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newscricket3 days ago

Can’t quite work out how a five-match Ashes series would equal two India-Bangladesh Tests, questions Stuart Broad

England pacer Stuart Broad has questioned the point system for the World Test Championship, adding that a lot of work has to be done for improving it. He also insisted that he couldn’t quite work out how a five-match Ashes series would fetch the same points as India playing Bangladesh in two Tests.
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featurecricket6 days ago

County Watch | How English Test cricketers and major overseas signings fared in Round 5

Much to no one’s surprise, rain marred Round 5 of the 2021 County Championship as 4 games ended in a draw, but there was, nevertheless, enough time for individuals to leave their mark in the competition. We look at how every major individual fared in a round that had many interesting sub-plots.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket2 months ago

IND vs ENG | Witnessing England bat in 2nd ODI was akin to watching a computer game, claims Stuart Broad 

England pacer Stuart Broad feels that the England batsmen batted in an 'astonishing' manner in the second ODI win over India and it was like watching a computer game. However, he rued the fact that the English bowlers had a disappointing game as they failed to get wickets in the middle-overs.
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newscricket2 months ago

Not all English bowlers get the same treatment as Broad and Anderson, feels Jofra Archer

Jofra Archer is of the opinion that while the public tends to rightly give the benefit of doubt to all-time-greats Anderson and Broad, people do not show the same trust and faith in the other bowlers. Archer further stated that, far too often, people who do not know him make rash judgements.
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featurecricket2 months ago

From Jack Leach's A+ to Stuart Broad’s F: Grading every English player who featured in the India Tests

Remember that one subject in the fifth semester of College that 90% of the class would end up flunking? Yeah? Well, a vast majority of the English team ended up having their fifth semester moment in the series against India.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket2 months ago

IND vs ENG | 4th Test Day 1 Talking Points - Siraj’s trust in his skill and England’s 'spin hangover'

As the nature of the Ahmedabad pitch took a complete flip, England found their groove in parts but the lapse in concentration resulted in the side bundling out for 205 runs in the first innings. While Siraj bowled like a man possessed, England batsmen's approach was questionable, to say the least.
Bastab K Parida
newscricket3 months ago

ICC Test Rankings | Rohit Sharma storms into top 10 batsmen rankings; Ashwin claims third spot in bowlers

Indian Test opener Rohit Sharma has now entered the top 10 in the ICC Test batsmen rankings after top-scoring in the recently-concluded Ahmedabad Test. Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has also stormed into the top three of the ICC bowlers rankings after the pink-ball Test against England.
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newscricket3 months ago

IND vs ENG | It will turn in Motera at some point; we have to be ready for that challenge, states Joe Root

Ahead of the pink-ball clash against India, Joe Root stated that the visitors would have to be ready for the challenge of spin, insisting that the ball will start turning at some point during the Test. He also reckoned that there is a chance of the Anderson-Broad duo playing together at the Motera.
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featurecricket3 months ago

Under Chris Silverwood, England are learning to love Test cricket again

It isn’t an overnight process, it certainly wasn’t a process that seemed to be happening under the guidance and tutelage of Trevor Bayliss, under whom England failed to keep hold of the Ashes at home in 2019. That changed English cricket, for the good!
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket3 months ago

IND vs ENG | Bess did well but Moeen Ali is in a ‘very good place’ with his game right now, asserts Joe Root

England skipper Joe Root admitted that the decision to leave out Dom Bess was tough, but claimed that Moeen Ali is in a very good place with regards to his game to come in and make an instant impact. Root restated that players will be rotated all through the series owing to both form and fitness.
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