West Indies XI for Lords Test vs England 2024- Mikyle Louis to debut

The West Indies have announced their playing XI for the first Test against England starting on July 10, Wednesday at Lords cricket ground.

The team will be captained by Kraigg Brathwaite. Mikyle Louis has received a maiden test call up. The squad also marks the return of all rounder Jason Holder, who also missed out in the recently concluded T20 World Cup due to injury. Continue reading “West Indies XI for Lords Test vs England 2024- Mikyle Louis to debut”

England XI for Lords Test vs West Indies 2024- Gus Atkinson and Jamie Smith to debut

England have named their playing XI for the first test against West Indies starting at Lords on July 10, Wednesday.

Star seamer James Anderson will be playing his farewell test at Lords. Continue reading “England XI for Lords Test vs West Indies 2024- Gus Atkinson and Jamie Smith to debut”

Proteas squad for West Indies Series 2024- South Africa roster for West Indies Test series

South Africa have named the squad for the upcoming West Indies tour beginning August 7 in Trinidad.

Matthew Breetzke has received maiden test call up. The squad will be lead by Temba Bavuma and have the likes of David Bedingham, Dane Paterson and Dane Piedt in their set up. Continue reading “Proteas squad for West Indies Series 2024- South Africa roster for West Indies Test series”

India vs England Fifth Test Day 3 Dharamsala Match Report 2024

Ravi Ashwin claimed figures of 5/77 as India beat England by an innings and 64 runs in the fifth and the final test in Dharamsala on Saturday.

Resuming their innings at 473/8, James Anderson claimed his 700th test wicket by dismissing Kuldeep Yadav for 30. Shoaib Bashir then claimed his five-fer by dismissing Jasprit Bumrah stumped for 20, as India were bowled out for 477 with an overall lead of 259.

In response, England got off to a bad start as Ben Duckett was cleaned up while trying to take on Ashwin for 2. Zak Crawley was caught at backward short leg by Sarfaraz Khan for 16.

The off spinner claimed his third wicket as Ollie Pope (19) top edged a sweep yo Yashasvi Jaiswal. The pair of Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow added 56 runs for the fourth wicket stand before the latter was trapped leg before wicket by Kuldeep Yadav for a quickfire 31 ball-39.

Skipper Ben Stokes poor run with the bat continued as was dismissed by Ravi Ashwin for 2. Jasprit Bumrah then got into the act by snaring wickets of Tom Hartley leg before and then dismissing Mark Wood with a brutal yorker.

Root along with Shoaib Bashir kept the hosts at bay adding 48 runs for the ninth wicket stand before the latter was cleaned up by a quicker delivery from Ravi Jadeja for 13.

Kuldeep then claimed the final wicket by dismissing Root caught at long off as India completed a 4-1 series win over England.

India 477 (Gill 110, Rohit 103, Padikkal 65, Sarfaraz 56, Bashir 5-173) beat England 218 and 195 (Root 84, Ashwin 5-77, Bumrah 2-38) by an innings and 64 runs

India vs England Fifth Test Day 2 Dharamsala Match Report 2024

Fine hundreds from skipper Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill, and half centuries from debutant Devdutt Padikkal and Sarfaraz Khan put India in a dominant position at the end of Day 2 of the fifth test against England in Dharamsala on Friday.

Resuming at 135/1, the overnight pair of Rohit and Gill added 140 more runs before Ben Stokes dismissed his opposite number with a beauty for a fine 103.

In the very next over, James Anderson claimed his 699th test wicket by knocking over Gill for 110.

Devdutt Padikkal and Sarfaraz Khan featured in a 97 run stand for the fourth wicket stand before the latter (56) was caught at slip by Joe Root off Bashir in the very first delivery off the final session.

Padikkal reached his maiden fifty by launching Bashir for a maximum. However the off spinner hit back by dismissing the left hander (65) with the one that turned.

Dhruv Jurel holed out to long on while trying to take on Bashir for 15, while Ravindra Jadeja was dismissed leg before wicket by Tom Hartley with a delivery that turned sharply.

In the very same over, Ravi Ashwin was cleaned up by left arm spinner Hartley with the one that skidded on. Kuldeep Yadav along with Jasprit Bumrah kept England at bay by adding an unbeaten 45 run stand for the ninth wicket as India finished the day at at 473/8, with a overall lead of 255.

Stumps at the end of Day 2.

India 473 for 8 (Gill 110, Rohit 103, Padikkal 65, Sarfaraz 56, Bashir 4-170, Hartley 2-126) lead England 218 by 255 runs