England’s reliance on Joe Root and Alastair Cook is becoming ridiculous – it is time someone else stepped up

England’s reliance on Joe Root and Alastair Cook is becoming ridiculous – it is time someone else stepped up

Scyld Berry, Cricket Correspondent 3 August 2016 • 7:30am   It is the fashion for an England player to kiss the badge of three lions on his helmet. At Lord’s Pakistan’s Misbah ul-Haq did his famous press-ups, while Azhar Ali sank to his knees and pressed his forehead to the turf at Taunton and Hove in the warm-up games. Whichever way he chooses to celebrate, the first batsman to score a century in the third…

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England lose first test against Pakistan…

England lose first test against Pakistan…

Is it time the Board of Selectors kept their noses out of it? Pakistan trounced England at the home of Cricket, Lords, by 75 runs yesterday, following what appeared to be a closely contested match between the 2 nations. Before a ball had been bowled, much was made of the decision by the Board of Selectors not to include star bowler James Anderson. Despite support from coaching staff and Captain Alastair Cook, the selectors decided…

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CRICKET: England Women clinch T20 series at The Ageas Bowl

CRICKET: England Women clinch T20 series at The Ageas Bowl

England Women wrapped up victory in their Twenty20 series against Pakistan with a match to spare after a decent bowling and fielding performance… England Women wrapped up victory in their Twenty20 series against Pakistan with a match to spare after a decent bowling and fielding performance secured them a comfortable 35-run win at Southampton‘s Ageas Bowl on Tuesday. Having won the toss and opted to bat, the hosts were not as impressive at the crease as they had…

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