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featurecricket3 months ago

Questions aplenty and spots up for grabs as Kraigg Brathwaite era starts to take shape

On the back of a disappointing 0-0 series draw versus Sri Lanka, the Kraigg Brathwaite-led Windies would be hoping to send a message by dismantling a disjoint South African unit. But despite the odds being stacked in their favour, the hosts have their own share of concerns heading into the series.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket4 months ago

County Watch | How English Test cricketers and major overseas signings fared in Round 8

While rain played a spoilsport last week and the week before, this week was rather a pleasant week of County action, where there were little to no talks of the rain shadowing the games. However, there were several Australian batters in action, all of whom barring Marcus Harris were terrible.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket4 months ago

WATCH | Best moments from Round 7 of the County Championship

The County Championship is by some distance the most enthralling domestic competition in the world for the simple fact that despite rain ruining 7 of the 8 matches that were played in Round 7, there were still innumerable moments to savor. What was the best of the lot? Well, decide for yourself.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket6 months ago

Alzarri Joseph set to play for Worcestershire during the early part of County Championship

West Indies’ quick Alzarri Joseph is all set to become one of the overseas signings for Worcestershire for the first seven games of the County Championship. With the pacer not having an IPL contract, he would travel to England, as soon as the Sri Lanka series comes to an end in April.
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newscricketa year ago

VIDEO | Ollie Pope takes stunning reflex catch at forward short leg to leave Joseph in disbelief

In his thus-far young career, Ollie Pope has already started to build quite the name for himself as a gun forward short-leg fielder and in the morning of Day 4, the youngster further enhanced his reputation. Pope took a stunning reflex catch off Dom Bess to leave Alzarri Joseph in utter disbelief.
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newscricketa year ago

VIDEO | Diving Zak Crawley distracts Ben Stokes as latter drops sitter to hand Joseph a life

‘Is there anything this man can’t do?’ is a cliched phrase that has, of late, been used whenever Ben Stokes does something special but today at Old Trafford, we might have gotten the answer for that question. Yep, it looks like Stokes cannot take easy catches when he’s distracted by a teammate.
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featurecricketa year ago

Roston Chase’s spell a sign from the gods for Windies to make sacrifice for greater good

'The problem, simply put, is that we cannot choose everything simultaneously. So we live in danger of becoming paralyzed by indecision, terrified that every choice might be the wrong choice.' - Elizabeth Gilbert.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa year ago

England vs West Indies | Predictions for Day 3 at Old Trafford

Dominic Sibley and Ben Stokes continued their fourth-wicket partnership, that had survived Day 1, putting pressure on West Indies, who were struggling to find a breakthrough. After England declared on 469/9 in the final session, West Indies lost one wicket taking the total to 32/1 at Stumps Day 2.
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newscricketa year ago

VIDEO | Ben Stokes left amused by his own, effortless no-follow-through six

It took Ben Stokes no less than 265 deliveries to showcase the free-flowing, aggressive Stokes that we all know of and admire, but the all-rounder made sure to leave everyone in awe of his batting when he did so. So good was Stokes’ effortless on-drive that he, himself, was amused by the hit.
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newscricketa year ago

VIDEO | Joe Root falls to Windies’ trap as Alzarri Joseph’s booming outswinger sends former packing

There are few better sights as a bowling team than seeing the opposition batsman fall to a trap set by you and today at Old Trafford, the Windies toyed with Joe Root’s frailty outside off-stump. A big, booming Alzarri Joseph outswinger saw Root fall right into the trap and nick one to second slip.
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