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Video: Joe Root pranks Stuart Broad from behind during England practice session
Video: Joe Root pranks Stuart Broad from behind during England practice session

Joe Root and Stuart Broad – the prank and the chase that followed The Australia team consider young batsman Joe Root as the one man in the England XI who they must keep a close watch on, but it now appears that his England team-mates cannot have any let-up in concentration when he is around either. The whole of England are currently looking towards Joe Root to launch an Ashes counter-attack, after having lost their 1-0 advantage

Jul 28 2015
The Watson Wonder - Is this the end of Shane's career?
The Watson Wonder - Is this the end of Shane's career?

Shane Watson’s Test career hangs in the balance The first Ashes Test in Cardiff presented an all too familiar scenario for Australian Cricket; Shane Watson embarrassingly dismissed LBW in both innings for not many runs. The big all-rounder also proved ineffective with the ball, failing to take a wicket in the 12 overs he bowled in the match. For a player of so much class, it is almost unbearable to watch Watson struggle to

Jul 13 2015
Ashes 2015: Fitness secrets of top players
Ashes 2015: Fitness secrets of top players

How does Johnson generate the pace? It takes quite some effort for Mitchell Johnson to bowl at 90 mph - 20 overs in a day, or for Alastair Cook to stay on the crease for an entire day. On top of that, these cricketers cannot be slacking off while fielding either as 'catches win matches'. In order to accomplish these superhuman feats, international cricketers have to do a lot of things in addition to practising their skills. Since t

Jul 7 2015
From World Cup to Ashes - Adam Voges realizes what happens, happens for the best
From World Cup to Ashes - Adam Voges realizes what happens, happens for the best

Adam Voges may be a key player in Ashes 2015 In January 2014, selector Darren Lehmann told Adam Voges honestly that he would not be a part of the World Cup. He then had a good record and was in good form. He was a dependable cricketer. So when he was told that he would not even figure in the plans for the biggest cricketing tournament it hurt. “I didn't think I'd ever let anyone down when I'd played one

Jul 7 2015
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

Aussie guiding England to Ashes win will be beautiful: Stuart Broad
Aussie guiding England to Ashes win will be beautiful: Stuart Broad

Stuart Broad London, June 28: England fast bowler Stuart Broad said on Sunday he is relishing the prospect of an Australian guiding England to an Ashes win. Trevor Bayliss is the first ever Australian to coach England and his first test as the manager will be in the five-match Ashes series scheduled to start on July 8 in Cardiff. "I love the fact he's Australian, and could potentially take the Ashes away from Australia, to see a p

Jun 28 2015
Why England deserve to be called favourites heading into the Ashes
Why England deserve to be called favourites heading into the Ashes

ICC World number 6 ranked batsman Joe Root will have to play a vital role if England are to regain the Ashes As we fast approach the first Ashes Test between Australia and England in Cardiff on July 8, the usual war of words has begun. But this time, it's different. England, who are usually the first to bag the tripe out of themselves, actually sound genuinely confident, something which couldn't be easily said about an English

Jun 25 2015
Retired England player Craig Kieswetter reveals disunity in England team
Retired England player Craig Kieswetter reveals disunity in England team

Craig Kieswetter (red glasses) with England teammates Craig Kieswetter, who was thought of as one of the best English batsmen of the present generation before a horrific eye injury sustained during a county match brought a premature end to his career, has talked about the divisive dressing room atmosphere prevailing in the English team - also throwing some light on Kevin Pietersen's strife with the ECB. "It wasn't jus

Jun 23 2015
England pick 5 uncapped players in T20 squad
England pick 5 uncapped players in T20 squad

James Vince is present in England’s T20 squad against New Zealand England have picked 5 uncapped players in their squad for their one-off T20 match against New Zealand at Old Trafford on June 23. Sam Billings, Reece Topley, James Vince, David Willey and Mark Wood are the uncapped players picked in the squad. The 13-man team does not include Stuart Broad, who was removed as the captain of the T20 squa

Jun 18 2015
England vs New Zealand ODI series preview: Can England buck the trend?
England vs New Zealand ODI series preview: Can England buck the trend?

New Zealand were runners-up in the recently concluded World Cup With the first ODI between England and New Zealand round the corner, here’s a sneak-peak into the two sides and how they are shaping up before the start of the limited-overs contest. While New Zealand will look to strengthen their reputation of a strong ODI unit by winning the series, England would want to get their ODI campaign on track by putting up a good show against

Jun 8 2015
New Zealand series best I have played in: Stuart Broad
New Zealand series best I have played in: Stuart Broad

Stuart Broad is bowled in the 2nd Test against New Zealand England pacer Stuart Broad has said that the series against New Zeland was the best he has been involved in – the series of 2 Test matches from which he returned 13 wickets in 76 overs. The fast bowler has been dropped from the upcoming ODI series against the World Cup finalists.  England suffered a 199-run defeat to New Zealand in the second Test on Tuesd

Jun 5 2015
Anderson, Broad and Bell dropped for the ODI Series against New Zealand
Anderson, Broad and Bell dropped for the ODI Series against New Zealand

Morgan will be without the services of Anderson and Broad England dropped many senior players, including batsman Ian Bell, fast bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad, top-order batsman Gary Ballance, as well as off-spinning all-rounder Moeen Ali for the upcoming series against World Cup runners-up New Zealand in England. It clearly shows that the selectors have taken the recent World Cup debacle seriously.   Anot

Jun 3 2015
Analysing the best bowlers in the world across all formats
Analysing the best bowlers in the world across all formats

Is Dale Steyn currently the best bowler in the world? Bowlers are a species of cricketers who never cease to fascinate the viewers of the game. Be it an express delivery hurtling towards a batsman's ribs at 140 kmph, or a ball that turns a mile to nick the top of off-stump, a great ball that outwits a batsman is something we would always love to see. The arrival of the T-20 format has heavily impacted the bowler’s g

Jun 3 2015
England failed to cope with New Zealand's aggressive cricket
England failed to cope with New Zealand's aggressive cricket

Alastair Cook and Brendon McCullum shared the trophy New Zealand secured the two-Test match series after a thumping victory England by 199-run at Headingley. England failed to bat on the last day of second Test and were dismissed on 255 with 19.1 overs remaining. After losing the first test even after being in the commanding position for more the 60 per cent, Kiwis knew that only a win can secure the series loss. They posted a humongo

Jun 3 2015
England face record chase on Day 5; New Zealand need 10 wickets
England face record chase on Day 5; New Zealand need 10 wickets

New Zealand slip fielders in action on Day 4 of the 2nd Test Only 29 overs were possible on Day 4 of the 2nd Test match between England and New Zealand at Headingley because of gentle but persistent rain, leaving the match precariously poised as we head into the final day. England are 1-0 up in the series, but will be hoping rain has a substantial say in how many overs are bowled tomorrow. If there is no rain, New Zeala

Jun 1 2015
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