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Moeen Ali’s identity crisis doing no good to England’s post-World Cup march

On the back of England’s win in the first two ODIs, two young cricketers, Tom Banton and Sam Billings, spoke about the competitive nature of the English white-ball side and how it’s the toughest in the world to get into. Moeen Ali’s free run in the side, however, contradicts that very statement.
Anirudh Suresh
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ENG vs IRE | 3rd ODI - Ask me anything ft. Ireland’s deja vu moment, Captain Morgan and a pounding Stirling

The hosts England couldn’t have started any worse as they were reduced to 44/3 before Captain Morgan bailed them out to a total of 328. However, in the second innings, the Irish top order reined supremacy with their stunning display on the night to leave England stone-cold by seven wickets.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
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England vs Ireland | 3rd ODI at Ageas Bowl - Statistical Preview

Whilst England has already captured the series with a 2-0 lead in the series, the third ODI would give them an opportunity to test out their bench strength against a fragile Irish side. Ireland, on the other hand, would be looking to switch and change their side, with George Dockrell on the bench.
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ENG vs IRE | Today I learnt: Cricket’s Hybrid problem and the downside of English aggression

It was a better day of ODI cricket than the first match a couple of days ago, but the game left a void that was so much to fill from the outset. Jonny Bairstow made up for it with a clinical half-century while Curtis Campher hit the nail at the right spot but England scampered to a 2-0 series win.
Bastab K Parida
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England vs Ireland | 2nd ODI at Ageas Bowl - Statistical Preview

England kick-started their white-ball campaign in style at the Ageas Bowl on Thursday by thrashing in Ireland in the first ODI and on Saturday, the two sides will return to the same venue for the second of the three games. The hosts will, yet again, walk into the game as heavy favourites.
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ODI Super League : a double-edged sword that ICC needs to tread carefully with

The last line of the third paragraph of ICC’s explainer for the Men’s ODI Super League has these exact words: ‘Since each point matters, there will be no dead rubbers and teams will always have to be at their very best.’
Anirudh Suresh
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ENG vs IRE | 1st ODI - Ask me anything ft. Irish batsmen’s protests and the James Vince frustration

England and Ireland kick-started the ICC ODI Super League in the most underwhelming fashion imaginable, as the hosts made easy work of the visitors in under 6 hours to go 1-0 up in the series. But there was, however, a lot of talking points from the game despite its one-sidedness.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa year ago

From Mohali to Malahide: the fairytale journey of Simi Singh

Somewhere between facing Ishant Sharma as an opening batsman in a U14 age-group game in Vijayawada, representing Punjab, to opening the bowling against KL Rahul in Dublin, representing Ireland, Simi Singh grew up. Last week, we caught up with the all-rounder to shed light on his inspiring story.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa year ago

WT20 an opportunity for Ireland to show the world they are a good team, states Simi Singh

Ireland all-rounder Simi Singh, in an exclusive chat with SportsCafe, stated that the Irish side are determined to use the World T20 as a platform to prove their credentials to the whole world. He further attested that Ireland, in the WT20, will be keen to take the game to the opposition.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricketa year ago

Cricketers who played for multiple countries

Sportspersons representing multiple franchises is common, but the controversy meter - and the curiosity aspect - blows up ten-folds when they end up representing two different countries. Today, we are going to be looking at cricketers who played international cricket for multiple countries.
Anirudh Suresh