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


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: Staring Down The Barrel in Vizag

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405 runs to win or 150 overs to survive: the task at hand is near impossible. As England trudge off for lunch on day four, everything is pitted against them: the pitch, the momentum and worst of all, history. A favourable result for the tourists would require a record-smashing effort. The largest chase in India […] READ MORE




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 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