Tag: England cricket


England relish ‘fear factor’ of returning paceman Jofra Archer | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: England all-rounder Sam Curran has expressed team's excitement over Jofra Archer's return to action against Pakistan in the 5-T20I series starting May 22. Paceman Archer has been sidelined for over a year due to persistent back and elbow problems. Despite the lengthy absence from international cricket, Curran believes that Archer's presence will instill a 'fear factor' in the opposition. The upcoming series against Pakistan will serve as a crucial opportunity for Archer to regain his form and rhythm ahead of the highly anticipated T20 World Cup next month.Archer has managed just 15 Twenty20 appearances for England since making his international debut five years ago but is in the squad for their four-match T20 series against Pakistan, starting this week, and the World Cup.The ...

After Sunil Gavaskar, Irfan Pathan slam England players for leaving IPL early, Michael Vaughan blames scheduling, says… | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Legendary Sunil Gavaskar and all-rounder Irfan Pathan recently came down heavily on England players for leaving the IPL early this season.With the T20 World Cup fast approaching, skipper Jos Buttler and several other English players went back home to prepare for ICC's cricketing extravaganza with a five-game series against Pakistan.While Gavaskar demanded a penalty on the players, Pathan asked them to either be available for a full season or not come at all.Amid the debate, former England skipper Michael Vaughan stepped in and defended the players, pointing out that the country comes first and that players were not wrong in leaving early."If you are going back to represent your country, which England players have done, I think that's fair enough. They are playing a series aga...

On IPL’s big day, two-minute silence for an English amateur, salute to cricket’s unpaid loyalists

Last week The Times, London, carried a heartrending obit of Jonathan Mills, a 55-year-old club cricketer. Written by his brother Daniel, the tribute was for the sales executive of a beauty company for whom cricket wasn’t about playing for his country or county. A passionately committed cricketer, Jonathan’s life and career choices were dictated by season and schedule of his beloved Brookweald Cricket Club.He scored two hundreds as a long-time opener of the club that, as claimed by its website, happens to be in the prettiest part of Essex, serves the best tea in the league, has its own bar and is the perfect place to spend a sunny Saturday afternoon. It’s in this picturesque surrounding that Jonathan got the final hundred of his life, which according to his brother was straight from the ...

England Cricket unveils team’s new ODI jersey for 2024-25 season | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The England cricket team on Thursday revealed their new ODI jerseys for the 2024-25 season, designed for both the men's and women's teams.England Cricket announced the launch of the new jersey on their social media platform X."Ready for all formats. Our new 24/25 ODI collection has arrived. Available online now," England Cricket posted on X.England's upcoming international schedule includes a four-match T20I series against Pakistan starting from May 22, leading up to the ICC T20 World Cup scheduled to commence on June 1 in the West Indies and the USA.Their next significant ODI challenge will be the ICC Champions Trophy in February-March 2025, hosted in Pakistan. Placed in Group B, England will compete against rivals Australia, as well as Namibia, Oman, and Scotland.Their titl...

Legendary James Anderson to retire during England’s home summer | – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The most prolific fast bowler in Test cricket history, James Anderson, is reportedly gearing up for his swan song in the upcoming home season for England, according to a UK media report.Earlier this year, during England's tour of India, Anderson achieved the remarkable feat of becoming the first pacer to reach the milestone of 700 wickets in Test cricket. As he prepares to take the field one last time with the England team, the legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne's record of 708 wickets in the format could be within Anderson's reach.According to 'The Guardian', Anderson has been told by England's Test team coach Brendon McCullum that they are looking at the future, with an eye on the Ashes 2025-26 in Australia, which means that end of the road is near for the 41-year-old...