolkataThey might have finished their IPL 2014 campaign at the top, but Kings XI Punjab will be wary of the challenge that lies ahead when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders in Qualifier 1 at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday.Full IPL Coverage The Stakes:Both Kolkata and Punjab will be eager to secure their IPL 7 finals berth with a clinical win tomorrow. However, the losing team will have another shot to make the finals cut in the Eliminator match against the winner of Qualifier 2 between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings.Statistics:Sunil Narine has picked up 20 or more wickets in three consecutive editions of the IPL. He picked up 24 wickets in 2012, 22 wickets in 2013 and 20 so far in 2014. Lasith Malinga is the only other bowler to have achieved this feat in 2011 (28 wickets), 2012 (22 wickets) and 2013 (20 wickets).This will be the 100th T20 game for Manish Pandey.Morne Morkel needs one more wicket to get to 150 wickets in T20s.Robin Uthappa is the only player in the history of T20 cricket to score 40+ runs in nine consecutive matches.Quotes:”There is always that fear of getting hit for long sixes, but I mainly try to stick to my strength of bowling the arm-ball and the quicker one. I don’t look to spin the ball or try different variations; I only concentrate on bowling a good arm-ball,” Kings XI Punjab spinner Akshar Patel, on his bowling.”We are going to have to be on our A game. They are a good team, a very good batting team and they could easily turn the game around, so we have to stay focused and concentrate on what we are doing,” Kolkata Knight Riders’ coach Trevor Bayliss said ahead of his side’s clash with Punjab.advertisementKings XI Punjab:Punjab, on the other hand, have been the team to beat for oppositions. Their sheer aggression with the bat has intimidated many bowlers and it will be a big test for Gambhir and his men come Tuesday. The fact that Manan Vohra is firing all guns at the top of the order, alongside Virender Sehwag, adds to the opposition captain’s woes.If one thought those two were a destructive combination, there is more to come in the form of Glenn Maxwell and David Miller. It is quite clear that the bowlers and the fielders will have to be on their toes to stop the best batting line-up of this IPL.Punjab’s Indian talent has not disappointed the team management in the bowling department. Akshar Patel has been very impressive and even when skipper George Bailey asks him to bowl in pressure situations, Patel has shown maturity and has delivered quality goods. The fact that he has not missed a single game this year tells more about the trust the captain has in him.Sandeep Sharma lost his touch in the last few games but he has troubled many a batsman with his sharp swinging deliveries. He also tops the side’s bowling charts with 17 wickets.Kolkata Knight Riders:Gautam Gambhir’s men are on a roll with seven consecutive wins under their belt, including a stunning display against Hyderabad, which helped them pip Chennai and grab the second stop in the table. The fact that the Qualifier 1 was shifted out of Chennai has now given them an added advantage – they will be playing in familiar conditions and in front of an boisterous Kolkata crowd.Robin Uthappa has grabbed eyeballs whenever Kolkata have taken the field of late. With nine consecutive 40+ scores, Uthappa is in fine form and is looking good for more. Deservingly, he is also the leading run-getter in this year’s competition. The way he has scored these runs has forced many to be glued to their seats when he is batting in the middle.Though the skipper has not made many runs in his last few games, he has had no problems in timing the ball. Shakib Al Hasan too has done well in the competition and plays a vital role with both bat and ball. Yusuf Pathan’s stunning innings against Hyderabad not only silenced his critics but also helped Kolkata grab the crucial second place on the table, which now gives them an extra opportunity to make it to the final.If you have Sunil Narine in your ranks you are normally considered to have a fine bowling line-up and the Kolkata attack is no different. He is also the leading wicket-taker in the tournament and is the trump card for Gambhir in crunch situations. The rest of the bowlers too have formed good partnerships with Narine to constitute a formidable bowling attack.advertisementKey players to watch in the crucial tie:Glenn Maxwell: The million-dollar man last season, Maxwell was snatched by Kings XI Punjab for a whopping Rs 6 crore this year. The 25-year-old is a terrific all-rounder to have in your side. He can bowl right-arm off-spin and bat anywhere in the middle-order. He shot to fame after smashing a 19-ball half-century in 2009-10 – the fastest fifty in Australia’s domestic cricket. His most recent antics of 33-ball 74, the third fastest fifty in T20 internationals, shows his batting prowess. He will have to play a key role if Punjab intend to clinch their first IPL title this year.Sunil Narine: The mystery spinner from West Indies, Sunil Narine, was been one of the most influential players for the KKR during their victorious IPL campaign in 2012. Narine was also the highest wicket-taker for KKR with 22 wickets in 16 matches last season. His exemplary performances also helped him in bagging the Player of the Tournament award in 2012. His ability to bowl tidy overs in pressure situations gives an edge to KKR’s bowling department.David Miller: The 24-year-old South African, aka ‘Killer Miller’ in IPL, is as explosive as they come in limited-overs cricket. After making a name for his power-hitting, Miller has turned into a gruesome strokeplayer in modern-day cricket. His ability to play a wide range of strokes, both off the front and backfoot has earned him quite a reputation in international cricket. Miller was also one of the most entertaining batsmen in the IPL last season. The young South African took the IPL by storm after scoring 418 runs with 28 fours and 24 sixes for Kings XI Punjab in 2013. The performance impressed his team owners to such an extent that he became one of the only two players to be retained by KXIP ahead of 2014 IPL auctions.Gautam Gambhir: Indian opening batsman, Gautam Gambhir, was one of the most consistent performers for KKR last season. The skipper, while leading from the front, helped Kolkata to it’s first-ever IPL title victory in 2012. The left-hander was also the highest run-scorer with 406 runs in 16 matches last season. Apart from being a devastating batsman, Gambhir is an active and responsible skipper on field.Robin Uthappa: The 27-year-old explosive batsman was the top run-scorer for now-defunct Sahara Pune Warriors with 405 runs in 16 matches in 2012. He is an outstanding fielder, a reliable wicketkeeper and can even bowl slow medium pace. Following the termination of Pune Warriors in 2013, Uthappa was bought for a whopping Rs 5 crore by Kolkata Knight Riders during the IPL auctions this year. His availability in the team will provide the much-needed balance at the top-order for Kolkata.Teams(from):Kings XI Punjab: George Bailey(c), Mitchell Johnson, David Miller, Glenn Maxwell, Virender Sehwag, Shaun Marsh, Cheteshwar Pujara, Gurkeerat Singh, Manan Vohra, Mandeep Singh, Rishi Dhawan, Thisara Perera, Akshar Patel, Karanveer Singh, Wriddhiman Saha(wk), Murali Kartik, Shivam Sharma, Beuran Hendricks, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Sandeep Sharma, Parvinder Awana, Anureet Singh, Shardul ThakuradvertisementKolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir(c), Robin Uthappa(wk), Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Ryan ten Doeschate, Suryakumar Yadav, Morne Morkel, Umesh Yadav, Sunil Narine, Vinay Kumar, Piyush Chawla, Jacques Kallis, Manvinder Bisla, Kuldeep Yadav, Veer Pratap Singh, Chris Lynn, Andre Russell, Sayan Mondal, Pat Cummins, Debabrata Das