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Afghanistan rope in former England batter Graham Thorpe as head coach

In a recent development, Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has appointed Graham Thorpe as head coach of the national team. The other names in the contention for the post included former Pakistan players like Misbah-ul-Haq and Azhar Mahmood but Thorpe ended up being selected for the role.
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newscricketa year ago

ENG vs SL | Playing in the IPL has helped Sam Curran thrive for England, claims Graham Thorpe

Stand-in coach for the Sri Lanka tour, Graham Thorpe credited IPL for Sam Curran’s success in international cricket and attested that the T20 extravaganza moulded the all-rounder to excel in high-pressure situations. Thorpe also stressed that Curran has the potential to become an all-format star.
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newscricketa year ago

ENG vs NZ | England have given themselves a chance with strong Day 2 showing, believes Graham Thorpe

England’s batting coach Graham Thorpe believes that the Three Lions did exceptionally well to pull things back on Day 2, and reckons that the hosts could take control by batting throughout the third day. Thorpe further heaped praise on Rory Burns, who struck a fine fifty on Day 2.
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newscricketa year ago

IND vs ENG | Jonny Bairstow did well in Sri Lanka and will be back into the mix, states Graham Thorpe

Graham Thorpe, ahead of the third Test, stated that Jonny Bairstow did well in Sri Lanka and will be back into the mix for selection alongside the returning Zak Crawley. He also opened up on the training sessions that the visitors had, adding that pink-ball Test is an unknown quantity.
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newscricketa year ago

IND vs ENG | England need 'something amazing' to avoid defeat against India, believes Graham Thorpe

England batting coach Graham Thorpe has stated that the visitors need to bat extremely well and something amazing must happen for them to avoid a sure loss from a rampant Indian side. Thorpe has further added that they were naturally disappointed with the deficit in the game after two days.
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newscricketa year ago

IND vs ENG | ECB reaffirm Jonny Bairstow’s return for third and fourth Test

With criticisms from all corners to play the best team, ECB once again on Friday reaffirmed that Jonny Bairstow would miss the first two Tests in Chennai and would be part of the squad for the third and fourth Test. Alongside Bairstow, the board added that Curran and Wood would make their return.
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newscricketa year ago

IND vs ENG | Important to focus on India’s pacers as much as their spinners, claims Graham Thorpe

England batting coach Graham Thorpe insisted that it was important for his side to not focus only on spin, and claimed that India’s pace attack was just as potent as the team’s spin-bowling riches. Thorpe further added that the English bowlers should look to bowl their ‘best ball’ to dismiss Kohli.
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newscricket2 years ago

ENG vs PAK | Too early to compare Tom Banton with Kevin Pietersen, cautions Graham Thorpe

England's assistant coach Graham Thorpe has urged everyone not to compare attacking batsman Tom Banton to English great Kevin Pietersen, as he fears it would put massive pressure on the 21-year-old. Banton starred in the first T20I against Pakistan with a whirlwind 42-ball-71 in a rain-hit game.
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newscricket2 years ago

ENG vs PAK | England appoint Jonathan Trott as batting consultant

Former English cricketer Jonathan Trott has been appointed as England’s batting consultant for the three-match Test series against Pakistan that will commence from August 5th at Old Trafford. Trott’s appointment means Graham Thorpe would go back to being just the assistant coach.
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newscricket3 years ago

Graham Thorpe hopeful of England players showing more fight after New Zealand series defeat

England's assistant coach Graham Thorpe has challenged the England players to show more fight after their series loss against New Zealand. Thorpe and skipper Joe Root are hopeful that the team will bounce back against South Africa and will develop strong resilience to win back the Ashes in 2021-22.
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