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IPL friendships will count for nothing in Test battle – Jos Buttler | Cricket Bats | England

Jul 27, 2018 Melinda FarrellCricinfo Jos Buttler believes friendships formed between England and India players during the IPL will be “forgotten” on the field during the Specsavers Test series. Virat Kohli, who captained Moeen Ali and Chris Woakes at Royal Challengers Bangalore earlier this season has spoken of improved relations with English players because of […]

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Liam Plunkett becomes IPL casualty as he leaves Yorkshire | Cricket Bats | England

Liam Plunkett has signed a three-year deal with Surrey and will leave Yorkshire at the end of the season after becoming the first casualty of the IPL rivalry to England’s county game Plunkett’s future at Yorkshire was thrown into question on the eve of the season when he accepted a last-minute offer to go to […]

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Liam Plunkett becomes IPL casualty as he leaves Yorkshire | Cricket Bats | England

Liam Plunkett has signed a three-year deal with Surrey and will leave Yorkshire at the end of the season after becoming the first casualty of the IPL rivalry to England’s county game Plunkett’s future at Yorkshire was thrown into question on the eve of the season when he accepted a last-minute offer to go to […]

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Learning from MS Dhoni made IPL struggles worthwhile – Sam Billings | Cricket Bats | England

Sam Billings has said that the chance to learn from MS Dhoni at Chennai Super Kings during this year’s IPL was an opportunity that made his subsequent struggles for form worthwhile. Billings started his IPL campaign in impressive style with a matchwinning 56 from 23 balls, in partnership with Dhoni, against Kolkata Knight Riders. However, […]

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Yorkshire threatened to rip up David Willey’s contract over IPL deal | Cricket Bats | England

Yorkshire threatened to tear up David Willey‘s contract when he took up a last-minute offer to join the IPL on the eve of the English season. Willey was picked up by Chennai Super Kings, the eventual champions, as a late injury replacement which did not go down well with director cricket Martyn Moxon who bemoaned […]

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Jos Buttler credits IPL freedom for success on Test recall | Cricket Bats | England

Jos Buttler has credited the confidence gained from his recent spell in the IPL, and the relaxation gained from accepting the inevitability of occasional failure, for his impressive return to England’s Test team. Buttler, who followed his 67 at Lord’s with an unbeaten 80 in Leeds, was something of a surprise selection for the series […]

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Andy Flower: IPL opportunity hinders players’ first-class development | Cricket Bats | England

Andy Flower has warned that allowing England players to participate in the IPL can result in them missing out on “growth opportunities” in first-class cricket. Flower, who is standing in for Andrew Strauss as England team director, accepted that those same players benefited from opportunities in other areas, but also suggested that domestic cricket must […]

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Jos Buttler vows to play his own way after IPL form earns surprise recall to Test cricket | Cricket Bats | England

Jos Buttler has admitted he was as surprised as anyone by his Test recall and said it feels like “another debut”. Buttler, who has not played a Test since December 2016, was hailed for his “unique gifts” by new national selector, Ed Smith. But, having not played a first-class match this year or made a […]

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Mark Wood raring to make Test mark after swapping IPL for Derby | Cricket Bats | England

Mark Wood made the choice to come early from the IPL because he believes he has “a real point to prove” in Test cricket. Despite his battles with injuries, the fast bowler wants to succeed in the form of the game he considers “the pinnacle” and said he had not contemplated focusing on white-ball cricket, […]

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England fast bowler Mark Wood ends IPL stint early to prepare for Pakistan Test series | Cricket Bats | England

Mark Wood has been released by Chennai Super Kings after playing just one match in this season’s IPL, and will return to Durham to prepare for the Test series against Pakistan, which gets underway at Lord’s on May 24. Wood, who was picked up by Mumbai Indians for GBP166,000 in the IPL auction, made his […]

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