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Twenty Questions for Greg Chappell

“Australian players have become too conservative in the way they bat and bowl. We need to get back to playing a more expansive brand of cricket. We need more risk-takers.” Greg Chappell lays down the law on the modern day … Continue reading

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Australia versus India Test series Eye-Spy

The eagerly anticipated series between England’s two Test cricket bitches is upon us. Play along with our handy guide and award yourself a point for each of the following… Mitchell Johnson sees the first Test team sheet and turns up … Continue reading

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CMJ: England reach natural ODI level, for now

Fifth in the world again in the 50-over game: that seems about right for England, although in their own conditions India are the best, not third behind Australia and South Africa as they now officially are. Inspired by their leonine … Continue reading

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Martin Johnson: England doing their bit again for pub conversation

That’s better. Ever since England thrashed the Aussies Down Under last winter, there hasn’t been a single decent conversation down at my local pub.  For decades, the place has reverberated with animated chatter – mostly along the lines of “they’re … Continue reading

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Vic Marks: Cricket’s inflation taking game to new levels

Inflation is rampant. But I don’t suppose Mervyn King, George Osborne or Ed Balls will be too worried in this instance. At Mohali, in the third one-day international of the series against India, England knocked up 298 for 4 from … Continue reading

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Jonathan Agnew: Administrators “not listening” on scheduling

I presume it was merely a coincidence that the England and Wales Cricket Board published its schedule for the summer of 2012 in the same week as the England squad for a whistle-stop tour of India was announced. Next summer … Continue reading

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Cook warns against India backlash: Robin Hutchison

Alastair Cook has warned England to expect a backlash from India in next month’s ODI series. Cook recently led the team to a 3-0 victory against their injury-ravaged opponents to cap a successful summer of cricket. But he expects both … Continue reading

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Eng v Ind live: New boy Bairstow sees England home; 5th ODI, Cardiff

Score: India 304-6 (Kohli 107, Dravid 69, Dhoni 50 no; Swann 3-34), England 241-4 (Cook 50, Trott 63, Bairstow 41 no, Bopara 37 no) England won by six wickets (D/L) Full scorecard India’s total humiliation is complete. A game which … Continue reading

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Eng v Ind live: Kohli and Dravid put India in charge; 5th ODI, Cardiff

Score: India 304-6 (Kohli 107, Dravid 69, Dhoni 50 no; Swann 3-34) Match scorecard If you are deprived of a 100th international century from Sachin Tendulkar what becomes the consolation prize? Judging by vociferous Indian support – and what a … Continue reading

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Eng v Ind live: Curtain down on wretched tour; 5th ODI, Cardiff

Duncan Fletcher is not known for his Churchillian speeches or rallying calls but even the India coach will be imploring his charges to give it one more effort today. Plenty of time to relax on the plane home lads, but … Continue reading

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