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newscricket2 months ago

ENG vs NZ | Will be a big challenge to play two Tests without a specialist all-rounder, admits Joe Root

England skipper Joe Root conceded that the absence of an all-rounder has thrown spanner in the team’s works, and wanted the lower-order batters to chip in with runs in order to make up for the same. Root further spoke highly of England’s squad depth, which he feels is currently incredibly strong.
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featurecricket2 months ago

WATCH | Best moments from Round 8 of the County Championship

In what turned out to be a glorious week in the county cricket - lesser rain, more cricket - there were a hell of exciting and eye-grabbing things that took place in Round 8 of the tourney. From exceptional catches to remarkable bowling to some of the best shots you would see, it was action-packed.
Harshit Anand
newscricket2 months ago

ENG vs NZ | Ben Foakes ruled out of New Zealand series; Billings and Hameed added to the squad

Ben Foakes, who was in line to make his home debut against New Zealand, has now been ruled out of the New Zealand Test series, after tearing his left hamstring. The ECB confirmed that the Kent batsman Sam Billings and opener Haseeb Hameed have been added to the squad for the series.
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featurecricket2 months ago

County Watch | How English Test cricketers and major overseas signings fared in Round 7

As many as eight games were played in Round 7 of the ongoing County season, with as many as seven ending in draws, owing to the ever persistent rains. But that didn’t sway our attention from some engrossing cricket, with notable names putting up a show in an intense round of games.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket2 months ago

County Watch | How English Test cricketers and major overseas signings fared in Round 6

More than any other chant in the ground, ‘rain rain go away’ was the constant chirp as Somerset’s fixture against Surrey got rained off. However, elsewhere there was action, as some of the international stars flopped while the others breathed new life into their respective campaigns.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket5 months ago

Key takeaways from England’s loss ft. Rory Burns, Dom Bess, Jonny Bairstow and Stone-Archer-Wood

England took a lead in the series, in Chennai, in the rather most convincing of manners but since then, not only failed to performed but did not even arrive at the venue in the first place. And that obviously, has the whole world talking about where they would go from hereon!
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket5 months ago

IND vs ENG | Frustrating to end the series on a losing note; Leach has been brilliant, admits Joe Root 

English skipper Joe Root, after the series loss at the hands of India, admitted that it was a very disappointing end to the series, however, he added that Jack Leach did a great job for the side. He also had big praise for Ben Foakes, whom he termed arguably the best keeper in the world.
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newscricket5 months ago

IND vs ENG | We know we’re definitely getting another pitch which will turn from ball one, claims Ben Foakes

England wicket-keeper Ben Foakes claimed that India have been ‘pushing conditions to the extremities’ and insisted that the visitors know that, come the fourth Test, they will be provided with yet another rank turner. Foakes further described the last two wickets as the hardest he’s ever kept on.
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featurecricket5 months ago

Ben Foakes - the specialist discussion in the age of batsman-wicketkeeper

When the ball whizzed past Rishabh Pant, turning sharply past his inside edge, the ball rifled past the leg-stump only to find an equally alert Ben Foakes waiting by the millisecond to affect the stumping. Now imagine this on a third-day track where the ball has an uneven bounce?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket5 months ago

IND vs ENG | England need 'something amazing' to avoid defeat against India, believes Graham Thorpe

England batting coach Graham Thorpe has stated that the visitors need to bat extremely well and something amazing must happen for them to avoid a sure loss from a rampant Indian side. Thorpe has further added that they were naturally disappointed with the deficit in the game after two days.
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