newscricket4 days ago

Moeen Ali spotted bowling medium pace in county cricket

After being dropped from the squad for the ongoing Ashes, Moeen Ali has returned to action for his county Worcestershire where he was strangely seen changing his bowling style. An off-spinner by trade, he was seen jogging in to bowl medium pace against Northamptonshire but couldn’t do any damage.
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newscricket10 days ago

Moeen Ali to take a break from competitive cricket, confirms Alex Gidman

England all-rounder Moeen Ali is set to take a break from competitive cricket, according Worcester have announced. Moeen was dropped from the England squad for the second Ashes Test after a disappointing performance at Edgbaston where he had figures of three for 172 and scores of 0 and 4.
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newscricket12 days ago

Ashes 2019 | I’ve got nothing to lose, and a lot to gain, says Jack Leach on Ashes call-up

Jack Leach admitted on Sunday that he has “nothing to lose” after being called up for the second Ashes Test against Australia at Lord’s. Leach, who hit 92 at Lord’s against Ireland just prior to the Ashes, is in contention to start in the second Test match in place of Moeen Ali.
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newscricket14 days ago

Ashes 2019 | Jack Leach, Jofra Archer recieve call-up for Lord's Test; Moeen Ali dropped

In a bid to revive their sagging fortunes, England have dropped Moeen Ali and recalled Somerset spinner Jack Leach into a 12-man squad for the second Ashes Test in Lord's. Meanwhile, Jofra Archer, who massively impressed in the second division game for Surrey, has also been added to the team.
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featurecricket17 days ago

Ashes 2019 | Winners and Losers ft. Justin Langer, Barmy Army and Moeen Ali

The Aussies and the English might have walked out as outright winners and losers on the field in the Edgbaston Test, but in Cricket, as it's always the case, there is more than one winner and loser - both on and off the field. Here, at SportsCafe, we've compiled a list from the first Test.
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newscricket18 days ago

Ashes 2019 | England might want to look at Jack Leach for Lord's Test, feels Nasser Hussain

Former English captain Nasser Hussain has stated that England might need to consider Jack Leach ahead of Moeen Ali for the second Test at Lord's. On an Edgbaston pitch which offered plenty for the spinners, Ali failed to hit the blocks running, claiming just three wickets in the match.
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featurecricket18 days ago

Ashes 2019 | Day 5 Talking Points - Jason Roy's radical red-ball issues and Lyon King rules the jungle

After 18 long years, the Aussies finally breached the English fortress of Edgbaston, thereby going 1-0 up in the series. Coming up against a daunting task of saving the Test on Day 5, the English batsmen were bamboozled by Nathan Lyon's six-fer, as they were bowled out for just 146 runs.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket19 days ago

Ashes 2019 | Day 4 Talking Points - Travis Head's Alex Carey impression and Australia's delayed declaration

Resuming Day 4 on 124/3, the Aussie batting led by Steve Smith turned the match around against all odds, setting England a gruesome target of 398. The English opening pair of Jason Roy and Rory Burns came through stumps unscathed but will have a daunting task to save the match on Day 5.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket19 days ago

8 Things You Missed | From a Kangaroo getting a glimpse of the match to Jonny Bairstow's sunset flip

Hello everyone! We are back again with "8 things you missed". While you were busy watching India vs West Indies, we have compiled all the interesting incidents which took place on Day 4 at Edgbaston tonight. Sit back and relax all the things you missed from today's action from the Ashes.
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newscricket20 days ago

VIDEO | Desperate Moeen Ali and Jonny Bairstow adopt weird beamer strategy to “stump” Steve Smith

Steve Smith tormenting England with the bat is no new tale, and despite not having played Test cricket for the past 16 months, he's punished his archrivals on his comeback. Today, having run out of ideas to get him out, England resorted to a weird new strategy which saw Moeen Ali bowl a beamer.
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