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featurecricket8 days ago

ENG vs AUS | 3rd ODI Takeaways - The great Maxwell resurgence and dozing senior English batsmen

Centurions Glenn Maxwell and Alex Carey stitched together an epic partnership of over 200 runs to help Australia avenge their 2018 whitewash at the hands of England, winning the ODI series 2-1. At one stage, Australia were reeling at 73 for 5 in the series decider chasing a total of 303 runs.
Harshit Anand
newscricket8 days ago

VIDEO | Warner survives Jofra Archer threat only to get bamboozled by 'out of syllabus' Joe Root

English senior man Joe Root might be struggling to buy runs but boy, he landed a knock out punch to send back David Warner, who was finally looking in some rhythm. Eoin Morgan, who is known for his smart tactics, was at his best in the series decider when he gave the 11th over to Root.
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newscricket8 days ago

Twitter reacts to 'magician' Mitchell Starc's sublime two-in-two start in series decider

What an amazing start for Australia! Mitchell Starc bowled a terrific opening over in the final ODI at Manchester as he sent back Jason Roy and Joe Root in the first two balls of the game. Cricket fans on Twitter showered praise on the left-armer for giving a brilliant start to Australia.
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featurecricket11 days ago

ENG vs AUS | 2nd ODI Takeaways - The great Australian choke and Joe Root's travails

In one of the most startling chokes of recent times, Australia had a deja-vu in the second ODI after they replicated their performance from the first T20I as England drew level in the ODI series from the jaws of defeat. Chris Woakes turned England's protagonist with brilliant figures of 3/32.
Harshit Anand
newscricket11 days ago

Twitter reacts to Joe Root's 'Test masterclass' before Zampa puts him out of trouble

English Test skipper Joe Root found it hard to get going in the do-or-die second ODI against Australia before Adam Zampa saved him from further embarrassment in the middle as he sent him back to the hut. Root is having a torrid time in ODIs this year and continued his travails in Manchester.
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newscricket23 days ago

David Gower picks best current Test XI; names Virat Kohli as skipper

David Gower has picked his best Test XI, where he named Virat Kohli as the skipper amidst a team that consists of Ben Stokes, Joe Root, Kane Williamson and Steve Smith. From the spin-bowling front, the former English skipper admitted it would be a fight between Ashwin and Lyon for a place.
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newscricket24 days ago

ENG vs AUS | England hand extended break to Ben Stokes; Jos Buttler makes white-ball return

The ECB, on Monday, named England’s ODI and T20I squads for the series against Australia and left out talisman Ben Stokes, who is currently in New Zealand on an extended personal leave. Jos Buttler, meanwhile, has been picked for both formats while Root has been overlooked for the T20Is.
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featurecricket25 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
newscricketa month ago

Will do everything to force a case for England’s T20 squad, insists Joe Root 

Joe Root, in wake of England's hectic schedule, has insisted that he will do everything he can with the limited opportunities to make a claim and break into the squad for the WT20. He also stated that he understands that selection decisions are tough and will support any player picked ahead of him.
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featurecricketa month 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