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David Willey

England’s only weak-link lies in their bowling

Are the England bowlers their weak-link?  England registered their second ODI whitewash after beating Australia 5-0 in the series. England left no stones unturned and punched above their weight against one of the top sides in the world and gave...
England highest ODI score

Would you rather watch England’s record 481/6 ODI score or would you prefer a...

"In basketball, talk that three-point scoring is destroying the game is growing louder and louder. It might be a stretch to say that big hitting is destroying cricket, but could it not be argued that it has become too...
Jos Buttler

The talking points from the England-Australia series

Australia’s woes in the shortest format of the game continued as the side slumped to a 0-5 whitewash in the recently concluded series against England. In the absence of two of their biggest stalwarts Steven Smith and David Warner,...
Moeen Ali

Moeen Ali’s growth as a bowler resolves England’s woes to an extent

"Ali has been a vital cog in this English line-up, his bowling has been more than handy and along with Adil Rashid, they have formed a formidable bowling pair" On Sunday, when Australia won the toss and opted to bat...
Billy Stanlake

Billy Stanlake is here to stay

"Stanlake could fit into a full-fledged Australian bowling attack in the future, consisting of Starc, Hazlewood and Cummins" In the absence of regular quicks, it was an opportunity for some of the other talented pacers to prove themselves in Australia's...
Andrew Tye and Umpire

What ails the Australian ODI cricket team?

Australia are in a mess...... Humbled 0-5 by South Africa, humiliated 0-2 by New Zealand, knocked out of the Champions Trophy in the group stages of the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017, lost 1-4 to India and now trailing 0-3 in...
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Glenn Maxwell, if not now, when?

"It is nearly impossible to replace someone of the caliber of Warner and Smith, but with the World Cup less than a year away, Australia will need to finalise a core team at least a couple of months before...
Jos Buttler

Buttler turning out to be the X-factor for England

"Buttler’s success across formats is a testament to his versatility and ability to adapt. It’s not easy for any batsman to dominate all three formats the way Buttler did" It was England’s bowling that won them the game at London...
Eion Morgan

Morgan-Root’s experience harbour England to safety

The experience of Morgan and Root proved productive for England...... After a shocking defeat at the hands of Scotland, England were on the brink of creating another upset in the series opener against Australia at London, but an astute partnership...
Australia v England ODI 2018

Australia’s batsmen need to correct their flaws against the spin bowlers

"The display against the slower bowlers does remain a matter of much concern for Australia, ahead of the World Cup next year" Even as Australia’s primary spinner Nathan Lyon has been in the news for tightening the grip over the...
Moeen Ali

Ali-Rashid show a sign of England’s changing requirements from home surfaces

"England's second line of attack - spin. Led by the handy Adil Rashid and ably supported by Moeen Ali, England's backup plan (if they can't get pitches to gift runs) seems to be to get it turning" “We had never...

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