From the very first time he watched Sachin Tendulkar bat as a 12-year-old boy, Adam Carroll-Smith was transfixed. He dreamed of not just bowling to the â€˜Little Masterâ€™, but actually knocking his off-stump over, too.
India have named an unchanged 15-man squad for the second Test against the West Indies, which gets underway at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on 14th November.
India came from behind to secure an impressive five-wicket win in the opening game in Delhi with VVS Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar batting impressively on the final day.
Sachin Tendulkar won't hit his record breaking century of centuries against the West Indies according to Ladbrokes.
The India batsman is 8/11 to fail to notch the ton this series which India are now just 1/50 to win. It's 12/1 the West Indies can salvage the draw.
A cricket video for Cricket World TV about the latest cricket news looking at India beating the West Indies with Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman playing starring roles.
India were set 276 to win in Delhi and after Tendulkar scored his 15,000th Test run on day three, he fell 24 short of a hundredth international century but played beautifully in partnership with the ever-graceful Laxman to put the game beyond the tourists.
Sachin Tendulkar fell short of his 100th international hundred but VVS Laxman closed on 61 not out to steer India to a five-wicket win over the West Indies in the opening Test in Delhi.
Tendulkar was trapped in front for 76 by leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo but he had done enough, along with Laxman, to put his side in position to take their first win in six matches, eventually closing on 276 for five in their second innings.
Cricket TV from Cricket World and bet365 as John Pennington and Jim White make their predictions ahead of two big Test matches.
The West Indies take on India in Delhi from 6th November in a match which could see Sachin Tendulkar make his 100th international century before South Africa host Australia in Cape Town.
Seven-times Formula One world champion and Mercedes driver Michael Schumacher meets World Cup champion and legendary Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar.
The two are pictured here prior to the inaugural Indian Grand Prix, held outside Delhi.
Mumbai witnessed the national finals of the Castrol Golden Spanner Awards - a search for India's best car mechanic as cricket maestro and Castrol brand ambassador, Sachin Tendulkar, presented the All India Castrol Golden Spanner Ustaad Mechanic Award to Kalka Prasad from West Motors in Chandigarh.
India have named a 15-man squad to play England in the first two One-Day Internationals in October, leaving out experienced off-spinner Harbhajan Singh.
Zaheer Khan, Sachin Tendulkar, Yuvraj Singh, Virender Sehwag, Rohit Sharma, Munaf Patel and Ishant Sharma are also absent through injury so the selectors have handed a first call-up to leg-spinner Rahul Sharma.
England batsman Jonathan Trott has won tthe International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricketer Of The Year award, following in the footsteps of compatriot Andrew Flintoff, who won the award in 2005.
He beat off competition from Alastair Cook, Hashim Amla and Sachin Tendulkar to become the eighth recipient of the award at the annual ceremony, this year held in London.
A unique set of illustrations featuring cricketing legends went on display at The Rose Bowl in Southampton on the eve of the second One-Day International between England and India.
The limited edition prints are to be exhibited in the Shane Warne executive suite and feature greats Shane Warne, Sir Ian Botham, Sachin Tendulkar, Robin & Chris Smith and a large centrepiece of Hampshire legends.
India have suffered a further blow to their chances of beating England in the One-Day International series with the news that Sachin Tendulkar will miss the rest of the series.
Tendulkar suffered a toe injury and played no part in the opening match of the series, which was washed out in Chester-le-Street and India have named Subramaniam Badrinath as his replacement.
Every England batsmen will be top price* with Ladbrokes to be top run scorer against India in the T20 at Old Trafford.
Kevin Pietersen is the 7/2 market leader to be top bat from Craig Kieswetter and Alex Hales at 4/1. Sachin Tendulkar is the 5/2 favourites to score the most runs for India from Gambhir at 3/1.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has short-listed Hashim Amla, Alastair Cook, Sachin Tendulkar and Jonathan Trott for the ICC Cricketer of the Year award which will be handed out on 12th September in London.
An independent 25-person academy whittled down the long list to those four names while Cook and Trott are also short-listed for the Test Cricketer of the Year award, along with James Anderson and Jacques Kallis.
Jim White and John Pennington describe the action as Sachin Tendulkar just misses out on a landmark 100th international century during the fourth and final Test between England and India at The Oval.
England went on to win the match by an innings and eight runs to claim the number one spot in Test cricket with a 4-0 series win.
Graeme Swann returned figures of six for 106 to precipitate a dramatic Indian batting collapse that handed England an innings-and-eight-run win in the fourth and final Test at The Oval.
India resumed the day on 129 for three and were at one stage 262 for three but once England removed Amit Mishra and Sachin Tendulkar, who made 91 in pursuit of a hundredth international century, they stormed to a comprehensive win.
Speaking ahead of the third Test between England and India, left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha maintains that their task in attempting to win both remaining matches to level the series 2-2 was difficult, but not impossible and he is staying positive.
He also tells us what it is like bowl to the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman but also how much his game has developed from sharing a dressing room with some of the greatest players the game has ever seen.
If Sachin Tendulkar scores his 100th international century at Edgbaston it will be fitting. Edgbaston has been the English county home of three of the greatest batsmen to ever play the game, Rohan Kanhai, Alvin Kallicharran and Brian Lara.
Recently Shiv Chanderpaul, # 10 on the List of all time Tests runs scorers and endorser of American College Cricket, signed to play the key final games in the 2011 English County season for Warwickshire.
Sidhartha Mallya, UB board member (parent company of Kingfisher Beer) praises Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar who is chasing a record 100th international century during the Test series in England.
He also talks about what the series has in store and how much he thinks India are motivated by their current number one Test ranking, which they could lose if they don't improve their performance in the final two matches of the series.