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newscricket6 days ago

VIDEO | Joe Root’s Yorkshire refuse to run Steven Croft out after batsman collapses with acute cramps

In one of the finest acts of sportsmanship in cricket in the past decade, Joe Root’s Yorkshire, on Saturday, refused to run Lancashire’s Steven Croft out after the batsman fell to the ground mid-pitch due to acute cramps. Ironically, however, Croft then went on to seal victory for Lancashire.
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featurecricket17 days ago

Cricket Talk | Understanding Joe Root the T20 batsman ft. Julian Wood

The art of batting has grown by leaps and bounds in the past decade and a half, and, with it, so has the phenomenon that is T20 cricket. SportsCafe recently caught up with Julian Wood, a modern-day T20 batting revolutionary, to understand what hinders Joe Root in the shortest format.
Viransh Shah
featurecricket22 days ago

Vitality Blast watch ft. Ben Stokes, Devon Conway, Kyle Jamieson and Joe Root

Part 2 of Vitality Blast 2021 oversaw a considerably weak field owing to the absence of English national players, but, nevertheless, there was no paucity of fireworks thanks to the Kiwis. Devon Conway, CDG and Glenn Phillips all produced memorable performances to light up the competition.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket23 days ago

Rest and rotation will be behind us now, hopefully best team will be there against India, asserts Joe Root 

English Test skipper Joe Root has stated that the Three Lions are going into a phase in Test cricket now where the rest-and-rotation policy will be left behind, with all the players available for selection. He also expressed his desire to be part of the English outfit in the T20 World Cup.
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newscricket24 days ago

ENG vs SL | Joe Root is one of the best players in the world, praises Eoin Morgan 

Eoin Morgan, post-England's first ODI win, heaped praises on Joe Root and termed him one of the best batters in the world in most situations. Talking about the English Test skipper's contention for the T20 World Cup, which will be played later this year, he stated that one cannot rule him out.
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newscricket25 days ago

Will keep eye on India-England series for Ashes preparations, affirms Sridharan Sriram

Former Indian player Sridharan Sriram has said that he will keep an eye on the India-England Test series to analyse their opponents’ performance ahead of the Ashes. Sriram also hailed Tim Paine's leadership and recalled on how he regrouped the Australian players and won fans' support back.
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newscricket25 days ago

Aakash Chopra picks his World XI to take on New Zealand; leaves out Kohli and Babar

Indian cricket expert Aakash Chopra has named his World XI to take on the WTC winners New Zealand and decided against picking Indian and Pakistan skippers Virat Kohli and Babar Azam. Only three Indians could make it to his side in the form of Rohit Sharma, Ravindra Jadeja and Rishabh Pant.
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newscricketa month ago

Will be tough for England to beat India unless the batting improves, opines Michael Vaughan

Former England skipper Michael Vaughan has proclaimed that it would be a tough task for England to beat India unless there is a marked improvement in their batting. He also pointed out how England haven't been at their best tactically and highlighted their selection for the D/N Test in India.
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newscricketa month ago

Beating England at home will require monumental effort from India, opines Alastair Cook 

Former England skipper Alastair Cook has asserted that beating England at home will require some effort from India in the five-match Test series. He also added that he feels sorry for England's Test skipper Joe Root as he didn't have his best team available at different points this year.
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newscricketa month ago

Steve Smith regains top spot in ICC Test rankings for batsmen; Kohli re-enters Top four

Australia’s Steve Smith has regained the top position in ICC rankings for Test batsmen following Kane Williamson’s dismal tour of England, in which the New Zealand skipper averaged 7.00. Meanwhile, a disappointing series for Joe Root has also seen Virat Kohli re-enter the top four with 814 points.
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