Experienced England all-rounder Ben Stokes, who announced his retirement from one-day cricket on Monday (July 18), has lamented that the jam-packed schedule is taking a toll on cricketers. He stated that players are not cars that can be filled up with petrol.
Reacting to India’s one-day series win over England, Team India captain Rohit Sharma admitted that he is very pleased. Conceding that England is not an easy place to win, the 35-year old said that they wanted to achieve this triumph.
Following India’s 100-run loss to England at Lord’s in the second one-dayer of the three-match ODI series, Indian captain Rohit Sharma admitted that his team’s batters let the side down. The Men in Blue needed a gettable 247 to clinch the series 2-0. However, England left-arm pacer Reece Topley claimed 6 for 24 as the visitors were bundled out for 146 in 38.5 overs. Not a single India batter reached the 30-run mark.
India pacer Jasprit Bumrah has admitted that the white ball swinging helped him as he claimed career-best figures of 6 for 19 in the first one-dayer against England at The Oval on Tuesday (July 12). Bumrah and Mohammed Shami (3 for 31) made great use of the swinging conditions as the Men in Blue bundled out England for 110 in 25.2 overs. The openers Rohit Sharma (76*) and Shikhar Dhawan (31*) then featured in an unbeaten 114-run stand as India got home in 18.4 overs.
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has thrown his weight behind out-of-form batter Virat Kohli. He said that despite the lack of runs from Kohli’s blade, it is still a bit too early to worry about his place in the T20 World Cup squad. While admitting that Kohli has been struggling, Gavaskar pointed out that the likes of skipper Rohit Sharma and some others have also failed to deliver in recent times.
Team India captain Rohit Sharma hailed Suryakumar Yadav for his brilliant century in a losing cause against England in the third and final T20I of the series in Nottingham on Sunday (July 10). Chasing a massive 216, Suryakumar played a lone hand for India, scoring a blazing 117 off 55 balls. He struck 14 fours and six sixes to give India faint hopes of a victory. India, however, fell short, ending on 198 for 9.
Former cricketer Parthiv Patel has opined that keeper-batter Rishabh Pant can open for India in the second T20I against England instead of Ishan Kishan. The second match will be played in Birmingham on Saturday. Pant did not feature in the first game as he was part of the rescheduled Test against England. The 24-year-old has been battling poor form in white ball cricket. However, he has been excellent in red ball cricket.
Indian captain Rohit Sharma hailed the team after they beat England by 50 runs in the first T20I of the three-match series at The Rose Bowl in Southampton. According to the skipper, the team put up a great performance from ball one and showed the kind of intent needed.
England captain Ben Stokes has asserted that chasing big totals becomes a lot easier when teams have clarity of thought, which the current England setup has, according to him. The Englishmen created history on Tuesday, chasing down 378, their highest-ever total in Test cricket.