Team India slammed after latest tour flop in New Zealand

Calls to axe Mahendra Singh Dhoni as Test skipper have grown louder after India's dismal tour of New Zealand, which ended with a 1-0 series loss on Tuesday.

updated: February 19, 2014 17:37 IST
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New Delhi: India's latest away series defeat at the end of a dismal tour of New Zealand triggered calls Tuesday for a change in leadership and a warning that financial muscle does not translate to on-field success.

A majestic triple century from Black Caps skipper Brendon McCullum in the drawn second Test in Wellington ensured that India lost the series 1-0 -- their fourth consecutive series defeat on their travels. The reverse in the Test series, which followed a 4-0 drubbing for Dhoni's World Cup champions in the preceding one-dayers, left India without a win on the month-long tour.

India have now lost 10 of their last 12 Tests abroad -- the other two were drawn -- a record that included two successive 4-0 whitewashes in England and Australia. (Highlights | Pics)

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