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newscricketa month ago

Bairstow, Moeen Ali get Test recall for Sri Lanka tour; Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer rested

The ECB, on Friday, announced a 16-man squad for the two-Test series against Sri Lanka and handed a Test recall to Jonny Bairstow and Moeen Ali, both of whom last played Test cricket in 2019. While the duo remain notable inclusions, the board decided to give rest to both Archer and Stokes.
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newscricket2 months ago

BBL 2020-21 | Mitchell Starc signs for Sydney Sixers; Melbourne Stars rope in Jonny Bairstow

Australian speedster Mitchell Starc, after a six-year hiatus, will feature in the Big Bash League, having signed up with the Sydney Sixers for the 2020-21 edition of the competition. But while the Sixers roped in Starc, the Melbourne Stars, too, made a ‘Tier 1’ signing in the form of Jonny Bairstow.
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newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2020 | Would not get Bairstow back even if Saha is injured, opines Michael Vaughan

Michael Vaughan believes that in the case of Saha being injured, the Sunrisers should replace him with Shreevats Goswami and stick with Kane Williamson owing to the fact that the Kiwi skipper adds stability to the middle-order. Earlier, Saha’s injury opened up a possible Jonny Bairstow return.
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newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2020 | Saha surprised us with his knock and changed the game, opines Ricky Ponting

After a ruthless loss at the hands of Sunrisers Hyderabad, Ricky Ponting has opined that Saha’s knock had surprised him before admitting that Delhi found it hard to drag back the encounter. The Australian also stated that it was an obvious ploy from them to promote Stoinis at the top of the order.
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featurecricket3 months ago

IPL 2020 | SRH vs DC Evaluation Chart - Wriddhiman Saha’s ‘popping’ innings stun Delhi Capitals

After being put to bat first, SRH’s new opening pair of Wriddhiman Saha and David Warner ensured that the Men in Orange scored 219 runs in their 20 overs. In reply, Delhi were left clueless and undone by Rashid’s spell, where he picked three wickets as they lost the encounter by a massive margin.
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newscricket3 months ago

IPL 2020 | Plan was to bowl into the wicket and bowl as many slower balls, reveals Arshdeep Singh

Young Punjab pacer Arshdeep Singh, who took 3 wickets for 23 runs, revealed that the plan at the end was to bowl at the stumps and remove pace off the ball as much as possible. He added that he has been backed by the management really well and was happy to gain some momentum as a team.
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featurecricket3 months ago

IPL 2020 | SRH vs KXIP Evaluation Chart - Arshdeep and Chris Jordan pull off a miracle in Dubai

After Kings XI Punjab posted just 126 runs in the first half, it looked like an easy chase for the Sunrisers Hyderabad batting unit, consisting of Jonny Bairstow and David Warner. While the duo put up a 56 run partnership, Punjab’s excellent death-over bowling prevailed, as they won by 12 runs.
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newscricket3 months ago

VIDEO | Jonny Bairstow left humiliated after Archer’s ‘tracer bullet’ inducker takes his stumps for a walk

Jonny Bairstow has been a mainstay for Sunrisers in the last couple of seasons and has been their best batsman after David Warner in crisis situations. However, Jofra Archer had none of it, when he sneaked through his gate through a tracer bullet inswinger that left Bairstow's stumps in disarray.
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featurecricket3 months ago

IPL 2020 | SRH vs KKR Evaluation Chart - Fierce Lockie Ferguson single-handedly steamrolls intentless SRH, twice

It was not a batting performance to be proud of for either side which buckled under extreme pressure generated by the respective bowlers to land the third Super Over of the season. Fergsuon had his super moment in the Super Over too, as he landed a comfortable victory for the Eoin Morgan-led side.
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cricket3 months ago

Rise like a knight with these three bets from the SRH vs KKR clash

Two teams at about the middle of the IPL points table, KKR and SRH need to get going in the latter half of the tournament if they have to qualify for the playoffs. Despite change in captaincy, KKR were crushed by Mumbai while SRH have also struggled with their inconsistent batting.
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