“Yes, I think there is massive pressure now. They want to pick Stuart Broad now. That puts a lot of pressure on Stuart as well. He normally responds to pressure well. I don’t worry about Stuart. The weather, looking out of my window, is overcast and wet. So it should suit seam bowlers,” Swann said. … [Read more...] about England vs West Indies 2nd Test: You want to beat anybody as England team, pick Anderson & Broad together, says Graeme Swann
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During the course of the intense and complex negotiations between senior commanders of the two armies that lasted nearly 15 hours, the Indian delegation apprised the Chinese People's Liberation Army about the "red lines" and conveyed that the onus was largely on China to improve the overall situation in the region, government sources told PTI in New Delhi. … [Read more...] about India, China can jointly safeguard peace and tranquility in border areas: Chinese FM
England will also feel the pressure returning to Manchester considering the last match that they played here ended in their defeat against Australia by 185 runs. The hosts will be eager to bounce back against West Indies and doing so in Manchester will mean that one bit extra special. … [Read more...] about England vs West Indies 2nd Test Weather & Pitch report: Will rain spoil the party in Manchester?
Aware that he has to find a way to stay ahead of fellow spinners Mooen Ali and Jack Leach to keep his place in the team, Bess said he has been following some of the best off-spinners in the game to sharpen his craft. “I grew up watching (Graeme) Swanny as an Englishman. Jeetan Patel has been dominating the county system. I look at Simon Harmer, he is a quality off-spinner. I’ve worked a little with (Rangana) Herath,” he said. … [Read more...] about England vs West Indies: My consistency and accuracy is dangerous, says Dom Bess
Joe Root will take the place of Joe Denly when the England captain returns to the team for the second test against the West Indies starting Thursday. Root missed the first test, which England lost in Southampton, so he could be with his wife for the birth of their second child. Denly made 18 and 29 in his two innings at the Rose Bowl, and was fighting with Zak Crawley to keep his spot for the second test at Old Trafford. … [Read more...] about Joe Root to replace Denly for England in 2nd Test against West Indies