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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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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