South African captain Temba Bavuma praised Sisanda Magala for his game-changing spell in the first ODI against England at the Mangaung Oval in Bloemfontein on Friday, January 27. Magala was named Player of the Match for his figure of 3/46 in nine overs as the Proteas beat England by 27 runs.
Former Australian captain Steve Waugh reckons that too much cricket is being played currently. Referring to the recently-concluded one-day series between the Aussies and T20 world champions England, he lamented that Australia "has almost overdosed" on the game, as a result of which there was hardly any interest in the series between the two sides.
Former England captain Nasser Hussain reckons that Team India captain Rohit Sharma and coach Rahul Dravid tried to alter the Men in Blue’s style of play after their exit from the T20 World Cup last year. He admitted that while the players were able to implement the changes in bilateral series’, they fell back into the defensive trap in the semi-final of the T20 World Cup 2022.
England beat Pakistan by five wickets in the T20 World Cup 2022 final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday, November 13 to clinch the coveted trophy. Sam Curran (3/12) and Ben Stokes (52 not out of 49) made the chief contributions in England’s win at the MCG. With the triumph, the England Men’s team now hold both the 50-over and 20-over white-ball crowns.
Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja has stated that he has tried to motivate the Pakistan cricket team ahead of their T20 World Cup 2022 final against England at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Sunday, November 13. Raja revealed that he tried to give the same message to the team that Imran Khan gave when the country won the 1992 World Cup at the same venue 30 years ago.
Openers Alex Hales (86* off 47) and Jos Buttler (80* off 49) added a record 170 runs for the opening wicket as England walloped India by 10 wickets in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 second semi-final at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday, November 10. The Hales-Buttler stand is now the highest ever partnership in T20 World Cup history, going past the 168 added by Quinton de Kock and Rilee Rossouw earlier in this same edition.
England beat Sri Lanka by four wickets in match number 39 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Saturday, November 5. The win was a far from convincing one as England went from 75 for no loss to 111 for 5 in their chase of 142. However, getting over the finish line was what mattered the most. They got home in 19.4 overs to clinch a berth in the semi-finals from Group 1 and knock out defending champions and hosts Australia.
England beat New Zealand by 20 runs in match number 33 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Gabba in Brisbane on Tuesday, November 1. Batting first after winning the toss in the key Group 1 Super 12 match, England put up an impressive 179 for 6 on the board. English skipper Jos Buttler led from the front with 73 off 47 balls. For New Zealand, Glenn Phillips continued his great form, scoring 62 off 36 balls. However, his effort did not result in a Kiwi win as the chasing side were held to 159 for 6.
Ireland stunned England by five runs via the D/L method in match number 20 of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Wednesday, October 26. Bowling first after winning the toss in the Group 1 Super 12 clash, England held Ireland to 157 all out. However, their batting disappointed again. They were 105 for 5 after 14.3 overs when rain forced the game to an end. Ireland were declared winners, being ahead on the DLS score.