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newscricket19 days ago

BBL 2021-22 | Sam Billings locked in by Sydney Thunder for BBL 11

Sam Billings has been re-signed by Sydney Thunder ahead of the Big Bash League 2021-22, and will be reuniting with fellow countryman Alex Hales once again. The wicket-keeper batsman enjoyed a productive run last season, aggregating 260 runs from 10 innings at an impressive strike-rate of 142.
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newscricketa month ago

IND vs ENG | Woakes, Wood and Billings named in England's 15-man squad, Buttler to miss 4th Test

Chris Woakes and Mark Wood have been named in England's squad for the fourth Test against India at The Oval, while Jos Buttler misses out due to the expected arrival of his second child. Kent wicket-keeper Sam Billings has been added to the 15-man squad as cover.
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featurecricket2 months ago

Taking away opportunities from one avenue, The Hundred has provided the chance elsewhere to seize

The Hundred, England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB)’s brainchild, has certainly been the talk of the town, literally and figuratively and in the public relations world, the tournament has excelled. However, elsewhere, it has certainly taken away the playing opportunity for several counties.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket2 months ago

The Hundred | More things will unravel as the tournament goes on, reckons Jos Buttler 

Manchester Originals skipper Jos Buttler has reckoned that as the inaugural edition of the Hundred continues, more things will unravel. Meanwhile Sam Billings, who played a match-winning hand for Oval Invincibles, termed the atmosphere 'unbelievable' and stated there was a bit of spin in the middle.
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newscricket3 months ago

VIDEO | Mickey ‘frustrated’ Arthur gives up after Sri Lanka’s series gets summed up with comical run-out

This entire ODI series between Sri Lanka and England can be summed up in a few reactions but none better than Mickey Arthur and the constant expression when Sri Lanka lose a wicket to run-out. After two run-outs in the first ODI, Sri Lanka lost their third wicket to a run-out in the final ODI.
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featurecricket3 months ago

Questions remain unanswered as England’s puzzling selections complicates WT20 plans

With the World T20 four months away, England are straying further and further away from discovering their best combination.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket4 months ago

There will be no change in the schedule of the India series, clears Ashley Giles

The managing director of England men's cricket Ashley Giles has made it clear that there will be no change in the schedule of the series against India. Reflecting on the selection of Sam Billings for the New Zealand Tests, he said that Billings put himself into contention by playing for Kent.
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newscricket4 months ago

ENG vs NZ | Ben Foakes ruled out of New Zealand series; Billings and Hameed added to the squad

Ben Foakes, who was in line to make his home debut against New Zealand, has now been ruled out of the New Zealand Test series, after tearing his left hamstring. The ECB confirmed that the Kent batsman Sam Billings and opener Haseeb Hameed have been added to the squad for the series.
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featurecricket4 months ago

24 years after being thrown in at the deep end, Darren Stevens emerges as the shark

Having made his First-class debut in 1997, Darren Stevens has donned multiple roles ranging from - opening the batting to opening the bowling - in the span of just 24 years. But every time his career looked on the verge of being over, he emerged as a shark, coming out unscathed from the deep end.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket5 months ago

IPL 2021 | SC’s Sedentary Review: PBKS vs DC - Delhi King openers trounce sorry Punjab Princes

When KL Rahul didn’t walk out at the toss, it was evident that Mayank Agarwal had to pull off everything for Punjab and he tried to, with a 99 to take them to 166. But in the end, 166 looked under-par, with Delhi openers showing teams how to bat on these wickets by securing a seven-wicket win.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam