I was devastated for three days after NZ lost the 2019 WC final, but was also delighted for the likes of Jos Buttler & Joe Root: Shane Bond | Cricket News – Times of India

The 2019 ICC ODI World Cup final was perhaps hands down the most heartbreaking match in cricketing history. The clash between England and New Zealand ended in a tie and then the subsequent Super Over was also tied. England were declared winners on the boundary countback rule, because they had hit more boundaries. This was … Read more

England vs New Zealand: After NZ loss, Alastair Cook fears England batsmen ‘can’t handle Test cricket’ | Cricket News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: England great Alastair Cook delivered a stinging rebuke to the current team’s batsmen by saying they “can’t handle” the pressure of Test cricket as they suffered a humiliating series loss to New Zealand at Edgbaston on Sunday. New Zealand won a two-match contest 1-0, taking just 11 overs and 52 minutes’ playing time on … Read more

Stuart Broad wants ICC to do away with soft signal rule | Cricket News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: Veteran England pacer Stuart Broad wants the ICC to scrap the soft signal rule as he feels the system is not up to the mark and unnecessarily puts match officials in a “tricky position”. Broad aired his views following a controversial decision involving New Zealand batsman Devon Conway on the second day of the … Read more

2nd Test: Conway and Young put NZ in charge against England at Edgbaston | Cricket News – Times of India

Devon Conway and Will Young scored half-centuries as New Zealand finished the second day on 229/3, 74 runs behind England’s first innings score in the second and final Test against at Edgbaston on Friday. Left-handed batsman Conway, fresh from his brilliant double hundred on debut at Lord’s in the opening test, smashed 12 boundaries for … Read more

2nd Test: Burns, Lawrence keep England afloat against New Zealand | Cricket News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM (England): England batsmen Rory Burns and Dan Lawrence scored battling half-centuries as the hosts recovered from a mid-innings wobble to reach 258-7 against New Zealand on the opening day of the second and final Test on Thursday. Burns fought hard even as wickets fell around him and looked set to reach his fourth Test … Read more

Virat Kohli retains fifth spot, Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant joint sixth in Test rankings

India captain Virat Kohli retained his fifth spot while teammates Rohit Sharma and Rishabh Pant were joint sixth in the latest ICC Test rankings for batsmen. New Zealand’s double centurion Test debutant Devon Conway entered the Test batting rankings at 77th position in the list headed by his captain Kane Williamson on 895 rating points. … Read more

Boris Johnson criticises suspension of England paceman Ollie Robinson over racist tweets | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: British Prime Minister Boris Johnson backed comments from his culture and sports secretary on Monday that English cricket’s ruling body went “over the top” by suspending paceman Ollie Robinson over historical racist and sexist tweets. Oliver Dowden on Monday urged the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to “think again” over the sanction for … Read more

England team fined 40 per cent match fee for slow over-rate | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: England have been fined 40 per cent of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate against New Zealand in the first Test at Lord’s, the ICC said on Monday. ICC match referee Chris Broad imposed the sanction after Joe Root‘s side was ruled to be two overs short of the target after time … Read more

Wasim Jaffer, Shane Warne Criticise England’s Safety First Approach in First New Zealand Test

Australia’s legendary former legspinner Shane Warne criticised England for their safety first approach in the first Test against New Zealand, saying it was a huge opportunity missed to win a Test and provide some excitement. The first Test ended in a draw with England playing for a draw chasing 273 on the final day. ‘ECB … Read more

Ollie Robinson has shown genuine remorse, we need to make cricket more inclusive: Joe Root | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: England’s new fast bowler Ollie Robinson‘s eight-year-old racist and sexist tweets were completely “unacceptable” but he has shown “genuine remorse”, skipper Joe Root said while pushing for inclusivity in the country’s cricket set-up, starting from the top. Robinson, who made an impressive Test debut with a match-haul of 7 wickets against New Zealand at … Read more