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Dean Foxcroft returns to New Zealand with big hits after two-year exile

After impressing Otago Volts with his big hitting in his first season with the side, Dean Foxcroft went home to Pretoria in March 2020 to visit his family and take some exams. What was supposed to be a six-week visit to South Africa eventually turned out to be a frustrating two-year long stay after Covid-19 …

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England in Pakistan 2022-23 – Ollie Pope embraces senior status after taste of England leadership

Ollie Pope only knew the day before that he would be captaining England in their warm-up match against the Lions in Abu Dhabi. While sitting at breakfast with Zak Crawley and Jack Leach at the team’s plush Ritz Carlton hotel, head coach Brendon McCullum casually sidled over and informed him he would be leading in …

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Indian cricket – Selecting the selectors: A key job, but who’d want to take it up?

A cricket organization recently fired a whole department. Actually, it is a bit of an educated assumption that the people in the department were sacked, given none of them had finished their terms, but the organization has advertised for their jobs. The fact of the advertising, a requirement allegedly forced on the organization by an …

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England in Pakistan 2022-23 – Mark Wood in doubt for first Test after World Cup hip injury

England fast bowler Mark Wood is a doubt for the first Test against Pakistan. Wood has been in the UK recovering from a hip injury sustained during England’s successful T20 World Cup campaign and will join up with the Test squad in Rawalpindi this weekend. Though the injury ruled the 32-year-old out of the semi-final …

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T20 World Cup 2022 – Cricket might not love Zimbabwe, but the game would be poorer without them

Imagine watching Brad Evansprone on the ground, his team-mates enveloping him in a suffocating embrace, a scene likely replicated everywhere from Borrowdale to Bulawayo, Mount Pleasant to Mutare, and be too emotionally jaded to feel the delight. Imagine listening to Pommie Mbangwa calling that final ball, allowing himself to be vulnerable both in his stress …

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Luke Wright looks the right fit as England selector after career on T20 front lines

Luke Wright’s appointment as an England selector on Tuesday coincided with his retirement from professional cricket, bringing a decorated, 20-year career to a close. He leaves the game with over 20,000 runs and more than 300 wickets; the record for the most runs in the T20 Blast; and a host of trophies to his name …

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