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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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England captain Ben Stokes ‘blown away’ by Test win at Trent Bridge

Captain Ben Stokes said England’s victory over New Zealand in the second Test at Trent Bridge was the highlight of his career, surpassing even his Ashes heroics at Headingley in 2019 and his match-winning innings in the 50-overs World Cup the same year. Jonny Bairstow smashed a century and Stokes made an unbeaten 75 as England chased 299 in 50 overs on the final day to win by five wickets and clinch the three-match series against the reigning world test champions. Stokes said the victory “blows away” his other memorable moments in an England shirt, including the 2019 Ashes when he dragged the side back from the brink of defeat to beat Australia in the third test. England’s Jonny Bairstow celebrates scoring a century during the fifth day of the second cricket test match between England ...
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Father reveals Joe Root practiced batting on one leg to achieve balance

When sporting activities including cricket came to a halt during the COVID-19 pandemic, English maestro Joe Root started practicing batting on one leg to achieve better balance, his father Matt has revealed. One of the greatest modern-day batters, Root has been in phenomenal form in the ongoing Test series against New Zealand in which he not only scaled the ‘Mount 10K’ peak, but also surpassed Indian legend Sunil Gavaskar in the list of top run-getters in the traditional format. Giving an account of Root’s dedication towards become one of the best in the world, his father spoke about his preparation, especially during the pandemic. “During COVID he (Joe) got one of the Root Academy ball feeders that we have and he’d be there for an hour batting on one leg for balance. There’s a video s...
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2nd Test: Root, Pope centuries fuel England fightback against New Zealand | Cricket News – Times of India

NOTTINGHAM (United Kingdom): Joe Root swaggered to a majestic 163 not out and Ollie Pope hit his highest Test score of 145 as rampant England reached 473-5 against New Zealand at close of play on the third day of the second Test. Replying to New Zealand's mammoth first innings score of 553, Root and Pope took full advantage of a docile pitch with a blistering run-spree at Trent Bridge on Sunday. Thanks to the pair's commanding displays, England are in position to match or pass New Zealand's total in a Test that could be destined for a high-scoring draw with two days left. Freed of the oppressive shackles of the England captaincy after handing the role to Stokes earlier this year, Root was in vibrant mood as he unfurled his full array of strokes in his 27th Test century. Needing only 116...
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Ben Stokes urges England to intensify attack in 2nd New Zealand Test | Cricket News – Times of India

NOTTINGHAM (United Kingdom): Ben Stokes has urged England to be "even more positive" as they go in search of a series-clinching win over New Zealand in the second Test at Trent Bridge starting Friday. England's new leadership duo of captain Stokes and red-ball head coach Brendon McCullum, a former New Zealand skipper, had promised an attacking style ahead of their first game at the helm at Lord's last week. Their side largely made good on those intentions as England, who had won just one of their previous 17 Tests, bowled aggressively and produced a markedly improved fielding display. If England's top-order batting remains a concern, they still ended a see-saw contest with a five-wicket win secured by Joe Root's superb unbeaten century in the outstanding batsman's first Test since resig...
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Jack Leach retains England place for 2nd Test against New Zealand | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: Jack Leach has kept his place in an unchanged England XI for the second Test against New Zealand at Nottingham's Trent Bridge starting Friday after being passed fit following concussion. Leach missed the majority of England's five-wicket win in the series opener at Lord's after falling on his head while saving a boundary on the first morning. He was replaced by fellow spinner Matt Parkinson, England's first concussion substitute, but has been cleared to take the field in Nottingham. Uncapped Yorkshire batsman Harry Brook and Somerset fast bowler Craig Overton missed out again as England once more named their team a day ahead of schedule. England captain Ben Stokes, a pace-bowling all-rounder who has been managing a knee injury, sent down just 9.4 overs at Lord's but an unchanged...
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England vs New Zealand, 2nd Test: Hosts eye series win for Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: England will aim to carry on from where they left off under their new leadership duo of captain Ben Stokes and coach Brendon McCullum, the former New Zealand skipper, when they face the Black Caps in the second Test in Nottingham starting Friday. They are 1-0 up in this three-match series after a five-wicket victory over New Zealand at Lord's last week gave England just their second win in 18 matches at this level. Now Stuart Broad wants to gee up the crowd at Trent Bridge, his home ground, just as he did in changing the momentum at Lord's, when New Zealand lost three wickets in three balls to spark a collapse of six for 34 on the third day. Daryl Mitchell (108) and Tom Blundell (96) had shared a partnership of 195 to leave New Zealand, the World Test champions, well-placed. But...
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England’s Stuart Broad says he is on good terms with Joe Root despite West Indies snub | Cricket News – Times of India

Veteran England seamer Stuart Broad has dismissed speculation of a rift with former Test captain Joe Root, saying that it would be "pathetic" if he were to fall out with him over being dropped for the tour of West Indies earlier this year. Broad and fellow paceman James Anderson, England's top two wicket-takers in Test cricket, were left out of the three-Test series in the Caribbean, which ended in a 1-0 defeat for England and led to Root resigning as skipper. Both returned to the side for the opening Test against New Zealand at Lord's last week and were instrumental in helping the hosts to a five-wicket win in Ben Stokes' first match as captain. "Joe and I spoke at length when he stood down as captain and I said to him how much he's meant to me as a captain, and what a privilege it was...
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England vs New Zealand, 2nd Test: Humbled New Zealand seek quick fixes for Nottingham Test | Cricket News – Times of India

New Zealand head to Nottingham for the second Test against England with pride wounded and their World Test Championship (WTC) campaign on a knife-edge after a deflating loss at Lord's. Less than a year after beating India at the same venue to claim the inaugural WTC trophy, New Zealand's five-wicket defeat on Sunday left them seventh in the standings and another setback at Trent Bridge could prove terminal for their title defence. The Black Caps could do with all hands on deck to turn things around, but are unlikely to have all-rounder Collin de Grandhomme available for the match starting Friday after he suffered a heel injury while bowling on day three. Wicket-keeper Tom Blundell reflects on the first Test against @englandcricket and looks ahead to Friday's second Te… https://t.co/64tI...
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Joe Root puts captaincy cares behind him as he joins ‘10,000 club’ | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: Joe Root underlined the talent that had long seemed obvious from early in his career when he became just the second England batsman to score 10,000 Test runs during a match-winning hundred against New Zealand at Lord's on Sunday. The 31-year-old Yorkshireman's typically composed 115 not out took England, who had been faltering at 69 for four, to a target of 277 and a five-wicket victory over the World Test champions with more than a day to spare. Root radiated serenity at the crease, keeping the scoreboard ticking over against a quality attack without resorting to extravagant strokes during a 170-ball innings that spanned nearly five-and-a-half hours. No wonder Ben Stokes, in his first match since succeeding Root as England captain said afterwards of his close friend: "'Mr Depen...
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Joe Root reveals how his England captaincy became ‘unhealthy’ | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: Joe Root said his time as England captain had ended in an "unhealthy relationship" after marking his return to the ranks with a match-winning hundred against New Zealand at Lord's. Root led England in a record 64 Tests spanning five years before resigning as skipper in April following a run of just one win in 17 Tests. The stresses and strains of leading England during the coronavirus pandemic, allied to a run of poor results including a 4-0 Ashes drubbing in Australia and a 1-0 series loss in the Caribbean, persuaded Root he should step down, with vice-captain Ben Stokes, a close friend, taking over the reins. Root, however, remains one of the world's leading batsmen and his serene 115 not out on Sunday meant the Stokes era began with a five-wicket win over New Zealand as Engla...
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Stokes hails ‘Mr Dependable’ Root after winning start to England reign | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: Joe Root was hailed as England's "Mr Dependable" by new captain Ben Stokes after his predecessor's unbeaten century helped launch the all-rounder's reign with a five-wicket win over New Zealand in the first Test at Lord's on Sunday. Root made 115 not out as England chased down a target of 277 with wicketkeeper Ben Foakes (32 not out) providing excellent support in an unbroken partnership of 120. Victory, achieved with more than a day to spare, saw England to just their second win in 18 Tests. When Root completed his 26th century at this level he became the only player to have scored 10,000 runs within ten years of his Test debut. The Yorkshireman was also only the second Englishman to do so and the joint-youngest from any country to achieve the feat, equalling retired former Eng...
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New Zealand won’t dwell on loss to England, says Kane Williamson | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: Captain Kane Williamson says New Zealand must move on quickly from their five-wicket loss to England in the first Test after the touring side let a winning position slip at Lord's to go 1-0 down in the three-match series. New Zealand were in a commanding position as they led by 242 runs in their second innings with six wickets remaining, but lost three in three balls to open the door for England to fight back and, in the end, complete a comfortable victory. The hosts came into the fourth day needing another 61 runs and eased to the win in dark and gloomy conditions as Joe Root (115 not out) and Ben Foakes (32 not out) put together an excellent unbeaten sixth-wicket stand of 120. "We thought there might be some assistance from the overhead (conditions) but it wasn't to be," Willi...
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England fortunes still rooted in former captain | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: Joe Root's hunger to succeed with England burns as bright as ever after a masterful unbeaten 115 carried the side to a five-wicket victory over New Zealand in the first Test at Lord's on Sunday. Root reluctantly resigned the captaincy this year and was replaced by Ben Stokes, but in scoring his 26th Test century and becoming the 14th batsman to pass 10,000 runs, he quickly underlined his continuing importance to the side. He shared an unbeaten partnership of 120 for the sixth wicket with Ben Foakes to lead the hosts to a tough victory target of 277. "It feels fantastic, more than anything for us to have won this Test match after such a long time. It has been a tough road, but the way everyone has gone about this week has been so enjoyable," Root said. "I’m really looking forward...
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Joe Root century leads England to victory over New Zealand at Lord’s

Joe Root made a superb unbeaten century to masterfully guide England to an impressive five-wicket victory over New Zealand on a gloomy fourth morning of the first test at Lord’s on Sunday. Former captain Root became the 14th batsman to pass 10,000 test runs and finished on 115 not out after sharing a sixth-wicket partnership of 120 with Ben Foakes, whose 32 not out was also crucial for England to reach their victory target of 277. New Zealand’s seamers, previously so potent through the test, found no swing on a cold morning and failed to test the batsmen as the pair picked off the runs with little alarm after England had resumed at 216 for five, needing 61 for victory. Best of Express PremiumPremiumPremiumPremiumPremium England captain Ben Stokes can celebrate victory in his first test...
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Watch: Day three of England-NZ 1st Test witnesses hilarious repeat of 2019 WC final | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: The day three of the first Test between England and New Zealand saw the repeat of the incident that happened in the 2019 ICC World Cup final clash between the two, where the ball had deflected off the bat of a running Ben Stokes and went for a boundary, which had costed New Zealand the trophy. In the 42nd over of England's second innings, Joe Root played a pull towards the mid-wicket area and tried to get a quick single, with Root at the other end. While running, the ball deflected off Stokes's bat and the ball changed its course yet again. Despite that, the batters did not run for the single. If you know, you know 😅🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 #ENGvNZ 🇳🇿 https://t.co/ZyIcvwkk8B— England Cricket (@englandcricket) 1654359301000Just after the incident, pacer Trent Boult who was bowling that over was s...
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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 set to launch Ben Stokes era against New Zealand | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: England will hope to make a fresh start under their new leadership duo of captain Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum against the coach's native New Zealand at Lord's on Thursday. Stokes, himself born in New Zealand but brought up in Cumbria, northwest England, has succeeded Joe Root as England's Test skipper after his close friend stood down following a run of poor results. Chris Silverwood's sacking after a 4-0 Ashes series loss in Australia paved the way for McCullum's appointment as England's new Test coach, with the former New Zealand captain's first match in charge pitting him against a side he knows so well. England hope the attacking approach McCullum pioneered while kick-starting a New Zealand revival that culminated in the Black Caps being crowned World Test champions last...