No one from this England Test squad would feature in the ODI series againt Ireland. Nine uncapped players have been named in the 30 member training group headed by Eoin Morgan.

England are five down. It is a collapse! It is a collapse! But they bat pretty deep

Denly, Burns out early in the morning today. On BBC’s live updates before play - “We’ve had the rain. The next thing to tick off on the cricket bingo card would be an England collapse.“ bbc.com/sport/live/cricket/514

Overcast conditions in Southampton mostly throughout the day. Hopefully, we’ll see more than just 17 overs of today. I have a feeling Rory Burns would score a big one.

“I don’t think they can last five days, so they have to take these games in four days. They have to establish a lead and keep it.” - Brian Lara on how West Indies can beat England in the upcoming Test series starting tomorrow. bbc.com/sport/cricket/53314798

BCCI’s Anti Corruption Unit are in my city today to quiz a match-fixing kingpin who streamed a T20 match played in Mohali (my neighbouring city where I have to go and meet my brother today yayayay!) but streamed online as a game hosted in Sri Lanka.

“His work ethic has gone up as well and he’s doing all he can do to be one of the greats. He’ s a genuine great. His achievement shows that. What I like about him is his mannerism: he’s always cool and collected and he’s prepared to work.” - Courtney Walsh on Kemar Roach espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/29

At Cricket South Africa’s annual awards ceremony, Quinton de Kock and Laura Wolvaardt won South Africa’s Men’s and Women’s Cricketer of the Year awards respectively. Other winners from the night included Lungi Ngidi, Shabnim Ismail, David Miller, Anrich Nortje, and Nonkululeko Mlaba. ... chaitanya.page/2020/07/05/at-c

In three days time, the top two ranked Test all-rounders Jason Holder and Ben Stokes would be leading their sides against one another. I wonder what other mini one-on-one challengers exist in these squads.

Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association life member Sanjeev Gupta has filed another conflict of interest complaint to the BCCI ethics officer, this time against Indian captain Virat Kohli. He has previously filed complaints against Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid who all were e... chaitanya.page/2020/07/05/madh

England have announced their 13-member squad for the first Test against the West Indies: Ben Stokes (capt), Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Dom Sibley, Dominic Bess, James Anderson, Joe Denly, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, Ollie Pope, Rory Burns, Stuart Broad, Zak Crawley.

In England’s warm-up game, mostly all batsmen got good starts in at least one of the innings. A lot of bowlers went wicketless, but got some good spells under their belt. It sure would be interesting to see who all get a spot in the final XI. In the absence of spectators, Mark Wood alon... chaitanya.page/2020/07/04/in-e

In the north, recreational resumes in England from 11 July 2020. Government guidelines would be soon published. And down under, a pay dispute between Cricket Australia and Australian Cricketers Association has been averted until a clearer picture of revenue can be made.

The results for England’s Ultimate Men’s Cricketers of the 21st Century are out! bbc.com/sport/cricket/53277964

As expected Sri Lankan police have dropped their investigation into allegations made by their former sports minister. ICC had already cleared the the final of the 2011 World Cup of any wrong doing.

ECB will allow two overseas players in the County Championship and the One-Day Cup teams from the 2021 season. Kolpak signings would no longer be allowed. Also, Sam Curran has tested negative for coronavirus. :D

New Zealand’s Hamish Rutherford is joining Worcestershire for the T20 blast, but Ashton Turner won’t be as Western Australia has called upon him to return for practice.

Warwickshire’s Tim Ambrose is retiring at the end of this county season (once it begins). Tim played 11 Tests for England as their wicketkeeper and amassed over 11,000 first class runs.

England all-rounder Sam Curran has been sick since Wednesday night, currently isolating himself and expecting his coronavirus test results on Friday.

The second warm-up match between Holder XI and Brathwaite XI ended today. Overall the batting would be a huge concern for the West Indies going forward into this series. 22 years-old Joshua Da Silva was the only exclusive star with scores of 133* and 56*. Probably, gets a spot in the ma... chaitanya.page/2020/07/03/the-

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