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4:25 PM ET Melinda FarrellCricinfo England will be lying back and thinking of Virat Kohli‘s wicket when heads hit the pillows in Birmingham, according to James Anderson. When asked if the India captain’s innings was essentially standing between England and victory after a thrilling third day, Anderson admitted that was “more than likely” the case.
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India managed to see out the opening spells of England’s Big Two – James Anderson and Stuart Broad – but instead lost three top-order wickets in a hurry to the 20-year-old Sam Curran. Here’s a little bit more on one of the newer faces in England’s Test side Curran…there’s another of those, isn’t there? Yes,
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John Murray, the former Middlesex and England wicketkeeper, has died at the age of 83. Murray was taken ill at Lord’s on Tuesday, after Middlesex’s victory over Warwickshire, and passed away later that evening. Acknowledged as one of the game’s finest keepers – his record of 1527 first-class dismissals remains second on the all-time list
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Jonathan Trott, the former England batsman, has been added to the ECB’s new scouting network. Trott, who is playing out his final county season with Warwickshire, has replaced Steve Rhodes, who last month took up the role of coach of Bangladesh. In May, six former England internationals were named as scouts: James Taylor, Marcus Trescothick,
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The ECB has considered introducing 10-over cricket to the English domestic game, after it emerged that talks have taken place between high-level ECB officials and the owner of the inaugural T10 league in the UAE. ESPNcricinfo understands that a meeting took place recently between Tom Harrison, the ECB chief executive, and Shaji Ul Mulk, the
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The latest plans for the ECB’s new 100-ball competition, due to be introduced in 2020, could involve 20 five-ball overs, instead of the traditional six, to be bowled in blocks of ten deliveries from each end. The reports of a rejigged format come after the ECB were forced to ditch their original notion of 18
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