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newscricketa year ago

ENG vs IND | Will not ignore Virat Kohli but stick to our basics, says Craig Overton after Day 3 Leeds Test

Craig Overton stated that England will stick to their basics while not ignoring the threat from Virat Kohli, who gets going in difficult situations. The Indian skipper is unbeaten on 45, his highest score in the series so far and have stitched a crucial 99-run partnership with Cheteshwar Pujara.
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newscricketa year ago

ENG vs IND | We will have to use new ball effectively for early wickets, asserts Craig Overton

After India had a good start with the bat in the second innings of the third Test at Headingley, Craig Overton stated that England will have to use the new ball effectively for early wickets. Overton took three wickets in the first innings and scalped the wicket of KL Rahul in the second innings.
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newscricketa year ago

VIDEO | Jonny Bairstow plucks a one-handed stunner to end KL Rahul’s resistance

KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma showed great grit, as India began their second innings trailing by 354 runs on Day 3 of the Headingley Test. Jonny Bairstow however, undid all the hard work put in by Rahul, plucking a one-handed stunner in the slips to give England an opening right at the stroke of lunch.
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newscricketa year ago

ENG vs IND | India should forget Day 1 of Headingley Test as soon as possible, suggests Zaheer Khan

After India's disastrous first innings against England on the opening day of the third Test at Headingley, Zaheer Khan opined that the visitors should come out with a different mindset on remaining four days of the match. Notably, India were bundled out for 78 on Wednesday.
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featurecricketa year ago

ENG vs IND | Headingley Day 1 Talking Points: The ageless James Anderson, India’s embarrassing collapse and England's refreshing start

India's first-innings collapse of 78 all-out was a major highlight on Day 1 of their third Test against England at Headingley. Openers Haseeb Hameed and Rory Burns then gave the visitors a runaround, scoring fifties, thereby guiding the hosts to 120/0 at stumps to help them gain a 42-run lead.
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newscricketa year ago

ENG vs IND | ‘Malan at 3, Pope at 5, Moeen at 8’ – Harmison calls for a batting-heavy England XI at Headingley

Steve Harmison thinks that England should try and strengthen their batting with the inclusion of Dawid Malan and Ollie Pope in their XI for the third Test against India at Headingley. As for the seam attack, Harmison put Craig Overton ahead of Saqib Mahmood in his team, as Mark Wood’s replacement.
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newscricketa year ago

Ben Stokes to take indefinite break from cricket; will miss five-Test series against India

The ECB have confirmed that premier all-rounder Ben Stokes has decided to take an indefinite break from cricket for mental health reasons, and thereby will miss the five-Test series against India starting next week. Somerset’s Craig Overton has been added to the squad as Stokes’ replacement.
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featurecricketa year 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.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricketa year 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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newscricketa year ago

England name revised 18-man squad for Pakistan series, pick nine uncapped players

Following a COVID-19 outbreak in the English camp, the ECB have named a revised 18-man squad, that includes as many as nine uncapped players. Star English all-rounder Ben Stokes, who will return to international cricket after his injury, would be captaining the side in the absence of Eoin Morgan.
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