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newscricket3 months ago

WI vs SA | Shannon Gabriel and Darren Bravo return for second Test; Bonner out with concussion

West Indies have named a 13-man squad for the second Test against South Africa starting June 18 and have confirmed the return of Shannon Gabriel and Darren Bravo, both of whom missed the shortlist for the first Test. While Nkrumah Bonner is out with concussion, Alzarri Joseph has been axed.
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featurecricket3 months ago

Questions aplenty and spots up for grabs as Kraigg Brathwaite era starts to take shape

On the back of a disappointing 0-0 series draw versus Sri Lanka, the Kraigg Brathwaite-led Windies would be hoping to send a message by dismantling a disjoint South African unit. But despite the odds being stacked in their favour, the hosts have their own share of concerns heading into the series.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa year ago

Picking the brains of Roach and Gabriel during England tour was invaluable, reveals Chemar Holder

St Lucia Zouks star Chemar Holder has revealed that he cherished the time spent in the bio-bubble with the experienced Windies trio of Roach, Gabriel and Holder, who, according to the youngster, provided some invaluable insight. Holder, in an exclusive chat, further spoke about his goals for CPL.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa year ago

ENG vs WI | Old Trafford Day 2 Talking Points - West Indies too 'hope' ful on Campbell and England’s swanky ol’ Broadway

While Jos Buttler and Ollie Pope were sent back early on Day 2, a fantabulous half-century from Stuart Broad propelled the home side to a big total of 369 following their first innings. On the other end, pacer trio of Archer, Broad and Anderson reduced Windies to 137/6 after Day 2.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricketa year ago

ENG vs WI | Old Trafford Day 1 Talking Points - Back to Gabriel, Joe Root’s trusted Pope and Buttler’s career-saving innings

After being put to bat, England faltered and fell hard during the first two sessions, where they lost four wickets before an incredible partnership between Ollie Pope and Jos Buttler grouped them back together. From the other end, only Kemar Roach was successful as he picked his 199th Test wicket.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricketa year ago

Will Cricket house a football-like ‘substitution rule’

Day 1 of the third and deciding Test at Old Trafford in Manchester posed an important question for the return of cricketing action following COVID-19, can cricket house a similar substitution rule as football? Or is it too big an ask, which could only dramatically change the course of the game?
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricketa year ago

Roston Chase’s spell a sign from the gods for Windies to make sacrifice for greater good

'The problem, simply put, is that we cannot choose everything simultaneously. So we live in danger of becoming paralyzed by indecision, terrified that every choice might be the wrong choice.' - Elizabeth Gilbert.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricketa year ago

Twitter Reacts to Shannon Gabriel missing easy run-out after Broad shows no intent to dive

As Dom Bess hit one through deep mid-wicket, the batsman asked his partner for a second and Stuart Board rushed back to take the double but as Gabriel got hold of the ball, Broad showed no intent to dive. Broad was yards away but got lucky as Gabriel tossed the ball on to the stumps and missed it.
SportsCafe Desk
featurecricketa year ago

ENG vs WI | Old Trafford Day 2 Talking Points - Windies’ need for Rahkeem and Holder’s toss blunder

For four hours it looked like Sibley and Stokes were going to keep blocking until the Windies bowlers physically broke down, but the former’s dismissal and the latter’s gearshift abruptly put an end to that possibility. However, England still scored 469 and the Windies have a helluva task ahead.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa year ago

England vs West Indies | Predictions for Day 2 at Old Trafford

Winning the toss, Windies had a couple of breakthroughs in the 14th over, but soon after that England’s batting took over. After a 52-run partnership between Root and Sibley, the latter recorded an unbeaten fourth-wicket stand of 126 with Stokes, taking the total to 207/3 at Stumps Day 1.
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