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newscricket17 days ago

ENG vs AUS | Frustrating to be the player who ‘easily’ gets dropped, admits Mark Wood

England pacer Mark Wood, who featured in only one Test during England’s home summer, has admitted that he has, at times, been left frustrated by the non-selections but has insisted that he will keep working hard. Wood has also further claimed that he will try his best to ‘stop Australia winning’.
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newscricket20 days ago

Fast bowlers irrelevant in Australia if batsmen don’t score big, opines Stuart Broad

Stuart Broad has stated that winning the Ashes in Australia will depend entirely on how his side’s batsmen fare and believes that the fast bowlers’ impact will be neutralized if the side fails to put runs on the board. Broad observed that it was the batsmen who won the Ashes for England in 2010/11.
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newscricket20 days ago

Jasprit Bumrah can reach the levels of Broad and Anderson, feels Courtney Walsh

West Indies fast bowling great Courtney Walsh is of the opinion that the skill set possessed by India’s Jasprit Bumrah might enable the pacer to scale the heights achieved by the likes of Anderson and Broad. Walsh further believes there will be more bowlers who will claim over 500 Test wickets.
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newscricket21 days ago

It's always tough bowling to Virat Kohli, insists James Anderson 

James Anderson has insisted that bowling to a quality batsman like Virat Kohli is always tough, but he is keenly waiting for his next encounter against Indian skipper early next year. He pointed out the technical improvements Kohli had made in 2018 and praised him for his impressive comeback.
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featurecricket21 days ago

70 steps forward: How England fared during their Test summer

International cricket was back again with England’s Test series against the Windies and all that familiar drama and chaos returned back to the fore. However, once normalcy was back, it was easier to spot all the mistakes and errors in the midst of a few players who broke through during the summer.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket21 days ago

Mr.600 Jimmy Anderson’s record might never be broken, suggests Kumar Sangakkara

Kumar Sangakkara is of the opinion that Jimmy Anderson’s tally of 600 Test wickets, due to the sheer absurdity of the record, might never be broken in the future. Sangakkara, who is the incumbent MCC President, claimed that it was a privilege for him to have played against Anderson.
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newscricket22 days ago

White-ball cricket suits me more as its less batter-friendly, states Jofra Archer

Jofra Archer has said that he finds limited-overs cricket more suitable for his game as the onus is on the batsmen to make a move. Archer, who featured in four of England’s six Tests during the home summer, also asserted that he has no qualms in being the first change bowler in Test cricket.
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featurecricket24 days ago

From Rory Burns’ concerning F to Zak Crawley’s promising A+: Grading every ENG player who featured in the series

England coming out of the Pakistan series unscathed, without losing a single Test, that too in the absence of Ben Stokes, is not something a vast majority saw coming, but Joe Root’s boys pulled off a great team effort to make it happen. But it’s time to find out who the ‘real’ contributors were.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket25 days ago

Joe Root wants me to be part of 2021 England’s Ashes squad in Australia, reveals James Anderson

James Anderson, who picked up his 600th wicket on Tuesday, has revealed that Joe Root wants him to be part of the English setup for 2021 Ashes in Australia. The pacer, admitting that he is working on his fitness, still was coy on his chances of picking up 100 more wickets for reaching 700-milestone.
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newscricket25 days ago

Legends and Pundits react as James Anderson becomes the first pacer to take 600 Test wickets

James Anderson became the first-ever English player and pacer to join Kumble, Muralitharan and Warne's '600 club' after picking up the wicket of Azhar Ali. At the age of 38, the pacer still is going strong, with his show against both Pakistan and West Indies at home as legends reacted on the same.
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