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newscricket17 days ago

 20 players get new deal in ECB’s revised men’s central contract model

The English Cricket Board (ECB) have scrapped their previous dual contract model, which awarded separate deals for Tests and white-ball cricket, and the renewed one features 20 annual central contracts for its men’s players. Jack Leach, Dawid Malan and Ollie Robinson were the first time entrants.
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newscricketa month ago

IND vs ENG | Jasprit Bumrah’s impressive spell won the game for India, opines David Gower

Former England cricketer David Gower has stated that Jasprit Bumrah’s brilliant spell in the fourth Test at the Oval won the game for India. He further added that hosts could have batted for a draw in the match, but Bumrah with his fierce deliveries added the pressure to troubled the batsman.
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newscricket2 months ago

ENG vs IND | Virat Kohli bears the extra burden of captaining India, reckons Nasser Hussain

After India’s poor performance with the bat in the first innings of the fourth Test at Oval, Nasser Hussain is of the opinion that Virat Kohli bears the extra burden of captaining India. He added that the English pacers have executed their plans well against the Indian batsmen in the series.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs ENG | Twitter reacts as Virat Kohli's wait for 71st hundred continues despite second consecutive fifty

Virat Kohli looked solid on the opening day of the 4th Test and scored his 2nd consecutive Test fifty, first time in the format since 2019 but edged another angled delivery from Ollie Robinson to wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow on Thursday. Kohli's wait for his 71st hundred continues with the dismissal.
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newscricket2 months ago

Joe Root reclaims No.1 spot in Test rankings after six years, Rohit overtakes Kohli

Joe Root, after a series of consistent performances in the year, has climbed to the top-position in the ICC Test Batting rankings, overtaking Kane Williamson. Meanwhile, Virat Kohli has slipped a position to sixth, with Rohit Sharma displacing him to break into the top-five.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs ENG | Series not dead, pitch will be flat at The Oval, says Dominic Cork

After England beat India by an innings and 76 runs on Saturday, former fast bowler Dominic Cork said that the series is not dead and buried. Cork stated that it will be hard to predict the outcomes of the next two matches, adding that The Oval will present a flatter pitch conducive for batting
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newscricket2 months ago

ENG vs IND | Absolute honour to learn from Anderson, says Ollie Robinson

Ollie Robinson, who bagged his second Test five-for to power England to a series-levelling win at Headingley, revelled in the joy of pairing with James Anderson. Robinson dented India’s progress early on Saturday, getting the crucial wickets of Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli in quick succession.
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newscricket2 months ago

ENG vs IND | We know we're capable of performances like this, states Joe Root 

After England dominated India in the third Test in Leeds to draw 1-1 level in the series, Joe Root stated that he very well knows that his team is capable of performances like this. He also lauded England's veteran pacer James Anderson and said he keeps churning out such remarkable displays.
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featurecricket2 months ago

ENG vs IND | Headingley Day 4 Talking Points: India’s familiar collapse and the dynamic Ollie Robinson

After a strong fightback on Day 3 of the Headingley Test, India’s batting crumbled within a session on Saturday, losing their last eight wickets within a space of 16 overs. England took the game by an innings and 76 runs, thereby drawing 1-1 level in the series with two games remaining.
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newscricket2 months ago

Twitter reacts on India’s heavy defeat at Headingley

After a memorable win in the second Test at Lord’s, India was outplayed completely at Headingley, going down by an innings and 76 runs in a little over three days. The heavy defeat does spark quite a few selection debates, as they head into the fourth Test at The Oval with the series levelled 1-1
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