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newscricket14 days ago

IND vs ENG | Twitter reacts as Jasprit Bumrah rattles England with twin blows, brings India closer to victory

Jasprit Bumrah removed Ollie Pope and Jonny Bairstow in back-to-back overs to dent England's hope of saving the match or chasing down the 368-run target set by India in the ongoing fourth Test match at The Oval. Wickets are raining in London and India are 4 wickets away from taking a 2-1 lead.
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newscricket16 days ago

IND vs ENG | Oval pitch conducive for batting and India will put a good score, states Umesh Yadav

Umesh Yadav, on Friday, has stated that India will put up a good score in the second innings of the fourth Test at The Oval owing to the nature of the wicket. Umesh has added that the pitch was different from Day 1 and the game was still alive despite England’s 99 run-lead in the first innings.
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newscricket16 days ago

ENG vs IND | England might toil bit longer for wickets on Day 3, opines Ollie Pope

After a swashbuckling innings of 81 against India in the fourth Test at Oval, Ollie Pope is of the opinion that it will be hard for the hosts to get early wickets on Day 3. He added that he changed his stance after seeking help from Joe Root and other senior players to face the Indian bowlers.
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featurecricket17 days ago

ENG vs IND | The Oval Day 2 Talking Points: Gritty Ollie Pope, Chris Woakes dreamy comeback and England's 99-run lead

Day 2 of the fourth Test at The Oval started with Umesh Yadav rattling England once again to scalp two early wickets but maybe that was it for India as the England lower-middle order showed tremendous grit to seal a 99-run first innings lead. At stumps, India were 43 with ten wickets in hand.
Utkarsh Kumar
newscricketa month ago

ENG vs IND | ‘Malan at 3, Pope at 5, Moeen at 8’ – Harmison calls for a batting-heavy England XI at Headingley

Steve Harmison thinks that England should try and strengthen their batting with the inclusion of Dawid Malan and Ollie Pope in their XI for the third Test against India at Headingley. As for the seam attack, Harmison put Craig Overton ahead of Saqib Mahmood in his team, as Mark Wood’s replacement.
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newscricket2 months ago

Reports | Jonny Bairstow likely to feature in first Test following Ollie Pope’s injury

Jonny Bairstow is reportedly in line to play his first Test match at home since 2019 as the Yorkshire batsman is primed to replace Ollie Pope, who suffered a grade three quadriceps tear last week. Bairstow last played Test cricket in February, where he posted 3 ducks in 4 innings against India.
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newscricket2 months ago

ENG vs IND | Hopeful of being fit for the opener against India, reveals Ollie Pope

On the back of severe scheduling, England’s batsman Ollie Pope stands doubtful for the first Test, with the right-hander being hopeful of being fit in time for the opener. He also shut down the criticism regarding his new adopted technique, stating that it has helped him bat well this season.
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newscricket2 months ago

ENG vs IND | Ollie Pope doubtful for first Test against India

English middle-order batsman Ollie Pope, who had sustained a thigh muscle injury, is doubtful for the first Test against India that starts from August 4. The ECB issued a statement saying that the right-hander has been ruled out until the start of the five-match Test series against India.
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featurecricket3 months ago

ENG vs NZ | Edgbaston Day 3 Talking Points - Ross Taylor's mojo, Wood-Stone's pace and Pope's flattery

It was yet another day where England's toothless batting was exposed, battered and bruised by a superior bowling unit which ran riot. New Zealand made their intentions clear in the first hour with Ross Taylor's counter-attacking knock, that they will bulldoze the hosts, and they did not look back.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket3 months ago

ENG vs NZ | Lord’s Day 4 Talking Points: Tim Southee’s accuracy and Ollie Pope’s backfiring shuffle

After a rain-curtailed day, the focus was on how well English batsmen’s defence could hold up against the rattling and intimidating New Zealand bowling attack. As it turned out, Tim Southee’s fifer combined with Kyle Jamieson’s three-fer restricted the hosts to 275, for a 1st innings lead of 103.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam