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featurecricket2 months ago

ENG vs WI | Old Trafford Day 3 Talking Points - England’s ‘Broad’ problem and West Indies’ deflated approach to retain Wisden Trophy

England wrapped up the Windies tail in no time, as the visitors avoided follow-on scoring 197 runs in their first innings. During the second innings, on the back of a Burns 90 and Root’s quick-fire 68, the hosts set a target of 399 before Broad struck twice to reduce Windies to 10/2.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket5 months ago

The unsettled Kevin Pietersen- Andrew Strauss saga finally finds closure

Cricket, in its more organic sense, is a team sport that brings together talent, strategy and an unparalleled bond between players who constitute a side. But some tales from the beautiful sport defy the true essence of it and takes us to the uglier side of it; like the one England cricket witnessed.
Sritama Panda
newscricket6 months ago

Having short-version of County Championship doesn’t make sense, believes Alastair Cook

Former England captain Alastair Cook is of the opinion that the Count Championship should be called-off entirely if it cannot be played in its full version. The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have postponed all domestic events until at least May 28 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
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newscricket6 months ago

Covid-19 pandemic could lead to curtailed County championship, admits Sir Alastair Cook

Former England skipper Sir Alastair Cook feels that this County season might be up for a curtailed season and even floodlit matches if the board goes ahead with the Championship. Cook has pointed out that the board is right in its place prioritising financial commitments and players must back them.
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newscricket8 months ago

Thrilled to have Sir Alastair Cook and Ricky Skerritt join MCC’s World Cricket Committee, admits Mike Gatting

Former England cricketer and England's top run-scorer in Tests Alastair Cook and ex- West Indies team manager Ricky Sterritt have joined MCC's Cricket Committee. They accepted the invitation for joining the committee which meets two times in a year to discuss various issues in cricket.
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newscricket9 months ago

Virat Kohli named skipper in Ricky Ponting’s decade Test XI

Ricky Ponting has named the Indian skipper Virat Kohli as his team of the decade skipper ahead of some the Aussies counter-parts. Further, Ponting included four English players, three Aussies, Kane Williamson, Kumar Sangakkara and Dale Steyn in his XI with the exclusion of some of the big names.
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newscricket10 months ago

James Anderson can still surprise us all and continue to break records, feels Alastair Cook

Former captain Sir Alastair Cook believes that his good mate James Anderson can still surprise everyone and resume his record-breaking England career soon. The 37-year-old Anderson last featured for England in the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston but broke down after aggravating a calf injury. 
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newscricketa year ago

I'll be playing for Essex for at least another year, says Alastair Cook

Former England captain Alastair Cook has attested that he will represent Essex for one more season 'at least' after helping the club to their second County Championship title in three years. The knighted cricketer, who retired from international cricket in 2018, has two-years left in his contract.
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featurecricketa year ago

Joe Root’s frailties talk less about him and more about toxic English cricket culture

2013-14 was one of the worst periods in English cricket. Not only things plummeted massively as far as the team culture goes, but it was also the time they started losing some of their talented players who had helped them become a brute force in Tests, culminating with the No.1 ranking in 2011.
Bastab K Parida
newscricketa year ago

David Warner had once tampered the ball during a first-class match, reveals Alastair Cook

Former England skipper Alastair Cook went candid and revealed an incident when drinking with his Ashes opponents, a drunk David Warner had spoken about the time he had tampered the ball in a first-class match. Cook further spoke about the "freak" Steve Smith who is "operating on a different level".
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