• With the IPL nearing its conclusion, Ojha spoke to The Indian Express about his bowling, his future aspirations and the disappointment on missing out on the West Indies-bound squad.

    Following a haul of 18 wickets last season, left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha is currently the leading wicket-taker in IPL III with 20 scalps for the Deccan Chargers. Ojha is now looking to make a leap forward by becoming the leading strike bowler for his country.


    With the IPL nearing its conclusion, Ojha spoke to The Indian Express about his bowling, his future aspirations and the disappointment on missing out on the West Indies-bound squad. Excerpts:


    Are you disappointed that you did not make it to the World T20 squad?


    One thing is clear in life, there will be ups and down. One needs to know how to handle things. It's just matter of time, I'm confident and happy with my progress. Everyday I want to learn new things and want to continue bowling well.


    With 20 wickets so far, you are the highest wicket-taker in

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  • But for Vijay Dahiya, Kolkata's assistant coach, its been a learning curve like never before. While speaking to Sportline, Dahiya speaks about the highs and lows during his debut IPL season.

    For the Kolkata Knight Riders, the third edition of the Indian Premier League ended in disappointment as they were unable to qualify for the semifinals yet again.


    But for Vijay Dahiya, Kolkata's assistant coach, its been a learning curve like never before. While speaking to Sportline, Dahiya speaks about the highs and lows during his debut IPL season. Excerpts:


    Was the experience of being in the Kolkata team-management an enriching one?


    It's been fantastic. I got to learn a lot under the likes of Dav Whatmore, Wasim Akram and Sourav Ganguly. A World Cup winning coach, Whatmore was such a brilliant person to work with. He brought in a lot of experience to the table. Akram was in the role of a bowling consultant and to watch one of the highest wicket-takers of all time in action was a thrill.

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  • Speaking to The Indian Express, Chawla shares his views on his form, career, the IPL and his confidence going into the ICC world Twenty20.

    For Piyush Chawla, life has come a full circle. Three years after limping out of the winning World T20 squad in South Africa without playing a game, Chawla hopes to help India regain the trophy in the West Indies.


    Speaking to The Indian Express, Chawla shares his views on his form, career, the IPL and his confidence going into the ICC world Twenty20.


    You are making a comeback into the Indian team after about two years. How important is this tour for your career?


    I have worked really hard during the last one and half years to earn my comeback. Now that the selectors have chosen me for the job, I need to deliver the goods and make a long lasting impression. I want to be part of the Indian team for a longer period and for that the World T20 will be the most important tournament for me. The competition is tough but I need to stand out.


    How would you

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