Michael Atherton
Michael Atherton Analyzes Joe Root’s Batting Approach In Fourth Test
In the aftermath of Joe Root’s unconventional shot in the third Test against India, former England skipper Michael Atherton has clarified that Root doesn’t adhere to specific instructions from Brendon McCullum or Ben Stokes. Root’s attempted reverse scoop in Rajkot drew criticism, prompting calls for a return to a more traditional approach. Contrary to the […]
By CricShots - Feb 24, 2024
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Michael Atherton Recommends Bowling Changes For England Ahead Of Ranchi Test
England’s five-match Test tour of India began on a high note with a victory in Hyderabad, but consecutive defeats in Visakhapatnam and Rajkot have put them on the back foot. With the series standing at 2-1 in favor of India, the team faces challenges, especially in the bowling department. While spinners were anticipated to dominate, […]
By CricShots - Feb 21, 2024
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Alastair Cook Advocates Resting Struggling Jonny Bairstow In Ranchi Test
Former England captain Alastair Cook has weighed in on the ongoing struggles of Jonny Bairstow in the Test series against India, suggesting that the team should consider dropping him for the upcoming Ranchi Test to “protect the player” amidst his poor form. Bairstow, who has been playing solely as a specialist batter, has had a […]
By CricShots - Feb 21, 2024
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Michael Atherton opens up on England skipper Ben Stokes’ run-out in 2nd Test
Former England cricketer Michael Atherton added that Ben Stokes wasn’t aware of how tight the single which cost him his wicket on Day 4 due to a run-out. The England captain was found short of his ground towards the end of the second Test against India in Visakhapatnam on Monday. With 179 more runs to […]
By SMCS - Feb 6, 2024
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Michael Atherton Analyzes India’s Test Woes: Jadeja’s Absence and Kohli’s Leadership
England, defying all odds, have stunned India in the first Test of their five-match series, taking a crucial 1-0 lead. While the initial days saw India in control, a dramatic turnaround by the visitors secured them an improbable victory, leaving former England captain Michael Atherton stunned and calling the result “unexpected” and “unbelievable.” This unexpected […]
By CricShots - Feb 3, 2024
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“India are faced with rare uncertainty over the shape and balance of their team” – Michael Atherton
Former captain Michael Atherton said that England have a great chance to take another lead on their 1-0 series lead against a weak Indian team. However, England registered one of their most famous overseas wins in the series opener in Hyderabad. And, they will try to do it once again. “England have moved from heavy […]
By SMCS - Feb 2, 2024
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Michael Atherton Criticizes Generosity Of Indian Batsmen, Questions KL Rahul’s Conversion
In the first Test between India and England in Hyderabad, the Indian batters displayed generosity by squandering their wickets, according to Michael Atherton. While most Indian batsmen, except Ravichandran Ashwin, made promising starts, none were able to convert them into centuries. Despite playing with intent, they perished in their quest for quick runs. Opening batsman […]
By CricShots - Jan 27, 2024
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Michael Atherton Foresees Spin Dominance As England Braces for Indian Challenge
In the realm of Bazball, England has showcased exceptional batting prowess in recent times. However, former England skipper Michael Atherton believes that the upcoming five-match Test series against India will see spinners playing a pivotal role, ultimately influencing the outcome. India is renowned for its spin-friendly tracks, and with a formidable spin attack led by […]
By CricShots - Jan 20, 2024
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“Lack of 50-over cricket” – Michael Atherton reveals why England are struggling in the 2023 World Cup
Former England captain Michael Atherton shared that the team may be at the end of their journey in the World Cup 2023 following another shocking loss to Sri Lanka by eight wickets in Bengaluru on October 26. Coming into the game in a near must-win situation, England lost once again. Considered among the pre-tournament favourites, […]
By SMCS - Oct 27, 2023
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Michael Atherton Lauds Afghanistan After Stunning Win Over England
In a stunning turn of events at the ODI World Cup 2023, Afghanistan pulled off an extraordinary victory against England, the defending world champions. This match, held on October 15, at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in New Delhi, was a historic moment for Afghanistan as it marked their first win against a Test-playing nation in […]
By CricShots - Oct 16, 2023
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