T20 Blast: Top 5 Bowlers
Aug22

T20 Blast: Top 5 Bowlers

With the final of the T20 Blast on Saturday, we take a look at the top 5 bowlers in this years competition. Jeetan Patel #452341772 / gettyimages.com Since quitting international cricket to sign with Warwickshire for the entire county season, Patel has been quietly going about his business and has claimed a hatful of wickets in the process. He has snaffled 23 victims in this year’s T20 Blast at an average of just 11.5. The control he...

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T20 Blast: Top 5 Batsmen
Aug21

T20 Blast: Top 5 Batsmen

With the final of the T20 Blast this Saturday, we take a look at the top 5 batsmen in this years competition.   Jason Roy #450483310 / gettyimages.com The South-African born Surrey opener has been brutally destructive in this season’s T20 Blast. Having been a player of promise during the past few seasons, this year was the summer when Roy began to fulfill his immense potential. He has larruped 619 runs in this year’s competition...

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India’s technical flaws are coming to the fore
Aug19

India’s technical flaws are coming to the fore

Test cricket is just that, a ‘Test’. The greatest test between bat and ball, and thus, the greatest test of a batsman’s technique. The English conditions also provide the toughest surroundings for the technique of a batsman, with the prevalence of swing, seam and latterly spin challenging the bat across every ball of a Test match. A flaw in a batsman will often be found out by bowlers, and in the current series...

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Root wants England to end series in style
Aug14

Root wants England to end series in style

Joe Root wants England to use their new found confidence and beat India in the final test at the Oval. England are 2-1 up in the series after victories at the Ageas Bowl and Old Trafford and would win the series 3-1 if they beat India during the Oval test, which starts on Friday. #453378962 / gettyimages.com Having gone 10 test matches without a victory after defeat at Lord’s in the 2nd test, England’s turn around in form...

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India could struggle to level the series after Old Trafford capitulation
Aug09

India could struggle to level the series after Old Trafford capitulation

After Lord’s, India did not expect this. They did not expect to be 2-1 down with one test to play. They did not expect to have virtually all of their top order batsmen out of form. They did not expect England’s “part-time” off-spinner to be out bowling their more vaunted spinners. However, all of these things are true after the capitulation at Old Trafford. It is hard to see how India can re-group and beat a...

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Rampant England thrash India in 4th Test
Aug09

Rampant England thrash India in 4th Test

Match Scorecard England have beaten India by an innings and 54 runs inside 3 days to go 2-1 up in the series with just one match to play. In an extraordinary final session, England took 9 wickets to bowl India out for just 161 and record their second straight test victory. #453389912 / gettyimages.com England started the day looking to build on their lead of 85 with Joe Root and Jos Buttler at the crease. The pair started slowly at...

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