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ECB named allrounder Ben Stokes as the new Test Captain

England Cricket Board has named allrounder Ben Stokes as the new skipper in Test format. Stokes will replace Joe Root who had resigned after a poor show in West Indies tour. The new Managing Director of ECB - Rob Key announced the appointment of Ben Stokes as new test...

Joe Root resigns as England’s Test captain

England Test skipper Joe Root has decided to step down from Test captaincy role with immediate effect as confirmed by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). Root's decision follows a run of just one win in England's last 17 Test matches, stretching back to February 2021, "After returning from the...

ICC Awards: Joe Root, Shaheen Afridi, Smriti Mandhana grab the honours

Joe Root, Shaheen Shah Afridi, and Smriti Mandhana won the ICC awards as it was announced by the apex council on Monday. England skipper Joe Root has been named as men's Test player of the year by the International Cricket Council after scoring 1,708 runs in 15 matches in 2021. Root's...

Ben Stokes to opt out of IPL 2022 after horror Ashes series

England all-rounder Ben Stokes has ruled himself out of IPL 2022 to make sure that he works on his red-ball skills after an awful Ashes campaign in Australia. Stokes, who was the IPL's MVP in 2017, is the second senior member of the England Test team to decide not to...

Ben Stokes not interested in becoming England’s Test captain

England vice-captain Ben Stokes insisted that he has no ambition to be England captain and came in support of skipper Joe Root to continue with his job. Stokes has made it clear that he has no captaincy aspirations, backing his under-fire Test skipper Root to the hilt. "I've never really had...

The Ashes – England crumble at Melbourne to hand Ashes Urn to Australia

England crumbled on Day 3 of Melbourne Test Match to hand the Ashes Urn to Australia and lose the series by 3-0. It took only 15 more overs for Australian bowlers to rout the England batting lineup and bundle them out for 68. Australia won the 3rd test match...

The Ashes – England’s dismal performance left fans in disbelief

England finished the Day 2 of 3rd Ashes Test at Melbourne with another dismal performance. James Anderson brought the England team back into the contest with another superb spell. Australia's 1st innings finished with a lead of 82 runs with Anderson finishing with 33/4. However, the England's second innings left...

Dawid Malan pinpoints England’s mistakes in the first two Ashes Tests

England batter Dawid Malan pointed out the mistakes his team has made in the ongoing Ashes 2021-22 and is hopeful of a strong comeback in the Melbourne Test. While speaking to the reporters before the Boxing day Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground the Englishmen said the players are hurting...

Ashes 2021-22: Anderson and Broad returns for the Adelaide Test

James Anderson and Stuart Broad have been included in England's 12-man squad for the second Test of the Ashes 2021-22 against Australia at the Adelaide Oval starting December 16. Mark Wood is the notable omission from the 12 man squad after bowling well in the first Test in Brisbane. The two...

Brendon McCullum unhappy with Root’s tactics in the first Test

Former New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum is not too pleased with the leadership skills of England's Test captain Joe Root. England lost the first Test of the Ashes 2021-22 to Australia by 9 wickets at the Gabba, Brisbane. While Speaking to SENZ Breakfast about the England skipper, McCullum said Root...