Pope: I feared cricket-less summerCrawley: Stokes a big leaderAs a result, the four-man umpiring team for each match will be made up entirely of Englishmen. Richard Illingworth and Richard Kettleborough will stand for the first Test with Michael Gough as third umpire. The three will rotate throughout the series, while Alex Wharf has been named as fourth umpire for the first two Tests before being replaced by David Millns for the third. … [Read more...] about Test cricket is back but how will it be different on its return?
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6) Seventy-two years ago On Friday, Australia skittled England for 52 at the Oval. Here’s a documentary on Sir Don Bradman’s Invicibles, who lost no game of any type during their entire tour. Here’s footage of the first Test at Trent Bridge, and here’s the film of the Lord’s Test. … [Read more...] about Kelly Holmes’ double gold, honest interviews and mountainside cricket
Former Pakistan skipper and cricket legend Javed Miandad made some explosive statements against the country’s Prime Minister Imran Khan. Miandad accused Imran Khan of ruining the state of affairs of cricket in Pakistan by favouring foreigners over countrymen for several key positions in the Pakistan Cricket Board. … [Read more...] about ‘You act like God now’: Javed Miandad lashes out at PM Imran Khan for ruining cricket in Pakistan
We did have a very large squad to start with so had to mix up the players – half training in the morning, half training in the afternoon. It was pretty boring on that half when you weren’t training! Now the West Indies are here so we have had to split up the days again. I would have liked it to be training 24/7 but that’s part and parcel of what we’re in. Zak Crawley on training in a biosecure environment … [Read more...] about Ben Stokes a big leader and will have ‘no problems’ captaining England, says Zak Crawley
Anderson frustrated by retirement rumoursAnderson analysis: one of his best home summers?Finally, with England set to miss talismanic all rounder Ben Stokes for the final two Tests of the series for 'family reasons', Sibley said the entire squad's thoughts were with Ben. … [Read more...] about Dom Sibley ‘greedy’ for greater England Test success and centuries