Australian Test captain Pat Cummins has admitted that the team wants to end their two-decade old Ashes drought in England. The Aussies are the current holders of the urn. They won the series at home 4-0 in 2021-22. However, it has been a good 22 years since Australia won the Ashes in England
England have named their playing XI for the first Test of Ashes 2023, which will be played at Edgbaston in Birmingham from Friday, June 16. All-rounder Moeen Ali, who came out of Test retirement, following the injury to left-arm spinner Jack Leach, has been named in the playing XI. The 35-year-old last played red-ball cricket for England in September 2021 during India’s tour of England.
Former England white-ball captain Eoin Morgan has opened up on the fact that he never got a chance to play in the iconic Ashes series between Australia and England. The former batter admitted that he regrets not getting an opportunity to play single Ashes match.
South African captain Temba Bavuma praised Sisanda Magala for his game-changing spell in the first ODI against England at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein on Friday, January 27. Magala was named Player of the Match for his figure of 3/46 in nine overs as the Proteas beat England by 27 runs.
Former Australian captain Steve Waugh reckons that too much cricket is being played currently. Referring to the recently-concluded one-day series between the Aussies and T20 world champions England, he lamented that Australia "has almost overdosed" on the game, as a result of which there was hardly any interest in the series between the two sides.
Former England captain Nasser Hussain reckons that Team India captain Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid tried to alter the Men in Blue’s style of play after their exit from the T20 World Cup last year. He admitted that while the players were able to implement the changes in bilateral series’, they fell back into the defensive trap in the semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2022.
England beat Pakistan by five wickets in the T20 World Cup 2022 final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday, November 13 to clinch the coveted trophy. Sam Curran (3/12) and Ben Stokes (52 not out of 49) made the chief contributions in England’s win at the MCG. With the triumph, the England Men’s team now hold both the 50-over and 20-over white-ball crowns.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja has stated that he has tried to motivate the Pakistan cricket team ahead of their T20 World Cup 2022 final against England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday, November 13. Raja revealed that he tried to give the same message to the team that Imran Khan gave when the country won the 1992 World Cup at the same venue 30 years ago.
Openers Alex Hales (86* off 47) and Jos Buttler (80* off 49) added a record 170 runs for the opening wicket as England walloped India by 10 wickets in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 second semi-final at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday, November 10. The Hales-Buttler stand is now the highest ever partnership in T20 World Cup history, going past the 168 added by Quinton de Kock and Rilee Rossouw earlier in this same edition.