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What’s in Ed Smith’s inbox? | Cricket Bats | England

Ed Smith, the former Kent and England batsman turned journalist and commentator, has been confirmed as England’s national selection. His first task will be to select a squad to face Pakistan next month. Here are some of the issues he needs to answer Stick or twist England were thwarted by New Zealand’s lower order in […]

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Ed Smith appointed as ECB National Selector | Cricket | Cricket Bats | England

Former England batsman Ed Smith © Getty Images Ed Smith, the former Kent captain turned journalist, has been named as the new National Selector. Smith played three Test matches for England in 2003, and made 350 appearances in county cricket across a first-class career that spanned 12 years. He […]

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ECB to propose ‘100-ball’ competition | Cricket Bats | England

The ECB’s new city-based competition could be set to be a 100-balls-a-side affair, according to a radical proposal released today. The concept proposes two eight-team competitions – for men’s and women’s teams – consisting of 15 traditional six-ball overs, and a final 10-ball over, a 20-delivery shortfall on traditional T20 matches. The proposed approach was […]

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Ed Smith set to be named England head selector | Cricket Bats | England

Ed Smith has emerged as the favourite to be appointed as England’s new head selector. While the ECB have not confirmed the appointment, Smith is understood to have been preferred from a shortlist that also included Andy Flower, Derek Pringle, Mike Selvey and one of the current selectors, Mick Newell. Angus Fraser, another of the […]

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Mandhana, Deepti earn career-best rankings on ODI charts | Cricket Bats | England

India opener Smriti Mandhana‘s prolific run of form in 2018 – she averaged a stellar 90.50 in the recently concluded ODI series against England – hoisted her to a career-high fourth position on the ICC Women’s ODI rankings for batsmen. This is first time Mandhana, 21, has broken into the top five and she did […]

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Renshaw replaces Bancroft at Somerset | Cricket Bats | England

Matt Renshaw has replaced Cameron Bancroft as Somerset’s overseas player following the ball-tampering incident which caused Bancroft’s suspension. more follows Cameron Bancroft speaks to the media in the aftermath of the ball-tampering scandal Getty Images Source link

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Raj’s record half-century hands India series victory | Cricket Bats | England

India 202 for 2 (Raj 74*, Deepti 54*, Shrubsole 2-37) beat England 201 for 9 (Jones 94, Gayakwad 2-32) by eight wickets Mithali Raj launches the ball down the ground BCCI India captain Mithali Raj broke the record for most 50-plus scores in women’s ODIs to clinch the series 2-1 against England. Raj (74 off 124 […]

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Three women among Wisden’s Five Cricketers of the Year | Cricket Bats | England

The 2018 edition of Wisden has continued to break new ground, with three members of the England Women’s World Cup-winning team named among the Five Cricketers of the Year: Anya Shrubsole – who also becomes the first woman to feature on the cover – Heather Knight and Nat Sciver. For the second year running, Virat […]

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CSK confirm interest in signing Willey | Cricket Bats | England

David Willey is on the verge of becoming the 12th England player to receive a call up to the IPL. Yorkshire have yet to receive any paperwork from the ECB, who act as the initial broker between the IPL and the counties, but they are bracing themselves for the inevitable. The English counties are now […]

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Ecclestone takes career-best 4-14, India tumble to 113 | Cricket Bats | England

England 117 for 2 (Wyatt 47) beat India 113 (Mandhana 42, Ecclestone 4-14, Hazell 4-32) by eight wicketsScorecard While the series opener between India and England went down to the wire – the hosts toiled to victory in the final over by just one wicket – the second ODI was less evenly contested. India were […]

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