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featurecricket2 days ago

England’s possible plans to dismantle fragile Windies batting

Ahead of the first Test at the Rose Bowl, reports from the English camp and media have suggested that England would be launching their secret attack, pairing both Jofra Archer and Mark Wood together. In that case, one of Stuart Broad or James Anderson would have to miss out, but for what?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket3 days ago

How and where West Indies can beat England at The Ageas Bowl

It was 3 years ago that the Windies last won an away Test against a team ranked inside the Top 8. Incidentally, though, that very win came against the side who they will be locking horns with, come Wednesday. So, do Holder’s men stand a chance of beating England and if they do, how can they do it?
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket4 days ago

Reports | England tempted to bench Stuart Broad to include both Archer and Wood

The Guardian, on Sunday, reported that the English management might be tempted to bench the Stuart Broad to include Jofra Archer and Mark Wood for the first Test at Southampton. Chris Woakes, on the other hand, is also likely to stay on the bench, with James Anderson set to return to the side.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket3 months ago

Probably didn’t need to pull out of IPL, rues Chris Wokaes

Chris Wokaes feels that he is not finished in the T20s and rued his decision of pulling out of the Indian Premier League, which he did to prolong his England career. Woakes had joined Delhi Capitals at his base price of Rs 1.5 crore, which was a 5.9 cr loss from his previous price at RCB.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket4 months ago

IPL 2020 | IPL is great but been there done that, reveals Chris Woakes

English pace bowler Chris Woakes says the Indian Premier League is great but he has been there and done that as he decided to withdraw from the IPL 2020. The IPL could have been a chance for the right-arm fast bowler to get back into England's T20 side for the T20 World Cup in October.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket4 months ago

Reports | Delhi Capitals' Chris Woakes opts out of IPL 2020

England all-rounder Chris Woakes, who was snapped up by the Delhi Capitals franchise in the auction for a fee of Rs 1.5 crore, has reportedly pulled out of the tournament to focus on staying fresh for the home summer. Woakes is believed to have already communicated his decision to the franchise.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket5 months ago

SA vs ENG | England need to find ways to get Quinton de Kock early, reckons Chris Woakes

England quick Chris Woakes shared that his side must work out a plan to counter Quinton de Kock, who seems to be even more lethal after taking up captaincy. Woakes feels that regular wickets could have done the trick but admitted that the de Kock-Bavuma partnership took away the game from England.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket6 months ago

SA vs ENG | Dominic Sibley adds to list of sick players in South Africa

England opener Dominic Sibley became the latest to fall sick in South Africa, adding to the long list of players to have fallen sick on the tour. England and Wales Cricket Board on Monday has confirmed about the opener to have been hit by “sickness bug” who scored 4 and 29 in the first Test.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket6 months ago

SA vs ENG | Ben Stokes in the playing eleven, Ollie Pope might miss out on the Boxing Day Test

England camp have some good news as Ben Stokes is back with the squad after visiting his father who was severely ill but England might miss the services of Ollie Pope who joins the long list of players suffering from sickness. Jonny Bairstow is likely to replace Pope if required for the first Test.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket6 months ago

SA vs ENG | Frustrated by the flu but players selected need to be ready to go, states Joe Root

Joe Root has been rendered helpless with big names of the side sick due to a flu outbreak in the English camp ahead of the series opener. The flu has affected Stuart Broad, Jofra Archer, Chris Woakes and Jack Leach, while Ben Stokes’ participation is in doubt as his father was hospitalized.
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