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newscricket3 months ago

IND vs ENG | Openers have been a pillar of England’s strength for a long period of time, admits Jos Buttler

Jos Buttler, who skippered the side in Morgan’s absence, admitted that the English openers have been a pillar of their strength for a long period of time. Buttler also insisted that the partnership between Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow was brilliant to watch as a fan of the game.
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featurecricket3 months ago

Takeaways from England’s missed opportunity ft. no-identity Curran, 1D bowling and Enigma Malan

England missed a golden opportunity to seal a historic series win in India, but, more than the defeat, the Three Lions, heading into the WT20, will be concerned by how imbalanced their side is. The India series posed a plethora of questions, all of which will need immediate addressing.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket3 months ago

IND vs ENG | Nobody in this T20I setup is nailed on for the World T20, attests Eoin Morgan

Eoin Morgan, post the 3-2 defeat against India, has warned that nobody in the Three Lions setup has their spot nailed on and insisted that there needs to be flexibility in the constant improvement. However, he credited Adil Rashid and Mark Wood for adapting to their new roles with the ball.
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featurecricket3 months ago

Now that plan-A seems successful, time for England to test their plan-B

When it’s successful, the combination, the team and everything, why do you want to change it? Well, one, this series is the last they would play in the country before the World T20 and in the past, it has become very clear that having just one plan doesn’t quite guarantee you success.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket3 months ago

IND vs ENG | 3rd T20I Today I Learnt: India’s batting-first woes and England’s short-sightedness

The Indian batsmen underperformed with the bat for the second time in three games as England coasted to a convincing eight-wicket victory in the 3rd T20I to go 2-1 up in the series. While skipper Virat Kohli shone like a diamond, the performance of the rest of the batsmen left a lot to be desired.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket3 months ago

IND vs ENG | KL Rahul looks affected by his dismissals a lot, best to clear his mind, reckons Sanjay Manjrekar

After low scores of 1 and 0, Sanjay Manjrekar has reckoned that KL Rahul looks affected by his dismissals a lot and insisted that the opener should clear his mind and hit the ball freely. Manjrekar also stated that England might make a change, bringing in Moeen Ali to counter Indian lefties.
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newscricket3 months ago

IND vs ENG | Bowling with new ball something I’ll keep in my armoury, claims Adil Rashid

Adil Rashid, who took the new ball for England in the first T20I and bowled a remarkable spell that read 1/7, claimed that bowling with a new ball is a completely different challenge but insisted it’s a skill he’ll keep in his armoury. Friday was the first time Rashid took the new ball in 10 years.
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newscricket3 months ago

IND vs ENG | England used the pace of Wood and Archer cleverly, lauds Graeme Swann 

Former England spinner Graeme Swann has praised the Three Lions for using the pace of Mark Wood and Jofra Archer cleverly in the first T20I against India, which they won comfortably. He also added that England introduced leggie Adil Rashid early for Shikhar Dhawan and not Virat Kohli.
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featurecricket3 months ago

IND vs ENG | 1st T20I: Today I Learnt - When India’s uber-aggression meets England’s raw pace and clear plan

India lost the toss, later lost the plot in the early overs to hand over the advantage early on to the visitors - England and even a 67 from Iyer didn’t change the course of the proceedings. England, meanwhile, just stuck to their approach, slaughtered India with their plans - with the bat and ball.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket3 months ago

IPL 2021 | One injury replacement player for each of the 8 IPL franchises 

We are hardly a month away from the commencement of the 2021 IPL that will also mark back the return of the cash-rich league to the country, after last year, UAE had to host the league owing to the pandemic. It was recently announced that it would be played between April 9 and May 30. 
Harshit Anand