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featurecricket5 days ago

Covid-19 outbreak zaps England’s red-ball ambitions back to square one

The County Championship is not really the common Englishman’s cup of tea. Go around asking people in the towns and you would realize that on a Saturday afternoon, they would much rather watch a drab League 2 encounter between Swindon Town and Cheltenham.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket14 days ago

PCB and BCB postpone one-off ODI and second Test amidst Covid-19 outbreak

The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have decided to put safety first and postpone the one-off ODI and second Test that was set to be played in April. The news to postpone the tour comes in the wake of increasing Covid-19 cases in the sub-continent.
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newscricket16 days ago

PSL 2020 | England players set to fly back home amidst coronavirus

English cricketers competing in the ongoing Pakistan Super League are set to return home immediately owing to the novel coronavirus outbreak. Several top players from England including Moeen Ali, James Vince, Alex Hales, David Malan, Chris Jordan, Jason Roy, Tom Banton took part in the league.
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newscricketa month ago

Moeen Ali to lead Birmingham Phoenix in inaugural season of The Hundred

England all-rounder Moeen Ali, who led Worcestershire to the Vitality Blast 2019 final, is all set to lead Birmingham Phoenix in the inaugural season of the Hundred. Phoenix head coach Andrew McDonald stated that it was only 'fitting' that Moeen, a local Birmingham lad, got to lead the franchise.
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featurecricketa month ago

England in dire need of doing away with Jos Buttler experiment for own good

Sometimes you tend to look at experiments - or strategic moves - by captains on a cricket field and, no matter what potential it has to be successful, you get a gut feeling that it just is wrong. The tactic to elevate Jos Buttler to the opening slot in T20Is seems like an epitome of such a move.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket2 months ago

Felt undervalued in the English Test team, reveals Moeen Ali

Moeen Ali, who took an indefinite break from Test cricket following England’s defeat in the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston, revealed that he felt undervalued in the Test team, a reason as to why he took a break from the format. Moeen further admitted that he'd have to work hard to return to the side.
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newscricket2 months ago

Was singled out like it was all my fault, feels Moeen Ali

England all-rounder Moeen Ali has shared that he is frustrated on being singled out by critics, who blamed him for the team’s bad performance. Ali, while admitting that he didn’t perform well, pointed out that there wasn’t much he could have done but still was criticised like it was all his fault.
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newscricket4 months ago

ECB doesn't know when Moeen will return to Test cricket, reveals Ed Smith

England national team selector Ed Smith is unaware of when exactly Moeen Ali, who took an indefinite break from the longest format, will make his Test comeback. He last played a Test match in August this year, the first Ashes Test in Birmingham, after which he was dropped due to poor form.
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newscricket4 months ago

SA vs ENG | Jonny Bairstow, James Anderson recalled for South Africa Tests

England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have recalled Jonny Bairstow, James Anderson and Mark Wood for the four-match series in South Africa which begins on Boxing Day. Despite the rumours of Moeen Ali's return, the cricketer himself asked for an extended break from international cricket.
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newscricket4 months ago

IPL 2020 | RCB cannot keep relying on Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers to win matches, reckons Moeen Ali

England all-rounder Moeen Ali voiced his views on RCB’s strategy for the upcoming season and stated that the team needs to get a steady start and cut short their dependency on the Kohli-AB duo. Ali urged the team to be brave while playing at the Chinnaswamy to better their chances of qualifying.
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