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IND vs ENG 2022 | James Anderson returns to the England squad for one-off Test

England have named their playing XI for the one-off Test at Edgbaston, Birmingham against India and James Anderson has returned to the playing XI. Anderson missed the third Test against New Zealand in the previous series as he sustained an ankle injury but seems to be match fit now.
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newscricket4 months ago

IPL 2022, GT vs KKR | Twitter reacts to Sam Billings pretending as if David Miller was hit-wicket

It happens very rarely that a wicketkeeper makes a false claim for the hit wicket but Sam Billings did so against Gujarat Titans. Billing was seen to be pretending as if David Miller was hit wicket after removing a bail as the batter went deep in the crease to play a shot and replays revealed it.
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newscricket5 months ago

IPL 2022 | Punjab Kings appoints Julian Ross Wood as batting consultant

The new season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to start from March 26 and the tournament will feature CSK and KKR. Punjab Kings will be eyeing their maiden title and they have appointed former England first-class cricketer Julian Ross Wood as batting consultant for IPL 2022.
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newscricket7 months ago

Ashes 2021-22 | Truly fulfilled childhood dream of playing in Ashes, says Sam Billings

England wicketkeeper Sam Billings has said that his dream of playing in the Ashes was fulfilled as he made his Test debut in the fifth fixture of the series in Hobart. Billings scored 29 and 1 in the first and second innings respectively of the Hobart Test as England lost the final outing.
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newscricket7 months ago

Ashes 2021-22 | England call up Sam Billings as cover for final Ashes Test

Wicket-keeper batsman, Sam Billings has been drafted into England’s Ashes squad as cover for the final Ashes Test in Hobart. Billings will receive a chance to make his debut in the longest format of the game if Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow miss out on the Hobart Test due to their injuries.
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newscricketa year 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 year 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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featurecricketa year 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.
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newscricketa year 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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newscricketa year 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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