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IND vs ENG | England should learn from Jasprit Bumrah's ability to recognize the key moment, opines Joe Root

After England lost to India by 157 runs in the fourth Test at The Oval, Joe Root has stated that his team should learn from Jasprit Bumrah, who struck crucial blows on the final day. Root further added that India seized every opportunity they had to take a 2-1 lead in the five-match series.
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newscricketa month ago

IND vs ENG | Woakes, Wood and Billings named in England's 15-man squad, Buttler to miss 4th Test

Chris Woakes and Mark Wood have been named in England's squad for the fourth Test against India at The Oval, while Jos Buttler misses out due to the expected arrival of his second child. Kent wicket-keeper Sam Billings has been added to the 15-man squad as cover.
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newscricketa month ago

ENG vs IND | ‘Malan at 3, Pope at 5, Moeen at 8’ – Harmison calls for a batting-heavy England XI at Headingley

Steve Harmison thinks that England should try and strengthen their batting with the inclusion of Dawid Malan and Ollie Pope in their XI for the third Test against India at Headingley. As for the seam attack, Harmison put Craig Overton ahead of Saqib Mahmood in his team, as Mark Wood’s replacement.
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newscricketa month ago

Mark Wood ruled out of third Test against India due to shoulder injury

Ahead of the third Test between England India at Headingley, English pace bowler Mark Wood has been ruled out of the game, due to a shoulder injury. Earlier, the 31-year-old sustained the injury while diving to save a boundary on the fourth day of the second Test against India at Lord’s.
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newscricketa month ago

Joe Root rises to No.2 position in the ICC Test rankings 

England skipper Joe Root, who has been going through a purple patch with the bat, has risen to the No.2 spot in the ICC Test rankings for batsmen. Indian opener KL Rahul, pacer Mohammed Siraj and English pacers James Anderson and Mark Wood also made gains after the second Test at Lord's.
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newscricketa month ago

ENG vs IND | Could have been better tactically, admits Joe Root

Joe Root admitted that he could have been better tactically on the final day of the second India-England Test at Lord’s, where the hosts went down by 151 runs. India bundled out England for 120 within 52 overs on the final day, registering their third Test win at the venue to take a l-0 lead.
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newscricketa month ago

Twitter reacts to Kohli cheering Bumrah for his fitting response to England sledging

Jasprit Bumrah touched some raw nerves in the English camp and was involved in a war of words with Jos Buttler and Joe Root at Lord's on Monday. The fired-up speedster not only gave it back with words but smashed a boundary moments later, much to the amusement of skipper Virat Kohli and the crowd.
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featurecricketa month ago

ENG vs IND | Lord's Day 4 Talking Points - Fiery Wood, Kohli's off-stump woes and the Pujara-Rahane rearguard

Mark Wood's fast-bowling brilliance was followed by a resilient rearguard from Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane on the fourth day of the Lord's Test, setting it up for an exciting final-day finish. The visitors were 181/6 at stumps, 154 ahead of England with Rishabh Pant unbeaten on 14.
Harshit Anand
featurecricketa month ago

ENG vs IND | Lord's Day 2 Talking Points - Pant's crucial hand, Wood and Curran's ineffectiveness and Sibley's dry run

The second day of the Lord's Test saw India lose two early wickets, before Ravindra Jadeja and Rishabh Pant guided them to a first-innings total of 364. In reply, England were soon reduced to 23-2 before Joe Root and Rory Burns staged a fightback. The visitors were 119/3 at stumps.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket2 months ago

Why Ben Stokes' absence could fully wreck already-unstable England's team balance

As if England didn’t have enough problems to contend with, already, heading into the five-Test series against India, they will now have to make do without their best Test cricketer.
Anirudh Suresh