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newscricket2 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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newscricket2 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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newscricket2 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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newscricket2 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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newscricket2 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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newscricket2 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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newscricket2 months ago

SA vs ENG | Sickness-bug derails England’s Test preparation

Three England bowlers Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad and Jack Leach were forced out mid-way through a practice match for experiencing flu-like symptoms. The trio failed to take part in the final day of a two-match practice match against South Africa Invitational XI, England’s first on the tour.
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newscricket2 months ago

VIDEO | Australia re-visit “Headingley Horror” as Nathan Lyon and Tim Paine goof up BJ Watling run-out

Four months have passed since Australia’s heart-breaking loss versus England at Headingley, but by the looks of things, the scars of the defeat seems to be still fresh on their players’ minds. On Day 3, Nathan Lyon and Tim Paine almost recreated the Ben Stokes ‘run-out’ to hand BJ Watling a life.
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newscricket3 months ago

NZ vs ENG | Jack Leach hospitalised after complaining of gastroenteritis

England spinner Jack Leach has been admitted to a hospital as he faced a gastroenteritis problem during the second Test match against New Zealand. The left-arm spinner, who wasn’t included in the playing XI, felt unwell towards the end of the first session’s play on day two of the Test.
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newscricket3 months ago

Common trend in England to use David Warner’s name to spike book sales, quips Tim Paine

Australia’s Test skipper Tim Paine has said, in response to Ben Stokes’ assertations, that it’s very common among Englishmen to use David Warner’s name in order to raise book sales. Stokes had earlier revealed in his book that it was Warner’s chirps at the field that raged the fire in him.
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