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Washington Sundar likely to play for Lancashire this season

indian all-rounder Washington Sundar will likely turn out for Lancashire in county cricket this season, subject to fitness and visa clearance, ESPNcricinfo has learned. Washington, 22, could be available for up to three County Championship games, from July, and the entire 50-overs Royal London Cup. He could become the second Indian to feature in English …

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What Dinesh Karthik’s successful return means for Rishabh Pant

As you expect with contemporary wicketkeepers, Rishabh Pant and Dinesh Karthik have intertwined careers. Pant’s Test debut came in England in 2018 after Karthik didn’t score too many in the first two Tests, thus ending one of the latter’s many comebacks in international cricket. On their next visit to England, Pant and Karthik found themselves …

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NASSER HUSSAIN: Under-fire spinner Jack Leach should get a good go before England turn to Moeen Ali

NASSER HUSSAIN: Under-fire spinner Jack Leach should get a good go before England turn to an alternative like Moeen Ali – he’s had it tough and has been through the mill with illness and misfortune Somerset spinner Jack Leach has struggled for England’s Test side recently I think the ‘unretired’ spinning all-rounder Moeen Ali could …

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Andre van Troost – potentially the fastest bowler EVER – opens up on Big Macs… and retiring at 26!

It is not hard for Andre van Troost to recall his instructions at Somerset. ‘Stick it up ’em, let ’em have it,’ he chuckles, three decades later. ‘Honestly, from a tactical point of view, that was it. When I hit someone, the slip cordon loved it.’ Van Troost’s story is one of cricket’s most tantalizing …

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Cricket: Otago all-rounder Michael Rippon selection a rare phenomena in New Zealand cricket

Michael Rippon played against the Black Caps in April, now he’s in the latest New Zealand squad. photosport Otago all-rounder Michael Rippon has become the rarest of phenomena in New Zealand cricket with his naming for the limited overs series against Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands. The selection is scarcer than Kane Williamson hitting a …

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Has it become easier to chase down stiff targets in Test cricket?

Twice in two Tests in the current series against New Zealand, England were set challenging fourth-innings targets to chase down: 277 at Lord’sand 299 at Trent Bridge. On each occasion they had a centurion – a serene Joe Root at Lord’s and scintillating Jonny Bairstow at Trent Bridge – as they broke home with plenty …

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