Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Tag Archives: Ashes

Moeen Ali fears for Test cricket future

LONDON: England batting all-rounder Mooen Ali has expressed his concerns over the future of Test cricket after he observed low crowd attendance in this winter’s Ashes Test Series against Australia. Ali said that he was ‘disappointed’ by low turnout in the Ashes. “I feared in the Ashes actually. The crowds ...

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England coach Bayliss to step down in 2019

LONDON: England coach Trevor Bayliss will step down when his contract ends in 2019, he announced on Tuesday at the end of a troubled Ashes test tour of Australia. The 55-year-old Australian, who was appointed in 2015 to succeed the sacked Peter Moores, said by then it would be time ...

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No need for England overhaul despite Ashes defeat: Anderson

LONDON: England are on the right track and do not need to overhaul their squad despite crashing to a 4-0 Ashes series defeat to Australia, vice captain Jimmy Anderson said on Monday. Anderson has experienced two 5-0 whitewashes in Australia, including the chaotic 2013-14 trip Down Under which resulted in ...

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Ashes: England facing 4-0 defeat against Australia

SYDNEY: England are facing another defeat in the final Ashes Test after Australia once again dominated on the fourth day in Sydney. The tourists closed on 93-4, still 210 short of making the home side bat again. They had been reduced to 15-2 and 43-3, but were held together by ...

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Maxwell, Wade axed from Australia ODI to play England

SYDNEY: Regulars Glenn Maxwell and Matthew Wade were axed from Australia´s squad on Wednesday for this month´s one-day international series against England. Chief selector Trevor Hohns said ODI specialist Maxwell was omitted over consistency concerns, while Tim Paine takes the wicketkeeping gloves from Wade following his outstanding form in the ...

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I deserved criticism for Ashes performances, says Broad

LONDON: England’s Stuart Broad has admitted that much of the criticism he received ahead of the team’s fourth Ashes Test was valid. The bowler arrived in Melbourne with just five wickets in the series, but he and double-centurion Alastair Cook went on to belatedly kick-started their Ashes campaigns on day ...

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Cook says he deserved the axe – before epic double ton

MELBOURNE: Alastair Cook said selectors would have been entitled to drop him over his poor form — before his masterful double-century put England in a winning position in the fourth Ashes Test. The unflappable opening batsman crushed Australia’s hopes of sweeping the five-Test series with an unbeaten 244 on Thursday to ...

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Rain puts a dent in fourth Ashes Test with one day to go

MELBOURNE: A grim, grey day in Melbourne and a glum one for the game. It was almost a relief when the clouds that had been hovering over the MCG released their rain upon two sets of cricketers, striving hard but making very little headway. The inhabitants of Melbourne may be ...

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Cook double affirms England’s dominance

MELBOURNE: On the back of Alastair Cook’s record-breaking and still undefeated 244, England have put themselves in a position of strength to not only avoid a whitewash in the Magellan Ashes series but to actively contemplate victory come the final days of the fourth Test. With virtually no prior form ...

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Day-night test ‘unlikely’ in 2019 Ashes: ECB

LONDON: England will be unlikely to stage a day-night Ashes Test match when Australia tour in 2019, England and Wales Cricket Board chief executive Tom Harrison said on Wednesday. Harrison said England did not need a pink-ball Test in their home Ashes schedule, although Australia has already staged four day-night ...

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