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newscricketa month ago

ENG vs IND | England is a ‘two-man’ team, India will win 4-0 or 3-1, quips Gavaskar

After India defeated England by 151 runs in the second Test match at Lord’s, Sunil Gavaskar termed England as “a two-man team”, owing to their over reliance on skipper Joe Root and James Anderson. Gavaskar further predicted that India will win the remaining three matches to take the series 4-0.
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featurecricketa month ago

ENG vs IND | Lord's Day 5 Talking Points - England’s poor tactics, India's wagging tail and the relentless fast-bowling intensity

A gripping final day at Lord's started with England in the driver's seat, but some poor tactics from the hosts and India's wagging tail changed the course of the game. With England's top-order crumbling yet again, the visitors seized the advantage, registering an emphatic 151-run win.
Harshit Anand
featurecricketa month ago

ENG vs IND | Lord's Day 2 Talking Points - Pant's crucial hand, Wood and Curran's ineffectiveness and Sibley's dry run

The second day of the Lord's Test saw India lose two early wickets, before Ravindra Jadeja and Rishabh Pant guided them to a first-innings total of 364. In reply, England were soon reduced to 23-2 before Joe Root and Rory Burns staged a fightback. The visitors were 119/3 at stumps.
Harshit Anand
newscricket2 months ago

Twitter reacts to pumped Joe Root smacking Sibley’s gloves in ecstasy after saving his partner

After Dominic Sibley was ruled 'out' by the on-field umpire, English skipper Joe Root urged the opener to go upstairs to challenge the umpire’s decision. Following the success of the review, Root was visibly seen pumped and smacked Sibley’s gloves in a hilarious moment on day four of the Test.
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featurecricket2 months ago

The Gameplan | How Indian bowlers can trouble English batsmen and set the tone for the series

While the series between India and England isn't hyped as much due to the craze of the Olympics, it doesn't take away the fact that a series win in England would mean the world to the Indian team. On the last tour, India had won their solitary Test at Trent Bridge, where they start the series.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket4 months ago

ENG vs NZ | Edgbaston Day 1 Talking Points - New Zealand's stomach for fight and Zak Crawley's struggle

Not many times things can fall into place as well as they did for England going into the Test, with New Zealand missing many key players. However, after a great start, English batsmen continued to shine in the art of floundering as the batters put up a mediocre show against a fighting Kiwi attack.
Harshit Anand
newscricket4 months ago

ENG vs NZ | Lord’s game was a dreadful advert for Test cricket, opines David Lloyd

Renowned English commentator David Llyod expressed his disappointment with the Joe Root led England side’s approach in the run-chase in the first Test against New Zealand that resulted in a draw. Lloyd termed the first Test as a 'dreadful advert' for Test cricket where England lacked appetite.
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newscricket4 months ago

ENG vs NZ | Tricky conditions responsible for England’s lack of intent with the bat, says Joe Root

England skipper Joe Root defended his side’s decision to bat out a draw on Day 5 and insisted that, though his team had talent, the conditions rendered it impossible to play aggressively. Chasing 273 in 75 overs, England shut shop early and scored 170/3 off 70 overs to walk away with a draw.
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newscricket4 months ago

Twitter reacts to Dominic Sibley helping England put an end to New Zealand’s hope of a win

New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson dangled the carrot in front of England when he set the hosts a target of 273 on the final day in front of 7,000 fans. However, while the BlackCaps tried their level best to make something of the game, Dominic Sibley’s knock ensured England came home with a draw.
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newscricket4 months ago

ENG vs NZ | Sibley and Crawley might not still be locks for the India series, feels Nasser Hussain

Renowned commentator Nasser Hussain raised concerns over the indifferent form of Dom Sibley and Zak Crawley, and insisted that call-ups to Haseeb Hameed and James Bracey indicate that the incumbents are under pressure. Hussain feels that the top-order are not doing a good job ‘protecting’ Root.
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