England’s Gary Ballance Dilemma

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1, 0, 29, 6, 61, 0, 23, 14, 6, 23, 23, 70, 28, 8, 17, 9, 1, 9, 5. Gary Ballance‘s last 19 scores in Test cricket make for miserable reading. His average of 17.5 since the home series against New Zealand is less than half of his average in his entire England career, and the […] READ MORE


Bangladesh vs England: First Test Ratings

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England completed a thrilling 22-run victory earlier today over a spirited Bangladesh. It was by no means a convincing performance by England, whose batting looked vulnerable at times. A huge talking point heading into the series was the question of who should open for England, but Ben Duckett failed to make a significant mark on […] READ MORE


Bangladesh vs England: First Test Preview

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October 20-24, 4am GMT Chittagong After clinching a narrow 2-1 win in an enthralling ODI Series, England go into their two-Test series against Bangladesh as strong favourites; some UK bookies are offering odds as long as 9/1 for the home side to win the series. However, question marks remain over the visitors. With at least two changes to their […] READ MORE


Richard Gleeson, Benny Howell get BPL deals

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Uncapped Englishmen Richard Gleeson and Benny Howell are among the 31 foreign players signed by Bangladesh Premier League teams before Friday’s player draft. Other county cricketers to win deals include Ashar Zaidi, Ravi Bopara and Riki Wessels. The high-profile players who have already signed contracts include Chris Gayle, Dwayne Smith and Shoaib Malik (all Chittagong Vikings), Kumar Sangakkara, Andre Russell, Mahela Jayawardene and Dwayne Bravo (all Dhaka Dynamites), Darren Sammy (Rajshahi) and Shahid Afridi (Rangpur Riders). Gleeson, […] READ MORE


County Championship: Division One Team Of The Season

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As Division One of the County Championship draws to a close with Middlesex sealing the title ahead of Yorkshire and Somerset, we take a look at this season’s top performers. County Championship: Division One Team Of The Season Marcus Trescothick (Somerset) Only last year, there was a point at which it looked as though Marcus Trescothick‘s retirement was imminent. With his contract up at […] READ MORE