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newscricketa day ago

ENG vs PAK | Ben Stokes to miss last two Tests due to family reasons

Ben Stokes will miss the remainder of the Test series against Pakistan due to family reasons and will travel to New Zealand later this week. England and Wales Cricket Board have announced the news while requesting media to respect Stokes and his family’s privacy during this time.
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featurecricket2 days ago

Old Trafford win a sign from the gods for England to do away with five-bowler ploy

The victory at Old Trafford on Day 4, aside from being a relief for England - they snapped a losing streak; England had lost the first match in each of their last five Test series - also ended up teaching the home side many a valuable lesson.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket3 days ago

Under-utilized Archer’s Day 3 stroll brings to fore Joe Root’s cluelessness in handling the pacer

Like it or not, Jofra Archer will always be in the news. He’ll be in the news when he plays, he’ll be in the news when he doesn’t play, he’ll be in the news when he bowls fast, he’ll be in the news when he bowls slow and, like yesterday, he’ll be in the news when he doesn’t bowl at all.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket3 days ago

Four Indians in Cheteshwar Pujara’s World Test XI; Williamson picked as opener

India’s Cheteshwar Pujara, on a Cricbuzz chat show with Harsha Bhogle, picked his ‘World Test XI’ and opted for four Indians - himself, Virat Kohli, Ravi Ashwin and Jasprit Bumrah. While the side had obvious inclusions such as Smith and Stokes, Pujara interestingly opted for Williamson to open.
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featurecricket3 days ago

England vs Pakistan | Prediction for Day 4 of the Old Trafford Test

After Day 2 handed Pakistan the initiative, Day3 put the visitors in complete control against England at Old Trafford. With Pakistan leading by 244 runs and a couple of wickets in hand, we are guaranteed a result in the game and if the last two days are anything to go by, England are in big trouble.
newscricket4 days ago

Twitter reacts to Mohammed Abbas's goosebump-inducing delivery ripping apart Stokes' furniture

BALL OF THE CENTURY?? Mohammad Abbas bowled a peach of a delivery that goes through Ben Stokes and topples the top of the off stump. Skipper Joe Root had a stunned look his face as the best player of the season walked off the field. Fans on Twitter showered praise on Mohammad Abbas for the same.
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featurecricket6 days ago

Is Jonny Bairstow on his way to becoming England’s best ever ODI batsman

Jonny Bairstow’s 3000th ODI run was brought up in the most underwhelming fashion imaginable: a wild flash from the Yorkshireman resulted in the ball taking the outside edge of his bat after which it raced off to the boundary. It came in front of empty stands against the 11th best side in the world.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket7 days ago

England vs Pakistan | 1st Test at Old Trafford - Statistical Preview

After winning the three-match series 2-1 against Windies, it is time for a series that a lot of cricket aficionados are looking forward to - England vs Pakistan. Can the English batsmen hold onto their perch or will it be the Pakistani seamers who will reign supreme? Let us wait and watch!
newscricket8 days ago

Hardik Pandya not in top 10 all-rounders in any format, claims Irfan Pathan

Irfan Pathan is of the opinion that Hardik Pandya, who last played international cricket in September, despite having the potential, is not in the top 10 all-rounders in any format of the game. Pathan feels that a reliable, match-winning all-rounder is the missing piece in the Indian puzzle.
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newscricket8 days ago

One hundred per cent thought of retirement after Southampton snub, reveals Stuart Broad

After being left out of the setup for the first Test, Stuart Broad has revealed that he had 100% per cent thought of retiring from the longest format. Broad has also admitted that he could not understand the decision behind dropping him from the playing XI against West Indies at the Rose Bowl.
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