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featurecricketa month ago

Key takeaways from England’s loss ft. Rory Burns, Dom Bess, Jonny Bairstow and Stone-Archer-Wood

England took a lead in the series, in Chennai, in the rather most convincing of manners but since then, not only failed to performed but did not even arrive at the venue in the first place. And that obviously, has the whole world talking about where they would go from hereon!
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket2 months ago

'Faith in youth' need of the hour for England as last dance beckons

Dom Sibley averages 21.50 and has passed 20 just once. Ollie Pope averages 18.16, has not passed fifty and has already been dismissed by Ravichandran Ashwin thrice. Zak Crawley has scored a fifty but, barring that one knock, has scores of 9, 8, 5, 13 and 0 in the ongoing sub-continent stretch.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket2 months ago

Questions and selection conundrums loom as England brace for pink ball ‘test’

If, prior to the series, you’d offered Joe Root a deal for England to be all square with India heading into the pink-ball Test, he’d have bitten your hand off.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket2 months ago

Under Chris Silverwood, England are learning to love Test cricket again

It isn’t an overnight process, it certainly wasn’t a process that seemed to be happening under the guidance and tutelage of Trevor Bayliss, under whom England failed to keep hold of the Ashes at home in 2019. That changed English cricket, for the good!
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket3 months ago

High time resilient Rory doesn't burn down his chances and reputation

"There are no bruises left, not that I’ve seen” - Rory Burns.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket3 months ago

IND vs ENG | Chepauk Day 1 Talking Points: England's solid opening, sweeping tactic and an Indian team caught off-guard

Dom Sibley and Joe Root felt more like at home in a hot Chennai as they further turned up the heat than India who seemingly missed being in Australia as they suffered greatly on a flat deck. English openers set the tone for the day and after that, the team led by Root swept their way to success.
Harshit Anand
newscricket3 months ago

IND vs ENG | Don’t think India or England are one-man teams, expresses Mark Butcher

Mark Butcher, ahead of the series between India and England, has expressed that neither of the two sides are one-man teams, emphasising on the batting and bowling depth they both possess. However, he insisted that the Three Lions would be buoyed by Ravindra Jadeja’s absence from the first two Tests.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket3 months ago

IND vs ENG | Bumrah is a hard man to prepare for, states Rory Burns 

English opener Rory Burns has asserted that Jasprit Bumrah's unique angles makes it a tough challenge to prepare for him. He also had high praise for his skipper Joe Root, who recently played a big role in Test series win in Sri Lanka and stated that he leads from the front and is easy going.
SportsCafe Desk
newscricket3 months ago

Ben Stokes, Rory Burns and Jofra Archer return for first two India Tests; Jonny Bairstow rested

The ECB have announced the England squad for the first two Tests against India and have included the duo of Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer, both of whom were rested for the Sri Lanka tour. While opener Rory Burns, also, makes a comeback, England have rested the duo of Jonny Bairstow and Mark Wood.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricket8 months ago

From Rory Burns’ concerning F to Zak Crawley’s promising A+: Grading every ENG player who featured in the series

England coming out of the Pakistan series unscathed, without losing a single Test, that too in the absence of Ben Stokes, is not something a vast majority saw coming, but Joe Root’s boys pulled off a great team effort to make it happen. But it’s time to find out who the ‘real’ contributors were.
Anirudh Suresh