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featurecricket4 days ago

Why Ben Stokes' absence could fully wreck already-unstable England's team balance

As if England didn’t have enough problems to contend with, already, heading into the five-Test series against India, they will now have to make do without their best Test cricketer.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket11 days ago

ENG vs IND | Ollie Robinson could prove to be the X-factor versus India, opines Monty Panesar

Former England spinner Monty Panesar has urged England to bring back Ollie Robinson in the XI against India, and believes that the Sussex man’s height could make the difference in the five-Test series. Panesar also reckons that the conditions won’t be extreme, and believes the pitches will be flat.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

Ollie Robinson has done his time in terms of the ban and has learnt from his mistake, states Moeen Ali

Following the decision from the England and Wales Cricket Board, Moeen Ali has stated that pacer Ollie Robinson has done his time in terms of a ban and surely learnt a lesson from his mistake. Moeen also credited the ECB for the punishment, stating that it would come as a message for future players.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricketa month ago

Ollie Robinson cleared to play for England; handed suspended sentence and £3,200 fine

England’s Ollie Robinson, who last month was indefinitely suspended for posting racist and sexist tweets as a teenager, is ‘free to play cricket immediately’ following the hearing held by the Disciplinary Panel. Robinson has been handed a suspended sentence and has been fined £3,200.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket2 months ago

The Gameplan | How New Zealand can tangle India in the World Test Championship final

While New Zealand might easily start the World Test Championship final as the favourites, it wouldn’t take much time before the tables turn, especially considering India’s cards. However, the BlackCaps will have to implement or mimic the following to tangle India for a famous ICC win.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket2 months ago

Ollie Robinson to take ‘short break’ from cricket

Sussex cricket club have confirmed that Ollie Robinson, who last week was suspended from international cricket, will not be partaking in the Vitality Blast this week and has decided to take a short break from the sport. Sussex confirmed that Robinson will be welcomed back when he is ready to return.
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featurecricket2 months ago

The Good Ollie, The Bad Robinson and the Ugly Twitter Ollie Robinson

When Sussex-bowler Ollie Robinson was on the verge of making his debut, Twitter didn't stop - not in his praise this time, however. Twitter had unearthed something that had the potential to take away everything from the all-rounder even before it all began.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket2 months ago

ECB should not go too hard on Ollie Robinson if he has changed, states Michael Holding

Former West Indies’ speedster Michael Holding came out in support of England pacer Ollie Robinson, stating that the ECB must not go too harsh on the pacer. He also insisted that if the pacer had indeed learnt his lessons, he should be allowed to return to the English setup at the earliest.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket2 months ago

Ollie Robinson suspended from international cricket

The ECB have confirmed that pacer Ollie Robinson, who was guilty of posting racist and sexist Tweets 8 years ago, has been suspended from all international cricket, pending the outcome of a disciplinary investigation. Robinson shone with the ball on debut, finishing with match figures of 7/101.
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featurecricket2 months ago

ENG vs NZ | Lord’s Day 5 Talking Points: Ross Taylor’s issues against swing and New Zealand forcing a result

While New Zealand began the day on 62/2, they were hell-bent on forcing a result in Lord’s, with their ultra-aggressive batting approach from the first over of the fifth day. With 273 runs to win, England had an eye on the win before they set up the 'famous' shop to deny New Zealand a victory.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam