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newscricketa month ago

IND vs ENG | England stars need to ignore pundits and focus on Joe Root’s opinions, states Ben Stokes

Ben Stokes has stated that the English stars should start avoiding and ignoring the pundits and their opinions and instead should focus on Joe Root and the management’s opinion. Stokes also admitted that he lost five kilos during the last week of the Test series alongside several teammates.
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featurecricketa month 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
newscricketa month ago

Twitter reacts to Pant's harmless sledging getting the better of Crawley as batsman throws wicket away on very next ball

Rishabh Pant has been constantly on batsman’s years ever since he assumed the Test wicket-keeper role and it was no different this time as well. Today, he sledged Zak Crawley incessantly from behind the stumps and that ploy worked well as the Kent batsman handed a straight catch to Mohammed Siraj.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs ENG | Even if it's the same pitch, would be easier to bat without the pink ball, opines Zak Crawley 

English opener Zak Crawley has suggested that even if the same pitch as the last Test is dished out in the Test series finale, it will be easier to bat as there will be no pink-ball. He also added that Axar Patel is extremely accurate and hardly gives batsmen opportunities to score runs.
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featurecricket2 months ago

'Faith in youth' need of the hour for England as last dance beckons

Dom Sibley averages 21.50 and has passed 20 just once. Ollie Pope averages 18.16, has not passed fifty and has already been dismissed by Ravichandran Ashwin thrice. Zak Crawley has scored a fifty but, barring that one knock, has scores of 9, 8, 5, 13 and 0 in the ongoing sub-continent stretch.
Anirudh Suresh
newscricket2 months ago

IND vs ENG | Should have got a few more runs; 200 would have been competitive, states Zak Crawley

Zak Crawley, the only English batsman to have shown a fight, stated that the visitors should have got themselves to 200 runs, which he believes would have been competitive. The opener also insisted that umpiring in the game has to be more consistent, in terms of usage of technology.
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newscricket2 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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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs ENG | Jonny Bairstow did well in Sri Lanka and will be back into the mix, states Graham Thorpe

Graham Thorpe, ahead of the third Test, stated that Jonny Bairstow did well in Sri Lanka and will be back into the mix for selection alongside the returning Zak Crawley. He also opened up on the training sessions that the visitors had, adding that pink-ball Test is an unknown quantity.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs ENG | Would love to play at No.3 but no problems opening the innings, reveals Zak Crawley

After having recovered from his freak injury, Zak Crawley has revealed that he would love to play at his preferred position of No.3 but insisted that there isn’t any problem opening the innings. He also added that it would be surprising if India produces an absolute green top in Ahmedabad.
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featurecricket2 months ago

Questions and selection conundrums loom as England brace for pink ball ‘test’

If, prior to the series, you’d offered Joe Root a deal for England to be all square with India heading into the pink-ball Test, he’d have bitten your hand off.
Anirudh Suresh