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featurecricket2 months ago

Ageas Bowl defeat a manifestation of England's progress in last 12 months

When John Campbell nudged the ball towards square leg off Ben Stokes and hobbled his way towards the non-strikers’ end, it marked yet another Test defeat for England. It was their third in the last six home Tests, fourth in their last six games versus the Windies and the fifth in the last 12 months.
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newscricket3 months ago

ENG vs WI | England drop Bairstow and Moeen; Sam Curran and Leach named in reserves

England, on Saturday, named a 13-man main squad and a nine-man reserve squad for the first Test against Windies on July 8 and left out wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow and all-rounder Moeen Ali from the 22-man squad. While Sam Curran and Leach didn’t make the main cut, they were named in the reserves.
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featurecricket6 months ago

Covid-19 outbreak zaps England’s red-ball ambitions back to square one

The County Championship is not really the common Englishman’s cup of tea. Go around asking people in the towns and you would realize that on a Saturday afternoon, they would much rather watch a drab League 2 encounter between Swindon Town and Cheltenham.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket6 months ago

Just lack of intent and game awareness, Justin Langer blasts Australia after Headingley loss

Australia coach Justin Langer lashed out at skipper Tim Paine after losing the third Ashes Test in Edgbaston for his lack of intent which cost them the game. England all-rounder Ben Stokes scored a valiant unbeaten 135 to take home his side by a wicket as Australia missed out on an easy win.
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newscricket9 months ago

Reports | Injured Jofra Archer doubtful for Cape Town Test

Jofra Archer has emerged as an injury doubt for England's second Test in South Africa, having only bowled an over during training on Wednesday due to a sore elbow. Archer, who took six wickets in the first Test, is likely to be replaced by a spinner given that the pitch is expected to be dry. 
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newscricket9 months ago

SA vs ENG | Dominic Sibley adds to list of sick players in South Africa

England opener Dominic Sibley became the latest to fall sick in South Africa, adding to the long list of players to have fallen sick on the tour. England and Wales Cricket Board on Monday has confirmed about the opener to have been hit by “sickness bug” who scored 4 and 29 in the first Test.
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newscricket9 months ago

SA vs ENG | Dom Bess, Matt Parkinson in line for Cape Town selection amid struggling Jack Leach

England spinning all-rounder Dom Bess and uncapped leggie Matt Parkinson can be considered as potential starters in the second Test at Cape Town due to Jack Leach's prolonged illness. England tried an all-pace attack in the first test which fell flat on its ace as they lost the game by 107 runs.
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newscricket9 months ago

SA vs ENG | Ben Stokes in the playing eleven, Ollie Pope might miss out on the Boxing Day Test

England camp have some good news as Ben Stokes is back with the squad after visiting his father who was severely ill but England might miss the services of Ollie Pope who joins the long list of players suffering from sickness. Jonny Bairstow is likely to replace Pope if required for the first Test.
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newscricket9 months ago

SA vs ENG | Frustrated by the flu but players selected need to be ready to go, states Joe Root

Joe Root has been rendered helpless with big names of the side sick due to a flu outbreak in the English camp ahead of the series opener. The flu has affected Stuart Broad, Jofra Archer, Chris Woakes and Jack Leach, while Ben Stokes’ participation is in doubt as his father was hospitalized.
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newscricket9 months ago

SA vs ENG | Will have to make some very shrewd decisions, asserts Joe Root

Joe Root has said that he will have to take some shrewd decision ahead of the first Test after vital players of his team were hit by sickness-bug in South Africa. Stuart Broad, Jack Leach and Jofra Archer complained about having “flu-like” symptoms that forced them out of a practice match.
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