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newscricket11 days ago

It's a compliment to us that India had to change their plans and go away from flat wickets, claims Ollie Pope 

England batsman Ollie Pope has claimed that the fact that India had to change their plans and go away from flat wickets in the four-Test series was a compliment to England. Pope also revealed that even Ben Stokes and Joe Root felt that the India Tests were the toughest conditions they've played in.
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newscricket19 days ago

IND vs ENG | Root advised me to play my natural game at No.3, reveals Ben Stokes

Ben Stokes, who donned the No.3 role for England in the 1st ODI, revealed that he sought the advice of incumbent Joe Root, who, he revealed, told him to play naturally, without trying to curb his instincts. Root’s absence was felt in the 1st ODI as England botched an easy chase to slump to defeat.
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newscricket23 days ago

IND vs ENG | Stokes was very keen to play so resting him was not considered, reveals Eoin Morgan

Eoin Morgan stated that Ben Stokes was eager to play in the series against India and that's why resting him was not considered even though he was due for rest according to England's rotation policy. Morgan further added that filling the Joe Root-shaped hole will be huge for the side.
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newscricket24 days ago

IND vs ENG | Joe Root rested for ODIs; Jofra Archer ruled out with injury

The ECB have named England’s squad for the three-match ODI series versus India and have rested Joe Root, who flew back home post the Test matches and will not be partaking in the IPL. England will also be without the services of Jofra Archer, who has been ruled out with an elbow injury.
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newscricketa month ago

For England split captaincy works, but it doesn't make any sense for India, expresses VVS Laxman 

Former Indian batsman VVS Laxman has asserted that for England split captaincy works because Joe Root isn't a regular in shorter-formats but in India, it doesn't make any sense at all. He also added that the Indian skipper defines the team and is very lucky to have so many seniors in the side.
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newscricketa month ago

Very clear that the leadership power of English cricket lies with Eoin Morgan, opines Michael Vaughan

After England’s 3-1 loss in the Test series, Michael Vaughan has opined that English cricket’s leadership power lies with Eoin Morgan and not Joe Root, with the availability of players. He also insisted that it is dangerous that the power is vested in the hands of one skipper over the other.
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featurecricketa month 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.
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newscricketa month 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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newscricketa month ago

IND vs ENG | Need to look after our players; we can't keep playing them until they fall over, states Joe Root 

England skipper Joe Root has defended the rest and rotation policy by the ECB and has stated that the players are needed to be looked after and they can't keep playing until they fall over. He also added that England were completely outplayed by India and wished them good luck for the WTC final.
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newscricketa month ago

Legends and pundits react to India crushing England in fourth Test in Ahmedabad to book place in WTC Final

India won the fourth Test by an innings and 25 five runs and with this, they are now in the World Test Championship final. All things said and done, England have to accept that India have been a far better side in this series. Cricketing legends all around the world reacted on the same.
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