India vs England: Visitors Player Ratings

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England suffered a damaging defeat in Mohali as they missed a golden opportunity to put the pressure back on India. Here’s how the players fared. Alastair Cook – 5/10 An uncharacteristically frantic display from the England captain. In the first innings, Cook lacked fluidity against the new ball pair of Mohammad Shami and Umesh Yadav. […] READ MORE


India vs England Third Test: Visitors Preview

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After the disappointing loss against India at Visakhapatnam, England will look to bounce back in the third Test in Mohali, starting on Saturday. This Test offers a chance at redemption for England. After offering so many signs of improvement in Rajkot – batsmen were scoring hundreds and the spin department were a threat – the […] READ MORE


Ben Duckett: A Victim Of England’s Lack Of Focus On Technique

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There have been several positives from England’s subcontinent tour so far: the emergence of Haseeb Hameed as England’s new opener, the rapid improvement of Adil Rashid and the way in which Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow have played spin, to name a few. In a way, the tour has provided more answers than questions for […] READ MORE


Second Test Defeat Gives England Reality Check

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If Rajkot was to offer England plenty of encouragement, then the second Test defeat at Visakhapatnam sent the visitors crashing back down to earth. This was a harsh reminder of how big the mountainous challenge of winning a series in India really is. For the majority of the Test, England fought hard. Losing the toss, […] READ MORE


India vs England: Visitors Player Ratings

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After promising signs from Rajkot, England suffered a damaging defeat in the second Test at Visakhapatnam to go one-nil down in the series. Here’s how the players fared: Alastair Cook (c) – 7/10 Was bowled by a beauty from Mohammad Shami early in the first-innings when England needed a big reply to India’s 455. However, […] READ MORE


India vs England Second Test: Visitors Preview

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After an extremely encouraging performance in Rajkot, England now look to continue their momentum in Visakhapatnam for the second Test against India, starting on Thursday. Alastair Cook‘s men surprised many during that first Test. Given the thrashings that India have handed out at home in recent series, combined with England’s demoralising collapse in Dhaka, the pressure […] READ MORE




India vs England: Visitors Preview

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England begin arguably their biggest challenge of the year in Rajkot on Wednesday. The five-Test series against India represents numerous challenges. And while were plenty of positives to take from their 1-1 series draw in Bangladesh, the damaging second Test defeat at Dhaka emphasised the challenge ahead. Two big issues hang over this England team. The first is […] READ MORE