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newscricket21 days ago

England will fancy their chances against India in moving conditions, believes Alastair Cook

Former England skipper Alastair Cook pointed out that the Indian batsmen have a certain weakness against the swinging and seaming ball, and opined that England will fancy their chances on spicy wickets. Cook further opined that India erred in the WTC final by picking two spinners.
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newscricketa month ago

Beating England at home will require monumental effort from India, opines Alastair Cook 

Former England skipper Alastair Cook has asserted that beating England at home will require some effort from India in the five-match Test series. He also added that he feels sorry for England's Test skipper Joe Root as he didn't have his best team available at different points this year.
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newscricketa month ago

WTC Final | Sir Alastair Cook backs New Zealand; Isa Guha puts money on India

Former England skipper Sir Alastair Cook has put his money on New Zealand to win the inaugural World Test Championship final against India as he believes the Black Caps are two matches ahead of India in terms of sharpness. Meanwhile, former England women’s cricketer Isa Guha has backed India.
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newscricket5 months ago

IND vs ENG | Virat Kohli defended the wicket as if it's a BCCI thing, opines Alastair Cook 

Alastair Cook has come out strongly in his assessment of Virat Kohli's comments about the third Test pitch as the southpaw stated that the Indian skipper defended the wicket as if it's a BCCI thing. He also added that both Kohli and Root are great players of spin and yet they struggled in the game.
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featurecricket5 months ago

The Ahmedabad Atrocity is a red flag - it’s time for the BCCI to stop hosting pink-ball Tests without further trials

There was a time, not too long ago, when everyone on social media had an opinion about whether Pineapple went with pizza.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket5 months ago

IND vs AUS | Joe Root is arguably England’s best-ever player of spin, declares Nasser Hussain

Nasser Hussain has declared that Joe Root is arguably the best-ever player of spin seen in England while adding that he would go on to shatter all records possible for an Englishman. He also reckoned that England’s win in Chennai would be right up there as the best win of all time.
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featurecricket6 months ago

Every struggle brings the promise of a new Dom - the Sibley way

If Joe Root’s innings was a masterclass, well-renowned and agreed by all the artists, Dominic Sibley took the paintbrush, unravelled a portrait, never seen before in English cricket from an opener since Sir Alastair Cook.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket7 months ago

ICC names MS Dhoni as skipper for white-ball format; Kohli to lead the Test decade XI

On Sunday, ICC finally announced their decade XI across all formats, naming MS Dhoni as the skipper in both the ODI and the T20I format while they named Virat Kohli as the skipper for the Test decade XI. Meg Lanning leads the women’s ODI decade XI with two Indian stars in the lineup.
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featurecricketa year 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
featurecricketa year 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