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Steven Finn blames Newlands backdrop for dropped catches on Day 3 of the second test match against South Africa
Steven Finn blames Newlands backdrop for dropped catches on Day 3 of the second test match against South Africa

Amla was dropped off Finn’s delivery when he was batting on 120England’s fast bowler Steven Finn feels that his team dropped catches because of the peculiarities of the layout of the Newlands ground. The Three Lions missed three potentially costly catches in the second Test against South Africa at Cape Town.Hashim Amla was dropped twice as he battled through the third day’s play to finish unbeaten on 157 as the hosts finish

Jan 5 2016
South Africa v England, First Test, Day Two: Match evenly poised after Broad runs through SA top order
South Africa v England, First Test, Day Two: Match evenly poised after Broad runs through SA top order

Stuart Broad bowled a great spell for the visitors and picked three of the four wickets that fellAs stumps were drawn at Kingsmead, Durban in the first Test between South Africa and England, both teams had positives to cheer about with spoils being shared at the end of Day Two. South Africa finished the day at 137/4, with a settled Dean Elgar and an assured-looking Temba Bavuma at the crease.After putting up 303 on board in the first innings, Eng

Dec 27 2015
Nick Compton, James Taylor rescue England on rain-hit Day 1 after Dale Steyn uproots top order
Nick Compton, James Taylor rescue England on rain-hit Day 1 after Dale Steyn uproots top order

Nick Compton and Ben Stokes leave the fray on Day 1The first day of play in the Test series between South Africa and England in Durban was much interrupted by rain, and was brought to an early end by poor light, with the visitors at 179/4. Apart from the elements, Dale Steyn (3/29) and Nick Compton, who will resume batting on Day 2 unbeaten on 63, were the most influential players on the day.Coming into the England side for the first time since M

Dec 26 2015
Top 10 highest scores on Test debut
Top 10 highest scores on Test debut

Dhawan showed great batting flair on his Test debut against the mighty Aussies Debut for any player is one of the inevitable moments of his career. Since the inception of the longer format, the world has seen players carving their names on the honour boards in their very first appearance while a few have accomplished the mountainous task of scoring a century and even a double century on debut. While many have had debuts to forget, on the f

Nov 29 2015
Bell and Rashid dropped from England's squad for South Africa; Ballance and Compton return
Bell and Rashid dropped from England's squad for South Africa; Ballance and Compton return

Bell was dropped after a series of disappointing series England’s squad for the upcoming tour of South Africa saw wholesale changes, as Ian Bell and Adil Rashid were dropped and Nick Compton and Gary Ballance were recalled, reports Sky Sports. Bell’s poor run of form finally caught up with him, as the 33-year-old, who managed just a solitary fifty in the three-match Test series against Pakistan was dropped, which might spell the

When an English cricket legend played in the Ranji Trophy
When an English cricket legend played in the Ranji Trophy

Denis Compton In its 81 year history, the Ranji Trophy has seen participation by some of the best players in world cricket history. However there have been very few foreign players who have played in the tournament and one standout name is that of legendary English batsman Denis Compton. Considered by many as one of the finest English batsmen ever, Compton grew up in London playing cricket as well as football and he went to represent Arsen

Oct 21 2015
Analysing England's 5 best opening options in Tests and ODIs
Analysing England's 5 best opening options in Tests and ODIs

Lyth had a very poor Ashes run Since the retirement of Andrew Strauss from Test cricket in 2012, England has had no luck finding a long-term partner for Alastair Cook at the top of the order. It has become a major predicament and despite recapturing the Ashes over the summer, the failure of Adam Lyth - who scored just 115 runs in the five-match series - is the latest to come and go, following in the footsteps of Michael Carberry, Nick Compto

Sep 23 2015
Yuvraj Singh called upon by MCC to play in T20 event
Yuvraj Singh called upon by MCC to play in T20 event

Yuvraj Singh of Rest of the World in action during the MCC and Rest of the World match at Lord's Cricket Ground on July 5, 2014 Indian national team hero for several years and 2015 World Cup cast-off Yuvraj Singh has been added to the MCC squad for the Emirates T20 tournament in Dubai in March. Yuvraj will play alongside former England Test captain Alastair Cook, international batsmen Nick Compton and Michael Carberry, Nep

Jan 30 2015
Ashes: Why no Compton?
Ashes: Why no Compton?

Nick Compton must be wondering what he must to do to get back into the English team With the return fixture of the Ashes quickly approaching, all eyes were on the selectors when they announced the squad for the trip. The inclusion of Michael Carberry over Nick Compton certainly raised a few eyebrows among Betfair punters. Before being usurped by Joe Root, Compton was trailed as England’s opening batsman. He played nine tests for England and m

Oct 4 2013
Somerset v Derbyshire: Day 2
Somerset v Derbyshire: Day 2

Craig Kieswetter (C) of Somerset is bowled by Shivnarine Chanderpaul of Derbyshire during day two of the LV County Championship Division One match between Somerset and Derbyshire at The County Ground on September 4, 2013 in Taunton, England. (Getty Images) Roll up, roll up! Place your bets, ladies and gentlemen, on the winners of this absorbing game of cricket. Somerset lead by 36 runs and will probably, with Piyush Chawla in their ranks, fancy

Sep 4 2013
The Ashes 2013: Were the selectors unfair to Nick Compton?
The Ashes 2013: Were the selectors unfair to Nick Compton?

Nick Compton: Given a raw deal? Nick Compton was elevated to the England Test team after a lengthy first-class career of over 100 games with an average in the low 40s. Thrown into the difficult subcontinent environment for the 2012-13 four-test England visit, he scraped 208 runs at an average of 34.66 with one half-century. Not a lot of runs to be sure, but he did stay out in the middle for fairly long periods, once for over three-and-a-half ho

Jul 10 2013
Is dropping Nick Compton for the Ashes the right move?
Is dropping Nick Compton for the Ashes the right move?

Jul 9 2013
England name 13-man squad for first Ashes test
England name 13-man squad for first Ashes test

As expected Nick Compton was dropped from the England squad for the first Test match against Australia that begins on July 10 at Trent Bridge. Batsman Kevin Pietersen, fast bowler Stuart broad and spinner Graeme Swann have all made a comeback into the national team after having completely recovered from injuries. Joe Root is expected to partner Alastair Cook at the top of the order while Steven Finn and Tim Bresnan will have to battle it out for

Jul 6 2013
Joe de vivre: The root to England’s future
Joe de vivre: The root to England’s future

England’s Joe Root celebrates his century against New Zealand It seemed almost inevitable. From the moment he scored a composed 73 on debut at Nagpur, the shrewdest of judges, the harshest of critics and the most discerning of fans had Joe Root inked in at the top of the order for the next 10 years or so. That said, perhaps nobody expected it to happen quickly; it may seem a lifetime ago, but it was only recently that Nick Compton scored

Jul 5 2013
Nick Compton feels he was not given a fair chance to prove his mettle
Nick Compton feels he was not given a fair chance to prove his mettle

Nick Compton feels ‘let down’ Nick Compton believes he did not get “a fair crack of the whip” by English selectors. While he has not yet been officially dropped from the Ashes squad, the fact that he has not been included in England squad for their practice matches means that the official word is just a formality. He said: “I don’t feel that I had a fair crack of the whip. I don’t really know where thin

Jul 4 2013
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