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newscricketa month ago

IND vs ENG | England stars need to ignore pundits and focus on Joe Root’s opinions, states Ben Stokes

Ben Stokes has stated that the English stars should start avoiding and ignoring the pundits and their opinions and instead should focus on Joe Root and the management’s opinion. Stokes also admitted that he lost five kilos during the last week of the Test series alongside several teammates.
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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
featurecricketa month ago

IND vs ENG | 4th Test Day 3 Talking Points - Washington Sundar’s promise and England’s mental demon

After India secured a first-innings lead of 160 runs, it was the duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel who wrapped up the game in no time as England folded out for a minuscule 135 runs. With this innings and 25 runs victory, India have secured their place in the World Test Championship final.
Bastab K Parida
newscricket2 months ago

Twitter reacts to Shubman Gill putting his body on line to pile misery on unlucky Dom Sibley

It seems nothing is going Dom Sibley’s way after his opening day-out in Chennai and the misfortune reached another level in Ahmedabad today. Sibley went down on his feet to sweep Ashwin from a length, but the ball ricocheted off Shubman Gill’s pads, only to be caught by Rishabh Pant.
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featurecricket2 months ago

'Faith in youth' need of the hour for England as last dance beckons

Dom Sibley averages 21.50 and has passed 20 just once. Ollie Pope averages 18.16, has not passed fifty and has already been dismissed by Ravichandran Ashwin thrice. Zak Crawley has scored a fifty but, barring that one knock, has scores of 9, 8, 5, 13 and 0 in the ongoing sub-continent stretch.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket2 months ago

IND vs ENG | Dom Sibley and Joe Root will be key to English chances in the second Test, states Gautam Gambhir 

Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir has opined that the English opener Dom Sibley and skipper Joe Root will be most important batsmen for the tourists in the ongoing Chennai Test. He said that Sibley is a bit like Pujara as he bats time and also reckoned that it won't be easy for stroke players.
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newscricket3 months ago

ENG vs IND | England need to cash-in and score 600 or 700, asserts Joe Root

England skipper Joe Root, who scored a ton in his 100th Test match today, insisted that it was important for his side to cash in on the start and maximize the advantage by scoring close to 600 in the first innings. After winning the toss, England finished Day 1 very strongly, at 263/3.
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newscricket3 months ago

VIDEO | Bumrah hits the bullseye in to leave a well-set Sibley shell-shocked 

Jasprit Bumrah, the yorker king, showed his full class today on day one of the India-England Test as he got rid of English opener Dom Sibley in closing moments of the day with an impeccable yorker. This was the second wicket of the day for Bumrah who was playing his first home Test.
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featurecricket3 months ago

Learnings for India from the ENG-SL series ft. Bess/Leach indiscipline and Joe Root’s sweep obsession

England’s tour of Sri Lanka was always going to be a warmup before their showdown versus India, but now that they’ve passed that test with flying colours, there’s plenty to look forward to. India are currently resting, but the tour has provided them with a lot of learnings about their next opponent.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket3 months ago

IND vs ENG | Still unsure if I’ll be picked for the India Tests, admits Dom Sibley

England opener Dom Sibley, who scored a fine fifty on Monday to steer his country home, expressed that he was relieved to get runs under his belt but admitted that he is still not sure if he’ll be picked for the India Tests. Sibley endured 3 failures before turning his fortunes around in Galle.
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