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newscricket3 days ago

ENG vs IND | Haseeb Hameed, Bairstow make squad for first two Tests; Ben Stokes returns

The ECB have named a 17-man squad for England’s first two Tests against India, and the list includes the name of Haseeb Hameed, who made his Test debut against India five years ago. Ben Stokes also makes his return after missing the New Zealand Tests, while Bairstow has also been included.
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newscricketa month ago

ENG vs SL | George Garton gets maiden call-up for Sri Lanka ODIs; Olly Stone ruled out of season

Left-arm pacer George Garton has earned a call-up for the three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka, while promising Olly Stone has been ruled out of the summer with a stress fracture. Barring Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes, all the other English stars were named in the squad on Saturday.
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featurecricket2 months ago

Redemption, Resilience and Reward - how Ollie Robinson broke into the Three Lions setup

County Championship is unrelenting - one bad season and you are left on your own to the wolves but for Ollie Robinson, the Championship was the last ray of hope, having been ousted by Yorkshire in 2014. He had one List A appearance with Hampshire but when he landed in Sussex, he had a big lifeline.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket2 months ago

Quite prepared to sit out summer against India in order to be fully fit for World T20, admits Jofra Archer

After another injury has halted his progress, Jofra Archer has admitted that he is ready and prepared to sit out of the summer against India to be fully fit for the World T20. The pacer also added that he would rather miss out a few weeks of a year to increase a few more years in his career.
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newscricket2 months ago

Jofra Archer to undergo surgery on his right elbow, confirms ECB

On Friday, the England and Wales Cricket (ECB), has confirmed that pacer Jofra Archer will undergo surgery on his right elbow and is expected to be sidelined for a while. Archer, earlier playing for Sussex in the County Championship, had flared up his right elbow which led to this decision.
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newscricket2 months ago

ENG vs NZ | Ollie Robinson and James Bracey handed call-ups; Dom Bess axed

The ECB have named a 15-man squad for the two-Test series versus New Zealand and have handed deserved call-ups to the duo of Ollie Robinson and James Bracey, who have been tearing the domestic circuit apart for seasons. All the IPL stars have been rested, while off-spinner Dom Bess has been axed.
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featurecricket2 months ago

Archer’s injury is unfortunate — but England can cope without him in Tests at home

August 14, 2019: Down 1-0 in The Ashes, England decide to unearth the X-factor that they’d held back in the first Test at Edgbaston.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket2 months ago

WATCH | Best moments from Round 6 of the County Championship ft. Archer's nonchalance and Joe R99T's heartbreak

Rain played spoilsport in Round 6 of the County Championship, yet there was no paucity of enthralling moments across the four days. In what comes as a website first, we, here at SportsCafe, have collated the best moments from Round 6 to fill you up with the ‘must-see’ moments across the four days.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket2 months ago

ECB confirm Jofra Archer would miss the two-match New Zealand Test series

Ahead of the highly-anticipated series between England and New Zealand, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed that pacer Jofra Archer would be ruled out of the two-match Test series. Archer returned to bowling with Sussex before walking out with yet another dose of elbow injury.
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newscricket2 months ago

Jofra Archer suffers concerning injury scare on County return

England pacer Jofra Archer suffered a worrying injury scare in Sussex's clash against Kent as the speedster did not bowl a single ball on Day 3 after complaining of a ‘sore elbow’. Incidentally, it was the very same elbow that made Archer miss chunks of the India series and the first half of IPL.
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