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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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Ageless James Anderson keen to prove 40 is just another number | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: England great James Anderson turned 40 on Saturday, an age where many pacemen of previous eras would have long since retired. But the 'king of swing' shows no sign of stopping, with Anderson in line still to be leading England's attack during next month's three-Test series at home to South Africa. The sheer physical strain of fast bowling meant it was once considered all but unthinkable for a Test 'quick' to go much beyond their mid-30s. Yet Anderson, who has already played 172 Tests and taken 657 wickets -- the third-highest individual tally with only two spinners in the late Shane Warne and the long-retired Muttiah Muralitharan ahead of him -- appears to be getting better with age. He has taken 389 wickets from 101 Tests since turning 30 and is in line to become the first to 4...
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‘Captain’ Pujara slams 5th ton in 7 games for Sussex | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Enjoying a superb captaincy debut for Sussex, India's Test No. 3 Cheteshwar Pujara continued his magnificent form in County Championship, stroking an unbeaten century (103 not out, 156b, 9x4, 1x6) - his fifth in seven games this season- to take his team to a strong 291 for two (at the time of filing this story) on Day 1 against Middlesex at Lord's on Tuesday. The in-form Pujara was named the interim captain by Sussex after their regular skipper Tom Haines was ruled out for "5-6" weeks due to an injury. The 34-year-old has so far added 192 with Tom Alsop (121 not out) for the third wicket. Interestingly, one of the Middlesex bowlers Pujara faced was India pacer Umesh Yadav, who was wicketless (0-28 in 14 overs). Pujara doing what he does best, scoring runs. 💯@cheteshwar1 👏 https:...
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Bairstow credits impressive run of form to freedom from COVID protocols, role clarity under McCullum

Star England batter Jonny Bairstow has credited his sensational run of form in the past five Test innings, including the two against India, to freedom from COVID-19 protocols and role clarity under new head coach Brendon McCullum. Bairstow struck 106 and 114 not out to play a major role in England’s seven wicket win over India in the rescheduled fifth Test which the hosts won here on Tuesday. Before that, he scored 1, 16, 8, 136, 162, 71 not out in the three-match Test series against New Zealand which England won 3-0. “It’s the freedom we have now. We’re not in hotel rooms, bubbles, having to do Covid tests everyday and we can do normal things like go to the shop, go for a beer, see your friends and family,” Bairstow told the Tailenders podcast. Jonny Bairstow’s last five innings: 136 ...
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England vs India: James Anderson calls for aggressive approach with bat

Veteran bowler James Anderson called on England’s batsmen to play with aggression as they look to claw their way back into the rearranged fifth test against India at Edgbaston. The hosts closed on 84-5 on day two of the test, 332 runs behind and needing 133 to avoid follow-on, with Jonny Bairstow batting on 12 alongside skipper Ben Stokes. “The way we’ve got out of sticky situations is trying to put pressure back on the opposition,” Anderson told reporters on Saturday. “I’ve got a fair feeling our best line of defence tomorrow will be attack. Our batters are naturally aggressive.” “We’ve got to try to work our way back in and put some pressure back on them,” he added. “We’re up against it, but we’ve been in this position before this summer.” Anderson also came to the defence of England...
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India vs England 2022: ‘It was pretty unlucky’ – James Anderson on Stuart Broad’s 35-run over against Jasprit Bumrah | Cricket News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: Veteran England pacer James Anderson backed his bowling partner Stuart Broad, who was on the receiving end of an unwanted record on day two of the fifth Test against India at Edgbaston on Saturday. Coming in to bat at No. 10, India's stand-in captain Jasprit Bumrah made light of a bowler of Broad's calibre, hitting him for four boundaries and two sixes in an over, while six runs came off extras. In the 84th over of the match, captain Bumrah started off by hitting a boundary, hooking Broad into the gap for four. Next, the veteran English paceman bowled a wayward delivery to concede five wides. Broad's next ball was a no-ball, which went for a six. After that Bumrah wreaked havoc hitting Broad for three consecutive boundaries and in the process taking India's total past the 40...
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Kohli luckless but looked good, rest of top order shaky against masterful Anderson and spirited Potts

As the barrel-chested Matthew Potts barged into his teammates in joy after terminating Virat Kohli, the former India skipper stared helplessly at Rishabh Pant, the non-striker, before he flashed a wry smile into the distance. As though fate was conspiring against his resurrection. Kohli felt luckless, for he exuded more confidence than most of his top-five colleagues. He was leaving well—until that moment of indiscretion—blocking stoutly, disciplined outside the off-stump and looking like the 2018 vintage. But his split-second dilemma to shoulder arms or not ended in a benign ball well outside off ricocheting from the underside of the bat onto his stumps. But Potts’s bounce was troubling him—he had him nearly chopped on. This wrecker-ball did not bounce as much, and Kohli was a trifle...
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5th Test: Phenomenal Rishabh Pant plots India’s fight back with game-changing ton on Day 1 | Cricket News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: Rishabh Pant played a knock for the ages to turn the tables on England and take India to an imposing 338 for seven on a rain-hit day one of the rescheduled fifth Test here on Friday. At 98 for five, India were staring down the barrel but Pant (146 off 111 balls) scripted a remarkable turnaround in the company of Ravindra Jadeja (83 batting off 163) as the duo shared a match changing 222-run stand off 239 balls. Pant, who rendered the England bowlers helpless, hammered 20 boundaries and four sixes, in his awe-inspiring effort. Day 1: As It HappenedThe rain in the morning meant only 73 overs could be bowled on the opening day. It's Stumps on the opening Day of the #ENGvIND Test at Edgbaston! @RishabhPant17 put on an absolute show to score… https://t.co/6RidxCLKq3— BCCI (@BCCI)...
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James Anderson replaces Overton in England team for India Test

Veteran seamer James Anderson will replace Jamie Overton for England in the rescheduled fifth test against India at Edgbaston, the team said on Thursday. Anderson, England’s record wicket-taker in test cricket, missed the third test against New Zealand with an ankle injury. His duel with India stalwart Virat Kohli will be an interesting sub-plot of the match. With Ben Foakes recovering from COVID-19, Kent’s Sam Billings was retained as the wicketkeeper for the match beginning on Friday. India are 2-1 up in the series which could not be completed last year because of COVID-19 cases in the India camp before the final match at Old Trafford. England XI: Alex Lees, Zak Crawley, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes (captain), Sam Billings (wicketkeeper), Matthew Potts, Stuart Broa...
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James Anderson replaces Jamie Overton in England team for India Test | Cricket News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM (England): Veteran seamer James Anderson will replace Jamie Overton for England in the rescheduled fifth Test against India at Edgbaston, the team said on Thursday. Anderson, England's record wicket-taker in Test cricket, missed the third Test against New Zealand with an ankle injury. His duel with India stalwart Virat Kohli will be an interesting sub-plot of the match beginning on Friday. England captain Ben Stokes sympathised with Overton, whose 97 with the bat in the third Test against New Zealand was crucial to England's turnaround in Leeds. "That's how sport at the top level works sometimes," Stokes said. "It must be very disappointing for him but he can walk away knowing he did everything he could." With Ben Foakes recovering from Covid-19, Kent's Sam Billings was retai...
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James Anderson stunned by ‘fearless’ England transformation | Cricket News – Times of India

James Anderson thought he had seen it all over the course of an England career spanning nearly two decades but the Test team's transformation under new coach Brendon McCullum and captain Ben Stokes has caught the veteran seamer by surprise. England brushed aside New Zealand to chase down targets of 277, 299 and 296 and complete a 3-0 series whitewash of the world Test champions in their first series under McCullum and Stokes. Anderson, who has played a record 171 Tests since his debut in 2003, said they had created a totally different vibe among the squad. "I have never been in a dressing room before when we have chased 300 on a pitch that is turning and everyone has been so calm, believing we were going to chase them down," the 39-year-old told British media. "That for me, after 20 yea...
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England’s James Anderson hopes to recover for India Test | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: England pace bowler James Anderson hopes to prove his fitness in time for Friday's Test against India after missing the conclusion of the clean sweep of New Zealand. Anderson was sidelined for the third Test victory at Headingley due to concerns over his left ankle. The 39-year-old, England's all-time record Test wicket taker, stayed with Ben Stokes' squad to watch their third successive win against New Zealand and could feature in the rearranged Test against India at Edgbaston. Anderson has enjoyed England's renaissance under Stokes and new coach Brendon McCullum, with their winning run giving him extra incentive to return to the field. "I hate missing games. After that game at Headingley the feeling around the group is so good you want to be around it as much as possible," And...
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Sam Billings added to England Test squad for series decider against India | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: Kent wicket-keeper Sam Billings has been added to the England Men's Test squad for the rearranged fifth Test versus India starting on Friday at Edgbaston. Billings has stepped into the team as a COVID substitute for Ben Foakes, whose place is in doubt while he undergoes five days of isolation. One probable change for the India Test will be the return of James Anderson to lead the attack, having missed the Headingley match with an ankle niggle. One addition for the fifth Test against @BCCI as @sambillings joins the squad! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏏#ENGvIND— England Cricket (@englandcricket) 1656346805000The rescheduled match is a part of last year's five-match Test series that had to be delayed after the fourth Test due to a COVID-19 outbreak in the Indian camp. The announcement by England and Wal...
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Stokes urges England to continue with aggressive approach in final NZ Test | Cricket News – Times of India

LEEDS (England): England Test captain Ben Stokes has challenged his team to play without fear and put on a show against New Zealand at Headingley despite taking an unassailable 2-0 lead into the final match of the three-match series. A new era for England in the longest format, spearheaded by the new skipper-coach duo of Stokes and Brendon McCullum, has got off to a flying start, with the hosts blasting to victory in the opening two Tests. "We've obviously won the series but there are World Test Championship points to play for. We want to carry on with the way we've played," Stokes told reporters on the eve of the third Test. "I was pretty simple and clear in the dressing room. Let's try and think like we're in the entertainment business rather than the sporting business... there's a...
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Jamie Overton joins twin brother Craig in England squad for third Test | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: Surrey seam bowler Jamie Overton was on Thursday called up for England's third and final Test against New Zealand, joining twin brother Craig in a 14-man squad. The uncapped Overton, who is the younger sibling by three minutes, earned his place in the 14-man group after taking 21 wickets for the County Championship division one leaders this season. The 28-year-old, who has been hampered by injuries during his career, was called into the England one-day squad in 2013 but has not played international cricket. Overton, who previously played with Craig at Somerset, is the only addition to the 13-man group named for the first two Tests. The Overtons faced each other in a County Championship match between Somerset and Surrey this week, with Craig suffering concussion after Jamie hit h...
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James Anderson completes 650 wickets in Tests, becomes first pacer to reach the landmark | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON (UK): England pacer James Anderson has now taken 650 wickets in Test cricket, becoming the first fast bowler to do so. Anderson reached this landmark in the second Test against New Zealand at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. The pacer trapped opener Tom Latham with his pace. Latham attempted to leave the ball but it crashed between the middle and his off stump, sending him back to the pavilion for just 4. Another feather in his cap!#WTC23 | #ENGvNZ | https://t.co/2h7KnwbegI https://t.co/LuF21CziVu— ICC (@ICC) 1655120611000With this, he also becomes the first English pacer to reach the 650-mark. Notably, he is also the leading wicket-taker for his side in Tests. The perfect start and Test wicket number 6️⃣5️⃣0️⃣ for @jimmy9 🙌Scorecard & Videos: https://t.co/GJPwJC59J7… https://t.c...
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New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson relishing extended England series | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson is looking forward to seeing his side challenged over a longer campaign as they prepare for a three-Test series in England. The economics of the game mean although New Zealand are the reigning World Test champions, they are rarely involved in anything more than a two-match campaign, even when they are at home as a result of having one of the smaller populations among leading cricket countries. Indeed the last time New Zealand were involved in anything more than a two-Test series was when they suffered a 3-0 defeat in Australia in 2019/20. But last year New Zealand hit the ground running to win a two-match campaign away to England 1-0 before, just over a week later, they defeated India in the inaugural World Test Championship final at Southampt...
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New skipper Ben Stokes wants England to feel ‘free’ as Stuart Broad and James Anderson recalled | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: New England captain Ben Stokes said he wanted everyone in the side to "feel free" under his leadership as James Anderson and Stuart Broad were recalled for the first Test against New Zealand at Lord's starting Thursday. Stokes has taken over as skipper from Joe Root, with England on a woeful run of one win in 17 Tests. But the all-rounder told reporters at Lord's on Wednesday: "There's been a lot of talk about a 'reset', which is a word I don't like. "I just see it as a completely blank canvas. I just want everyone to feel free under my captaincy. "This is our time and we are going to dictate how things go forward. Everyone is starting fresh." Anderson, 39 and Broad, 35, England's two most successful bowlers of all time, with a combined 1,177 wickets between them, were both cont...
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England recall Stuart Broad and James Anderson for Lord’s Test against New Zealand, Matthew Potts to make debut | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: England have recalled veteran pace bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad to their side for the first Test against New Zealand at Lord's starting Thursday while giving a debut to Durham quick Matthew Potts. Anderson, 39 and Broad, 35, England's two most successful bowlers of all time, with a combined 1,177 wickets between them, were both controversially left out of the squad for a 1-0 series loss in the West Indies earlier this year. But they return for the first match under England's new leadership duo of captain Ben Stokes and coach Brendon McCullum, the former New Zealand captain, in an XI named a day ahead of schedule on Wednesday. Potts gets his chance ahead of fellow squad member Craig Overton, after an injury crisis deprived England of several fast bowlers including Mark...
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Stuart Broad vows to give ‘heart and soul’ at Lord’s | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: England veteran quick Stuart Broad has vowed to leave his "heart and soul" on the field should he earn a Test recall against New Zealand at Lord's this week. Both James Anderson and Broad, England's two all-time leading Test wicket-takers, were controversially left out of the squad that lost 1-0 in a three-match series in the West Indies earlier this year. But the new-ball duo could be back in the side for the first of a three-match campaign against reigning World Test champions New Zealand at Lord's starting on Thursday, in what will be Ben Stokes's first match since he was appointed permanent England captain following the resignation of Joe Root. Although the 35-year-old Broad has taken 537 wickets in 152 Tests, he said Tuesday he was treating his return to the England squad a...