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newscricket14 days ago

Ian Chappell calls for England to pick Dawid Malan and James Vince in the Ashes

Ian Chappell has suggested England to include Dawid Malan and James Vince in their Ashes squad that will tour Australia later this year, citing their experience in the last tour as one of the reasons for their selection. Chappell also criticised Australia for not developing their bench strength.
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newscricket2 months ago

ENG vs NZ | Pretty special to win series in England, expresses Devon Conway 

Devon Conway, who emerged as one of the stars from the series, stated that it's a special feeling to win a Test series in England and also expressed his excitement for the WTC final. He also added that he just trusted his process in the middle and tried playing one ball at a time.
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featurecricket2 months ago

ENG vs NZ | Edgbaston Day 1 Talking Points - New Zealand's stomach for fight and Zak Crawley's struggle

Not many times things can fall into place as well as they did for England going into the Test, with New Zealand missing many key players. However, after a great start, English batsmen continued to shine in the art of floundering as the batters put up a mediocre show against a fighting Kiwi attack.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket2 months ago

Rory Burns stands firm and unperturbed on the English road to redemption

The news of the birth of his first child came as a blessing for Rory Burns but in the same year, also came as a piece of bad news, that he was dropped from the English setup for the first time after a string of failures against India in the sub-continent.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket2 months ago

ENG vs NZ | Found it difficult to get into a rhythm due to how New Zealand bowled, reveals Rory Burns

Rory Burns, who on Saturday struck his third Test ton, revealed that he had to grind to get to the three-figure mark on Day 4, owing to the fact that the Kiwi pacers denied him rhythm by bowling tight lines. Burns also heaped praise on Ollie Robinson, who compiled a fine 42 to keep the Kiwis at bay.
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featurecricket2 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
newscricket2 months ago

ENG vs NZ | England have given themselves a chance with strong Day 2 showing, believes Graham Thorpe

England’s batting coach Graham Thorpe believes that the Three Lions did exceptionally well to pull things back on Day 2, and reckons that the hosts could take control by batting throughout the third day. Thorpe further heaped praise on Rory Burns, who struck a fine fifty on Day 2.
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newscricket2 months ago

Young English batsmen can seal Ashes spot by scoring big against the Kiwis, feels Michael Vaughan

Former England skipper Michael Vaughan believes that, with the IPL stars rested, the New Zealand series presents a great opportunity for young England batsmen, who he believes could seal Ashes spots with big scores. Vaughan further added that he hopes to see an improved Rory Burns against the Kiwis.
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featurecricket2 months ago

County Watch | How English Test cricketers and major overseas signings fared in Round 6

More than any other chant in the ground, ‘rain rain go away’ was the constant chirp as Somerset’s fixture against Surrey got rained off. However, elsewhere there was action, as some of the international stars flopped while the others breathed new life into their respective campaigns.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket5 months 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