Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer retained by Rajasthan Royals - as Steve Smith is named captain

Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer retained by Rajasthan Royals – as Steve Smith is named captain

England stars Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer and Jos Buttler have all been retained by the Rajasthan Royals for the upcoming Indian Premier League season. The trio featured for the Royals last season and will return for the 2020 edition of the Twenty20 competition. It comes after they played a key role in England’s cricketing success […]

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England vs New Zealand: Joe Root to drop down to four as Chris Silverwood reshuffles Test batting order

England vs New Zealand: Joe Root to drop down to four as Chris Silverwood reshuffles Test batting order

Joe Root intends to drop back down to four in the Test order for the foreseeable future as he feels England will get more out out of him as a batsman and captain. A dearth of top-order batsmen meant Root, not for the first time in his career, moved up from his preferred position to first […]

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Wayne Bennett needed to realise Great Britain brand means more than England

Wayne Bennett needed to realise Great Britain brand means more than England

It was a familiar and quite painful moment and yet there was still something quite irritatingly brilliant about it. With the last play of Great Britain’s final 2006 Tri Nations game, winger Gareth Raynor tried a desperate chip and chase deep in Australian territory only for a large pair of hands to snatch the ball. […]

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Ben Stokes lifts lid on why Alex Hales had to be left out of England cricket team in explosive new book

Ben Stokes lifts lid on why Alex Hales had to be left out of England cricket team in explosive new book

Alex Hales was left out of England’s ODI World Cup-winning squad in the summer. Ben Stokes has his say on his omission… One player who did miss out on World Cup selection was Alex Hales. The rest of us were truly taken aback when we found out that he was missing some cricket, citing personal […]

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Sam Curran and Chris Woakes battle it out for Test spot as England draw with New Zealand XI

Sam Curran and Chris Woakes battle it out for Test spot as England draw with New Zealand XI

Sam Curran and Chris Woakes had an unexpected bowl off in Whangarei as they battle for a Test spot next week. And on an unresponsive surface against a young but confident New Zealand Cricket XI it ended 1-0 to the 21-year-old Curran who took one wicket to Woakes’ none. Curran wasn’t supposed to be playing, […]

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Dom Sibley and Zak Crawley hit twin hundreds as England dominate first day of NZC XI tour match

Dom Sibley and Zak Crawley hit twin hundreds as England dominate first day of NZC XI tour match

Dominic Sibley and Zak Crawley celebrated their first innings’ in full England shirts with a pair of hundreds to open their account in style. For Warwickshire Sibley faced more than 1,000 more balls in the County Championship last summer than anyone else and he used that patient method to good effect following a delayed start […]

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England 2005 Ashes hero Geraint Jones training to become a fireman

England 2005 Ashes hero Geraint Jones training to become a fireman

Former England cricketer Geraint Jones may have set the Ashes series alight in 2005 – but he’s now training to become a fireman. Geraint, 43, is looking to qualify as an on-call firefighter with Kent Fire and Rescue Service (KFRS). Since retiring from all forms of cricket in 2015 with 87 international appearances across all […]

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England vs New Zealand: Dawid Malan reveals threat of selection axe for final T20 spurred him on to superb hundred

England vs New Zealand: Dawid Malan reveals threat of selection axe for final T20 spurred him on to superb hundred

Dawid Malan revealed England‘s plan to rotate him out of the side for the fifth and final Twenty20 was the catalyst for his belligerent century in the 76-run thumping of New Zealand. Malan became only the second England batsman after Alex Hales to reach three figures in the sprint format with a sparkling 103 not […]

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England downed by New Zealand following horror collapse in 14-run defeat

England downed by New Zealand following horror collapse in 14-run defeat

England threw away a golden chance to take a 2-1 series lead when they collapsed in a heap sparked by the loss of their captain. Eoin Morgan’s wicket for 18, caught in the deep from Mitchell Santner’s final ball, triggered a loss of five wickets for just 10 runs in 18 balls that ultimately gave […]

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England brushed aside by New Zealand in 2nd T20 as series is levelled at 1-1

England brushed aside by New Zealand in 2nd T20 as series is levelled at 1-1

England’s cricketers capped off a miserable 18 hours for national team sports after they were downed by 21 runs in Wellington. On a ground that brings back painful World Cup 2015 memories, New Zealand were once again too hot for a lacklustre England to handle. Their bowling was middling, their fielding was awful and their […]

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