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newscricket9 months ago

ENG vs IND | Bring in ‘The Beast’ Livingstone, leave out ‘bits-and-pieces’ Curran at The Oval, suggests Warne

Shane Warne has called for England to call up Liam Livingstone for the fourth Test against India at The Oval. He further stated that Sam Curran could lose his place in the side for a more specialist option in Saqib Mahmood, Jack Leach or Mark Parkinson, depending on the conditions.
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newscricket9 months ago

ENG vs IND | ‘Malan at 3, Pope at 5, Moeen at 8’ – Harmison calls for a batting-heavy England XI at Headingley

Steve Harmison thinks that England should try and strengthen their batting with the inclusion of Dawid Malan and Ollie Pope in their XI for the third Test against India at Headingley. As for the seam attack, Harmison put Craig Overton ahead of Saqib Mahmood in his team, as Mark Wood’s replacement.
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newscricket9 months ago

ENG vs IND | England call up Saqib Mahmood amidst growing injury concerns

England have called up fast-bowler Saqib Mahmood as an injury cover ahead of the second Test against India at Lord's. The move comes after James Anderson missed a training session on Wednesday due to a thigh strain, preceded by the exit of Stuart Broad who pulled up during the warm-up on Tuesday.
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featurecricket10 months ago

From Phil Salt’s A to Ben Stokes’ C: Grading English players who featured in the Pakistan ODIs

England might have hastily assembled a ‘C’ team for the ODIs against Pakistan, but most of them emerged on the other side with flying colors, registering an ‘A’ next to their name.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket10 months ago

ENG vs PAK | Seniors return for T20Is; Gregory, Mahmood and Parkinson retain their places

The ECB have named a 16-man squad for the three-match T20I series, and the squad sees the return of all senior members, who had to miss the ODI series due to a Covid outbreak within the camp. Meanwhile, Lewis Gregory, Saqib Mahmood and Matt Parkinson have also been included in the squad.
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newscricket10 months ago

Knew we would compete against Pakistan but was surprised how easily we did it, admits Ben Stokes

Ben Stokes, who was leading an England ‘B’ team expressed that he was sure of the team competing against Pakistan but was left surprised by the way they did it, in a one-sided fashion. He also hailed the team for adapting themselves to England’s style of play immediately during the ODI series.
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newscricket10 months ago

ENG vs PAK | Pakistan will be handed a 3-0 thrashing, predicts Shoaib Akhtar

Former Pakistan pace bowler Shoaib Akhtar has chastised Babar Azam’s Pakistan cricket team for their average performance with the bat that handed them a series loss against England on Saturday. Akhtar also predicted that Pakistan will be white-washed by England in the final game.
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newscricket10 months ago

ENG vs PAK | It was a very clinical performance and we weren’t put under pressure today, admits Ben Stokes

Ben Stokes, in the aftermath of England’s nine-wicket win over Pakistan, has admitted that it was a very clinical all-round display from the new side and added that they were not put under any pressure. Saqib Mahmood, who was named player of the match was also chuffed with his performance.
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newscricket10 months ago

England name revised 18-man squad for Pakistan series, pick nine uncapped players

Following a COVID-19 outbreak in the English camp, the ECB have named a revised 18-man squad, that includes as many as nine uncapped players. Star English all-rounder Ben Stokes, who will return to international cricket after his injury, would be captaining the side in the absence of Eoin Morgan.
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featurecricketa year ago

WATCH | Best moments from Round 8 of the County Championship

In what turned out to be a glorious week in the county cricket - lesser rain, more cricket - there were a hell of exciting and eye-grabbing things that took place in Round 8 of the tourney. From exceptional catches to remarkable bowling to some of the best shots you would see, it was action-packed.
Harshit Anand