Eoin Morgan on 2019 World Cup final: 'For a split second I thought we were dead and buried'

“For a minute I thought, ‘That’s it, it’s over, Ben’s out, we still need 15 an over’ – that’s when I thought we were dead and buried”  2:29 AM IST Much has changed about cricket, and the world in general, since this time last year. But for Eoin Morgan, one of the benefits of lockdown is that he has at last been able to sit down and watch back the…

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Joe Denly facing final curtain as England prepare to bounce back again

10:28 PM IST Joe Denly looks set to pay the price for England’s four-wicket defeat in the first Test against West Indies, but Jos Buttler can expect to be given “the best chance to succeed” despite his own flat-lining Test form, as the head coach Chris Silverwood prepares to lift his squad ahead of Thursday’s second match at Emirates Old Trafford. With England’s captain Joe Root set to slot back…

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Tony Irish ends interrupted tenure as PCA chief executive

9:55 PM IST ESPNcricinfo staff Tony Irish, the chief executive of the Professional Cricketers’ Association, has stepped down from his role with immediate effect, and will return to South Africa for personal reasons. Irish, who is also executive chair of the Federation of International Cricketers’ Associations (FICA), started his role at the PCA at the beginning of the year, but has struggled to settle with his family in England. In…

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Jason Holder on Jermaine Blackwood: 'I know when he crosses the line he'll give it his all'

#PoliteEnquiries: Test cricket’s good isn’t it? (5:36) George Dobell and Alexis Nunes take your questions after West Indies beat England in the first Test at the Ageas Bowl. (5:36) 5:30 PM IST ESPNcricinfo staff Jermaine Blackwood played the innings of the match to set up West Indies’ win in the first Test against England, but he might not have been in the side had Darren Bravo and Shimron Hetmyer not…

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Amy Satterthwaite 'disappointed' to lose New Zealand captaincy

5:14 PM IST ESPNcricinfo staff Amy Satterthwaite has expressed disappointment at losing the New Zealand captaincy to Sophie Devine on her return from maternity leave. Satterthwaite took a break from cricket last August as she prepared to have her first child with her wife and team-mate Lea Tahuhu. In her absence, Devine led New Zealand at the T20 World Cup in Australia on a temporary basis, before being named permanent…

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Gary Stead still feels 'numb' over World Cup final

Martin Guptill is inconsolable after being run out going for the second run that would have won New Zealand the match  11:05 AM IST ESPNcricinfo staff On the eve of the one-year anniversary of last year’s extraordinary World Cup final, New Zealand coach Gary Stead has admitted there remains a “numb” feeling about the result which saw England win on boundary countback. The match was tied across the initial 50…

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Jason Holder hails fourth-day bowling effort to set up 'special' West Indies win

England missing Root was an ‘opportunity for us’ – Holder (1:32) West Indies captain Jason Holder was delighted at how his side exploited the absence of England’s Joe Root (1:32) 1:27 AM IST Matt Roller Close Matt Roller is an assistant editor at ESPNcricinfo. He tweets at @mroller98 Jason Holder has described the fourth day of the Ageas Bowl Test as “by far the best effort” he had seen from…

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Who is Jermaine Blackwood?

12:04 AM IST Sreshth Shah Who is Jermaine Blackwood? A 28-year-old middle-order batsman from Jamaica, Blackwood is a natural stroke maker, having played more than 100 first-class games in his career. He was the leading run-scorer in the 2013-14 domestic first-class season in West Indies, and on the back of that form, Blackwood made his Test debut in June 2014, during the home Test series against New Zealand, where he…

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Battle of the captains – Dhoni beats Ganguly, by a whisker

7:39 PM IST ESPNcricinfo staff MS Dhoni has marginally edged out Sourav Ganguly as the more impactful captain in a Star Sports survey, in which two of India’s most successful captains were judged across a number parameters developed in collaboration with ESPNcricinfo. While Dhoni was rated the best ODI and home-Test captain by significant margins, Ganguly was the clear winner in the away-Test captaincy category. Ganguly was also rated the…

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