England cricket team

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Rehan Ahmed’s rise continues with place in England white-ball squads
England have named the 18-year-old leg-spinner Rehan Ahmed in their white-ball squads for the first time for their tour of Bangladesh

Simon Burnton

02, Feb, 2023 @11:25 AM

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England beat South Africa in third ODI after defending mammoth 347 – as it happened
Jofra Archer was back to his brilliant best, taking a career-best 6/40 after spectacular hundreds from Dawid Malan and Jos Buttler

Tanya Aldred (Eng innings) and Rob Smyth (SA innings)

01, Feb, 2023 @7:13 PM

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Jason Roy rediscovers magician’s touch and reverses career trajectory | Simon Burnton
England’s long-time white-ball opener was hanging on to his place in the team before a spellbinding 113 in Bloemfontein

Simon Burnton

30, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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South Africa chase down 343 to beat England in second ODI and win series – as it happened
South Africa chased down a target of 343 to take an unassailable 2-0 series lead thanks to Temba Bavuma’s superb century

Taha Hashim (now) and Tanya Aldred (earlier)

29, Jan, 2023 @5:26 PM

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South Africa beat England by 27 runs in first men’s ODI – as it happened
England were 146-0 chasing 299 to win but a dramatic collapse saw the hosts claim victory in Bloemfontein

Tim de Lisle (earlier) and James Wallace (now)

27, Jan, 2023 @7:33 PM

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The Spin | England cricket tours to South Africa didn’t used to be extended sleepovers
ODI series starting on Friday lasts less than a week – a far cry from 13,000-mile round trips made by steamer and 60-hour coach journeys

Emma John

25, Jan, 2023 @10:09 AM

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Alex Lees: ‘The days of scoring 100 at a 40 strike rate in Tests are gone’
Durham batter tells Simon Burnton on his ‘bittersweet’ 2022 that ended with him dropped by England and needing to find a way to fit back in

Simon Burnton

18, Jan, 2023 @6:00 PM

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ECB’s Mo Bobat happy for Steve Smith to gear up for Ashes in county cricket
Mo Bobat of the ECB said he has no problem with Australia’s Steve Smith playing in the County Championship before this summer’s Ashes

Simon Burnton

13, Jan, 2023 @6:00 PM

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Jofra Archer takes three wickets on long-awaited return to cricket
It took just three deliveries for Jofra Archer to remind the world of his wicket-taking abilities on his debut for MI Cape Town

Simon Burnton

10, Jan, 2023 @7:32 PM

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Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum offer counties a guide to ‘Bazball’
Ben Stokes and Brendon McCullum have given county coaches a how-to guide on their bold new approach to Test cricket

Ali Martin

10, Jan, 2023 @2:26 PM

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Ben Stokes’ success shows other sports captaincy risks can be worth taking | Andy Bull
Mavericks don’t often get the big jobs – Ben Stokes has shown everyone the value of doing things differently

Andy Bull

05, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Three memories of cricket in 2022
Following on from reviews of 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 here are a few more moments to savour

Gary Naylor

31, Dec, 2022 @8:00 AM

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