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featurecricket4 days ago

Why Ben Stokes' absence could fully wreck already-unstable England's team balance

As if England didn’t have enough problems to contend with, already, heading into the five-Test series against India, they will now have to make do without their best Test cricketer.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket4 days ago

Was frustrating not to play in the New Zealand Tests despite dry surfaces, admits Jack Leach

English spinner Jack Leach, who was unfortunate to miss out on the two Tests against New Zealand, has admitted that it was frustrating for him not to be part of the playing XI. Alongside that, he also insisted that it was nice to play white-ball games for Somerset, testing his white-ball skills.
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newscricket2 months ago

ENG vs NZ | England need to learn how to play on good Test pitches, reckons Michael Vaughan

Former English skipper Michael Vaughan has thrown the light on England’s inability to play on good Test pitches and win games, especially when they tour Australia for ‘The Ashes’ at the end of this year. The former England skipper also batted for the inclusion of spinner Jack Leach against India.
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featurecricket2 months ago

County Watch | How English Test cricketers and major overseas signings fared in Round 7

As many as eight games were played in Round 7 of the ongoing County season, with as many as seven ending in draws, owing to the ever persistent rains. But that didn’t sway our attention from some engrossing cricket, with notable names putting up a show in an intense round of games.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket3 months ago

County Watch | How English Test cricketers and major overseas signings fared in Round 5

Much to no one’s surprise, rain marred Round 5 of the 2021 County Championship as 4 games ended in a draw, but there was, nevertheless, enough time for individuals to leave their mark in the competition. We look at how every major individual fared in a round that had many interesting sub-plots.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket5 months 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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featurecricket5 months 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
newscricket5 months ago

IND vs ENG | Frustrating to end the series on a losing note; Leach has been brilliant, admits Joe Root 

English skipper Joe Root, after the series loss at the hands of India, admitted that it was a very disappointing end to the series, however, he added that Jack Leach did a great job for the side. He also had big praise for Ben Foakes, whom he termed arguably the best keeper in the world.
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featurecricket5 months ago

IND vs ENG | 4th Test Day 2 Talking Points - Ageless Anderson and the Washi-Pant juxtaposition

Rishabh Pant and Washington Sundar batted like a dream on a surface that was tricky from the beginning and helped India to a lead of 89 runs at the stumps on Day 2. The day, however, was a classy reminder of what James Anderson means to a generation of cricket followers for his skill and audacity.
Bastab K Parida
newscricket5 months ago

IND vs ENG | Shouldn't take anything away from their spinners by talking ill about the wicket, reckons Jack Leach

English left-arm spinner Jack Leach has asserted that one shouldn't take anything away from the Indian spinners by saying bad things about the pitches as he feels they have bowled really well. However, he said, as a cricket fan, it would be better if a Test match lasts longer than two days.
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