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featurecricketa month ago

Key takeaways from England’s loss ft. Rory Burns, Dom Bess, Jonny Bairstow and Stone-Archer-Wood

England took a lead in the series, in Chennai, in the rather most convincing of manners but since then, not only failed to performed but did not even arrive at the venue in the first place. And that obviously, has the whole world talking about where they would go from hereon!
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricketa month ago

Dom Bess must immediately seek help and advice of Herath to get back on track, opines Monty Panesar

Former England spinner Monty Panesar is fearful that the India series might have shattered Dom Bess’ confidence, and thus wants the youngster to immediately seek the help of his former mentor Rangana Hearth. Panesar, at the same time, insisted it will be important for Bess to not overanalyze.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricketa month ago

From Jack Leach's A+ to Stuart Broad’s F: Grading every English player who featured in the India Tests

Remember that one subject in the fifth semester of College that 90% of the class would end up flunking? Yeah? Well, a vast majority of the English team ended up having their fifth semester moment in the series against India.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket2 months ago

England's ‘lack of faith’ in Bess has nothing to do with his implosion - it was always coming

We’ve all had days like what Dom Bess had in Ahmedabad on Friday.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket2 months ago

ENG vs IND | England threw Dom Bess under the bus the moment they ‘asked’ Moeen Ali to stay, feels Steve Harmison

Former English pacer Steve Harmison opined that England ‘chucked Dom Bess under the bus’ the moment they asked Moeen Ali if he could stay, making the youngster feel that he was not important. Bess endured a torrid time with the ball on Day 2, and Harmison said that he felt sorry for the 23-year-old.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket2 months ago

IND vs ENG | 4th Test Day 1 Talking Points - Siraj’s trust in his skill and England’s 'spin hangover'

As the nature of the Ahmedabad pitch took a complete flip, England found their groove in parts but the lapse in concentration resulted in the side bundling out for 205 runs in the first innings. While Siraj bowled like a man possessed, England batsmen's approach was questionable, to say the least.
Bastab K Parida
newscricket2 months ago

IND vs ENG | Certainly the drop was tough pill to swallow; ready now to make an impact, states Dom Bess

After being reinstated in the Test squad for the last Test, Dom Bess has stated that the drop was certainly a tough pill to swallow for him but insisted that it gave him an opportunity to improve. He also added that he would rather bowl in spinning tracks rather than others where there isn’t spin.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket2 months ago

IND vs ENG | We got all ingredients, pieces and skills to exploit and succeed in India, states Joe Root

Despite the trashing in the last two Tests, a confident Joe Root has stated that the Three Lions got all the ingredients, pieces and skills to exploit and come on top of the Indian side in the fourth Test. He also hinted at the possibility of Dom Bess returning to the setup for the Thursday clash.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket2 months ago

England’s trust in Dom Bess signals a disjointed plan

On one day, Dominic Bess woke up as a hero, after his exploits on the third day of the Chennai Test and on the other, as a rejected one, after being part of the English setup for over a year now. England’s trust in Bess signals a disjointed plan, a plan that could very well define the series.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket2 months ago

Questions and selection conundrums loom as England brace for pink ball ‘test’

If, prior to the series, you’d offered Joe Root a deal for England to be all square with India heading into the pink-ball Test, he’d have bitten your hand off.
Anirudh Suresh