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“Don’t be overly surprised” – Mark Butcher on Joe Root’s struggles with the bat
Former England cricketer Mark Butcher said that England shouldn’t be surprised about their key batter Joe Root’s lack of runs in the ongoing Test series against India. He also feels Root’s bowling workload has certainly affected his batting, with the Yorkshire cricketer bowling a lot of overs in the first three Tests as well. He […]
By SMCS - Feb 20, 2024
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Mark Butcher questions England’s preparation for the Test series vs India
Former England player Mark Butcher opined on the side’s lack of preparation for the upcoming five-match Test series in India. It will start in Hyderabad on January 25. Apart from an 11-day training camp in Abu Dhabi, England will not play any practice matches in India before the first Test as well. They will arrive […]
By SMCS - Jan 12, 2024
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Mark Butcher opines on Ben Foakes potentially missing out on India Tests
Former England batter Mark Butcher feels that veteran wicketkeeper-batter Ben Foakes might miss out on the playing XI yet again when England will tour India for a five-match Test series. However, Foakes was controversially dropped from the playing XI during the Ashes series to make way for both in-form middle-order batters, Jonny Bairstow and Harry […]
By SMCS - Jan 10, 2024
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Mark Butcher Criticizes WTC Impact, Raises Alarms On Test Cricket’s Competitiveness
Former England cricketer Mark Butcher has expressed his reservations about the current state of Test cricket, particularly criticizing the impact of the World Test Championship (WTC). Butcher, 51, believes that the WTC has, in fact, contributed to the decline in competitiveness within Test matches. His comments follow South Africa’s decision to send a second-string squad […]
By CricShots - Jan 9, 2024
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Mark Butcher opines on James Anderson’s struggles in 1st Ashes Test
Former England player Mark Butcher said that pace spearhead James Anderson’s lack of impact in the first Ashes Test was due to rust. However, the veteran was surprised by Anderson’s take of not wanting to play if there is no improvement in the pitches. However, Anderson could only pick one wicket in the first Ashes […]
By SMCS - Jun 25, 2023
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Mark Butcher gives advice to England ahead of second Ashes Test
Former England middle-order batter Mark Butcher opined on the need to pick a spin bowler in the playing eleven against Australia. The cricketer-turned-commentator said that Rehan Ahmed’s inclusion could allow him to turn the ball away from the left-handers as well. Notably, Rehan Ahmed came into the squad for the second Ashes Test as a […]
By SMCS - Jun 25, 2023
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Jasprit Bumrah Corrected Mark Butcher At The Toss Of Edgbaston Test
India’s stand-in skipper, Jasprit Bumrah kickstarted his captaincy era with a cool response during a pre-match interview after England captain, Ben Stokes won the toss and opted to bowl in the rescheduled fifth Test at Edgbaston in Birmingham on Friday. He has been leading India for the first time in any format. Jasprit Bumrah suggested […]
By CricShots - Jul 1, 2022
Mark Butcher Feels SRH Can’t Afford To Open With Wriddhiman Saha
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) has been the worst-performing team in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 season. Nothing seems to be going their way and a loss to start the second leg has more or less ended their hopes of making it to the playoffs. Among many problems the team has faced this season, one […]
By CricShots - Sep 25, 2021
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Mark Butcher Feels England Will Be Relieved With Jadeja’s Absence
Former English cricketer, Mark Butcher reckons that Joe Root and his men will be happy with the absence of Ravindra Jadeja in India’s Test squad, as the Englishmen recently exposed their vulnerability against the left-arm spin in Sri Lanka. England whitewashes the Islanders in the two-match series but struggled to read left-arm spinner Lasith Embuldeniya […]
By CricShots - Jan 30, 2021
Former Cricketers Are Satisfied With Joe Root’s Dismissal
England cricket team had a forgettable day on the second day of the third Test at Trent Bridge in Nottingham. They were bundled out for 161 runs as the Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya ran through them with his maiden five-wicket haul in international cricket. After Alastair Cook and Keaton Jennings’ 54-run opening stand, the Brits […]
By CricShots - Aug 20, 2018
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