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newscricket2 days ago

Twitter reacts to rain gatecrashing bio-secure party to hamper cricket's return in COVID-19 era

Cricket is back but this certainly wasn't an endearing start that we were waiting for as only 106 balls were bowled on the first day of the first Test. But the excitement of the fans didn't diminish by a bit as the historic Test series marked the return of international cricket after 117 days.
Soumil Khare
featurecricket2 days ago

England’s possible plans to dismantle fragile Windies batting

Ahead of the first Test at the Rose Bowl, reports from the English camp and media have suggested that England would be launching their secret attack, pairing both Jofra Archer and Mark Wood together. In that case, one of Stuart Broad or James Anderson would have to miss out, but for what?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket3 days ago

Jofra Archer’s episode of homecoming far from home

There is always this pertinent notion from the cricket fans that Jofra Archer slipped through the hands of the West Indies cricketing board, and found himself across the English channel. However, seldom as it seems, this is not exactly how the story played out, with Archer ready for a battle.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket3 days ago

How and where West Indies can beat England at The Ageas Bowl

It was 3 years ago that the Windies last won an away Test against a team ranked inside the Top 8. Incidentally, though, that very win came against the side who they will be locking horns with, come Wednesday. So, do Holder’s men stand a chance of beating England and if they do, how can they do it?
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket3 days ago

England vs West Indies | 1st Test Southampton - Statistical Preview

Yayyyy.. Cricket is finally back after more than 100 days in hibernation and we can’t keep calm. The first of the three-match Wisden Trophy will kick start in Southampton, with Ben Stokes leading England against an inspired Jason Holder-led Windies side. Let’s delve deep and unearth the numbers.
newscricket3 days ago

Jasprit Bumrah and Jofra Archer are similar type bowlers, claims Faf du Plessis

Faf du Plessis has claimed that Jasprit Bumrah and Jofra Archer are ‘similar type’ bowlers owing to their ability to use their wrists to generate extra pace. While remembering how South Africa were outplayed in the 2018 ODI series, du Plessis claimed that it was a contest between ‘boys and men’.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket4 days ago

Reports | England tempted to bench Stuart Broad to include both Archer and Wood

The Guardian, on Sunday, reported that the English management might be tempted to bench the Stuart Broad to include Jofra Archer and Mark Wood for the first Test at Southampton. Chris Woakes, on the other hand, is also likely to stay on the bench, with James Anderson set to return to the side.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket15 days ago

All English cricketers return negative for COVID-19 test, confirms ECB

On Thursday, the ECB has confirmed that 702 tests for Coronavirus have returned negative, including the English cricketers ahead of the Test series against West Indies. However, they also noted that Jofra Archer will undergo a second COVID-19 test after one of his family members felt unwell.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket17 days ago

Fit and ready to compete in all three Tests versus Windies, asserts Jofra Archer

Jofra Archer, who missed a chunk of England’s tour of South Africa due to an elbow injury, has asserted that he is now fully fit and raring to go and has stated that he is willing to partake in all three Tests vs Windies. Archer revealed that his body feels fresh and that he does not feel any pain.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket18 days ago

Would not swap any West Indian pacer for Jofra Archer, states Shane Dowrich

Ahead of the series against England, Shane Dowrich has admitted that he would not swap any of the West Indian pacers for the inclusion of the West Indies-born Jofra Archer. After three years, Dowrich is all set to return to England, a place, according to him, which has changed his career.
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