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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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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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Match Preview New Zealand vs England, 1st Test 2019

Big picture What is it about New Zealand and the dawn of new England eras? Perhaps it’s that blend of high quality and low jeopardy – the sense that you’re in for a proper test of your mettle, but without all the off-field noise and distraction that might accompany, say, …

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Joe Root urges Jofra Archer not to underestimate his talent

Joe Root has urged Jofra Archer not to underestimate his talent when facing the new challenge posed by New Zealand conditions in the upcoming Test series. Speaking at Mount Maunganui ahead of the first of two Tests, Root backed Archer’s raw pace as a potential game-changer despite this being Archer’s …

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