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newscricket4 days ago

Ben Stokes labels Old Trafford wicket ‘horrific’; Jos Buttler disagrees and says batters need to swallow ego

Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler had contrasting views about the Old Trafford wicket at The Hundred on Sunday as while Stokes took to Twitter to label it ‘horrific’, Buttler stressed that it’s a batter’s responsibility to adapt. On a used wicket, the double-header at Old Trafford saw spin dominate.
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newscricket7 days ago

The Hundred | More things will unravel as the tournament goes on, reckons Jos Buttler 

Manchester Originals skipper Jos Buttler has reckoned that as the inaugural edition of the Hundred continues, more things will unravel. Meanwhile Sam Billings, who played a match-winning hand for Oval Invincibles, termed the atmosphere 'unbelievable' and stated there was a bit of spin in the middle.
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newscricket11 days ago

ENG vs PAK | My wicket was crucial as we lost momentum after that, rues Babar Azam

Losing skipper Babar Azam regretted his dismissal in the second T20I against England in the chase of 201 as he reckoned his wicket changed the momentum of the game. On the other hand, Jos Buttler was very happy with the victory in a must-win game and praised the spinners for their brilliant display.
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newscricket16 days ago

ENG vs PAK | Seniors return for T20Is; Gregory, Mahmood and Parkinson retain their places

The ECB have named a 16-man squad for the three-match T20I series, and the squad sees the return of all senior members, who had to miss the ODI series due to a Covid outbreak within the camp. Meanwhile, Lewis Gregory, Saqib Mahmood and Matt Parkinson have also been included in the squad.
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newscricket25 days ago

Won’t rush either of Ben Stokes or Jos Buttler for Pakistan series, states Eoin Morgan

Eoin Morgan ahead of the limited-overs series against Pakistan admitted that they won’t rush either Jos Buttler or Ben Stokes in the T20I squad, keeping in mind the upcoming fixtures. He also insisted that no talent identified in the England system would be done away with after just one opportunity.
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newscricketa month ago

Players like Tymal Mills could still present a case for the WT20, believes Eoin Morgan

Eoin Morgan admitted that the depth his side possesses in the shortest format is enviable and insisted that there still might be room for players like Tymal Mills, who will play in The Hundred, to make their WT20 case. Morgan feels that many players have benefitted from franchise cricket experience.
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newscricketa month ago

Jos Buttler ruled out with injury against Sri Lanka; Malan added to ODI squad 

England's white-ball vice-captin Jos Buttler has been ruled out of the ongoing series against Sri Lanka after picking up a right calf injury in the first T20 international. As a  result of Buttler's injury, England's T20I no.3 Dawid Malan has been added to the ODI side for the three-match series.
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newscricketa month ago

Can’t do anything if people take my ‘respectful’ tweets out of context, says Eoin Morgan

England skipper Eoin Morgan has defended his historic tweets that allegedly belittled and mocked the English of a group of fans, and has claimed that his tweets have been taken out of context. Morgan and Buttler came under fire earlier this month for allegedly mocking fans’ broken English.
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newscricketa month ago

Jos Buttler hints at potentially skipping second half of IPL 2021

England’s Jos Buttler has hinted at potentially not featuring in the second half of IPL 2021, scheduled to take place in UAE, and has claimed that international duty will take precedence if there is to be a choice. Incidentally, Buttler struck his first ever T20 ton in the last IPL game he played.
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featurecricketa month ago

Vitality Blast watch | How overseas signings and England’s T20 stars have fared thus far

The Vitality T20 blast is not known as ‘IPL on cocaine’ for no reason: 10 days in, we’re already through 46 games. That’s right, FORTY SIX! Make no mistake, keeping up with this high-octane competition is no mean task, but at SportsCafe we like to push limits. So let’s begin the recap, shall we?
Anirudh Suresh