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2014/07/27 17:25
2014/07/27 17:25
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I don't think I've ever read a single post, quote or article (except maybe from the odd usual suspect having a go at certain players regardless of topic, form etc.) questioning or doubting Cook's...
2014/07/27 17:25
2014/07/27 17:25
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2014/07/26 21:12
2014/07/26 21:12
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England rarely sack cricket captains any more. Instead in the case of Alastair Cook he is allowed to provide a taut, psychological drama, which is compelling and angst-ridden, even for spectators. If...
2014/07/26 13:51
2014/07/26 13:51
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Beefy backing England Sir Ian Botham is backing England to bounce back and square the Investec Series with India when the third Test gets under way at the Ageas Bowl on Sunday. England v India....
2014/07/26 09:25
2014/07/26 09:25
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A few years back I had done an analysis on streaks in Test cricket. I had done this work based on a notional number of consecutive Tests as the streak. Towards the end of the article there was an...
2014/07/26 03:25
2014/07/26 03:25
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... anyone whose job it was to report on the England cricket team, Kevin Pietersen was the gift that just kept on giving," writes Simon Wilde in the introduction to On Pietersen, his portrait of the...
2014/07/25 16:17
2014/07/25 16:17
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A video of Monaco’s main man Radamel Falcao is doing the rounds on Twitter today because he nearly took his friends head off with a baseball. Falcao being half decent at the USA's version of rounders...
2014/07/25 05:43
2014/07/25 05:43
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WE were stuffed by the Indians at Lord's and it was the same story in Maid Marian Way, where I stopped at the Calcutta Club en route to my chariot in the completely useless St James's Street...
2014/07/23 12:09
2014/07/23 12:09
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But then successful captaincy in modern sport is not what we outsiders imagine it to be. It is not how we practise it on the park pitch on a Sunday morning, all clapping hands and yelling...
2014/07/23 11:31
2014/07/23 11:31
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Bishen Singh Bedi feels the only trick the India missed so far in England is not playing Ravichandran Ashwin. Photo: AP/ File Impressed by India's brilliant showing at Lord's, spin legend Bishen...
2014/07/23 05:56
2014/07/23 05:56
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England captain Alastair Cook reacts after drawing a match. AFP PHOTO Alastair Cook retained the England captaincy while the selectors brought in uncapped Lancashire wicketkeeper Jos Buttler to a...
2014/07/23 05:25
2014/07/23 05:25
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First Mitchell Johnson and now Ishant Sharma. The phenomenon of a much-ridiculed fast bowler returning to kick English bottoms, like a bullied schoolboy who has spent the intervening years in the...
2014/07/23 03:25
2014/07/23 03:25
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A low ebb can typically be found in any city in the world at 3am on a Saturday morning. It's someone lying in their own sick, urine and faeces. The night started with such high hopes. In cricket, a...
2014/07/23 01:48
2014/07/23 01:48
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England's Alastair Cook. Photo: Reuters SOUTHAMPTON, England Alastair Cook has been reconfirmed as captain for the third test against India despite England losing seven of its last nine Tests. Even...
2014/07/22 21:47
2014/07/22 21:47
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Peter Moores has given his senior players a verbal 'kick up the backside' and told them it is time to deliver. The England boss has shown his faith by picking them all again in a 13-man squad for the...
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2014/07/22 16:46
2014/07/22 16:46
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Change needed: Alastair Cook should no longer captain England. Photo: Reuters It is a simple question. Now that Alastair Cook has declined to give up the captaincy for the benefit of the team, will...
2014/07/22 15:25
2014/07/22 15:25
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What happened at Lord's on Monday was a shock. Have you ever seen such a change of emphasis from one session to the next? Not sure I have. At 12.59pm, England were close to an even-money bet. Barely...
2014/07/22 12:59
2014/07/22 12:59
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There are more happy hookers in this England line-up than there are at Soho," Willis said at a Sky Sports programme Former England captain Bob Willis took potshots at the England cricket team after...
2014/07/22 07:09
2014/07/22 07:09
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Nothing in life can ever have prepared him for the torment he has endured over the past few weeks. To begin with, everything went right for the former cathedral chorister with the matinee idol...
2014/07/22 02:25
2014/07/22 02:25
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... Death of Harold Larwood - in Australia, the country whose batsmen he'd once traumatised. One of the fastest bowlers of all time, Larwood took 33 wickets in the controversial 1932-33 Bodyline...
2014/07/22 00:31
2014/07/22 00:31
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The tide continues to turn against Cook after England's winless run in Tests stretched to 10 with a 95-run loss to India on Monday. Several of England's former Test captains have called for Cook to...
2014/07/27 17:25
2014/07/27 17:25
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