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featurecricket2 months ago

Covid-19 outbreak zaps England’s red-ball ambitions back to square one

The County Championship is not really the common Englishman’s cup of tea. Go around asking people in the towns and you would realize that on a Saturday afternoon, they would much rather watch a drab League 2 encounter between Swindon Town and Cheltenham.
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newscricket4 months ago

SA v ENG | 3-1 win over South Africa a real squad effort, says Joe Root

Joe Root has put down his England team completing a 3-1 series-win over South Africa away from home to a real squad effort. Root further added that their comeback from losing the first Test in Centurion shows their development as a team and added that the sky was the limit from here on.
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newscricket5 months ago

SA vs ENG | Strong message to youngsters that anyone can do something special, believes Joe Root

England skipper Joe Root hailed the youngsters for their performance in Port Elizabeth which earned them a much needed win as he believes that it will be a message for the aspiring young masses. Ollie Pope’s maiden Test ton and Dom Bess’ fifer set the tone for the innings win over South Africa.
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newscricket5 months ago

SA v ENG | Not right of me to play rash shots, admits Dean Elgar

Dean Elgar has admitted that it wasn’t right for him to play a needless aggressive shot like the one that led to his dismissal, triggering South Africa’s first innings collapse against England. The Proteas slumped from 157 for three to 223 all out, handing the visitors a 46-run lead at Cape Town.
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newscricket5 months ago

Reports | Injured Jofra Archer doubtful for Cape Town Test

Jofra Archer has emerged as an injury doubt for England's second Test in South Africa, having only bowled an over during training on Wednesday due to a sore elbow. Archer, who took six wickets in the first Test, is likely to be replaced by a spinner given that the pitch is expected to be dry. 
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newscricket5 months ago

SA vs ENG | Dom Bess, Matt Parkinson in line for Cape Town selection amid struggling Jack Leach

England spinning all-rounder Dom Bess and uncapped leggie Matt Parkinson can be considered as potential starters in the second Test at Cape Town due to Jack Leach's prolonged illness. England tried an all-pace attack in the first test which fell flat on its ace as they lost the game by 107 runs.
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newscricket6 months ago

SA vs ENG | Sickness-bug derails England’s Test preparation

Three England bowlers Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad and Jack Leach were forced out mid-way through a practice match for experiencing flu-like symptoms. The trio failed to take part in the final day of a two-match practice match against South Africa Invitational XI, England’s first on the tour.
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newscricket2 years ago

Ian Chappell reckons India have a great chance to beat England and Australia away

Ian Chappell has pointed out that this would be the best opportunity for a settled Indian squad to beat a low-on-confidence England and self-destructed Australia in away series. He opined that India have better batting lineup than England and India’s bowling can easily negate the English batsmen.
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newscricket2 years ago

Joe Root confident of beating India after Pakistan triumph

Joe Root believes that England’s win over Pakistan in the second Test match, after a woeful Test run, has restored their confidence and it would help them in beating India. England defeated Pakistan comprehensively by an innings and 55 runs to bring their Ashes and New Zealand misery to an end.
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