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newscricket2 months 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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newscricket2 months 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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newscricket3 months 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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newscricket3 months 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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newscricket8 months 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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newscricket9 months 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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newscricketa year 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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newscricketa year ago

NZ vs ENG | Chris Silverwood to fly home mid-way of New Zealand tour

The England and Wales Cricket Board has informed that newly appointed head coach Chris Silverwood will be leaving midway his first assignment following the demise of a family member. Assistant coaches Graham Thorpe and Paul Collingwood will assume the reins of the side for the remainder of the tour.
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newscricket2 years ago

Job number one is helping Joe Root, says Chris Silverwood

England’s newly appointed head coach Chris Silverwood believes that one of the most important jobs to do at the moment is to increase the confidence of Joe Root. England’s Test captain lately has been under scrutiny with many doubting his captaincy post their Ashes debacle in home conditions.
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newscricket2 years ago

Ashes 2019 | England need to be smart and show character in run chase, asserts Graham Thorpe

After Australia set up a target of 398 runs, England batting consultant Graham Thorpe has stated that although it is difficult, if England puts in the effort, they can achieve it. Thorpe has also observed that the wicket has been flattened out for spinners and started aiding them big-time.
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