England cricket captain Andrew Strauss described his team's Ashes victory in Australia as the 'holy grail' after being awarded an OBE on Tuesday.
Strauss received the honour for leading the nation's top cricketers to an emphatic win last winter in the famous series against Australia.
England thrashed their opponents 3-1 - their first victory in Australia for 24 years.
The sportsman was presented with an OBE by the Princess Royal at a Windsor Castle investiture ceremony and said after the event: 'It was certainly one of the proudest moments of my career because for us winning the Ashes away from home is a bit like the holy grail.
'It's not something that many English sides have done previously, so it makes it more
Jharkhand, the state of India skipper MS Dhoni, will get a state of the art cricket stadium. Situated in Ranchi, the stadium is likely to be complete in October 2011. The stadium is built at a cost of 150 crores.
The centrifugal forces of India's batting might, Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid and VVS Laxman will travel to England one last time to play for India. The three of them are close to 40 and India will benefit from their experience.
Tendulkar and Dravid have always done well in England and it remains to be seen if they continue their rich vein of form in the old blighty. Laxman is coming into the series on the back of a wonderful series against West Indies, where he was India's top run-getter
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Harbhajan Singh has said that India's performance during the recent South Africa series will have little bearing on their World Cup campaign. I agree with him because the conditions are quite different. Also the pressure of World Cup is nothing compared to that of a bilateral series.
Remember in the build up to the 2003 World Cup, India lost 5-2 to New Zealand in NZ and except for Sehwag fared very badly. Once World Cup started we were a different team altogether. Same with the 2007 World Cup. In the lead up we had won record number of consecutive matches under Dravid but failed miserably in the main event.
India go into the World Cup starting next month as one of the favourites, and Harbhajan said the form of the