• Ollie Pope's repeated mistakes show England cricket's state of confusion | Andy Bull

    3 days ago - By The Guardian

    Questions should be asked why young batter widely considered best on the circuit is making same mistakes he did as a rookie August 2018 and England are playing India in the third Test at Trent Bridge. They are losing, 32 for two in the fourth innings and 489 runs behind. Joe Root is in, batting with the team's latest call-up, Ollie Pope. Pope had made his debut at Lord's the week before, when he became their youngest middle-order batsman since Denis Compton, 70 years earlier. Here, he hits his first ball through cover for one four and his third through gully for another. Handsome shots...
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  • Virat Kohli steps down as India Test captain after losing South Africa series

    3 days ago - By The Guardian

    Talismanic batter steps down after seven years in role ‘I've left nothing out there,' says 33-year-old after 2-1 loss India's Virat Kohli has stepped down as captain of the Test side following their 2-1 series defeat by South Africa , saying of his time in charge: “I've left nothing out there.” On Friday, as his side lost by seven wickets in Cape Town, he conceded it had been “a tough one to take” after India had won last month's first Test. The 33-year-old first led his country in red-ball cricket temporarily during the winter tour of Australia in 2014 before he permanently took the reins...
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  • Virat Kohli: Batter steps down as India Test captain

    3 days ago - By BBC

    Virat Kohli steps down as captain of India men's Test team after a record 68 matches as skipper
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