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Ollie Pope keen to prove he’s a keeper

Ollie Pope is keen to prove himself as a world-class wicketkeeper after he was parachuted into the role as for the second Test against New Zealand as cover for the injured Jos Buttler. Pope, who went into the match in Hamilton having kept in just five first-class matches previously, scarcely …

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Return to form ‘just round the corner’ insists Joe Root

Joe Root believes he is “not far away” from recovering his best form with the bat. The England captain has slipped outside the top 10 of the ICC’s Test batting rankings – with 697 rankings points, it’s his lowest ranking for more than five years – and admits he “played …

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Match Preview New Zealand vs England, 2nd Test 2019

Big picture If it wasn’t already clear that New Zealand are the closest challengers to India’s current dominance of Test cricket, then their comprehensive victory at Bay Oval last week came close to confirming it. While there are no Test Championship points at stake in this series, New Zealand do, …

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