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Jonathan Trott - A career killed fairly young by media pressure
Jonathan Trott - A career killed fairly young by media pressure

Jonatan Trott walks off the field during a 2013 Ashes match Under the partly grey and partly gloomy skies of south London, England hosted Australia in the final Ashes Test during the summer of 2009. The series was locked at 1-1 after four contests of varying pedigree. Cardiff saw a tantalisingly close draw, where James Anderson and Monty Panesar – the final wicket pair – holed out from under pressure from Australia’s bowli

Jun 29 2015
6 cricketers who have been great in Tests but struggled in T20s
6 cricketers who have been great in Tests but struggled in T20s

It has often been said that T20 cricket is ruining the techniques of cricketers. The shortest format of the game, since its introduction, has been thought to endanger the popularity of Test and one-day cricket and also the ability of players to play long innings and bowl a consistent line and length. Critics of T20 cricket claim that Test cricket is the toughest format of the game and that success in the longest format holds you in good stead fo

May 30 2015
Jonathan Trott: Sad end to a great career
Jonathan Trott: Sad end to a great career

Jonathan Trott Jonathan Trott retired from international cricket this month. This was just a formal announcement. Mentally, he was finished since the Brisbane Test of 2013-14 Ashes where Mitchell Johnson, tore apart Jonathan Trott, the batsman and Jonathan Trott, the man. It was a sad end to a career which has had the 'Highest highs' and 'Lowest lows'. While reading an article on him titled "Trott's Moment of Defeat

May 23 2015
Confident New Zealand set to thwart confused England
Confident New Zealand set to thwart confused England

Doug Bracewell and John Henry of New Zealand run between the wickets during the Tour Match between Worcestershire and New Zealand at New Road on May 15, 2015 Over recent years England have typically played host to two teams during their summer season with the first, often - if perhaps unfairly - treated as a warm-up to the greater, and longer series that follows it. This time, however, things are different. New Zealand, bracketed as inferior

May 16 2015
Jonathan Trott announces retirement from international cricket
Jonathan Trott announces retirement from international cricket

Jonathan Trott English batsman Jonathan Trott has retired from international cricket. The Test series against West Indies will be his last, but he will continue to play domestic cricket. He is currently contracted to English side Warwickshire and has not revealed any plans of retiring from domestic cricket. Trott had returned to the English Test side for the 3-match Test series in the Caribbean. His last series before this was the Ashes 18

West Indies crash to 9-wicket defeat to England
West Indies crash to 9-wicket defeat to England

Alistair Cook St. George's (Grenada), April 26 (IANS) Mediocre batting coupled with a devastating new-ball spell from seamer James Anderson combined to see the West Indies squander a position of strength and slide to a heavy nine-wicket defeat to England in the second Test here. Resuming the final day at the Grenada National Stadium on 202/2 with a lead of 37 runs, West Indies spectacularly lost their last eight wickets for 105 runs to

Apr 26 2015
West Indies rally after Marlon Samuels' hundred but England hit back
West Indies rally after Marlon Samuels' hundred but England hit back

Marlon Samuels slams a boundary during his knock St. George's (Grenada), April 23 (IANS) Marlon Samuels' seventh Test hundred and an enterprising last-wicket stand between Devendra Bishoo and Shannon Gabriel propelled the West Indies, but England still hold the advantage after a rain-hit second day of the second Test here on Wednesday. The West Indies were bowled out for a respectable 299 in their first innings after resuming the da

Apr 23 2015
Trott should be dropped by England: Botham
Trott should be dropped by England: Botham

Trott’s comeback didn’t go well St. George's (Grenada), April 21 (IANS) England bowling legend Sir Ian Botham said batsman Jonathan Trott should be left out by England for the second Test against the West Indies starting on Tuesday. Trott suffered a miserable return to Test cricket as he was dismissed for four runs in his two innings as an opener in the drawn first Test in Antigua. Botham insisted English county side Yorksh

Apr 21 2015
Blackwood hundred, Taylor burst fail to stop England charge
Blackwood hundred, Taylor burst fail to stop England charge

England lead by 220 runs with 7 wickets in hand North Sound (Antigua), April 16 (IANS) Jermaine Blackwood's maiden Test century coupled with an incisive new-ball burst from Jerome Taylor, temporarily raised the West Indies' hopes of carving out a match-winning position but England stormed back to end day three of the opening Test on top here. The 23-year-old right-hander carved out a superb, unbeaten 112 as the West Indies, respondi

Apr 16 2015
Micheal Vaughan and Geoff Boycott slam England openers
Micheal Vaughan and Geoff Boycott slam England openers

Alastair Cook of England is bowled by Kemar Roach of West Indies North Sound (Antigua), April 14 (IANS) Former England batsmen Michael Vaughan and Geoff Boycott criticised openers Jonathan Trott and Alastair Cook after the West Indies got them both out early in the first cricket Test here. Trott was out without scoring in the first over and captain Cook failed to fire, scoring just 11 runs off 28 balls on Monday. With England floundering a

Apr 14 2015
Ian Bell hundred puts England in control
Ian Bell hundred puts England in control

Ian Bell plays one shot to the off-side North Sound (Antigua), April 14 (IANS) Ian Bell's 22nd Test hundred took the sting out of the West Indies' attack and lifted England from a position of danger to one of dominance on the opening day of the first cricket Test here on Monday. With his side floundering at 34 for three in the second hour of the morning, the 33-year-old right-hander came to the rescue with a classy 143 that helped p

Apr 14 2015
Alastair Cook key to England's Ashes success: Warne
Alastair Cook key to England's Ashes success: Warne

Cook was not picked for the World Cup Melbourne, April 9 (IANS) Australian spin legend Shane Warne believes England's Ashes hopes rest on their captain Alastair Cook who is back in the side after being dropped for the World Cup. Cook, who was relieved of his One-Day International (ODI) captaincy duties ahead of the quadrennial event, scored his first century for England in more than two years this week in a tour match against Caribbean

Apr 9 2015
England dominate tour game in West Indies
England dominate tour game in West Indies

 Alastair Cook of England plays behind square shot on first day Basseterre (St. Kitts), April 7 (IANS) Captain Alistair Cook neared a hundred as England made an enterprising start to their tour of the Caribbean by dominating a St. Kitts Invitational XI on the opening day of their first two-day game here. At the close at Warner Park on Monday, the tourists were 181 for one in their first innings in reply to St Kitts' paltry 59 all o

Apr 7 2015
England undecided on Alastair Cook's opening partner
England undecided on Alastair Cook's opening partner

Jonathan Trott is likely to open the batting While the fans and pundits have already made up their mind about Alastair Cook’s new opening partner for England in Tests, the Captain has denied all the speculations. Even through the comeback man Jonathan Trott is widely expected to open the innings alongside him, Cook has revealed that no decision has been taken yet. The selectors also picked Adam Lyth in the squad for the 1st time

Apr 5 2015