Cricket World Cup 2019 Predicitions

Tweet With England hosting the Cricket World Cup for the first time in 20 years I believe they will win the prestigious tournament for the first time. The Three Lions are currently the best ranked ODI nation in the world and with the likes of Joe Root, Ben Stokes, and Adil Rashid featuring for the side they are team no one is looking forward to facing. England have excelled in 50-over cricket since the last World Cup four years ago, beating the likes of India, Australia, and Pakistan. It must…

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England dominate lacklustre Sri Lanka

Tweet Written by Riley Taylor Day 2 Scorecard: https://www.ecb.co.uk/matches/8080#overview England 342 (Foakes 107; Perera 5-76) & 38-0 (Jennings 26 not out) Sri Lanka 203 (Mathews 52, Chandimal 33, Dickwella 28; Ali 4-66) Ben Foakes made a century on his debut and Moeen Ali took four wickets as England took control of the first Test in Galle. Foakes made 107 and took two catches as well as a stumping as he joined Matt Prior on the list of wicketkeepers to score a hundred on his Test debut for England. By stumps…

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Cricket’s crossroads: White-ball only contracts

Although big name players are choosing T20 over the County Championship, it can still attract good crowds

Tweet Cricket is at a critical point in its history. Declining County Championship attendances and rising Twenty20 attendances have led to lucrative T20 deals being available to play in tournaments like the IPL and Big Bash. As a result, two of England’s stars Adil Rashid and Alex Hales have signed white-ball only contracts with their counties and will not play in the County Championship. Former England spinner Shaun Udal believes the decision is “disappointing” saying that “they are basically saying that they don’t want to play Test cricket which is…

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Stephen Finn ruled out of the Ashes

Tweet Stephen Finn has been ruled out of the 2017-18 Ashes series after a scan revealed he has torn his left knee cartilage. The 28-year-old pace bowler replaced Ben Stokes, following his nightclub altercation which forced him to be dropped from the Ashes squad. Finn was injured in training on Thursday. Finn revealed in an interview last Wednesday: “I am eager to get my teeth into the warm-up matches and I certainly have a point to prove.” The Middlesex seamer will return to the UK in the coming days to…

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