Posts Tagged "Monty Panesar"

England spinner Monty Panesar has strained his calf at training, strengthening the claim of Scott Borthwick to make his Test debut in a baptism of fire at the SCG.

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Sometimes an opportunity arrives which really can’t afford to be squandered.

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Monty Panesar’s turbulent times are irrelevant to England’s cricketers, offspinner Graeme Swann says.

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Cricket Australia have been forced to apologise after tweeting an image of four men supposedly impersonating English spinner Monty Panesar this morning.

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Controversial spinner Monty Panesar was given a chance to revive his England career after being named Monday in a 17-man squad for the forthcoming Ashes tour of Australia.

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Monty Panesar has called on England selectors to unleash the “spin twins” on Australia in the third Test at Old Trafford.

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The fact is simple: England need to win this match to retain the number one Test ranking.

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What is it about cricket that so inflames the passion in man: is it that the contest, the individual battles?  In what is quintessentially a team game, the confrontations hark back to the jousters of medieval times. There is nowhere to hide in the cauldron that is a packed MCG on Boxing Day.

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England has gone the New York way with the announcement of their Ashes squad. The selection of Chris Tremlett suggests England hope that height will extract bounce from the ‘Gabba pitch come November. Steve Finn, all 6’ 7” of him, is the incumbent and first choice with Tremlett the cover.

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Former Test batsman Dean Jones believes Shane Warne could be tempted out of retirement by the prospect of leading the Australian team, claiming he would do it “in a heartbeat”.

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Ricky Ponting is bracing himself for a backlash after leading Australia to an Ashes series loss in England for a second time – but it is unlikely to come from his Cricket Australia superiors.

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Four years ago, Glenn McGrath sprained his ankle on a stray ball at Edgbaston, an incident that dramatically altered the course of the 2005 Ashes series. Six weeks ago, Australia had over ten overs at the England last-wicket pairing of Monty Panesar and James Anderson.

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Why do St George nearly always lose to The Raiders? Is it the biting cold air in the nation’s capital that is so different from the balmy seaside locations at Wollongong or Kogarah that gets the players literally out of their comfort zones?

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Former England captain Nasser Hussain has attacked the team’s time-wasting tactics during the first Ashes Test against Australia as “amateur and embarrassing to watch”.

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Fast bowler Stephen Harmison was recalled on Monday to England’s squad for the second Test against Australia starting at Lord’s on Thursday as the selectors named a 14-man party.

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Australia’s fight for the Ashes is set to turn nasty at Lords this week following a bitter final day in Cardiff. Relations between the sides have soured significantly in the wake of the dramatic draw in the series opener at Sophia Gardens on Sunday.

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When a ball bounced off Paul Collingwood’s melon at first slip during day four, it was almost time to cue the Benny Hill music.

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Michael Clarke and Ashes debutant Marcus North posted crucial half centuries as Australia assumed control of the first Ashes Test in Cardiff.

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Simon Katich and Ricky Ponting have started burying their demons from the 2005 Ashes series by scoring centuries and grinding England into the Cardiff turf.

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With the selection of the side for the First Ashes Test, the English selectors have shown that they are willing to stick to their convictions and bet on the nucleus of the side that they have built since the start of the English summer.

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