Champions Trophy 2013 11th Match: England continue to Cook up winning recipe

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Cook effectively crushed New Zealand’s hopes of making it to the semi-finals

England found themselves within touching distance of the semi-finals after captain Alastair Cook’s blistering innings of 64 pretty much knocked New Zealand out of the running, despite a lone effort by Kane Williamson. 

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Graeme Swann is one of the most dexterous spinners in the game right now, says Mushtaq Ahmed

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Ahmed is the man behind all the success both Swann and Panesar have experienced

Former Pakistan leg-spinner and current England spin bowling coach Mushtaq Ahmed believes Graeme Swann is by far one of the best and most dexterous spinners in all of international cricket today.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Lasith Malinga is ‘in the form of his life’, says David Hussey

Hussey believes Malinga is unstoppable on most occasions

Australia batsman David Hussey believes Sri Lanka pace demon Lasith Malinga is currently “in the form of his life” after having played with him for the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League (BBL) and against him during the national team’s recently concluded ODI series against the Lankan Lions.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Playing against England’s bowlers gave me a huge boost of confidence, says Cheteshwar Pujara

Pujara has already drawn comparisons between himself and Rahul Dravid

India batsman Cheteshwar Pujara has announced that his batting and confidence levels have reached an all-time high after having a successful showing against the England bowlers in the four-Test series last year.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: The future of India’s bowling looks extremely grim, says Wasim Akram

Akram wants to see some fresh faces in the India squad

Former Pakistan pace bowler Wasim Akram believes the future of India’s bowling looks extremely grim, especially after their performance against England during the four-Test series and arch-rivals Pakistan in the limited overs series that followed.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Touring India has become much easier nowadays, says Geoffrey Boycott

India are nowhere near the dominating force they used to be

Legendary England batsman Geoffrey Boycott believes that India are no longer the dangerous and threatening force they used to be and added that touring the country seems to be much easier nowadays.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: India’s ‘bravado’ turned out to be their own undoing, says Nasser Hussain

England fought back after learning from their mistakes during the first Test

Former England captain Nasser Hussain believes that India’s “bravado” and overconfidence during their four-Test series against England turned out to be their own undoing after suffering a shocking, yet humiliating 2-1 loss in front of their home fans.

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A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: England’s rapid ability to ‘learn and adapt’ to the Indian conditions helped them win, says Andy Flower

Flower was most impressed with Cook’s leadership skills during his first Test series as captain

England coach Andy Flower has lavished praise on his side, stating that they managed to break their 28-year losing streak in India due to their rapid ability to “learn and adapt” to the unfamiliar conditions in the country.

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