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Livingstone, Crane in England T20 squad
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Livingstone, Crane in England T20 squad

June 12th, 2017 | by admin
England have named five uncapped players in their 16-man squad for three T20s against South Africa at the end of June. Liam Livingstone and Mason Crane have won first call-ups, while Dawid Malan, Tom Curran and Craig Overton are...
Australia’s last chance to get their campaign started
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Australia’s last chance to get their campaign started

June 9th, 2017 | by admin
Match facts June 10, 2017 Start time 10.30am local (0930 GMT) Big picture   Which was the only undefeated team at the 2010 FIFA World Cup? It wasn’t Spain, for although they finished the tournament as champions, they...
Roy ‘selflessness’ deserves loyalty – Farbrace
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Roy ‘selflessness’ deserves loyalty – Farbrace

June 8th, 2017 | by admin
Jason Roy’s “selflessness” is likely to see him retain his place in the England side for their final Champions Trophy group-stage match against Australia. Roy has failed to pass 20 in his last eight ODI innings...
Buttler braced to ramp up pressure on Australia
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Buttler braced to ramp up pressure on Australia

June 7th, 2017 | by admin
It won’t rank up there with the most cutting of barbs between Ashes rivals, but Jos Buttler admitted it would be “nice” to knock Australia out of the Champions Trophy when the sides meet at Edgbaston on...
Resolute England march into semi-finals
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Resolute England march into semi-finals

June 6th, 2017 | by admin
England 310 (Root 64, Buttler 61*, Hales 56) beat New Zealand 223 (Williamson 87, Plunkett 4-59) by 87 runs This was not quite the contest which brought the Champions Trophy alive, alas, but England will not lose sleep over that....
Woakes could be sidelined for two South Africa Tests
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Woakes could be sidelined for two South Africa Tests

June 6th, 2017 | by admin
Chris Woakes could miss the first two Tests against South Africa due to the side strain which ruled him out of the Champions Trophy. The recovery timeframe is four to six weeks, with Woakes admitting it is likely to be the longer...
Blockbusting England must beware complacency
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Blockbusting England must beware complacency

May 31st, 2017 | by admin
Match facts   June 1, 2017 Start time 10.30am local (0930 GMT) Big picture Two of the most-improved ODI teams of the last two years will be pitted against each other in the Champions Trophy opener. England and Bangladesh...
‘Massive advantages’ of IPL but not over Tests
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‘Massive advantages’ of IPL but not over Tests

May 30th, 2017 | by admin
Andrew Strauss, the director of England cricket, has defended his decision to allow key England players to participate in the IPL despite subsequent injury concerns. Both Ben Stokes and Chris Woakes were obliged to sit-out games...
Rabada and Parnell blow England away
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Rabada and Parnell blow England away

May 29th, 2017 | by admin
South Africa 156 for 3 (Amla 55) beat England 153 (Bairstow 51, Roland-Jones 37*, Rabada 4-39, Maharaj 3-25, Parnell 3-43) by seven wickets South Africa will go into the Champions Trophy with confidence partially restored after...
Shami, Dhawan and Kohli get workouts in truncated match
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Shami, Dhawan and Kohli get workouts in truncated match

May 28th, 2017 | by admin
India 129 for 3 (Kohli 52*, Dhawan 40) beat New Zealand 189 (Ronchi 66, Neesham 46*, Bhuvneshwar 3-28, Shami 3-47) by 45 runs (D/L method) A handsome, unbeaten half century from Virat Kohli, and a lethal spell of fast bowling...