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Category: England in India 2020-21

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England’s young guns learning on the job speaks to a systemic failing | Andy Bull

While India’s Virat Kohli talked up the contribution of his newer players, Joe Root admitted his charges have a way to go yetThere was a weary inevitability about the last day of the series. England 10 for one, 10 for two, 20 for three, 30 for four, th…

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‘Not a perfect scenario’: Root regrets rotation but admits it may continue

Tourists made four changes after victory in first Test‘It’s important we learn lessons,’ says England captainJoe Root has said England’s rest and rotation policy could rumble on through to next winter’s Ashes series and urged the team management and hi…

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Ashwin hails India’s bio-bubble bond after defeating England – video

Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin took five wickets apiece as India overwhelmed England’s batsmen to seal a 3-1 series win and take a place in the World Test Championship final. Ashwin said being in the bio-bubble with the team had been ‘special’ and …

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England fall apart again as spinners wrap up innings win and series for India

Fourth Test, day three: England 205 & 135; India 365Innings and 25-run victory seals 3-1 series triumph for hostsEngland’s punch-drunk batsmen crumbled one last time against spin as India wrapped up the fourth Test inside three days by an innings a…

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India v England: fourth Test, day three – live!

Live over-by-over updates from the third day in AhmedabadEngland Women clinch T20 series with win in New ZealandAnd feel free to email Tim or tweet @TimdeLisle 3.49am GMT Good morning from Manchester wherever you are in the world. Play starts in 15 min…

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England’s Dom Bess horribly exposed as good fortune runs out in India | Andy Bull

Spinner was in luck and in wickets earlier in the tour but will need to dig deep to recover from the mauling he received hereTea-time on day two, and the match is in the balance. India are 153 for six, 52 runs behind, with Rishabh Pant at one end and W…

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‘If the crowd like it I’m happy’: Pant on his reverse flick against Anderson

Indian century maker on audacious shot out of T20 cricketEngland rue close lbw decision when Pant given not out In the 21 years since Jimmy Anderson made his debut in professional cricket, you’d think he’s faced just about everything the game has to th…

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Rishabh Pant’s swashbuckling century puts India in sight of Test victory

Brilliant innings leads India fightback to lead of 89 runsEngland 205 all out; India 294-7 at stumps on second dayThey say the great players have an ability to bend the script to their will and when a couple of them on opposing sides are at it, such as…

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India v England: fourth Test, day two – live!

Live over-by-over updates from the second day in AhmedabadStokes laments ‘hardest conditions I’ve faced’ as England toilAnd feel free to email Adam or tweet @collinsadam 4.08am GMT 13th over: India 26-1 (Rohit 10, Pujara 15) The first runs off Anderson…

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India v England: fourth Test, day two – live!

Live over-by-over updates from the second day in AhmedabadStokes laments ‘hardest conditions I’ve faced’ as England toilAnd feel free to email Adam or tweet @collinsadam 4.08am GMT 13th over: India 26-1 (Rohit 10, Pujara 15) The first runs off Anderson…

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Axar Patel picks off listless England but Dan Lawrence refuses to wither | Simon Burnton

The 23-year-old found a rare fluency with the bat on a day when his teammates fluffed their lines against a ruthless India sideOver recent months the prime minister has attempted to characterise the leader of the opposition, not entirely convincingly, …

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Weary England in a spin again as India take control of fourth Test

England 205; India 24-1Ravi Ashwin and Axar Patel share seven wicketsAnother day, another dolour. After eight weeks and six days on tour, this weary, wounded England team staggered into their sixth, and last, Test of the winter. The good news is they w…

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India v England: fourth Test, day one – live!

Live over-by-over updates from the action in AhmedabadThe pain for Australians having to support England against IndiaAnd you can email your thoughts to Tanya or tweet @tjaldred 3.57am GMT In the Channel 4 studio, Ebony Rainford-Brent has replaced Alas…

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Dom Bess admits being dropped by England was ‘tough pill to swallow’

Off-spinner shocked to miss second and third Tests against IndiaNo further sicknesses for England ahead of fourth and final TestDom Bess has admitted he was caught off guard by his England dropping and found his spell on the sidelines a “tough pill to …

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A special Australian agony: having to support England against India | Geoff Lemon

With Australia’s World Test Championship hopes resting on Joe Root’s men drawing a series they trail 2-1, it’s a difficult time for fans who would happily back North Korea against England“It feels bloody terrible,” he said, head bowed over his pint. “S…

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England must be braver but India will not let up with a world final in sight | Ali Martin

With a world championship final place in sight for the hosts, the last Test of England’s tour poses as intense a challenge as everAfter two months in the subcontinent, England’s Test cricketers are within touching distance of the departure lounge. Ben …

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Joe Root urges England to deliver ‘monumental’ end to India series

Final Test begins in Ahmedabad on ThursdayHome side lead four-match series 2-1Joe Root has called on his England players to leave behind any baggage from their struggles against spin and produce a “monumental” end to their Test winter despite preparati…

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England appoint Marcus Trescothick as elite batting coach

Former opener leaves Somerset to join national setup Jon Lewis and Jeetan Patal appointed to coaching staffEngland have added former opener Marcus Trescothick, Jon Lewis and Jeetan Patel to their full-time coaching staff.Trescothick, who played 76 Test…

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Rehabilitate Bess and work the spin: how England can stop rot in India | Tim de Lisle

Joe Root’s side must win on another turner to draw the Test series and it is time for Stokes and Bairstow to step upAshes to Ashes, dust to dust: if Ashwin don’t get you, Axar must. The whole cycle of English cricket rolls – or lurches – from Ashes to …

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‘You have to get ugly runs’: Laxman’s expert guide to batting in India

The former India batsman gives his unique insight into the technique and mindset required for success on turning pitchesOne of the great sights in cricket was to see Shane Warne in his follow through with his hands on his hips, shaking his head in disb…