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‘We’ve got an obligation to entertain’: Brendon McCullum on England’s ‘Bazball’ revolution

Brendon McCullum’s first four Tests as England’s red-ball coach has offered a glimpse into the future, which is enthralling and his approach has been a box-office hit. If Eoin Morgan’s England gave world cricket a new template in white-ball cricket, as relentless aggression replaced the old order – keeping wickets in hand before upping the ante in the slog overs, the Kiwi duo of Brendon McCullum and Ben Stokes have set a new template in the longer format. In a conversation with Adam Gilchrist on SEN WA Breakfast, the former New Zealand captain said that team’s form can be put down to a culture where players are aiming to produce a ‘brand of cricket’ that will give themselves, and fans. “I certainly wouldn’t say that we’ve changed the face (of Test cricket),” McCullum said. “All we try ...
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ICC Women’s World Cup Final 2022, AUS vs ENG Live Cricket Score: England opt to bowl first

ICC Women’s World Cup 2022 AUS vs ENG Live Score: Australia women’s team vs England women’s team match will start at 6.30 AM today. ICC Women's World Cup Final 2022, AUS vs ENG Live Cricket Score Online and Updates: Australia Squad: Meg Lanning (Captain), Rachael Haynes (vc), Darcie Brown, Nic Carey, Ash Gardner, Grace Harris, Alyssa Healy, Jess Jonassen, Alana King, Tahlia McGrath, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Annabel Sutherland, Amanda-Jade Wellington. England Squad: Heather Knight (captain), Tammy Beaumont, Katherine Brunt, Freya Davies, Charlie Dean, Sophia Dunkley, Kate Cross, Sophie Ecclestone, Tash Farrant, Amy Jones, Emma Lamb, Nat Sciver (vc), Anya Shrubsole, Lauren Winfield-Hill, Danni Wyatt. !function(f,b,e,v,n,t,s) {if(f.fbq)return;n=f.fbq=function(){n.callMeth...
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We can definitely beat Aussies on our day: Sophie Ecclestone ahead of World Cup final | Cricket News – Times of India

CHRISTCHURCH: Tournament's leading wicket-taker Sophie Ecclestone has said that England are capable of beating the mighty Australia on their day, warning that her side entered the ongoing World Cup final without playing its best cricket. The final will be played at the Hagley Oval on Sunday. "Beating the Aussies in the final, I can't really put it into words after the Ashes we had," she said according to ESPNcricinfo. "I really believe in this group and on our day we can definitely beat the Aussies - we've got a great chance." England have had a poor tun-up to the showpiece, losing the Ashes to their traditional rivals before suffering a defeat to the Aussies in their opening game of the World Cup. "I know if we play our best cricket and our batters bat the way they can and the bowlers ...
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Women’s Ashes: England miss record target against Australia in thrilling draw | Cricket News – Times of India

CANBERRA: In a fantastic advertisement for women's Test cricket, England hung on for a dramatic draw as their Ashes contest against Australia came to a thrilling finish on the last session of the fourth and final day here. The visiting England finished at 245 for nine after a sporting declaration from Australia captain Meg Lanning set the tourists a target of 257 runs from 48 overs at the Manuka Oval. England looked on course to pull off the biggest fourth-innings chase in the history of women's Test cricket before escaping with a tense draw after an inexplicable batting collapse. Captained by the inspirational Heather Knight, England needed 43 runs in the last 48 balls with seven wickets in hands, but ended up drawing the match with just a wicket left. The Australian bowlers made a ter...
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‘Rock bottom’: Former England captains lament ‘abject’ collapse

Former England captain Alastair Cook said England had reached “rock bottom” with their abject batting collapse in Hobart on Sunday as the latest defeat of a calamitous Ashes series ramped up the pressure on skipper Joe Root and coach Chris Silverwood. Australia crushed England by 146 runs with two days to spare in the day-night test as the hosts wrapped up the series 4-0. The visitors were competitive in only a handful of sessions over the five tests and the collapse in Hobart, where they lost 10 wickets for 56 runs, was hard to watch, said Cook. “That was very tough viewing, that has to be our rock bottom, there cannot be a worse place than getting bowled out in an hour and a half,” Cook said on BT Sport. “The conditions are tough and some good bowling, but there was no resilience ther...
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Australia beats England by 146 runs, completes 4-0 Ashes win

Australia completed a dominant 4-0 Ashes series victory over England on Sunday by winning the fifth day-night Test by 146 runs with two days to spare. England, set a target of 271 for victory, crashed to 124 all out in the last session on the third day at Hobart, losing 10 wickets for 56 after Zak Crawley (36) and Rory Burns (26) combined in the best opening stand of the series by putting on 68 runs. Fast bowlers Scott Boland (3-18) and Cameron Green (3-21) made an impact in their first Ashes series by sharing six wickets on a lively greenish wicket as England crumbled against pace for the second time in the match after being dismissed for 188 in the first innings in reply to Australia’s score of 303. Australia skipper Pat Cummins also had an impact in his second spell to finish with ...
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Australia leads England by 152 as 17 wickets tumble on Day 2

Australia yet again rolled over England in the Ashes for a below-par score of 188 as 17 wickets tumbled against pace on the second day of the fifth test on Saturday. Australia, which was bowled out for 303, did not require the offspin of Nathan Lyon to grab a 115-run first-innings lead as captain Pat Cummins led the charge with 4-45 and Mitchell Starc grabbed 3-53. Scott Boland was unlucky after Chris Woakes (36) got twice dropped in the slip cordon to finish with 1-33 and Cameroon Green (1-45) got the wicket of debutant Sam Billings, who made 29. England fast bowlers Stuart Broad and Mark Wood bowled with similar intensity of the Australian pace quartet as the home team stuttered to 37-3 at stumps at the day-night test for an overall lead of 152 with seven wickets in hand. That's stu...
Ashes: England training session cancelled after net bowler tests COVID-19 positive | Cricket News – Times of India
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Ashes: England training session cancelled after net bowler tests COVID-19 positive | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: England's preparations for the fourth Ashes Test against Australia took another hit on Sunday after one of their net bowlers tested positive for COVD-19, leading to cancellation of their training session with other net bowlers deemed as close contacts. Having already conceded the series after three successive defeats, England suffered the latest blow just hours after the tourists planned to draft former one-day captain Adam Hollioake into the team's coaching staff, stated media reports here. The fourth Test is scheduled to start on January 5. Earlier in the week, members of the England set-up had cleared a round of COVID-19 testing just before Day 2 of the Ashes Test at the MCG after two from their support staff and two from their families returned positive for the virus. As a r...
England training session cancelled after net bowler tests COVID positive
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England training session cancelled after net bowler tests COVID positive

England’s preparations for the fourth Ashes Test against Australia took another hit on Sunday after one of their net bowlers tested positive for COVD-19, leading to cancellation of their training session with other net bowlers deemed as close contacts. Having already conceded the series after three successive defeats, England suffered the latest blow just hours after the tourists planned to draft former one-day captain Adam Hollioake into the team’s coaching staff, stated media reports here. The fourth Test is scheduled to start on January 5. Earlier in the week, members of the England set-up had cleared a round of COVID-19 testing just before Day 2 of the Ashes Test at the MCG after two from their support staff and two from their families returned positive for the virus. A...
Ashes: Usman Khawaja looks beyond stop-gap Sydney role | Cricket News – Times of India
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Ashes: Usman Khawaja looks beyond stop-gap Sydney role | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: While Usman Khawaja is ready to fill in for Travis Head in the fourth Ashes Test against England, the veteran Australia batsman hopes his would not be a stop-gap role this year. Head will miss the Sydney contest, which begins on Wednesday, after testing positive for COVID-19, and Khawaja is set to play his first Test in more than two years. Khawaja is aware that Head, whose match-winning 152 in the Brisbane opener set the tone for Australia's unassailable 3-0 lead in the series, is likely to reclaim the spot in the final Test in Hobart but believes he can still contribute to Australia. "It's one of those things where even if I do play, it'll only be for one game," Khawaja told Cricket Australia (CA). "I understand that situation ... hopefully I can go out there and score a hundr...
Ashes shock can spur young England batters on: Graham Thorpe | Cricket News – Times of India
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Ashes shock can spur young England batters on: Graham Thorpe | Cricket News – Times of India

England's young batters have been given a "wake-up call" by Australia in the Ashes series and must use it to kick-start their careers, assistant coach Graham Thorpe said. England find themselves down 0-3 in the five-match series, with none of their batters scoring a century amid struggles against Australia's superb pace attack. But Thorpe, who scored more than 6,000 runs in 100 Tests for England, said that the players had started working on solutions to their problems. "With some players it's a wake-up call and could actually kick-start their careers because they've started training in a very different way. They don't waste time fluffing, hitting half-volleys," Thorpe told British media. "They've come up against some very good bowling attacks, who have been able to have a little watch o...
‘Sacred’ Sydney Test to go ahead as planned: NSW health minister
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‘Sacred’ Sydney Test to go ahead as planned: NSW health minister

The upcoming Sydney Test in the Ashes series is “sacred” and will go ahead as planned, New South Wales health minister Brad Hazzard assured on Tuesday, saying players’ health safety will not be compromised amidst rising Covid-19 cases in the state. The fourth Ashes Test is scheduled to begin at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) from January 5. According to the Covid-19 regulations in New South Wales, it is mandatory to spend seven days in isolation if anyone is found to be a close contact of a positive case. Over 6000 cases were registered on Monday in NSW, which has witnessed a rise in infections. However, Hazzard assured that he will work with the health authorities so that the match goes ahead as planned. “The SCG (Sydney Cricket Ground) Test is sacred, an important date a...
Ashes: Scott Boland joins small club of Indigenous Australian Test cricketers | Cricket News – Times of India
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Ashes: Scott Boland joins small club of Indigenous Australian Test cricketers | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Scott Boland said he was living the dream Sunday after becoming only the second Indigenous man to play Test cricket for Australia. The experienced 32-year-old was called up as injury cover after the second Ashes Test and unexpectedly got the nod for the third match with Jhye Richardson, Michael Neser and Josh Hazlewood either not fit or being rested. He made the most of the opportunity on home turf at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, overcoming early nerves to take 1-48 as Australia skittled England for 185 in the first innings. "It means a lot to join a pretty small club and hopefully it's just the start for the Indigenous community. I just want to be a role model to encourage Indigenous kids to want to play cricket," he said. "The Indigenous community in AFL (Australian Rules)...
Australia vs England: Josh Hazlewood ‘not sure’ of his return in fourth Ashes Test | Cricket News – Times of India
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Australia vs England: Josh Hazlewood ‘not sure’ of his return in fourth Ashes Test | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Australia pacer Josh Hazlewood has a "slight tear" in his rib cage muscle and is "not sure" if he would be available for the fourth Ashes Test starting at Sydney from January 5. Hazlewood, who had taken three wickets in the opening Test against England, missed the second and third matches in Adelaide and Melbourne due to the injury that was earlier believed to be a "side strain". "I'm still a little bit away, (this Test) is probably a week early," Hazlewood told SEN. "We're still not sure, we're going to take this week as it comes and likely have a bowl on Day 3 or Day 5, see how that goes and then build up from there. "The workloads are still there from the first Test, but obviously I haven't had a bowl in 10-12 days and we'll see how it goes on Day 3." The 30-year-old said ...
3rd Ashes test: Boland test debut, England makes 4 changes
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3rd Ashes test: Boland test debut, England makes 4 changes

Australia will give fast bowler Scott Boland a test debut in the third Ashes match beginning Sunday at the Melbourne Cricket Ground while England has made four changes to its side. Boland was brought in as cover earlier this week and received the starting nod when fellow fast bowlers Jhye Richardson and Michael Neser were ruled out because of muscle soreness. Josh Hazelwood was already out as he continues to recover from side strain, meaning captain Pat Cummins and Boland are the two new inclusions to the Australian XI. “Jhye and Nes were a little bit sore after Adelaide so we’ve decided to go with Scotty,” said Cummins, who missed the Adelaide test after being a close contact of a COVID-19 case. “It’s a luxury to have someone like him, fresh and ready to go.” We’re going ...
Joe Root has Ashes century in his sights in Melbourne | Cricket News – Times of India
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Joe Root has Ashes century in his sights in Melbourne | Cricket News – Times of India

England captain Joe Root has backed himself to get a first Ashes hundred in Australia as he prepares for the third Test starting in Melbourne on Boxing Day, a must-win game if England are to claim the series. Root has already plundered an English record 1,630 Test runs in 2021 and has two half-centuries in the Ashes series so far with 89 in Brisbane and 62 in Adelaide as his side slipped to two heavy defeats. He has also seen Australia's Marnus Labuschagne take over his position as the number one batsman in the world after the second Test. "I feel in a really good place with my batting," Root was quoted as saying by Sky Sports. "I feel confident I can, in these next three games, bang out a hundred in these conditions. "I know that's a brave thing to say but my conversion rate this year,...
England’s Joe Root has Ashes century in his sights in Melbourne
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England’s Joe Root has Ashes century in his sights in Melbourne

England captain Joe Root has backed himself to get a first Ashes hundred in Australia as he prepares for the third Test starting in Melbourne on Boxing Day, a must-win game if England are to claim the series. Root has already plundered an English record 1,630 test runs in 2021 and has two half-centuries in the Ashes series so far with 89 in Brisbane and 62 in Adelaide as his side slipped to two heavy defeats. He has also seen Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne take over his position as the number one batsman in the world after the second Test. “I feel in a really good place with my batting,” Root was quoted as saying by Sky Sports. “I feel confident I can, in these next three games, bang out a hundred in these conditions. “I know that’s a brave thing to say but my conversion r...
England’s Joe Root has Ashes century in his sights in Melbourne
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England’s Joe Root has Ashes century in his sights in Melbourne

England captain Joe Root has backed himself to get a first Ashes hundred in Australia as he prepares for the third Test starting in Melbourne on Boxing Day, a must-win game if England are to claim the series. Root has already plundered an English record 1,630 test runs in 2021 and has two half-centuries in the Ashes series so far with 89 in Brisbane and 62 in Adelaide as his side slipped to two heavy defeats. He has also seen Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne take over his position as the number one batsman in the world after the second Test. “I feel in a really good place with my batting,” Root was quoted as saying by Sky Sports. “I feel confident I can, in these next three games, bang out a hundred in these conditions. “I know that’s a brave thing to say but my conversion r...
‘It’s all a bit friendly, get nasty’: Michael Vaughan’s advice to England
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‘It’s all a bit friendly, get nasty’: Michael Vaughan’s advice to England

England are being “too nice” and need to “get nasty” against Australia in the Boxing Day Test to fight back in the ongoing Ashes series, feels former skipper Michael Vaughan. England suffered heavy defeats in the first two Tests to be down 0-2 in the five-match series. “It’s too nice,” Vaughan, who led England to 26 wins in 51 Tests, including the 2005 Ashes, said on Fox Cricket’s Follow-On podcast. “I see on the morning of the game they are all talking to Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon. I never had a conversation with Steve Waugh back in the day. I wouldn’t have dared go and speak to Glenn McGrath on the morning of the game or Shane Warne. You just didn’t. “It’s all a bit friendly. I’d get nasty with them. They somehow need to find that on day one. Get into the scrap. Chir...
Adelaide Test broadcast crew member tests COVID-19 positive | Cricket News – Times of India
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Adelaide Test broadcast crew member tests COVID-19 positive | Cricket News – Times of India

ADELAIDE: A member of a broadcast crew at the ongoing second Ashes Test in Adelaide has tested positive for COVID-19, the organisers said on day four of the pink-ball contest on Sunday. "SA Health are aware and we have begun to trace and notify this person's close contacts," they said in a statement. "We are undertaking a deep clean of the relevant areas and are facilitating alternative facilities for relevant officials as required." According to local reports, former Australia Test player Glenn McGrath and former England World Cup winner Isa Guha have been pulled off media duties following the positive case. Australia's regular Test skipper Pat Cummins missed the match for being a close contact of a positive COVID-19 case after dining in the same restaurant as the person who contracted...