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Using Numbers to Redefine T20 Cricket

When it was launched in 2003, T20 cricket was considered no more than a more commercial format of the sport, which was a bit of fun, and provided a quick result for maximum entertainment. It seemed like it was more entertainment, than sport. It was not cricket as we had known it to be. The game's traditional format - Test Cricket - is far more meticulous with the better team almost always triumphing after five days of good competitive cricket. While, the middle format - ODIs - is somewhere in...
Tags: England, Sex, India, South Africa, Ipl, Kevin Pietersen, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, West Indies, Ben Stokes, Ricky Ponting, Gayle, David Miller, Morgan, Mumbai Indians, Pollard


Three great bowlers’ run-ups – but do you have a favourite?

Can we talk about bowlers’ run-ups? We’ve picked out three great ones. They’re not necessarily our favourites, but we feel like each one says something in particular about how bowlers get to the crease and what we as viewers feel as they’re doing so. But before that, please can we talk about Jurassic Park for a bit, because that’s the best way of explaining why run-ups are important. There is a reason why the first Jurassic Park is good and why all the rest of the Jurassic Park films are no...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, India, Features, Pakistan, Jurassic Park, Archer, Johnson, Shane Warne, Stuart Broad, Wood, Steven Spielberg, Jimmy Anderson, Ben Stokes, Mark Wood


Dom Sibley ruled out for at least two Championship fixtures with broken finger

Ben Stokes undergoes "successful" surgery; Jofra Archer continues rehab at Sussex
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Ben Stokes set to miss New Zealand Tests with broken finger

Allrounder requires surgery on left index finger ruling him out for up to 12 weeks
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England's Stokes to have surgery & miss New Zealand Tests

England all-rounder Ben Stokes will be out for up to 12 weeks after it was determined he would need surgery on a fractured finger.
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Stokes to have surgery and miss NZ Tests

England all-rounder Ben Stokes will be out for up to 12 weeks after it was determined he would need surgery on a fractured finger.
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Ben Stokes set to miss New Zealand Test with broken finger

Allrounder requires surgery on left index finger ruling him out for up to 12 weeks
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England's Stokes to have surgery and miss New Zealand Tests

England all-rounder Ben Stokes will be out for up to 12 weeks after it was determined he would need surgery on a fractured finger.
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IPL social: A behind-the-scenes look at what's been going on in the world's richest cricket competition

Who could replace Ben Stokes at Rajasthan Royals? Plus Sam Billings and others show off their bhangra skills and more in this week's IPL social.
Tags: News, Ipl, Ben Stokes, Sam Billings, Rajasthan Royals


Ben Stokes named Wisden's leading cricketer in the world for second straight year

Zak Crawley, Jason Holder, Mohammad Rizwan, Dominic Sibley and Darren Stevens named as Five Cricketers of the Yea
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Stokes named Wisden's leading cricketer in the world for second year running

England all-rounder Ben Stokes is named Wisden's leading cricketer in the world for the second year in a row.
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Ben Stokes: Wisden name England all-rounder leading cricketer in world again

England all-rounder Ben Stokes is named Wisden's leading cricketer in the world for the second year in a row.
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England all-rounder Stokes out of IPL with broken finger - Royals

England all-rounder Ben Stokes is out of the Indian Premier League with a broken finger, his Rajasthan Royals team say.
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Ben Stokes: England all-rounder ruled out of IPL with broken finger, say Rajasthan Royals

England all-rounder Ben Stokes is out of the Indian Premier League with a broken finger, his Rajasthan Royals team say.
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Broken finger rules Ben Stokes out of remainder of IPL 2021

Already without Jofra Archer, the Rajasthan Royals will have to do without another key man
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Ipl, Ben Stokes, Rajasthan Royals, Jofra Archer


Women's IPL would be 'amazing for the game' - Heather Knight

Ben Stokes has suggested associating women's sides with that of the men in franchise leagues, especially in the IPL
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Well Bhuvneshwar Kumar came out of that well | an India v England ODI series recap sorta thing

Right-arm, average height, fast-medium: there is not, at the very surface level, a great deal to recommend Bhuvneshwar Kumar as a white ball bowler. He’ll just have to rely on his incredible ability and results if he wants to win people over. In the T20 series, England’s bowlers conceded between 7.75 an over and 10.51 an over. India’s conceded between 6.94 and 9.91. Except for Bhuvneshwar Kumar. He played every match and conceded 6.38. In the three-match one-day international (ODI) serie...
Tags: England, Sex, India, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Stokes, Jonny Bairstow, Bairstow, Virat Kohli, Chris Jordan, Tom, Kumar, Curran, Sam Curran, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Krunal Pandya


'We don't really fear too much' - Ben Stokes after crushing target of 337

After stunning partnership, Bairstow says Stokes' batting complementary to his, meaning "people don't like to bowl at us"
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India v England: Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes led chase of 337

Jonny Bairstow strikes a magnificent century and Ben Stokes a brutal 99 in an emphatic England chase of 337 to beat India in the second ODI in Pune.
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India v England: Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes led chase of 338

Jonny Bairstow strikes a magnificent century and Ben Stokes a brutal 99 in an emphatic England chase of 337 to beat India in the second ODI in Pune.
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Ben Stokes seeks upturn in England's fortunes after disappointing return to ODI colours

World No.1 ranking at risk after first-ODI defeat, but new No.3 targets team improvements
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Jofra Archer: Ben Stokes says fast bowler needs to 'get his elbow properly sorted'

Jofra Archer needs to "get his elbow properly sorted" in order to protect his long-term career, says Ben Stokes.
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England’s eight most surprising double hundreds since Graham Gooch’s 333

Graham Gooch’s 333 against India at Lord’s in 1990 was the first eye-wateringly big innings we can remember. The idea that one guy could score that many runs on his own in a Test match recalibrated what we thought was possible. There have only really been a handful of oversized surprises from England batsmen since then. England batsmen have made 24 double hundreds since Gooch’s triple. None was predictable, but some were more likely than others. Let’s talk surprises and let’s do it with ...
Tags: UK, England, Cook, Australia, Sex, India, Earth, Features, South Africa, Pakistan, New Zealand, Alastair Cook, Perth, Kevin Pietersen, Joe Root, Andrew Strauss


Eoin Morgan: Jofra Archer's return is in the hands of medical team

Ben Stokes eager to play ODIs in lead-up to IPL, says England captain
Tags: England, Sport, Cricket, Ipl, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer


Chris Jordan’s pitch and Virat Kohli’s hat – an India v England T20 series recap sorta thing

England just played a handful of T20s in India ahead of the World T20 in India later this year. How did it go? Did anyone learn anything? The headline stat is that India won 3-2. The standfirst stat is that they managed that while testing out more players than England. The tourists only made one change all series – a precautionary bench-warm for Mark Wood in the second match. “I would have loved a couple of really low-scoring games,” reflected Eoin Morgan afterwards. Clearly he’s pl...
Tags: England, Sex, India, Ipl, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Mark Wood, Moeen Ali, David Willey, Virat Kohli, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Morgan, Dawid Malan, Sam Curran, Ishan Kishan


Eoin Morgan: Series decider is 'closest thing to a World Cup final'

Ben Stokes says high-pressure finale is perfect preparation for No.1-ranked T20I team
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Why Eoin Morgan got his first-choice team against India when Joe Root didn’t

England are finally putting out their first team. And people aren’t happy. Speaking ahead of the T20 series against India, Eoin Morgan came as close as anyone has so far to articulating the principles underpinning England’s 2021 squad rotation policy. (We’re not going to call it a ‘controversial’ squad rotation policy because that’s what journalists who disagree with things say when they not-so-secretly want to say ‘stupid’. We’re not even going to stretch to ‘controversially-executed’ for...
Tags: England, Australia, Sex, India, New Zealand, Ipl, Ecb, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Morgan, Wales Cricket Board ECB


Ben Stokes endures all-round off-day as England fail to strike right balance

Lack of familiarity with England T20 role plays part in underwhelming display
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Why it is only now dawning on England fans that their team plays way too many games

Turns out people don’t like squad rotation. Not when you call it that anyway. Test Match Special can be a good place to gauge which way the wind’s blowing – and not just because it’s regularly interrupted by the shipping forecast. Earlier this week, Jonathan Agnew wrote a column in which he voiced some common complaints about the way England have been managing their players this winter. He then inadvertently highlighted the challenge – no, impossibility – of satisfactorily operating a sq...
Tags: UK, England, Australia, Sex, India, South Africa, Ipl, Stuart Broad, Joe Root, Jimmy Anderson, Sri Lanka, Eoin Morgan, Andrew Strauss, Ben Stokes, Mark Wood, Moeen Ali


Pant's dazzling ton takes Test away from England

Rishabh Pant's dazzling century ensures India repel a Ben Stokes-led England fightback on a compelling second day of the final Test in Ahmedabad.
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