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newscricketa month ago

Woakes achieves career-best 3rd spot in ODIs; KL Rahul climbs to sixth spot in T20Is

As per the latest ICC rankings, English pacer Chris Woakes has jumped to the third slot in the ODIs, while David Willey and Tom Curran also moved up post the series against Sri Lanka. As far as T20Is are concerned, the Indian duo of Virat Kohli and KL Rahul are ranked fifth and sixth respectively.
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featurecricketa month ago

It’s time we start celebrating Chris Woakes as one of the best in the business

It is tempting to draw parallels between Chris Woakes and N'Golo Kanté.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricketa month ago

ENG vs SL | Joe Root is one of the best players in the world, praises Eoin Morgan 

Eoin Morgan, post-England's first ODI win, heaped praises on Joe Root and termed him one of the best batters in the world in most situations. Talking about the English Test skipper's contention for the T20 World Cup, which will be played later this year, he stated that one cannot rule him out.
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featurecricketa month ago

Tom Banton’s long path of reinvigoration - one step at a time

Tom Banton is a rare talent, someone who had shown his prowess in several sports, to a point where he was playing as a centre-forward in the England U-17 hockey team. But as fate would have it, Banton made his mark in cricket, a big one before the fall took him back to where he started.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricketa month ago

Players like Tymal Mills could still present a case for the WT20, believes Eoin Morgan

Eoin Morgan admitted that the depth his side possesses in the shortest format is enviable and insisted that there still might be room for players like Tymal Mills, who will play in The Hundred, to make their WT20 case. Morgan feels that many players have benefitted from franchise cricket experience.
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featurecricketa month ago

Questions remain unanswered as England’s puzzling selections complicates WT20 plans

With the World T20 four months away, England are straying further and further away from discovering their best combination.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricketa month ago

Want to put behind ‘really frustrating’ winter which felt like a waste, asserts Chris Woakes

Chris Woakes, who in two days time is all set to play his first international match in 9 months, described the unfruitful winter as ‘really frustrating’ and said that he just wants to put the period behind. Astonishingly, despite traveling with the team, Woakes did not play a single game all winter.
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newscricket2 months ago

ENG vs SL | Chris Woakes, Liam Dawson and David Willey make T20I returns

The ECB have named a 16-man squad for the T20I series against Sri Lanka and have handed call-ups to the trio of Chris Woakes, Liam Dawson and David Willey, all of whom have not played a T20I in over two years. Meanwhile, the squad sees the inclusion of all IPL stars barring Stokes and Archer.
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featurecricket3 months ago

Archer’s injury is unfortunate — but England can cope without him in Tests at home

August 14, 2019: Down 1-0 in The Ashes, England decide to unearth the X-factor that they’d held back in the first Test at Edgbaston.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket3 months ago

Fringe players who have assured themselves an IPL contract in the mega auction ft. Harpreet, Lynn and SRK

The intriguing final season before the mega auction gives senior players the opportunity to show why they need to be retained, but equally it also gives fringe players the chance to prove that they belong. Only 29 games were played in IPL 2021, but a multitude of players put their hands up.
Anirudh Suresh