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featurecricket3 months ago

ENG vs NZ | Edgbaston Day 3 Talking Points - Ross Taylor's mojo, Wood-Stone's pace and Pope's flattery

It was yet another day where England's toothless batting was exposed, battered and bruised by a superior bowling unit which ran riot. New Zealand made their intentions clear in the first hour with Ross Taylor's counter-attacking knock, that they will bulldoze the hosts, and they did not look back.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket4 months ago

ENG vs NZ | Edgbaston Day 2 Talking Points - The Devon Conway show and New Zealand's tail conundrum

Lower-order batting has been the saving grace for England for a while now, and it happened again today with the Mark Wood-Dan Lawrence stand propelling them to 303. But then Devon Conway and Will Young took England by the scruff of their neck and piled misery as the visitors ended on top.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket4 months ago

Underperforming Joe Root lies at the heart of England's batting woes

As ridiculous as it may seem to read the headline, after all, Joe Root has scored more tons in the first half of this year than he did in the entirety of 2019 and 2020, but the moment captain cool enters the home shores, he turns into a tame lion from a roaring beast.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket4 months ago

ENG vs NZ | Edgbaston Day 1 Talking Points - New Zealand's stomach for fight and Zak Crawley's struggle

Not many times things can fall into place as well as they did for England going into the Test, with New Zealand missing many key players. However, after a great start, English batsmen continued to shine in the art of floundering as the batters put up a mediocre show against a fighting Kiwi attack.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket4 months ago

Zak Crawley needs to be careful — the 267 will only buy him so much time

Athletes across sports are judged by numbers and cricket is no different. Numbers, in most cases, are a fair reflection of the athlete’s ability and so the phenomenon of judging a player by their statistics is something that is universally accepted.
Anirudh Suresh
featurecricket4 months ago

Tim Southee and the intriguing art of setting up batsmen in whites

There are some sights that you just want to behold for a long time and can never get tired of watching even if for a hundred times. Today, it was ‘Tim Southee’, at the home of cricket - Lord's - putting up a masterclass, unveiling his artistry and bowling like a sheer dream.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket4 months ago

Harbouring Ashes dream, 'X-factor' Mark Wood has started delivering on unfulfilled promises

'I’d love to be a part of the Ashes down under, every English cricketer grows up dreaming of winning that series,' said Mark Wood last year but after a day where he did next to nothing, the Ashes call-up looked more like a dream than reality.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket4 months ago

Why the England vs New Zealand Tests are more than just warm-up for WTC final

7,500 spectators, the mecca of cricket Lord's, the return of red-ball cricket, two quality sides, and the fans of the beloved sport just can't keep calm, anticipating the ringing of the bell and the blockbuster English summer to get underway from June 2 in London.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket4 months ago

Tom Latham's golden chance to rise and shine when it matters the most

It's Day 1 of the second Test between New Zealand and England in 2019 at Seddon Park and fans are getting treated to a Tom Latham special - crispy flicks - well just stop there, he does play many other stunners, but it's the flicks that had 'a pure piece of art' written all over them.
Harshit Anand
featurecricket4 months ago

Archer’s injury is unfortunate — but England can cope without him in Tests at home

August 14, 2019: Down 1-0 in The Ashes, England decide to unearth the X-factor that they’d held back in the first Test at Edgbaston.
Anirudh Suresh