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England need tinkering, not wholesale changes

28 Jan


The curse of the ‘pretty good’ ODI series has fallen over England once again.  With the stunning backdrop of the Himalayas and the Dalai Lama in residence, the final match took place in Dharamshala which England somewhat irritatingly won.  I say irritating as it did – to a certain extent – mask England’s failings in this series.  The fact that India beat England in this series because their bowlers were too good is a fairly embarrassing state of affairs.  However, England did win two matches with a severely understrength team, which is impressive.  So I’ve picked out 5 things that England could alter which I think will lift this team from the realms of ‘pretty good’ to the dizzying altitude of ‘good’.

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India v England, 4th Test, Day 3 Review

15 Dec

England fought back strongly in the final session to reduce India from 269/4 to 297/8 at stumps.  Virat Kohli and captain MS Dhoni had batted India out of a dangerous position, putting the hosts within 62 of taking a first innings lead before Swann struck, removing Kohli for an excellent 103.

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