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featurecricket4 months ago

Know your debutant ft. new Three Lion James Bracey

On Wednesday, Gloucestershire’s young James Bracey will step up the mark as England’s newest Three Lion against New Zealand, all because of an unfortunate injury to Ben Foakes. So, ahead of his debut, who is James Bracey, how did he make the cut and what exactly does he bring to the table?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket7 months ago

ENG vs IND | England threw Dom Bess under the bus the moment they ‘asked’ Moeen Ali to stay, feels Steve Harmison

Former English pacer Steve Harmison opined that England ‘chucked Dom Bess under the bus’ the moment they asked Moeen Ali if he could stay, making the youngster feel that he was not important. Bess endured a torrid time with the ball on Day 2, and Harmison said that he felt sorry for the 23-year-old.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa year ago

I pushed Andrew Strauss to let England players go to the IPL, reveals Eoin Morgan

Eoin Morgan has admitted that he was the person responsible for pushing Andrew Strauss to let the players play in the IPL, which Morgan feels, is a big change in English cricket attitude. Morgan has also added that England is using the IPL as a vehicle to try and grow players.
SportsCafe Desk
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
newscricketa year ago

ECB allow English counties to field two overseas players from 2021 season

England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have announced that English counties will be able to field two overseas players from the 2021 season after a recommendation by the Performance Cricket Committee. Earlier, starting the year 2000, counties allowed only one 'unqualified' player in the team.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa year ago

Reports | Andrew Strauss in line to take over as new Cricket Australia CEO role

Just a day after Kevin Roberts’ removal as Cricket Australia CEO, Andrew Strauss has emerged as the front-runner to take the role as reported by the Australian. However, The Times reported that the former England captain isn’t too keen on the move despite CA’s insistence to take up a full-time role.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa year ago

Kevin Pietersen shouldn’t have played after 2012 text-gate scandal, opines Michael Vaughan

Former England captain Michael Vaughan has stated that Kevin Pietersen should not have played for England after the latter was found guilty in the text-gate scandal in 2012. Former ECB Director Andrew Strauss recently spoke about the Pietersen saga and revealed that he felt sorry for the latter.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa year ago

Got on quite well with Kevin Pietersen but openly disliked each other, admits Graeme Swann

Graeme Swann has revealed that he got on professionally with Kevin Pietersen in comparison to the others in the English dressing room while openly disliking each other. He has also added that he needed Pietersen in the team because of his form, calling him ‘one of the best batsmen in the world.’
SportsCafe Desk
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
featurecricket2 years ago

The contrasting yet similar fortunes of England and South Africa in 2019

Cricket is a universe where worlds collide. While England were on the road to make history in the 2019 World Cup, South Africa crashed out of the competition with just three wins out of nine matches. 
Sritama Panda