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Ollie Robinson returns to England Test squad for South Africa series | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: England have recalled fit again fast bowler Ollie Robinson for the first two Tests of their three-match series against South Africa that starts at Lord’s on Aug. 17 as a replacement for the injured Jamie Overton. Robinson has himself only recently returned to action after a back problem and will Test his fitness in a four-day game for the England Lions against touring South Africa in Canterbury starting next Tuesday. Sam Billings, who had been cover for concussed wicketkeeper Ben Foakes, drops out of the squad that beat India by seven wickets last month - a fourth win in a row under the new leadership of coach Brendon McCullum and captain Ben Stokes. Robinson’s last Test was against Australia in Hobart in January. He has 39 wickets at an average of 21.28 in his nine appearances ...
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Tabraiz Shamsi bowls South Africa to T20I series victory over England | Cricket News – Times of India

SOUTHAMPTON: South Africa spinner Tabraiz Shamsi took five wickets to help his team bowl out England for 101 to win their decisive Twenty20 international by 90 runs at the Ageas Bowl on Sunday and take the three-match series 2-1. South Africa were put into bat and scored 191-5 off their 20 overs to set England an imposing target and then skittled out the home team for a one-sided victory. Shamsi’s wrist spin accounted for Liam Livingstone, Sam Curran and David Willey, who was bowled first ball to set up a hat-trick chance that Chris Jordan denied him. But Shamsi had Jordan trapped leg before wicket in his last over, and then Adil Rashid caught out on the boundary, to finish with 5-24 off four overs. England quickly fell behind the required run rate as none of their batsmen managed to sh...
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T10 should be regarded as overdoing the entertainment quotient: Ian Chappell | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Flagging concerns about cricket's future, former Australian captain Ian Chappell says the sport's administrators would do well to not add T10 to the smorgasbord of choices that they already offer. Chappell, one of the finest minds to have played the game, is of the view that an "all-encompassing debate" on cricket's future is long overdue and that a "firm decision" on how many formats are best suited to the game should be arrived at, at the earliest. "Debate on this subject should have been held long ago. It's not too late now but the list of attendees has grown, given the relative strength of the women's game, and the substantial influence of climate change," Chappell wrote on ESPNcricinfo. "Playing styles have changed drastically in a few decades and still there is no bluep...
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Stokes is once-in-a-generation player, England will miss him in ODIs: Buttler | Cricket News – Times of India

CHESTER-LE-STREET: England white-ball captain Jos Buttler has described Ben Stokes as "once-in-a-generation player", while his predecessor Eoin Morgan hailed him as a "true leader" after the star allrounder retired from ODIs, leaving the cricket world shocked. The chief architect of England's historic 2019 World Cup triumph, Stokes ended his 105-match ODI career with a forgettable 5-run innings at his home ground here in Durham as England lost to South Africa by 62 runs to trail 0-1 in the three-match series. "People who play like Ben are once-in-a-generation players, so it's a good challenge for us (as an ODI side) to work out our best way forward as a team without him," Buttler said after the match. "From myself and all England fans, we want to say thank you for everything he has done...
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Jasprit Bumrah drops to 2nd in ICC ODI rankings | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: India pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah dropped to second among bowlers while Hardik Pandya rose a whopping 13 places to eighth in the all-rounders' list after his strong show against England in the latest ICC ODI rankings issued on Wednesday. While India clinched a narrow 2-1 triumph in what was a thrilling ODI series, star pacer Bumrah was forced to miss the final match owing to back spasms, which cost him his top spot. New Zealand quick Trent Boult reclaimed the top spot with 704 rating points as against Bumrah's 703. A new No.1!A busy week in ODI cricket has led to a number of changes in the @MRFWorldwide ICC Men's Player Rankings.Details 👇— ICC (@ICC) 1658305857000Among other Indians, Yuzvendra Chahal, who picked seven wickets during the ODI series against England, jumped four s...
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‘We are not cars’: Ben Stokes criticises packed schedule | Cricket News – Times of India

DURHAM: Authorities should stop treating players like "cars" and fix cricket's "jam-packed" schedule to retain multi-format players, England's Ben Stokes said. Stokes announced his shock retirement from one-day internationals on Monday saying playing all three formats of the game had become "unsustainable" for him. He elaborated further on his decision ahead of his 105th and final ODI which South Africa won by 62 runs. "We are not cars," the 31-year-old told BBC Test Match Special. "You can't just fill us up and we'll go out there and be ready to be fuelled up again. "We had a Test series and then the one-day team had a series going on at the same time - that was a bit silly." Stokes, who took over as England's Test captain in April, has battled injuries in recent times and also took a ...
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Rassie van der Dussen stars as South Africa deny Ben Stokes a farewell ODI win | Cricket News – Times of India

CHESTER-LE-STREET: Rassie van der Dussen's century helped South Africa spoil Ben Stokes's farewell to one-day international cricket as the Proteas won by 62 runs on the England star's Durham home ground to go 1-0 up in a three-match series. Van der Dussen's career-best 134 was the cornerstone of South Africa's 335-5, their highest ODI total in England, and he also shared stands of 109 with opener Janneman Malan (57) and 151 with Aiden Markram, who made a stylish 77. Test captain Stokes did not have a fairytale finish to a 50-over international cricket career that peaked with a player of the match display in England's 2019 World Cup final triumph. Career best ✔️What an innings @Rassie72 💪#ENGvSA #BePartOfIt https://t.co/4lHDedXeHV— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) 1658263759000The str...
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Ben Stokes hopes ODI retirement serves as a warning to cricket | Cricket News – Times of India

CHESTER-LE-STREET (United Kingdom): Ben Stokes said on Tuesday he hopes his retirement from one-day internationals will serve as a warning to cricket chiefs over an increasingly congested global schedule, with the all-rounder insisting players "are not cars, you can't just fill us up". Stokes was a central figure in England's 2019 World Cup final triumph, their greatest moment in 50-over cricket. But Stokes is making his 105th and final ODI appearance against South Africa on Tuesday -- a match taking place at his Durham home ground. Test captain Stokes announced his ODI retirement on Monday with a notably pointed comment that England's current fixture schedule was "unsustainable" and that he could no longer give of his best in all three international formats. Stokes, who will continue t...
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Have always admired energy and commitment he gives to game: Stokes on Kohli

England Test captain Ben Stokes has returned the compliment to Virat Kohli, saying he has always admired the energy and commitment that the Indian star brings to the field. Stokes had announced his retirement from ODI cricket on Monday, following which Kohli called the all-rounder “the most competitive bloke” he has played against. “Look, Virat is going to go down as one of the greatest players to play the game in all three formats. He is a phenomenal player. And I have absolutely loved every time I have played against someone like him,” Stokes told Sky Sports. “The energy and the commitment that he gives to the game is something I have always admired even before I started playing against him. When you play against guys like that, you understand sort of what it means to not just yoursel...
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Ben Stokes made ‘selfless’ decision to retire from ODIs: Rob Key | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: England managing director of cricket Rob Key has praised Ben Stokes for his "selfless" decision to ignore the "financial implications" of retiring from one-day internationals. Stokes will make his 105th and final ODI appearance at his Durham home ground against South Africa on Tuesday after taking his shock decision to quit the format 24 hours earlier. Key's first act after being appointed was to hire Stokes as England's Test captain, but he knows the relentless fixture demands on top international players make it hard to feature in all versions of the game. While the monetary terms of Stokes' central contract could come under review, Key feels England's Test and Twenty20 teams will stand to gain enormously from the all-rounder lightening his workload. "It may well end up having...
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Nasser Hussain slams ‘joke’ scheduling, says its ‘madness for players’

Former England skipper Nasser Hussain has slammed the crammed cricket calendar and termed it “madness for players” after star all-rounder and 2019 Word Cup final hero Ben Stokes abruptly decided to retire from ODIs. The 31-year-old shocked everyone with the announcement. He said playing three formats had become “unsustainable” for him. The first ODI against South Africa on Tuesday will be his last 50 over game for England. “It is disappointing news to say the least but it is a reflection of where the cricketing schedule is at the moment. It is madness for players,” Hussain wrote in his column for ‘Sky Sports.’ “If the ICC just keep putting on ICC events and individual boards just keep filling the gaps with as much cricket as possible, eventually these cricketers will just say I’m done. ...
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Ben Stokes victim of ‘crazy’ schedule, says former England captain Nasser Hussain | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: The number of games being crammed into the global cricket schedule is "madness" and more players could follow Ben Stokes in quitting the one-day format, said former England captain Nasser Hussain. Stokes, who helped England win their maiden 50-overs World Cup in 2019, announced his shock retirement from one-day cricket on Monday saying that playing all three formats of the game had become "unsustainable" for him. Hussain wants the governing International Cricket Council (ICC) to look at the "absolutely crazy" calendar and make changes to ease the strain on multi-format players like Stokes. "It is disappointing news to say the least but it is a reflection of where the cricketing schedule is at the moment," Hussain told Sky Sports. "It is madness for players. "If the ICC just keep...
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Is Ben Stokes’ ODI retirement the beginning of the end for all-format players?

He reaffirmed that he is also planning to give his “total commitment” to the T20 format for England, despite having not played a T20 International in the last year and a half. He missed last year’s T20 World Cup while he took a break from cricket to prioritise his mental health. One of the best all-rounders in the game, the 31-year-old averaged 41.79 with the ball and 39.44 with the bat across his 11-year-career in the 50-over format. His contributions in England’s middle order – including an unbeaten 84 at Lord’s in the 2019 World Cup final – have been crucial to the team’s success. ❤️🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 pic.twitter.com/xTS5oNfN2j — Ben Stokes (@benstokes38) July 18, 2022 Stokes will also be sitting out the T20I series against South Africa, and The Hundred franchise tournament for the Northern S...
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You’re the most competitive bloke I’ve ever played against: Virat Kohli on Stokes’ ODI retirement

England all-rounder Ben Stokes will quit one-day internationals following Tuesday’s match against South Africa, the country’s cricket board said in a statement. “I will play my last game for England in ODI cricket on Tuesday in Durham. I have decided to retire from this format,” Stokes said in the statement. The 31-year-old’s ODI career will forever be remembered for his Player-of-the-Match performance in the 2019 World Cup final at Lord’s where his unbeaten 84 helped send the match into a Super Over as England claimed their first World Cup title. The internet was abuzz soon as plaudits and congratulatory messages poured in from all corners of the world with India’s Virat Kohli among the first to wish him. “You’re the most competitive bloke I’ve ever played against. Respect,” said Vi...
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Not Test cricket but future of ODIs looks uncertain: Pragyan Ojha after Ben Stokes retirement | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former Indian spinner Pragyan Ojha feels the future of One Day International (ODI) cricket looks uncertain as compared to Tests, after England all-rounder Ben Stokes announced that he will retire from ODIs following Tuesday's match against South Africa. England and South Africa will lock horns in an ODI series which gets underway from Tuesday. According to the ECB, Stokes has played 104 ODI matches and is set to end his international career in the one-day format on his home ground at the Seat Unique Riverside. "We were worried about TEST cricket's future but the future of ODIs looks uncertain! In future we may see many crickets [cricketers] preferring to move away from this format. #SomethingToThinkAbout #Cricketonkoo," Ojha wrote on Twitter. We were worried about TEST cricke...
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‘Superstar in every format’: ECB CEO Clare Connor praises Ben Stokes | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON (UK): After all-rounder, Ben Stokes announced his retirement from the One-Day International cricket, England Cricket Board's interim CEO, Clare Connor lavished praise on him. Stokes on Monday announced that he will be playing his last ODI match on Tuesday, which will be against South Africa. "Ben Stokes is a superstar in every format of our game. His remarkable contribution to the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Final at Lord's in 2019 enabled England Men to win that prestigious trophy for the first time," said Clare Connor in an official statement. "Ben is not only one of the world's best players but an inspirational figure too so our ODI team will miss him. But having taken on the Test captaincy and with today's busy calendar of cricket, we completely understand and respect his dec...
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Ben Stokes: England all-rounder Ben Stokes quits one-day internationals | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: England all-rounder Ben Stokes will quit one-day internationals following Tuesday's match against South Africa, the country's cricket board said in a statement. "I will play my last game for England in ODI cricket on Tuesday in Durham. I have decided to retire from this format," Stokes said in the statement. "I have loved every minute of playing with my mates for England. We have had an incredible journey on the way." ❤️— England Cricket (@englandcricket) 165814368900011 years and countless ODI memories ❤️ Thank you, @benstokes38 👏 https://t.co/TroqvkZwsw— England Cricket (@englandcricket) 1658144078000!(function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { window.TimesApps = window.TimesApps || {}; const { TimesApps } = window; TimesApps.loadFBEv...
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‘Three formats are just unsustainable for me now…’: Ben Stokes to retire from ODI cricket

England all-rounder Ben Stokes announced on Monday that he will retire from one-day international cricket following Tuesday’s ODI match against South Africa Stokes, who has played 104 ODI matches, is set to end his international career in the format on his home ground at the Seat Unique Riverside. The 31-year-old’s ODI career will forever be remembered for his Player-of-the-Match performance in the 2019 World Cup final at Lord’s where his unbeaten 84 helped send the match into a Super Over as England claimed their first World Cup title. Sharing the news on Twitter, Stokes said, “I will play my last game for England in ODI cricket on Tuesday in Durham. I have decided to retire from this format. This has been an incredibly tough decision to make. I have loved every minute of playing with ...
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ENG vs IND: Chess gave me patience, says Yuzvendra Chahal

Wily Indian spinner Yuzvendra Chahal was the star of the show against England in the second ODI last Thursday when he snapped up the big wickets of Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes. Talking to Mark Butcher in an interview for Sky Sports ahead of the 3rd and final match on Saturday, Chahal, who has represented India at international chess youth championships, harked back to those days when asked how much of that played into his tactical thinking when it came to bowling at England’s top players. “Yes, definitely chess gave me the patience. Sometimes you are bowling well but aren’t getting wickets and that time you have to keep patience. I always figure out ways by which they can hit me so I will always back my strength, vary my pace and that helped me a lot,” Chahal said. "Chess g...
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Matthew Potts earns first England ODI call-up for South Africa series | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: Matthew Potts has earned his first call-up to the England one-day international squad for next week's series against South Africa. Potts has impressed for England's Test team this year after recovering from several injuries. The Durham fast bowler has played all four Tests under new captain Ben Stokes, taking 18 wickets at an average 26.72 during England's winning run against New Zealand and India. Our squad for our three-match ODI series with @OfficialCSA 🏏🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 #ENGvSA 🇿🇦 | @RL_Cricket— England Cricket (@englandcricket) 1657895700000Despite making just 10 List A appearances at domestic level, the 23-year-old has been handed his chance to take on the Proteas. England, who face India in an ODI series decider at Old Trafford on Sunday, begin their next limited over series just ...