Top 10 sporting villains that you love to hate

4:16 PM ET ESPN staff They are the players who always seem to turn it on against your team. The ones who you wish were on your side. Or the pantomine villains who revel in playing the bad guy. The ones who despite all that talent just don’t do it for you. Here’s our list … Read more

2nd Test: Henry strikes as New Zealand eye England series win | Cricket News – Times of India

BIRMINGHAM: Matt Henry took three top-order wickets to leave New Zealand on the brink of a series-clinching win as England‘s batsmen failed miserably in the second and final Test at Edgbaston on Saturday. England, on a good batting pitch, were 122-9 in their second innings at stumps on the third day — just 37 runs … 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

Anderson surpasses Cook to become England’s most-capped Test cricketer | Cricket News – Times of India

EDGBASTON (UK): Veteran pacer James Anderson added another feather to his already illustrious cap on Thursday as he surpassed former skipper Alastair Cook to become England‘s most-capped Test cricketer. Anderson achieved the feat in the second Test against New Zealand at the Edgbaston. England won the toss and decided to bat first in the second … Read more

1st Test, Day 2: England trail New Zealand by 267 runs after Devon Conway notches double ton | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: England finished day two on 111/2 and trail New Zealand by 267 runs in the first innings of the first Test after Devon Conway‘s double ton took the game away from the home side on Thursday. New Zealand were bowled out for 378 after lunch as England’s fast bowlers cleaned up the middle order … Read more

Warner recalls poor record against Broad ahead of Ashes | Cricket News – Times of India

SYDNEY: As England stepped out on the field against New Zealand in the first Test of the two-match series, Australia opening batsman David Warner on Wednesday had a quirky comment to make regarding Three Lions‘ pacer Stuart Broad. England and Australia will be locking horns in the Ashes later this year, beginning December 8 at … Read more

England vs New Zealand 2021: David Warner Can’t Sleep Because of This England Bowler

David Warner and Stuart Broad had a thing going on during last Ashes. The Englishmen dismissed the Aussies for as many as seven times during the five match series. The dominance shown by Broad was such that almost every other media picked it up and played it hugely. Now, as Broad is currently in action … Read more

New Zealand’s Ross Taylor aims to make most of insight into Broad’s methods | Cricket News – Times of India

LONDON: New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor hopes the experience of playing county cricket alongside Stuart Broad will work to his advantage during the Blackcaps‘ two-Test series against England. Nottinghamshire paceman Broad’s 10 dismissals of Taylor in 16 matches are the most by any bowler against the veteran right-hander. England’s rotation policy means there are no … Read more

India likely to struggle in WTC final if conditions favour fast bowlers: Monty Panesar | Cricket News – Times of India

Indian Test cricketers. (Photo by Kai Schwoerer/Getty Images) NEW DELHI: Former England spinner Monty Panesar feels New Zealand will hold the edge over India in the World Test Championship final if conditions favour the pacers at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton. It is rainy and cold in the UK at the moment and if it … Read more