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newscricket7 months ago

IND vs ENG | England used the pace of Wood and Archer cleverly, lauds Graeme Swann 

Former England spinner Graeme Swann has praised the Three Lions for using the pace of Mark Wood and Jofra Archer cleverly in the first T20I against India, which they won comfortably. He also added that England introduced leggie Adil Rashid early for Shikhar Dhawan and not Virat Kohli.
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featurecricket8 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.
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newscricket8 months ago

IND vs ENG | India never complain when they play on green seaming decks, reckons Graeme Swann 

Former England spinner Graeme Swann has reckoned that the Indian team never complains when they are presented with the green seaming decks instead they improve themselves, which is how it should be. He also added that England cannot afford to repeat their mistakes in the next Test. 
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newscricket9 months ago

IND vs ENG | England’s spinners really need a bit of swagger, expresses Graeme Swann

Ahead of the crucial Test series opener in Chennai, Graeme Swann has reckoned that English spinners really need to have a bit of swagger in their bowling. Not just that, Swann tore into the English mindset and stated that English cricket still doesn’t understand spin or captain it well enough.
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newscricket9 months ago

IND vs ENG | India should win the series 2-1, predicts Graeme Swann

Former English spinner Graeme Swann feels India are too strong on paper and they are likely to win the series 2-1 against England. He also added that India are a team to beat and winning a Test series in India will even be greater than winning the Ashes against arch-rivals Australia.
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newscricket9 months ago

IND vs AUS | Expect England to put a good fight against a strong Indian side, opines Monty Panesar

Monty Panesar, who was part of England’s squad during their historic win over India, opined that he expects the English side to put a good fight against the strong Indian side. In terms of individuals, he named Ravichandran Ashwin and Joe Root as key players for both the sides during the series.
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newscricketa year ago

IPL 2020 | Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rajasthan Royals are going to qualify for playoffs, opines Graeme Swann

Graeme Swann has opined that he supports Hyderabad to reach the playoffs because of Jonny Bairstow’s form and Rahul Tewatia’s 5 sixes made him back Rajasthan. He added that Rajasthan, having already lost four matches, will look to bounce back with the inclusion of Ben Stokes in the team.
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newscricketa year ago

IPL 2020 | CSK won so many titles as they are sensible and don’t panic, reckons Graeme Swann

Graeme Swann has reckoned that the reason CSK have been able to win so many titles is that they show faith in their players and don’t panic. Citing the example of Shane Watson, he stated that CSK showed faith in Watson by sticking by him despite his failures, resulting in him winning them the final.
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newscricketa year ago

Art of spin is like riding a bike, one can never forget, asserts Graeme Swann

Former England cricketer Graeme Swann has stated that spinners can never forget how to spin the ball like how one would always remember how to ride a bike once they’ve learnt it. The veteran off-spinner also added that spinners won’t face much trouble while adapting to the new rules amid COVID-19.
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newscricketa year ago

Ravichandran Ashwin has struggled in England because of batting-friendly wickets, cites Graeme Swann

Coming in support of his fellow off-spinner Ravi Ashwin, Graeme Swann has cited the batting-friendly conditions in England as the reason for Ashwin’s failure away from home. However, adding that he does not get as much recognition away from home, Swann applauded Ashwin’s efforts around the world.
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