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Finn says Strauss’ tour planning ‘put England on road to success in Indian tour’

Finn says Strauss’ tour planning ‘put England on road to success in Indian tour’London, Dec. 9  : Former England skipper Andrew Strauss' legacy is already being felt in the Three Lions' squad after fast bowler Steve Finn admitted their successful Indian winter so far had "been coming".

The retired Strauss, though, is no longer a part of the England set-up, but his fingerprints are all over their current form in India, which has the home side staring down the barrel of a series defeat.

"We've felt as a team that it's been coming. When we got beaten 3-0 in Dubai, it was an eye--opener," the Daily Mirror quoted Finn, who was brought back to the England line-up for third test, as saying.

According to the paper, it is easy to forget the sorry state that the England team was in when Strauss took over as captain with a dressing room divided following a terrorism-affected tour to India and a sacked coach.

His main aim was to change the team environment and get everyone pulling in the same direction, and bar the Kevin Pietersen hiccup this year, all of which fell in place eventually, Finn said.

"Since then, we've worked very hard on our games to be able to adapt to these conditions in the subcontinent and it is now paying dividends with results," Finn said.

"We have to keep working and looking to get better. That is the great thing about this England side," he added. (ANI)


Premier League set to introduce famous WC 'vanishing spray' next season

Richard ScudamoreLondon, July 31 - Premier League is set to add the Vanishing spray in the next season, after its success at the 2014 World Cup.

The spray was used to draw bordering lines for free-kicks, corner-kicks and defensive walls.  Read more »

Everton signs Romelu Lukaku for record breaking 28m pounds

Romelu LukakuLondon, July 31 - English football club Everton has signed Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku in a record breaking 28 million pound deal.

The club is aiming to challenge its city rival Liverpool with this transfer.  Read more »

Greame Smith praises team for regaining top spot in Test

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It will be tough for us on day five: Shikhar Dhawan

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F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone attempts to settle bribery trial

Bernie-EcclestoneLondon, July 30 : Lawyers of the Formula 1 chief Bernie Ecclestone said that the F1 boss was ready to pay 25 million euros to a German bank to resolve the bribery case against him.  Read more »

Hamilton denies employing 'mind games' against Rosberg in race for F1 title

Lewis-HamiltonLondon, July 18 : Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton has said that he is not trying to employ mind games against his teammate Nico Rosberg as both battle for the Formula One championship.  Read more »