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newscricket3 months ago

Won’t rush either of Ben Stokes or Jos Buttler for Pakistan series, states Eoin Morgan

Eoin Morgan ahead of the limited-overs series against Pakistan admitted that they won’t rush either Jos Buttler or Ben Stokes in the T20I squad, keeping in mind the upcoming fixtures. He also insisted that no talent identified in the England system would be done away with after just one opportunity.
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newscricket3 months ago

ENG vs PAK | Jos Buttler and Dawid Malan to miss Pakistan ODIs; Tom Banton included

Before England’s third ODI clash against Sri Lanka, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed that the same squad, with the inclusion of Tom Banton, would take on Pakistan in the upcoming ODI series. ECB also confirmed that they would name the T20I squad for the Pakistan series later.
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featurecricket3 months ago

Vitality Blast watch ft. Ben Stokes, Devon Conway, Kyle Jamieson and Joe Root

Part 2 of Vitality Blast 2021 oversaw a considerably weak field owing to the absence of English national players, but, nevertheless, there was no paucity of fireworks thanks to the Kiwis. Devon Conway, CDG and Glenn Phillips all produced memorable performances to light up the competition.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket3 months ago

Tom Banton added to ODI squad as Dawid Malan pulls out due to personal reasons

England have added swashbuckling Somerset opener Tom Banton to the squad for the final two ODIs, after Dawid Malan informed the management of his unavailability owing to personal reasons. Banton, who recently struck a ton in the Vitality Blast, last played ODI cricket against Ireland in 2020.
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featurecricket3 months ago

Tom Banton’s long path of reinvigoration - one step at a time

Tom Banton is a rare talent, someone who had shown his prowess in several sports, to a point where he was playing as a centre-forward in the England U-17 hockey team. But as fate would have it, Banton made his mark in cricket, a big one before the fall took him back to where he started.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
featurecricket3 months ago

Vitality Blast watch | How overseas signings and England’s T20 stars have fared thus far

The Vitality T20 blast is not known as ‘IPL on cocaine’ for no reason: 10 days in, we’re already through 46 games. That’s right, FORTY SIX! Make no mistake, keeping up with this high-octane competition is no mean task, but at SportsCafe we like to push limits. So let’s begin the recap, shall we?
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket4 months ago

WATCH | Best moments from Round 9 of the County Championship

We currently are drowning in our sorrow after realizing that there won't be any County cricket for the next month, but, nevertheless, Round 9, the last round before the break, proved to be very memorable. Chaos ensued and it had it all, from bad decisions to stupendous catches to unplayable seeds.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket4 months ago

County Watch | How overseas signings and England hopefuls fared in Round 9

The County Championship has officially gone into a one-month break, and Round 9 served as one last shot at redemption for those who’d failed to hit the ground running. Some, such as Marnus Labuschagne, made full use of the opportunity, while others (read: Travis Head) continued to disappoint.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket8 months ago

Chuck, Marry and Frill | Who KKR should let go and retain ahead of IPL 2021

We’re not here to review KKR’s 2020 but let us put this out there: the best performance from anyone related to the franchise came from CEO Venky Mysore on Ravichandran Ashwin’s YouTube channel. It is a nice interview, by the way. Pretty insightful it was.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket10 months ago

Brisbane Heat in doldrums as Mujeeb tests positive and Tom Banton pulls out of BBL

Brisbane Heat suffered a dual blow on the same day as Mujeeb Ur Rahman tested positive for Coronavirus in Queensland which would rule him out for at least two weeks from now. On the same day, Heat’s star opener Tom Banton has also pulled out of the league.
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