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Ashley Giles, Warwickshire’s director of cricket, has warned the England management to treat Olly Stone like a Ferrari among fast bowlers rather than an everyday run-around, after the injury-prone quick was named in his first England squad for next month’s ODI series in Sri Lanka. Stone has been arguably the quickest bowler on the county
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Michael Vaughan fears that Alastair Cook’s Test retirement could trigger an exodus of England’s remaining senior players, in the wake of James Anderson’s emotional farewell to his “best mate” at The Oval last week. Anderson had seemed on the brink of tears in the immediate aftermath of England’s victory in the fifth Test against India,
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England allrounder Moeen Ali has called the recent Australia team “rude” and that they are the only one he has “disliked” following the 2017-18 Ashes series and a previous tour three years ago. Shortly after Australia won back the Urn, they were sent into crisis by the ball-tampering saga in South Africa which led to
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Zak Chappell has agreed a three-year deal with Nottinghamshire. Chappell, the 22-year-old Leicestershire all-rounder, has been limited to 14 games in his first-class career but, such is his obvious promise, was the subject of interest from several of the richest county sides including Surrey, Warwickshire and Lancashire. Chappell becomes the second Leicestershire player to leave
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An emotional James Anderson admitted that the achievement in overtaking Glenn McGrath to become the most prolific fast bowler in Test history was made all the more special because his team-mate and best friend Alastair Cook was still on the field to witness it. In turn, Cook lauded Anderson as “England’s greatest cricketer” with only
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English cricket will “never see someone of Alastair Cook‘s stature again” according to Test captain Joe Root. Cook leaves the game with more runs, appearances and catches (excluding keepers) than any England player in history. So as England prepare to go into the final Test of Cook’s career, Root has hailed his “outstanding” record, hailed
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Speaking before his final Test of an illustrious 12-year career, Alastair Cook touched on whether he was the last of his type – substance over style, a game based around long-form cricket first. “I think naturally kids are going to be more attracted by the razzmatazz of T20. I’ve seen it in the youngsters in
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