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featurecricket3 days ago

Takeaways from the ENG-PAK T20Is ft. Malan’s misery and the contrasting spin tales

Expectations were at an all-time-low heading into the T20Is, but England and Pakistan ended up producing a contender for the ‘Best bilateral T20I series of the year’, with all 3 matches proving to be prime-time blockbusters. But entertainment aside, there were plenty of learnings for both sides.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket6 days ago

Ian Chappell calls for England to pick Dawid Malan and James Vince in the Ashes

Ian Chappell has suggested England to include Dawid Malan and James Vince in their Ashes squad that will tour Australia later this year, citing their experience in the last tour as one of the reasons for their selection. Chappell also criticised Australia for not developing their bench strength.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket10 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.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket14 days ago

ENG vs IND | Ollie Pope doubtful for first Test against India

English middle-order batsman Ollie Pope, who had sustained a thigh muscle injury, is doubtful for the first Test against India that starts from August 4. The ECB issued a statement saying that the right-hander has been ruled out until the start of the five-match Test series against India.
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featurecricket17 days ago

Cricket Talk | Understanding Joe Root the T20 batsman ft. Julian Wood

The art of batting has grown by leaps and bounds in the past decade and a half, and, with it, so has the phenomenon that is T20 cricket. SportsCafe recently caught up with Julian Wood, a modern-day T20 batting revolutionary, to understand what hinders Joe Root in the shortest format.
Viransh Shah
newscricket18 days 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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newscricket23 days ago

Tom Banton added to ODI squad as Dawid Malan pulls out due to personal reasons

England have added swashbuckling Somerset opener Tom Banton to the squad for the final two ODIs, after Dawid Malan informed the management of his unavailability owing to personal reasons. Banton, who recently struck a ton in the Vitality Blast, last played ODI cricket against Ireland in 2020.
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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

ENG vs SL | I like to respond to criticism by letting my bat talk, states Dawid Malan

Dawid Malan, who after a string of low scores registered a match-winning performance on Saturday, asserted that when criticism comes his way, he likes to respond to it by letting his bat do the talking. Malan further claimed that he is open to returning to the Test side, if the management want him.
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newscricketa month ago

Jos Buttler ruled out with injury against Sri Lanka; Malan added to ODI squad 

England's white-ball vice-captin Jos Buttler has been ruled out of the ongoing series against Sri Lanka after picking up a right calf injury in the first T20 international. As a  result of Buttler's injury, England's T20I no.3 Dawid Malan has been added to the ODI side for the three-match series.
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