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newscricket7 hours ago

ECB’s silence on the decision of withdrawal for Pakistan tour is deafening, states Michael Atherton

Former England cricketer Michael Vaughan has recently stated that the appointment of MS Dhoni as a mentor of the Indian team for the upcoming T20 World Cup in UAE was the greatest decision ever. He further reckoned that the team will benefit from this move in the upcoming ICC event.
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newscricket3 days ago

ENG vs PAK | England players unavailable for Pakistan tour but they are playing IPL, asks Michael Atherton

Michael Atherton has said that it is strange to see the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to have abandoned the Pakistan tour, but provided a three-month window for the players to participate in the IPL. England had called off the Pakistan tour citing security and bio-bubble fatigue reasons.
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newscricket12 days ago

IND vs ENG | Unfair to blame Indian players for Manchester Test cancellation, asserts VVS Laxman

VVS Laxman has stated that, looking at the circumstances in which the Manchester Test between India and England was cancelled, it is inappropriate to point fingers at Indian players. Laxman explained how it can be very difficult for the players to play the game in such a mental state.
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newscricket13 days ago

IND vs ENG | Players have never been more powerful than now, says Michael Atherton

Michael Atherton is of the opinion that a combination of three different factors - Covid-19, IPL, and the players' power led to the cancellation of the fifth Test in Manchester between India and England. He further added that the players have become more powerful than ever in world cricket.
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newscricket16 days ago

ENG vs IND | Manchester Test was always in danger and IPL could be one of the reasons, believes Michael Atherton

Michael Atherton believes that there could be more reasons than one in cancellation of the fifth Test between England and India at Old Trafford, Manchester - one of which could be the upcoming second leg of the IPL. The Test was cancelled on Friday, after covid-19 outbreak in the visitors' camp.
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newscricketa month ago

Jasprit Bumrah is sensational in all three formats, praises Allan Donald

Former South African pacer Allan Donald stated that India’s paceman Jasprit Bumrah is a bowling sensation across all formats of the game. He added that the New Zealand bowling unit consisting of Trent Boult, Neil Wagner, and Kyle Jamieson has also impressed him with their quality bowling.
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newscricket2 months ago

Recurring injury concerns could be fatal for Jofra Archer’s Test career, fears Michael Vaughan

Michael Vaughan has voiced his fears that injuries could put Jofra Archer’s Test career in jeopardy after the pacer was ruled out of all cricket for the rest of the year due to a stress fracture in his right elbow. Michael Atherton, Alastair Cook, and James Anderson, too, expressed their concerns.
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featurecricket4 months ago

The Good Ollie, The Bad Robinson and the Ugly Twitter Ollie Robinson

When Sussex-bowler Ollie Robinson was on the verge of making his debut, Twitter didn't stop - not in his praise this time, however. Twitter had unearthed something that had the potential to take away everything from the all-rounder even before it all began.
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newscricket6 months ago

England and West Indies are good but India favourites for World T20, admits Michael Atherton

Michael Atherton, following India’s 3-2 series win over England, admitted that England and West Indies might be good but India surely would be favourites to lift the WT20. He also added that India’s scary depth, due to the Indian Premier League, would tilt the competition in their favour in October.
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newscricket6 months ago

IND vs ENG | Ishan Kishan’s innings allowed Kohli to play his natural game, opines Michael Atherton

Michael Atherton was of the opinion that Ishan Kishan and Rishabh Pant’s aggression in the second T20I allowed Virat Kohli to play his natural game, in India’s win over England. He also added that in the first T20I, owing to like-minded players in the top order, India couldn’t play aggressively.
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