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featurecricket9 days ago

Covid-19 outbreak zaps England’s red-ball ambitions back to square one

The County Championship is not really the common Englishman’s cup of tea. Go around asking people in the towns and you would realize that on a Saturday afternoon, they would much rather watch a drab League 2 encounter between Swindon Town and Cheltenham.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricketa month ago

Jos Buttler needs to score runs in Sri Lanka or step aside, attests Paul Farbrace

Former England coach Paul Farbrace expressed his concern over Buttler’s dwindling form and opined that the keeper would need to step aside from Tests if he fails in Sri Lanka. Farbrace hailed Ben Foakes as a suitable replacement for Buttler and also praised Bairstow for his recent improvements.
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featurecricket2 months ago

England in dire need of doing away with Jos Buttler experiment for own good

Sometimes you tend to look at experiments - or strategic moves - by captains on a cricket field and, no matter what potential it has to be successful, you get a gut feeling that it just is wrong. The tactic to elevate Jos Buttler to the opening slot in T20Is seems like an epitome of such a move.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket2 months ago

Cleaning the J’s out of England’s Test closet

England’s success in the 3-1 win over South Africa means that everyone (not you, Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow) put their hands up and outclassed the away from home. The bowlers overshadowed the batsmen in their triumph over the Proteas in a series that was muddled by the on-field controversies.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket3 months ago

England’s barreling bottom did, does and will not pay dividends

Ed Smith-powered English side have scratched the barrel before, are scratching it now and will continue to scratch it to avail no result. The problem does not just lie in the domestic circuit, it lies in the way that Smith and co envision the five-day format in cricket, a format blind to them.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket3 months ago

SA vs ENG | Have to back both Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow, admits Chris Silverwood

Chris Silverwood suggested that the board will have to back both Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow in the national team, while also pointing that neither of Stuart Broad and James Anderson would be automatic starters. Silverwood did admit that one of the two spinners would get a chance in the series.
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newscricket4 months ago

SA vs ENG | Jonny Bairstow, James Anderson recalled for South Africa Tests

England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have recalled Jonny Bairstow, James Anderson and Mark Wood for the four-match series in South Africa which begins on Boxing Day. Despite the rumours of Moeen Ali's return, the cricketer himself asked for an extended break from international cricket.
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newscricket4 months ago

Jonny Bairstow to join James Anderson, Mark Wood in South Africa training camp

Jonny Bairstow, who had forgettable run in the 2019 Ashes, will be joining teammates James Anderson and Mark Wood at a training camp in South Africa. The two bowlers have been in rehabilitation due to their injuries and will be aiming to return to the English Test squad in December.
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newscricket5 months ago

NZ vs ENG | Jonny Bairstow reprimanded for reacting to dismissal in 5th T20I

England batsman Jonny Bairstow has been reprimanded by the ICC for breaching the ICC code of conduct by reacting to his dismissal during the 5th T20I between New Zealand and England. Bairstow admitted to using audible indecency as he was given out for 47 during their game at the Eden Park.
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newscricket5 months ago

NZ vs ENG | We don’t want this to keep happening, quips Jonny Bairstow

England opener Jonny Bairstow has said that they don’t want the World Cup final getting recreated time and again after the fifth T20I against New Zealand went into another Super Over. The visitors jumped the last hurdle easily and Bairstow walked away with the Man of the Match for his 18-ball 47.
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