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newscricket3 months ago

Six Surrey players self-isolating as precautionary measure

Six Surrey cricketers are self-isolating as a precautionary measure related to the COVID-19 outbreak, as the cricket board has proclaimed on Monday, March 16. Surrey says not all six have reported symptoms of the virus, however, they have all been instructed to stay at home this week.
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newscricket4 months ago

SA v ENG | 3-1 win over South Africa a real squad effort, says Joe Root

Joe Root has put down his England team completing a 3-1 series-win over South Africa away from home to a real squad effort. Root further added that their comeback from losing the first Test in Centurion shows their development as a team and added that the sky was the limit from here on.
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newscricket5 months ago

SA vs ENG | Strong message to youngsters that anyone can do something special, believes Joe Root

England skipper Joe Root hailed the youngsters for their performance in Port Elizabeth which earned them a much needed win as he believes that it will be a message for the aspiring young masses. Ollie Pope’s maiden Test ton and Dom Bess’ fifer set the tone for the innings win over South Africa.
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featurecricket5 months ago

England’s barreling bottom did, does and will not pay dividends

Ed Smith-powered English side have scratched the barrel before, are scratching it now and will continue to scratch it to avail no result. The problem does not just lie in the domestic circuit, it lies in the way that Smith and co envision the five-day format in cricket, a format blind to them.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket5 months ago

SA vs ENG | Ben Stokes in the playing eleven, Ollie Pope might miss out on the Boxing Day Test

England camp have some good news as Ben Stokes is back with the squad after visiting his father who was severely ill but England might miss the services of Ollie Pope who joins the long list of players suffering from sickness. Jonny Bairstow is likely to replace Pope if required for the first Test.
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newscricket5 months ago

SA vs ENG | Watling and Root double tons in NZ great learning experience, reveals Ollie Pope

Ollie Pope shared that double tons of BJ Watling and Joe Root on slow pitches and hostile conditions are knocks to look up to. Pope believed that kicking off the South Africa tour with a century in the warm-up match felt great as its always nice to spend some time in the middle before the match.
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newscricket6 months ago

NZ vs ENG | Wicket-keepeing was bit of surprise but was prepared for it, reveals Ollie Pope

Ollie Pope has revealed that being asked to keep wickets for England was surely a surprise but then he added that he was prepared for it as he looks to grab any opportunity available. Pope, having kept wickets for only five times in his first-class career, has done an impressive job so far.
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newscricket6 months ago

NZ vs ENG | Jos Buttler injury doubt for Test series finale, Ollie Pope to don gloves

Joe Root has confirmed, on Thursday, that Ollie Pope would keep wickets if Jos Buttler doesn't recover in time and is ruled out of the second Test in Hamilton. Further, Zak Crawley is reported to be the replacement to the injured Buttler with the visitors looking to tie the series at 1-1.
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newscricket8 months ago

England drop Jonny Bairstow, hand maiden call-up to four players for New Zealand Tests

Jonny Bairstow has been excluded from the England Test squad that will be travelling to New Zealand in a couple of months’ time after a string of dismal performances in the format. Meanwhile, four uncapped players have received the call for duty as the team battles with injuries and inconsistency.
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featurecricket10 months ago

England’s consistency in being inconsistent with their batsmen - a recipe for disaster

Since the start of 2014, England have handed a whopping 14 batsmen maiden Test caps. While the number in itself is concerning, the performances of the players and the way their selections have been handled have been an abomination, and if not addressed, might turn out to be fatal.
Anirudh Suresh