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India, Zimbabwe and the possibility of cricket’s version of a solar eclipse

India, Zimbabwe and the possibility of cricket’s version of a solar eclipse

There’s nothing like staring into a sky full of stars, and feeling as though you’re falling headfirst into the endless depth of the cosmos, to make you feel small and insignificant. India’s visits to Zimbabwe are, like a solar eclipse or the appearance of a comet, rare and spectacular occasions heralded on a similarly cosmic …

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NASSER HUSSAIN: You can love Tests AND the Hundred – cricket is not split like social media suggests

NASSER HUSSAIN: You can love Tests AND the Hundred – cricket is not split like social media suggests

If you follow cricket on social media, you might come away with the impression that our game is in disarray and more divided than ever. You’re either a Test fan or a Hundred fan — but you can’t be both. I’ve found that division difficult to deal with. And I don’t think it reflects the …

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Ben Stokes is reshaping cricket and ranks as England’s most powerful captain in generations

Ben Stokes is reshaping cricket and ranks as England’s most powerful captain in generations

Ben Stokes may have trouble getting his ideas across when using the written word but there is no question his message has been heard at all levels of the English game after only four Tests as permanent captain. “It’s the last time I will ever write on a whiteboard because I needed to ask how …

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Cricket: Ross Taylor reveals he almost recruited Ben Stokes for the Black Caps

Ben Stokes and Ross Taylor never got to both wear the black jersey. Photo/Getty Former Black Caps captain Ross Taylor has revealed that New Zealand Cricket missed its chance to recruit a teenage Ben Stokes, after Taylor spotted his raw talent while playing County Cricket. Taylor, writing in his new book ‘Ross Taylor: Black & …

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Will cricketers only play IPL or Big Bash? Kapil Dev wants ICC to protect Test and ODI cricket

Former India captain Kapil Dev has urged the ICC to protect ODI and Test cricket amid the growing popularity of T20 cricket and the mushrooming of T20 leagues across the globe. Several top franchise leagues have mushroomed in major cricketing nations over the last few years as T20 cricket continues to gain major eyeballs. The …

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Zim vs Ind 2022 – Shikhar Dhawan embraces spirituality to stay positive

Shikhar Dhawan loves playing the flute. It gives him a sense of calm. He has also embraced spirituality, which he believes has opened his eyes to a world of positivity. “I learned it through spirituality,” Dhawan said, when asked how he has maintained a sense of calm through the several highs and lows in his …

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Osman Samiuddin – Cricket could learn from the NFL and start thinking of itself as a collective

In 1960 a new commissioner of the NFL in America, Pete Rozelle, convinced the league’s franchise owners to start thinking and acting collectively. Rozelle’s argument was a simple but forceful one. The league’s attractiveness and marketability was not dependent on one or two teams but on the competitiveness of the whole. By agreeing to work …

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Ask Steven – How many left-arm bowlers have taken more international wickets than Trent Boult?

I was sorry to read that Trent Boult was winding down his international career. Has any other left-arm bowler taken more international wickets, apart, perhaps, from Wasim Akram? asked Bruce McKenzie from New Zealand You’re right in thinking that Wasim Akram leads the way: he took no fewer than 916 wickets in international cricket – …

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The Hundred: Birmingham Phoenix stay unbeaten with victory over Trent Rockets | Cricket News

An unbeaten stand of 78 between Amy Jones and Ellyse Perry helped Phoenix make it two from two with an eight-wicket victory over the Rockets at Edgbaston; Emily Arlott’s 3-19 helped restrict the visitors to 116-9 from their 100 balls Last Updated: 15/08/22 7:16pm Please use the Chrome browser for a more accessible video player …

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