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James Anderson: England bowler regains number one Test ranking

Anderson returned match figures of 9-73 at Lord’s England seamer James Anderson has reclaimed the number one Test bowling ranking following his career-best 7-42 against West Indies at Lord’s. The 35-year-old became the first Englishman to take 500 Test wickets in the series-clinching nine-wicket win. He moved above India’s Ravindra Jadeja to become the oldest bowler to top the International Cricket Council rankings since Muttiah Muralitharan in 2009. Anderson first topped the rankings in August 2016. England’s Ben Stokes, who took 6-22 and made 60 in the first innings at…

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England coach Trevor Bayliss does not expect new faces in Ashes squad

Pint-sized TMS: England win series as Blofeld says goodbye England are likely to fill their Ashes squad with players that have been used in the past 18 months, according to coach Trevor Bayliss. Joe Root’s side still have concerns over their batting despite Test series wins against South Africa and West Indies this summer. Their defence of the Ashes in Australia begins in November. “I can’t see us going outside of the people that have played in the last 12 to 18 months,” said Bayliss. “There are two or three…

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Pint-sized TMS: England win Windies series as Henry Blofeld says goodbye

Watch highlights as England win the third Test and seal the series against the West Indies as James Anderson takes a career-best 7-42 at Lord’s. READ MORE: Anderson’s 7-42 seals series win at Lord’s WATCH MORE: ‘Thank you all for listening!’ Blofeld bows out from TMS Available to UK users only. Source link

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England v West Indies: James Anderson’s 7-42 seals series win at Lord’s

Anderson completes five-wicket haul Third Investec Test, Lord’s, day three West Indies 123 & 177: S Hope 62, Anderson 7-42 England 194 & 107-1: Westley 44*, Stoneman 40* England won by nine wickets Scorecard James Anderson took a career-best 7-42 to lead England to a series-clinching nine-wicket victory over West Indies in the third and deciding Test at Lord’s. Anderson, who took his 500th Test wicket on Friday, claimed five more on day three as West Indies were bowled out for 177, despite 62 from Shai Hope. Set 107, England…

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England v West Indies: Third Test in balance as James Anderson takes 500th wicket

Pint-Sized TMS: Honours even after intriguing second day Third Investec Test, Lord’s, day two West Indies 123 & 93-3 England 194: Stokes 60, Roach 5-72 West Indies lead by 22 runs Scorecard England’s deciding Test match against West Indies remains delicately poised after the tourists ended day two at Lord’s on 93-3, a lead of 22 runs. On a day when James Anderson reached 500 Test wickets, the morning session was reduced to 4.2 overs by rain. Ben Stokes, dropped on 24, made 60 and Stuart Broad hit two sixes…

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James Anderson: England bowler takes 500th Test wicket

Anderson takes 500th Test wicket James Anderson has become the first England bowler to take 500 Test wickets. The Lancashire player, 35, reached the milestone when he bowled Kraigg Brathwaite on day two of the final Test against West Indies at Lord’s. Anderson is only the sixth bowler – and third seamer – to reach 500, and the five ahead of him have retired. Brathwaite’s dismissal in the final session left West Indies 6-1 in their second innings, trailing by 65. Sri Lanka off-spinner Muttiah Muralitharan holds the Test record…

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England v West Indies: Ben Stokes ‘a freak cricketer’ – Michael Vaughan

Pint-sized TMS: Stokes stars but England falter All-rounder Ben Stokes is a “freak cricketer” who can be an England match-winner for years to come, according to former captain Michael Vaughan. Stokes, 26, produced a Test-best 6-22 as West Indies were all out for 123 on day one of the deciding Test at Lord’s. The hosts stumbled to 46-4 by the close, with Stokes 13 not out. Vaughan, speaking on BBC Test Match Special, said the Durham player is a “very, very special cricketer” who is capable of producing “magic”. Stokes…

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Pint-sized TMS: Ben Stokes takes six wickets before England falter against West Indies

Watch highlights as Ben Stokes takes six wickets before England falter to 46-4 at the end of a remarkable first day of the deciding Test against West Indies at Lord’s. READ MORE: England stumble as 14 wickets fall on opening day WATCH MORE: Stokes takes career-best six at Lord’s Available to UK users only. Source link

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IPL: England captain Joe Root ‘would love’ chance to join Indian T20 competition

Joe Root has won four of his six Tests as England captain England Test captain Joe Root says he “would love” the opportunity to play in the Indian Premier League. England’s 2018 schedule has most of April and May clear, meaning more players could be made available for the world’s richest T20 competition. “It would be a great opportunity,” said Root. “Ultimately I’m an England player and that comes first. “If things fall into place, who knows, but for now my main focus is doing the best I can when…

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Steven Finn: Middlesex tie England pace bowler to new contract

Finn has taken 125 wickets in 36 Test matches for England England pace bowler Steven Finn has signed a new contract with Middlesex. Lancashire had recently confirmed their interest in signing Finn, 28, who was in the final year of his contract. Middlesex, county champions in 2016, describe the new contract for their longest-serving player as “multi-year” but have not disclosed its length. “The club has come a long way since I first played for it. We are still developing, and that is something I am excited about being part…

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