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newscricket19 hours ago

English batsmen’s inexperience showed in New Zealand series but they deserved criticism, says Stuart Broad

Stuart Broad claimed that it was ‘heartbreaking’ for England to be beaten at home after seven years, and reckoned that the loss was down to two factors: the batsmen’s inexperience and the absence of key players. Broad, however, asserted that his side can have no excuses come the India series.
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featurecricketa day ago

Vitality Blast watch | How overseas signings and England’s T20 stars have fared thus far

The Vitality T20 blast is not known as ‘IPL on cocaine’ for no reason: 10 days in, we’re already through 46 games. That’s right, FORTY SIX! Make no mistake, keeping up with this high-octane competition is no mean task, but at SportsCafe we like to push limits. So let’s begin the recap, shall we?
Anirudh Suresh
newscricketa day ago

ENG vs SL | George Garton gets maiden call-up for Sri Lanka ODIs; Olly Stone ruled out of season

Left-arm pacer George Garton has earned a call-up for the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, while promising Olly Stone has been ruled out of the summer with a stress fracture. Barring Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes, all the other English stars were named in the squad on Saturday.
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newscricket2 days ago

WI vs SA | I’ve already learnt that bowlers keep coming at you relentlessly in Test cricket, reveals Kyle Verreynne

Kyle Verreynne, who gutted out a 89-ball 27 on Friday, revealed that, in just two Tests, he’s realized that, unlike domestic cricket, there are no ‘easy’ passages of play at the international level. Verreynne, who strung a 87-run partnership with Elgar, revealed that he was guided by his skipper.
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newscricket3 days ago

Ireland's Kevin O’Brien announces retirement from ODI cricket

After representing Ireland in 153 One-Day International games, all-rounder Kevin O’Brien has decided to hang his boots in the 50-over format, Ireland cricket confirmed on their official website. O’Brien retires as the third-highest run-getter for Ireland in ODIs, behind Stirling and Porterfield.
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newscricket3 days ago

WI vs SA | Definitely expect Windies to bounce back in second Test, admits Dean Elgar

South Africa captain Dean Elgar has stated that he expects West Indies to bounce back after their loss in the first Test in St Lucia ( by an innings and 63 runs) and cited his personal experience of home teams bouncing back. The Proteas leader said he would ideally bat first in the second Test.
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newscricket3 days ago

WI vs SA | Shannon Gabriel and Darren Bravo return for second Test; Bonner out with concussion

West Indies have named a 13-man squad for the second Test against South Africa starting June 18 and have confirmed the return of Shannon Gabriel and Darren Bravo, both of whom missed the shortlist for the first Test. While Nkrumah Bonner is out with concussion, Alzarri Joseph has been axed.
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newscricket3 days ago

Sabbir Rahman fined 50,000 BDT for allegedly racially abusing player during DPL match

Bangladesh’s Sabbir Rahman has been fined 50,000 taka by the BCB after a complaint was filed against the batsman on Wednesday, alleging that he racially abused and physically attacked Elias Sunny. The BCB, meanwhile, have also fined Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club manager Sultan Mahmud the same amount.
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featurecricket4 days ago

The Gameplan | How India can target New Zealand's batting and win the World Test Championship final

After toiling for no less than 2 years, everything comes down to this for the Kohli-led Indian side: The World Test Championship final. Win it and they make history, lose it and the 24-month long toil will count for nothing. The two sides are evenly matched, but how exactly can India hurt the Kiwis?
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket4 days ago

England sweating on Jonny Bairstow’s fitness as batsman injures ankle in Vitality Blast game

Jonny Bairstow could potentially be in doubt for England’s three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka starting next week as the batsman injured his ankle en route a stunning 112 against Worcestershire on Wednesday. Bairstow injured his ankle mid-way through his innings, but continued with a runner.
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