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newscricket3 months ago

ENG vs IND 2022 | Absolutely the right choice to make Jos Buttler captain, believes Michael Atherton

Michael Atherton has backed the ascendancy of Jos Buttler into the role of England’s limited overs captain, stating he was the only practical candidate to be given the job. He went on to appeal to people to reserve their judgements for an intermittent period and allow Buttler to grow into the role.
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newscricket3 months ago

IND vs ENG 2022| Virat Kohli’s efforts to promote Tests his great legacy, believes Michael Atherton

Michael Atherton has claimed Virat Kohli’s role in promoting the red-ball format of the game and leading India to great heights as the skipper will ultimately be remembered as his greatest contribution. The Englishman went on to wish good luck upon Kohli as well as India’s head coach Rahul Dravid.
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newscricket4 months ago

WATCH | Wasim Akram turns back the clock, castles Michael Atherton with a toe-crushing yorker

'The king of swing' Wasim Akram turned back the clock on Sunday during a charity event dedicated to late Australian cricketing icon Shane Warne. Akram bowled a toe-crushing inswinging yorker to Michael Atherton, and the former England captain failed to get to the ball before it cleaned him up.
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newscricket5 months ago

Hard to imagine Ben Stokes as long-term pick as England captain, says Michael Atherton

The English Cricket Board recently announced that Ben Stokes would be taking over the Test captaincy after Joe Root and many experts felt that it was the right call. However, former England cricketer Michael Atherton feels that it would be a mistake to think of Ben Stokes as a long-term option.
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newscricket9 months ago

Ashes 2021-22 | Hard to see Joe Root remain captain if the tour continues to go this badly, feels Michael Atherton

Michael Atherton feels that if England's ongoing Ashes tour tour continues to go badly, it will be hard to see Joe Root continuing as the captain. Atherton also questioned head coach Chris Silverwood for the team selections, after the visitors suffered crushing defeats in the first two Tests.
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newscricket10 months ago

Ashes 2021-22| Steve Smith seems to exist in his own world, says Michael Atherton

Former England cricketer Michael Atherton has questioned the leadership of Steve Smith saying he is a self-absorbed cricketer and seems to exist in his own world. Australia are in a strong position at the end of day 1 in the pink-ball Test in Adelaide being poised at 221/2 in 89 overs.
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newscricket10 months ago

Ashes 2021-22 | I am a huge admirer of Marnus Labuschagne, says Mike Atherton

Michael Atherton has praised Marnus Labuschagne, saying he is a huge admirer of Australia's No.3, after he scored 74 runs on Day 2 of the ongoing first Ashes Test in Brisbane. Atherton praised Labuschagne's hunger to score runs and his ability to let the good balls go at the start of the innings.
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newscricketa year ago

New Zealand is strongest all-format team in the world right now, feels Michael Atherton

Former England captain Michael Atherton hailed New Zealand as the strongest all-format team in the world, after they romped into the final of T20 World Cup 2021. The Blackcaps defeated 2016 runners-up England by five wickets in first semi-final of the tournament in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
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newscricketa year ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul is the right opening combination for India, reckons Michael Atherton

Former England captain Michael Atherton reckons that Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are the right opening combination for India at the T20 World Cup 2021. Rohit and Rahul fell to Shaheen Afridi early during the team's first match against Pakistan in Dubai on Sunday, in which they went down by 10 wickets.
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newscricketa year ago

Australia haven't played any Test cricket after losing to second-string India, highlights Atherton ahead of Ashes 2021

Michael Atherton has said that England squad for the 2021-22 is not the strongest but Australia have their own share of problems. The former England captain highlighted that Tim Paine's side has not played Test cricket after losing to a second-string Indian side at home in January this year.
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