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featurecricket2 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
featurecricket4 months ago

Cleaning the J’s out of England’s Test closet

England’s success in the 3-1 win over South Africa means that everyone (not you, Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow) put their hands up and outclassed the away from home. The bowlers overshadowed the batsmen in their triumph over the Proteas in a series that was muddled by the on-field controversies.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket5 months ago

SA vs ENG | Vernon Philander not happy with umpire not banning Jofra Archer for Centurion Test

After Jofra Archer escaped bowling ban for the Test despite bowling two beamers, Vernon Philander stated that those should have been called No Ball and the pacer shouldn't have been allowed to bowl again. However, Joe Denly differed with his view saying the second one was not a beamer.
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newscricket6 months ago

Twitter reacts to Joe Denly’s ‘drop of the season’ cutting short Jofra Archer’s premature celebration

In what summed up England's tour of New Zealand, Joe Denly, on Monday, came up with the contender for the worst drop of all time. Archer, who out-foxed Williamson, started celebrating prematurely, but was left embarrassed after Joe Denly dropped an absolute sitter to hand Williamson a life.
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newscricket6 months ago

NZ vs ENG | Want the team to not panic and continue to work really hard, urges Joe Root

After a crushing innings defeat in New Zealand, England skipper Joe Root has urged his teammates to get over it and work hard as he believes that it's completely a mindset thing. Root also acknowledged that batsmen failing to capitalise on good starts was their biggest mistake on the docile pitch.
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newscricket7 months ago

NZ vs ENG | Would be nice to get that first hundred on this trip, says Joe Denly

England batsman Joe Denly hopes his first-ever Test hundred will come during the upcoming two-match Test series away to New Zealand after missing out during the Ashes in the summer. With skipper Joe Root poised to go back to the No.4, Denly is expected to slot in at 3 for upcoming two Tests.
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newscricket7 months ago

NZ vs ENG | Batting at No 4 suits my game and captaincy, claims Joe Root

English skipper Joe Root feels that batting at No. 4 will suit both his game and captaincy in the long run. Root, who batted at No.3 during the Ashes at home scored at a reduced average of 32.50 as England failed to win back the Urn from the Kangaroos, will be replaced by Joe Denly at No.3.
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newscricket7 months ago

NZ vs ENG | Jonny Bairstow replaces injured Joe Denly in Test series

England has recalled wicket-keeper batsman Jonny Bairstow to replace Joe Denly, who has been ruled out due with a damaged ankle, for the upcoming two-match Test series in New Zealand. The white-ball English side is currently battling the hosts in an ongoing five-match T20I series.
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newscricket7 months ago

NZ vs ENG | Joe Denly ruled out of T20 series due to ankle injury

Joe Denly has been ruled out of the ongoing T20 series between England and New Zealand after he damaged a ligament in his ankle during a training session. Denly was replaced by uncapped all-rounder Lewis Gregory in the playing XI as he will now start a rehabilitation programme ahead of Test series.
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newscricket8 months ago

The Hundred | Chris Gayle, David Warner, Steve Smith and Lasith Malinga among most expensive players

The brand new 100-ball format is set to make its debut next year and ECB has released the reserve price of the 570 players who will be up for grabs at the main draft. Chris Gayle, David Warner, Steve Smith, Lasith Malinga and Kagiso Rabada have registered with the highest base price of £125,000.
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