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newscricket2 months ago

ENG vs IND | Those who are complaining are outright boring, we need characters like Virat Kohli, says Michael Vaughan

Michael Vaughan has backed India skipper Virat Kohli after the latter’s trumpet celebration directed at the Barmy Army ended up receiving much criticism. Vaughan defended Kohli while stating that there was nothing wrong on his part and that players like him make cricket all the more exciting.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs ENG | Twitter reacts as India thrash England by 157 runs, take 2-1 lead at The Oval

India defeated England by 157 runs in the fourth Test at The Oval and took a 2-1 lead ahead of the fifth and final match of the series at the Old Trafford from September 10. Chasing a target of 368 runs, England choked in front of a fierce Indian bowling attack led by none other than Jasprit Bumrah.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs ENG | Twitter reacts as Mohammed Siraj drops a sitter to give well set Haseeb Hameed a lifeline

After Shardul Thakur dismissed Rory Burns early in the first session of the final day of the 4th Test at The Oval, his opening partner Haseeb Hameed got a life soon after. Hameed played a ball from Ravindra Jadeja straight into the hands of Mohammed Siraj at mid-on but the pacer dropped a sitter.
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newscricket2 months ago

Virat Kohli unhappy with Haseeb Hameed marking guard outside the popping crease

After England started their batting innings in the fourth Test at Oval, Virat Kohli was left fuming with opener Haseeb Hameed’s decision to mark his guard outside the popping crease. The Indian skipper expressed his disapproval as he complained to the on field umpire igniting a debate.
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newscricket2 months ago

ENG vs IND | Living my boyhood dream of captaining England, says Root after overtaking Vaughan's record

After equalling Michael Vaughan's record for most Test wins as England captain, Joe Root declared that he is living his boyhood dream. England on Saturday defeated Virat Kohli's India by an innings and 76 runs to level the 5-match series 1-1 with the fourth Test to be played from September 2.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND VS ENG | So much to learn from 'classy' Joe Root, simplicity of his game amazes me, says Haseeb Hameed

England opener Haseeb Hameed has lauded skipper Joe Root for his simplicity despite being among one of the best cricketers in the world. The opener went on to explain that there was a lot to learn as a youngster from a player like Joe Root, who is always hungry to score more runs.
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featurecricket2 months ago

ENG vs IND | Headingley Day 2 Talking Points: Malan’s impressive comeback, the invincible Root and India’s hard toil

After a highly clinical performance on Day 1, England, powered by Joe Root’s 23rd Test hundred - his third of the series, further consolidated their hold on the ongoing third Test at Headingley, on Thursday. The hosts ended the day at 423/8, 345 ahead of India in their first innings.
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newscricket2 months ago

ENG vs IND | England will be pleased with the way their openers have fared, states Zaheer Khan 

Former Indian pacer Zaheer Khan believes that the English dressing room will be delighted with the start that Rory Burns and Haseeb Hameed provided to the hosts in the Leeds Test. He also added that young opener Hameed has relished the opening position after batting at No.3 in the second Test.
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newscricket3 months ago

ENG vs IND | Haseeb Hameed will get his chance again, reckons David Lloyd

Former England coach David Lloyd has suggested that young opener Haseeb Hameed will get another shot in the English jersey soon. He was also not impressed with the way the Indian players were behaving on day four of the ongoing Test and stated that the umpires need to be firmer with players.
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featurecricket3 months ago

England’s top three and an understated Hameed conundrum that surrounds it

When Zak Crawley scored that scintillating double century against Pakistan, it was widely expected that the Three Lions’ search for a No.3 was coming to an end. But with his turbulent performance in the recent past combined with the glorious return of Haseeb Hameed, England have a decision to make.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam