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Playing in T20 leagues will prepare me for ODI World Cup: Joe Root | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: With an eye on the ODI World Cup in India this year, former England Test skipper Joe Root is hoping to further fine-tune his 50-over skills by playing in domestic T20 leagues such as the ILT20 in the UAE.While Root has played more than 150 ODIs, scoring 6,207 runs at an average of 50.05, he still feels leagues like the ILT20, beginning in Dubai on January 13, will give him the necessary versatility as England aim to retain the 50-over World Cup."I have a lot of experience in playing 50-over cricket now. I have got a good understanding of how to play in ODIs."I really want to develop my white-ball game further and if there is anything that I can add to my 50-over game, it will come from playing more T20 cricket and putting myself in situations I have not found myself frequently du...
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England dismiss Pakistan for 304 on opening day of third Test | Cricket News – Times of India

KARACHI (Pakistan): England dismissed Pakistan for 304 on the first day of the third and final Test of the series at Karachi's National Stadium on Saturday, with home side skipper Babar Azam and Agha Salman putting on defiant half-centuries. Babar hit a superb 78 at the top of the order while Salman made 56 later in the innings to take them to a respectable total as wickets fell regularly around them. England were 7-1 at stumps with Ben Duckett (4) and Ollie Pope (3) batting together after Zak Crawley was trapped in front of the wicket for a duck in Abrar Ahmed's opening over. Pakistan, who have already lost the series with defeats in Rawalpindi and Multan, won the toss and opted to bat on another flat track. But the hosts were rocked by England, who made early inroads in the first sess...
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IPL 2023 auction | Ben Stokes, Cameron Green headline 405-strong mini-auction list

England’s skipper Ben Stokes during a test cricket match against Pakistan. | Photo Credit: AP World's premier all-rounders Ben Stokes of England and Cameron Green of Australia are set to enjoy a bidding frenzy as 405 players will go under the hammer for 87 slots at the IPL mini-auction on December 23 in Kochi.England's Test captain Stokes and the rising Aussie sensation Green are in the highest base price bracket of ₹2 crore while former England Test captain Joe Root has also put his name up at ₹1 crore."Out of 405 players, 273 are Indians and 132 are overseas players of which 4 players are from associate nations. The total capped players are 119, uncapped players are 282 and 4 from associate nations. A maximum of 87 slots are now available with up to 30 being slotted for overseas play...
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Beating Pakistan on home turf is ‘massive’, says England skipper Ben Stokes | Cricket News – Times of India

MULTAN: Skipper Ben Stokes hailed England's Test series win in Pakistan Monday as "massive", as the team's new-found aggressive approach continues to pay dividends. England beat Pakistan by 26 runs in the second Test -- following their 74-run victory in the first encounter in Rawalpindi -- to wrap up the series even before this week's final match in Karachi. Both games came on the back of aggressive batting dubbed "Bazball", after the nickname of new coach Brendon "Baz" McCullum who has transformed the team since taking over in May. The victory gives England their eighth win in the nine Tests since McCullum and Stokes took charge. It is also England's third series win in Pakistan, although they have not toured there in 17 years because of security fears. "Not for one minute are we going...
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2nd Test: England recall Mark Wood, Ollie Pope retains keeper’s gloves against Pakistan | Cricket News – Times of India

England have replaced injured all-rounder Liam Livingstone with fast bowler Mark Wood in the only change to their squad for the second Test against Pakistan, with Ollie Pope retaining the wicketkeeper's gloves. Livingstone has returned home after sustaining a knee injury in his debut Test in Rawalpindi, where England pulled off a remarkable 74-run victory for a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. Wood missed the first Test as he continued his recovery from a hip injury. Ben Foakes, who missed the opener with illness, is now fully fit but England skipper Ben Stokes confirmed that Pope, who made 108 in the first innings in Rawalpindi, will continue behind the wicket because of his superior batting. "I'll still keep saying that he (Foakes) is the best keeper in the world," Stokes said on t...
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1st Test: England scent victory against Pakistan after bold declaration | Cricket News – Times of India

RAWALPINDI (Pakistan): England made a bold declaration and then short-ball tactics to great effect to be on course for a comprehensive victory in the opening Test against Pakistan on Sunday. Having taken a 78-run lead in the runfest, England declared their second innings on 264-7 to set Pakistan an improbable victory target of 343 with four sessions to go. On a docile pitch where seven batsmen smashed hundreds, England's pace attack bent their backs and diligently pursued a short-ball strategy to dent Pakistan's top order. The home side finished the penultimate day on 80-2, still 263 behind their target, with number three batsman Azhar Ali unlikely to bat again after retiring hurt with a damaged finger. Opener Imam-ul-Haq (43) and debutant Saud Shakeel (24) were resisting England's vict...
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Watch: Joe Root bats left-handed against Pakistan | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Two days and two unique ways of entertaining the crowd, England batsman Joe Root has been in the news for his innovations during the first Test against Pakistan in Rawalpindi. After Root was seen rubbing the ball on spinner Jack Leach's bald head to get the shine on the ball on the third day, the right-handed batsman left everyone stunned on Day 4 of the match when he decided to bat left-handed to counter leg spinner Zahid Mahmood. However, the ambidextrous Root's innovation got almost backfired as his sweep shot was put down by Naseem Shah at midwicket. But later he was dismissed by Mahmood only for 73 off just 69 balls. Joe Root decides to bat left-handed 😳#PAKvENG | #UKSePK https://t.co/GOvnkof54B— Pakistan Cricket (@TheRealPCB) 1670144973000Coming to the match, England de...
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Watch: Left-handed Joe Root during PAK vs ENG 1st Test

Veteran England batter Joe Root switched his batting grip from right to left after bringing up his half-century during the first Test between Pakistan and England in Rawalpindi on Sunday. Joe Root simply bats left handed. Remarkable pic.twitter.com/CXUr3dLCS8 — Will Macpherson (@willis_macp) December 4, 2022 However, two balls later he reverted to his more typical stance and reverse-swept spinner Zahid Mahmood for four. But the Pakistan spinner had the last laugh when he snared Root by bowling outside the leg and forced the Englishman to go for a conventional sweep shot which led to a top edge and a simple catch at fine leg. Root is not the first batter to change his stance in the middle of an innings. Former India Test great Sunil Gavaskar had batted left-handed for Bombay (Mumbai) ag...
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1st Test: England in charge in Rawalpindi despite Babar hundred | Cricket News – Times of India

RAWALPINDI (Pakistan): Pakistan skipper Babar Azam became the seventh batsman to smash a century on Saturday, on Day 3 of a veritable runfest in the opening Test against England in Rawalpindi, but the visitors remain on course for a solid first innings lead. After an English quartet hammered hundreds on Friday, a trio of home batters helped themselves to centuries to power Pakistan to 499/7 on Day 3. Agha Salman was batting on 10 with Zahid Mahmood on one at the other end when bad light stopped play, with Pakistan still 158 behind England's massive first innings total of 657. England batsman Joe Root told Sky Sports afterwards: "A brilliant day. That last session, all the work we put in came to fruition. Babar Azam. (AP Photo)"It was attritional. We had to be creative throughout the day...
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Watch: Joe Root’s unique way of shining the ball leaves commentators in splits | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The ongoing Pakistan vs England first Test in Rawalpindi has seen over 1100 runs being scored in the first three days. The flat wicket at the Rawalpindi Cricket Stadium has drawn criticism from all quarters as it has offered an imbalanced contest between bat and ball. As the dull Test in Rawalpindi continued on the third day, former England skipper Joe Root provided a dose of laughter with his unique way of shining the ball. In an attempt to get the shine on the ball to get the reverse swing going, Root was seen rubbing the ball on Jack Leach's bald head. The ICC has permanently banned the usage of saliva and sweat is the only way for the players to shine the ball. The commentators panel, that included former England skipper Nasser Hussain during the incident, burst out in la...
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Stomach bug sweeps through England camp on eve of Pakistan Test | Cricket News – Times of India

RAWALPINDI: England's cricketers, including skipper Ben Stokes, have been struck down with a suspected stomach bug on the eve of the first Test against Pakistan in Rawalpindi, despite the touring party bringing their own chef. A ceremony on Wednesday for the two captains to unveil the series trophy was postponed to give Stokes time to recover. "Several players and staff members, including England captain Ben Stokes, are feeling unwell and have been advised to stay at the hotel to rest up," said the England and Wales Cricket Board in a statement. Reports in British media said the players were suffering from viral food poisoning. About half of the playing squad of 16 has been hit, according to the BBC, with only five taking part in an optional training session with around 14 members of th...
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England cricket team arrives for first Test series in Pakistan since 2005 | Cricket News – Times of India

ISLAMABAD: England's cricket team arrived in Islamabad early Sunday to play its first Test series in Pakistan since 2005. Led by Ben Stokes, England will kick off the tour in Rawalpindi -- an adjacent city to Islamabad -- which hosts the first Test from next Thursday. The second Test will be played at Multan from Dec. 9-13 before England round off the tour with the final Test at Karachi from December 17-21. England had played a seven-match T20 series in Pakistan prior to the T20 World Cup in Australia where it went on to beat Pakistan in the final. England was due to tour Pakistan last year before the T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates but abandoned the tour due to security concerns after New Zealand had aborted its tour to Pakistan just minutes before the toss in the first ODI a...
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Ben Stokes the Test skipper can learn from his recent T20 success: Ian Chappell | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former Australian captain Ian Chappell feels Ben Stokes the Test captain has plenty to learn from his match-winning performances in the T20 World Cup. Stokes showed his big match prowess once again with a fighting unbeaten half-century in the T20 World Cup final against Pakistan. His innings in the 2019 ODI World Cup final and the Ashes Test in the same year have become part of cricketing folklore. In his column for ESPNcricinfo, Chappell wrote what Stokes the captain as well as the batter can learn from his recent T20 success. "Stokes has an enviable record of performing at his best when the stakes are highest. He has done it in crucial Tests and one-day matches and now he has achieved that remarkable feat in T20 cricket. It's no wonder England captain Jos Buttler demanded h...
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England’s Root keen to see ‘Bazball’ succeed abroad

England’s aggressive approach to test cricket under skipper Ben Stokes and head coach Brendon McCullum has paid rich dividends at home and batsman Joe Root is keen to see how it fares abroad in different conditions. Casting aside caution and taking the game to the bowlers in an approach that has been dubbed ‘Bazball’, England have chased down intimidating targets with fearless batting to win six of their last seven tests, all on home soil. They next visit Pakistan for a three-test series in December followed by two tests in New Zealand in February and Root told Sky Sports he hoped England would go from strength to strength with their attacking brand of cricket. “The challenge for us now is to keep going for it, keep trying to explore new areas in the format and see how far we can take i...
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Ton-up Ben Stokes and Ben Foakes add to South Africa’s agony in second Test | Cricket News – Times of India

MANCHESTER: Ben Stokes hit his first century since being appointed England's full-time captain and wicketkeeper Ben Foakes also reached three figures as the hosts established a commanding lead over South Africa in the second Test in Manchester on Friday. Stokes made 103, with Foakes a Test-best 113 not out after completing his second century at this level when his skipper declared England's first innings on 415-9, a lead of 264 runs, after South Africa had been dismissed for a meagre 151. That left World Test Championship leaders South Africa with a tricky nine overs to bat before the close of the second day at a sun-drenched Old Trafford. But the Proteas, 1-0 up in this three-match series after a dominant innings and 12-run win in the first Test at Lord's, got through to stumps on 23-0...
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Robinson returns to England’s team for second South Africa Test | Cricket News – Times of India

Fast bowler Ollie Robinson has returned to the England team in place of Matthew Potts for the second Test against South Africa which will begin at Old Trafford on Thursday.Fast bowler Ollie Robinson has returned to the England team in place of Matthew Potts for the second Test against South Africa which will begin at Old Trafford on Thursday. Robinson is the only change made by captain Ben Stokes, whose side lost the first Test by an innings and 12 runs inside three days at Lord's. The teams are due to play the third and final Test at The Oval from Sept. 8. England team to face South Africa: Zak Crawley, Alex Lees, Ollie Pope, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes, Ben Foakes, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach Ollie Robinson, James Anderson. FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIAFacebookTwitterInstagramKOO AP...
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South African speedster Nortje relishes generating fiery pace in Test win | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: South African speedster Anrich Nortje said he relished bowling at speeds rarely seen in English conditions, after he was timed at 148 kph in his team’s crushing innings defeat of England in their first Test at Lord’s on Friday. Nortje ripped through the heart of the home batting, taking three wickets in 10 balls at one point, as England slumped to 149 all out in their second innings to lose the Test inside three days. Nortje’s average speed in the over where he dismissed the dangerous Jonny Bairstow was 148 kph, making it the quickest over England have had to face at home in the last decade of test cricket, according to the analytics website CricViz. "It's exciting, something I've wanted to do since I was a kid," Nortje told a news conference. "It's hard work, you have to get yo...
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Ben Stokes says England can recover from South Africa thrashing | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: England captain Ben Stokes said his side "can't be great every day" following a crushing defeat by a "relentless" South Africa in the first Test at Lord's. The Proteas needed fewer than three days' play to complete an innings and 12-run win, with England bowled out for just 149 before tea on Friday after a meagre 165 in their first innings. This was England's first defeat under a new leadership duo of Stokes and coach Brendon McCullum following a run of just one win in 17 Tests that signalled the end of Joe Root's captaincy. England had won all four of their previous Tests since Stokes and former New Zealand captain McCullum took up their positions. The victories were notable for their attacking batting in the fourth innings, including a superb run chase of 378 to beat India at ...
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1st Test: England will not abandon ‘Bazball’ despite heavy defeat | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: Captain Ben Stokes and coach Brendon McCullum promised to persist with England’s new attacking approach to Test cricket despite being handed a heavy innings defeat on Friday in the first Test against South Africa. The new England skipper and coach have adopted an attacking approach to the Test arena, dubbed "Bazball", and have chased down impressive targets to win Tests against New Zealand and India in the last two months with a swashbuckling batting style and aggressive bowling spells. But they were emphatically thumped by an innings and 12 runs at Lord's in the first of a three Test-series, as South Africa’s bowlers ruled supreme, restricting England to 165 in their first innings and then dismissing them for 149 on Friday. Stokes, however, said there would be no change when th...
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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 ...