Joe Root supports England rotation policy and says his side ‘couldn’t be in better place’ to challenge India

Captain Joe Root says he understands England’s rotation policy and feels his side “couldn’t be in a better place” to challenge India after sealing a 2-0 series win over Sri Lanka. Root’s side wrapped up a fifth successive Test match win away from home with a six-wicket success in Galle and now head to India looking to become the first […]

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England’s Joe Root batted ‘out of this world’ in ‘perfect example’ of how to play spin, says Rob Key

Rob Key says Joe Root batted “out of this world” as he delivered a “perfect example” of how to play spin during his double century in England’s win over Sri Lanka in Galle. England captain Root scored 228 – his 18th Test hundred and fourth double ton – and collected more runs with the sweep shot than he had done […]

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Jonny Bairstow says victories like England’s first-Test win over Sri Lanka reward for ‘tough’ bubble life

Jonny Bairstow says victories like England’s seven-wicket success over Sri Lanka in Galle are reward for the difficulties of bubble life. Bairstow (35no) shared an unbroken 62-run partnership with debutant Dan Lawrence (21no) to usher England to their victory target of 74 after the tourists had been reduced to 14-3 on day four. The batsman – recalled to play his […]

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Greatest Test team: Virat Kohli’s 2018 India storm past Australia 1959 to reach the semi-finals

Virat Kohli’s 2018 India side clinched their place in the semi-finals of the Greatest Test Team with a 3-1 series victory over Richie Benaud’s 1959 Australians. Cheteshwar Pujara led from the front in the first Test with an innings of 150 spanning seven hours which led his side to 417 all out. The Australians struggled in reply against the wily […]

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Kane Williamson’s double century puts New Zealand on course for series sweep over Pakistan

Skipper Kane Williamson smashed his fourth Test double-hundred while Henry Nicholls and Daryl Mitchell notched up centuries to fuel New Zealand’s bid for a 2-0 series sweep in the second and final Test against Pakistan on Tuesday. Williamson scored 238 and collaborated in a marathon 369-run partnership, a New Zealand record for the fourth wicket, with Nicholls, who made 157. […]

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Dawid Malan reflects on his epic T20 form for England and says he hopes to win more ODI and Test caps

Dawid Malan hopes his wave of T20 success will turn the tide on his ODI and Test fortunes in 2021. Malan, 33, sits proudly atop of the World T20 batting rankings but considers 50-over cricket his strongest format and is also determined to put himself in the frame for next winter’s Ashes. In conversation with Sky Sports, Malan speaks candidly […]

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