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England put India in to bat in 3rd test at Trent Bridge

NOTTINGHAM, England (AP) — England will bowl first under cloudy skies after captain Joe Root won the toss before the start of the third cricket test against India at Trent Bridge on Saturday. All-rounder Ben Stokes is back for England after being found ...

D'Arcy Short learns to embrace the chaos

For D'Arcy Short, Vijayawada is starkly different to his hometown Kununurra, further north from what many term the world's most isolated city - Perth. The chaos of the main arterial road, filled with a pile of cars and the sound of horns trickles into the ...

It's time for Ravi Shastri to wade in and get his hands dirty

In 2014, when Ravi Shastri was appointed team director during India's previous tour of England , Nottingham was the third venue in his assignment. Shastri arrived, chest out, chin up, stride heavy, voice loud. India, led by MS Dhoni at the time, had ...

Ben Stokes ready and desperate to help England, says Joe Root

Joe Root is convinced England can benefit from Ben Stokes' desperation to get back to cricket after he was recalled to the Test line-up. Stokes missed the second Test against India at Lord's as he stood trial in Bristol facing a charge of affray, but he is ...

Kohli urges India to embrace 'backs to the wall' mentality

Nottingham (United Kingdom) (AFP) - India captain Virat Kohli said "the only option is to win this game" as he urged his side to make a virtue of their dire position heading into the third Test against England. The tourists will start Saturday's fixture at ...

Shamed batsman Bancroft to play for Durham in 2019

London (AFP) - Disgraced Australian cricketer Cameron Bancroft will play for Durham in 2019, the English county side announced on Friday, omitting to mention in their statement his role in a scandal that rocked the sport. The 25-year-old opening batsman ...