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newscricket4 days ago

Ben Stokes labels Old Trafford wicket ‘horrific’; Jos Buttler disagrees and says batters need to swallow ego

Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler had contrasting views about the Old Trafford wicket at The Hundred on Sunday as while Stokes took to Twitter to label it ‘horrific’, Buttler stressed that it’s a batter’s responsibility to adapt. On a used wicket, the double-header at Old Trafford saw spin dominate.
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newscricket9 days ago

ENG vs IND | Haseeb Hameed, Bairstow make squad for first two Tests; Ben Stokes returns

The ECB have named a 17-man squad for England’s first two Tests against India, and the list includes the name of Haseeb Hameed, who made his Test debut against India five years ago. Ben Stokes also makes his return after missing the New Zealand Tests, while Bairstow has also been included.
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newscricket12 days ago

Played PAK series with ‘ridiculous pain’ but hopeful of recovering in time for India Tests, reveals Ben Stokes

Ben Stokes, who earlier this week led England to a 3-0 win over Pakistan, revealed that he played the ODI series with ‘ridiculous pain’, adding that he needed injection to ‘ease it’ for the rest of the summer. Stokes, however, is hopeful of the acute pain going away in time for the India tests.
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newscricket13 days ago

ENG vs PAK | Liam Livingstone as a package is very exciting for us, admits Paul Collingwood

On the back of Liam Livingstone’s quick-fire century, England’s caretaker head coach Paul Collingwood described the all-rounder as a very exciting package across the board. Alongside that, he also admitted that the England batting line-up looks very scary and could be daunting for the opposition.
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featurecricket16 days ago

From Phil Salt’s A to Ben Stokes’ C: Grading English players who featured in the Pakistan ODIs

England might have hastily assembled a ‘C’ team for the ODIs against Pakistan, but most of them emerged on the other side with flying colors, registering an ‘A’ next to their name.
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newscricket16 days ago

ENG vs PAK | Seniors return for T20Is; Gregory, Mahmood and Parkinson retain their places

The ECB have named a 16-man squad for the three-match T20I series, and the squad sees the return of all senior members, who had to miss the ODI series due to a Covid outbreak within the camp. Meanwhile, Lewis Gregory, Saqib Mahmood and Matt Parkinson have also been included in the squad.
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newscricket16 days ago

ENG vs PAK | We were inconsistent with the ball and the fielding was sloppy, regrets Babar Azam

Pakistan skipper Babar Azam, who scored a career-best 158, rued his team's inconsistent bowling and poor fielding which he reckoned didn't help the team's cause in the third and final ODI of the series. On the other hand, Ben Stokes was ecstatic with the win and stated ENG played fearless cricket.
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newscricket17 days ago

Knew we would compete against Pakistan but was surprised how easily we did it, admits Ben Stokes

Ben Stokes, who was leading an England ‘B’ team expressed that he was sure of the team competing against Pakistan but was left surprised by the way they did it, in a one-sided fashion. He also hailed the team for adapting themselves to England’s style of play immediately during the ODI series.
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newscricket19 days ago

ENG vs PAK | Pakistan will be handed a 3-0 thrashing, predicts Shoaib Akhtar

Former Pakistan pace bowler Shoaib Akhtar has chastised Babar Azam’s Pakistan cricket team for their average performance with the bat that handed them a series loss against England on Saturday. Akhtar also predicted that Pakistan will be white-washed by England in the final game.
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newscricket19 days ago

ENG vs PAK | Newcomers playing ultra-aggressive cricket is a testament to England’s culture, claims Ben Stokes

Ben Stokes, in the aftermath of England’s series win over Pakistan, expressed delight over the fresh faces adopting the ultra-aggressive approach, and insisted that their attitude was a testament to the country’s cricketing culture. On Saturday, England took an unassailable 2-0 lead in the ODIs.
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