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Chris Woakes. (Getty Images)
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Chris Woakes Reveals ECB Officials Apologised To Him For Taxi Fiasco

Chris Woakes, England’s pace bowling all-rounder has revealed that England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) officials have apologi\sed to him for making him take a taxi that ultimately ruined his winter.

Chris Woakes was told to share a cab with spin all-rounder Moeen Ali from Birmingham to Heathrow Airport ahead of England’s Test tour of Sri Lanka in January. The 32-year-old had to isolate for a week when his fellow passenger tested positive for COVID-19 after they arrived in the island nation.

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Chris Woakes Getty Images

Chris Woakes Reveals He And Moeen Ali Were Put In An Unfortunate Situation And Vented His Frustration

Chris Woakes was ruled out of the first Test against Sri Lanka at Galle which eventually saw him miss every game in winter despite being voted player of the summer last season. The all-rounder recalled being frustrated with the hapless turn of events, adding that missing the winter season felt like a ‘waste’ of form to him.

Chris Woakes has acquired an apology from England over his taxi-sharing drama. The England star was dominated out after sharing a taxi with Moeen Ali, who contracted Covid-19.

“It was a big moment and there have been apologies but we were put in an unfortunate situation and I missed out because of that. I vented my frustration at the time. No stone has been left unturned during COVID-19 but that’s the one thing we did not get right. I paid the price for that.”

Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali - Action Images Via Reuters
Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali – Action Images Via Reuters

Chris Woakes feels he could have been a part of the playing XI for the first Test against Sri Lanka.

“I thought I was a shoo-in for the first Test. It doesn’t mean I would have then played all Tests but I would have had a chance to put my hand up and put in a strong performance. Not playing all winter after the summer I had, feels like a waste. You want to make the most of your form when you’re hot,” Woakes was quoted saying by Daily Mail.

After winning the two Tests in Sri Lanka, England lost the four-match test series in India. Moeen Ali featured in the India series for a solitary test before controversially heading home under the workload-management policy.

Chris Woakes Decided To Take A Break To Be With His Family Which Effectively Ruled Him Out Of Recent 2 Tests Against New Zealand

Chris Woakes also missed the recent two-test match series against New Zealand which the Kiwis won but admitted that he had himself to blame for this one. The ECB offered the players, who played in IPL 2021, a break from the home series, and Chris Woakes accepted it to be with his family.

“The IPL was very much on my shoulders. But it was tricky. The tests were scheduled late and as soon as I got out of isolation I would have had to play for Warwickshire after just a few days at home. It was in our hands and I decided a break with my family would do me good in the long run,” he added.

Chris Woakes last played a T20I for England against Pakistan in 2015-16 Getty Images
Chris Woakes last played a T20I for England against Pakistan in 2015-16 Getty Images

Chris Woakes has now been named in the squad for England’s T20 series against Sri Lanka. If given the opportunity, he will feature in a T20I after almost six years.

England has recalled Chris Woakes, David Willey, and Liam Dawson to their T20I squad to face Sri Lanka later this month. Chris Woakes has not played T20 cricket for England since 2015 but comes in as one of three changes from the India tour in March, with Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer and Reece Topley ruled out through injury.

England T20I squad For Sri Lanka: Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Jonathan Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood

England squad for Sri Lanka ODIs: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jonathan Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, George Garton, Liam Livingstone, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood

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SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 27: Mitchell Johnson of Australia poses with the 2003 World Cup trophy during the Australian Cricket team World Cup portrait session at The Hilton Hotel February 27, 2007 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)
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5 Cricketers Who Won The ODI World Cup Without Playing A Single Game

For cricketers playing on the international stage, a world cup trophy is an achievement that is rare and extremely special. Winning a world cup is the dream of every nation and all the cricketers who take up professional cricket. For some cricketers, a world cup win is an ultimate glory in their international cricketing career.

For them, what adds to the speciality is performing to the best of their abilities when it matters the most and guide their team to the most coveted trophy win in world cricket. There have been a lot of cricketers who have shone exceptionally in an edition of the world cup. However, there have been a few lucky cricketers who have not played any game in the world cup but still possess the world cup trophy.

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ICC World Cup Trophy. Photo Credit: ICC.

Today, we’ll take a look at the five cricketers who won the ODI World Cup without playing a single game during the entire tournament.

5 Cricketers Who Won The ODI World Cup Without Playing A Single Game:

5. Marvan Atapattu – 1996

Marvan Atapattu
Marvan Atapattu. Image Source: Twitter

Former Sri Lankan batsman Marvan Atapattu has scored close to 13000 thousand runs in international cricket. The veteran made his ODI debut in 1990, after which he was given a place in the team for the World Cup 1996. Sri Lanka won the World Cup in 1996, but Attapattu did not get a chance to play a single match during the entire tournament. And, it makes him one of the cricketers to win a world cup without playing a single game.

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Jofra Archer Selection Is Pretty Straightforward – Chief Selector Ed Smith

After Jofra Archer‘s inclusion in Team England squad for the upcoming Cricket World Cup, the chief selector of the national team, Ed Smith claimed that it was a pretty straightforward decision.

Less than ten days ahead of the opening match of the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, England has announced their final 15-member squad for the forthcoming Cricket World Cup. From the preliminary 15-member squad, the national selectors have dropped David Willey, Joe Denly and Alex Hales. Meanwhile, Jofra Archer, Liam Dawson and James Vince have earned the World Cup call-ups as the replacement.

The 24-year-old Barbados-born Jofra Archer recently made his international cricket debut for England. On 3rd May 2019, the bowling all-rounder made his ODI debut (against Ireland at Dublin, Malahide). Later, on 5th May 2019, Archer made his T20I debut (against Pakistan at Cardiff).

Till the date, he has played three ODIs and one T20I for England where he has taken three and two wickets respectively.

Ed Smith spoke about Archer’s selection in the World Cup squad, “We’ve seen Jofra Archer play against Pakistan and we’ve seen the skills he has. It’s pretty straightforward. He’s an outstanding talent, that’s clear to all of us. He has pace, bounce, skill.”

David Willey was very unfortunate in missing out

Meanwhile, David Willey has missed out the World Cup opportunity despite he was in the preliminary 15-member Team England squad. The 29-year-old left-arm pacer Willey has played 46 ODIs where he has picked up 52 wickets. In the recently concluded home ODI series against Pakistan, Willey took four wickets in three matches.

Jofra Archer, David Willey, England, Cricket World Cup
David Willey (Image Credit: Getty Images)

Ed Smith praised David Willey and said that he was very unfortunate in missing out the World Cup squad. Smith even added that the left-arm pacer deserved to be in the World Cup squad.

Smith claimed, “That was a very difficult decision, I think the situation we were in as a selection panel, and in consultation with the captain, was we had more players we wanted to fit into the squad than we were allowed to, so it was a very tough call.

“David Willey has been a big part of the one-day side, he has had such a good run, it was a really tough call but someone had to miss out. David was very unfortunate in missing out but he could easily have been in this World Cup squad, he deserves to be in the World Cup squad, but that’s sport. Sometimes there are more deserving people than there are places in the squad.”

Smith further added, “He’s an outstanding man. He’s very honest, very, very dignified, very clear to the conversation we had, a very impressive man. He’s a very impressive cricketer, it is extremely unfortunate.”

Ed Smith about Liam Dawson’ inclusion and Joe Denly’s exclusion

Also, the opening batsman and the back-up spinner Joe Denly has missed out the latest World Cup squad. The left-arm spinner Liam Dawson has replaced Denly in the latest World Cup squad.

Jofra Archer, David Willey, England, Cricket World Cup
Liam Dawson (Image Credit: Google)

Smith spoke about that change, “The first thing to say is with that position of the spinner or reserve batter, it’s a very subtle balance issue. Do you tend towards someone who’s mainly a batter who also is a very handy bowler in Joe Denly, or do you tend towards someone who’s tilted more towards the bowling side of it but also as a handy batter?

“It could have gone either way. In actual fact, Liam Dawson was always in contention he was in the team in Sri Lanka and then a side injury forced him out of that, Joe Denly came in and has stayed in, limited opportunities even though he’s had.”

Adil Rashid has a little niggle – Ed Smith

The no.10-ranked ODI bowler Adil Rashid is a crucial bowler for the present English cricket team. Smith has clarified that the leg-spinner has a slight shoulder issue which will not affect his upcoming Cricket World Cup journey.

Jofra Archer, David Willey, England, Cricket World Cup
Adil Rashid (Image Credit: Getty Images)

Ed Smith said, “Adil Rashid has a little niggle, hopefully he’ll be fine, and it won’t affect him having a full part in the competition. But that slightly tilts things towards spin bowling cover as a priority rather than one of your batting reserves.”

On the other hand, the selectors have decided to not pick up Alex Hales for the upcoming Cricket World Cup. Hales was initially in the preliminary Cricket World Cup squad. But later, the selectors dropped him from that squad after his 21-day suspension for using the recreational drug. Now, James Vince has replaced him for the upcoming Cricket World Cup. Vince recently featured in the home ODI series against Pakistan.

England and Wales will host the 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup from 30th May to 14th July. England will play the opening game of the tournament on 30th May against South Africa at The Oval (London).

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ICC World Cup 2019: Jofra Archer Makes World Cup Cut After ECB Announces Final Squad for Showpiece Event.

England has finally announced their full 15 member squad for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019 and this is the final team which will play the showpiece event. As expected fast bowling all-rounder Jofra Archer made the cut after the squad was announced on Tuesday.

The Barbados born all-rounder wasn’t included in the preliminary squad but after impressive performances during the ODI series against Pakistan, his inclusion was necessary for England. It would have been unjust to leave out a player of Archer’s calibre despite his inclusion being biased to many.

Left-arm pacer David Willey had to make way while Liam Dawson was also included in the squad in favour of Joe Denly. Archer was impressive during the series against Pakistan which prompted the selectors to include him in the 15 member World Cup squad.

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He has an ability to hurl Yorkers on a consistent basis and have quite a few deliveries up his sleeve.

Squad: Eoin Morgan (c), Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, James Vince, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood

Meanwhile, left-arm spinning all-rounder, Liam Dawson who played his last ODI back in October 2018 has also been included in the squad. He is rated as the 3rd best spinner in the country and hence made the cut. He might play a part for England in the World Cup opener. The squad will be officially announced on 21st May.

Dawson will be replacing Joe Denly in the final squad. Denly also bowls leg breaks but didn’t manage to put up an impressive show during the series against Pakistan.

James Anderson, Jofra Archer
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ICC World Cup 2019: Jofra Archer Set to Play Maiden World Cup, Liam Dawson Called Up for Joe Denly

After missing out on a preliminary World Cup squad for the 2019 showpiece event, Jofra Archer has made the final squad in place of David Willey who had to make way for the Barbados born all-rounder. Meanwhile, James Vince was also drafted into the squad as Alex Hales had to miss out for disciplinary issues. He tested positive to a recreational drug for the 2nd time which forced the selectors to force him out of the World Cup squad.

On the other hand, Jofra Archer has undoubtedly been a great inclusion for the hosts. He is a sensational bowler and can make any batting line-up look clueless when on song. He has impressed one and all with his temperament and his ability to bowl at pace and swing the ball both ways. There were possibilities that Archer could have made the squad in the place of Joe Denly. However, England coach Trevor Bayliss stated that having six quick bowlers along with Ben Stokes wasn’t a great option.

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England’s Liam Dawson celebrates after picking up Murali Vijay on day four of the fifth Tests in Chennai.

Meanwhile, James Vince was drafted into the squad for the recently concluded ODI series against Pakistan which England won by a 4-0 margin. Vince scored 76 runs in two matches with a top score of 43. He has been an impressive batsman for England in the longest format and is an effective ODI player as well.

Meanwhile, left-arm spinning all-rounder, Liam Dawson who played his last ODI back in October 2018 has also been included in the squad. He is rated as the 3rd best spinner in the country and hence made the cut. He might play a part for England in the World Cup opener. The squad will be officially announced on 21st May.

Dawson will be replacing Joe Denly in the final squad. Denly also bowls leg breaks but didn’t manage to put up an impressive show during the series against Pakistan.

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Sri Lanka vs England 2018: Hamstring Injury Rules Kusal Perera Out Of Series

Sri Lanka will miss the services of their batsman Kusal Perera for the remaining three One-Day Internationals against England.

A hamstring injury has ruled Kusal Perera out of the remainder of the home ODI series against England. The southpaw, who had scored 30 in the rain-affected second ODI, will be replaced by Sadeera Samarawickrama for the rest of the five-match series. Sri Lanka Cricket confirmed the news on Tuesday.

Missing another batsman will be another blow for the Islanders who are having a wretched time in ODIs. They recently exited the Asia Cup at the group stage after suffering two crushing losses against Bangladesh and Afghanistan. Prior to that, they had lost an home ODI series against South Africa. In 2017, they had suffered three 5-0 whitewashes in addition to losing an ODI series against Zimbabwe at home.

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Kusal Perera (Credits: AFP)

And they are trailing the ongoing series too after losing the second ODI by DLS method.

With Angelo Mathews not a part of the team, Kusal Perera’s absence will further weaken Sri Lanka’s fragile middle-order.

Meanwhile, England have also suffered an injury blow in the form of Liam Dawson. A side strain has ruled the spinner out of the remainder of the series.

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Dawson suffered the injury whilst bowling in the second match of the series in Dambulla on Saturday. The spinner is likely to remain on the sidelines for about a month. He was in the team for the first two games and was in contention to be picked up for the remaining three games too.

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Along with Kusal Perera, Liam Dawson is also out of the series with an injury.

Joe Denly has replaced Dawson in the team for the remaining three games. The third one-day international is due to take place in Kandy on Wednesday.

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After the ODIs, England will play three Tests and a one-off T20 in Sri Lanka with the tour due to end on November 27.

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Kane Williamson, Liam Dawson To Feature In BPL 2017 For Sylhet Surma Sixers

In the latest deal, Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) franchise under fresh ownership Sylhet Surma Sixers have roped in two overseas prospects in the form of New Zealand skipper and top-order batsman Kane Williamson and England slow bowler Liam Dawson for the fifth edition of the Twenty20 which is scheduled in November.

The coordinator of Sylhet Shafiqul Islam while briefing the local media in Bangladesh revealed the franchise is hopeful to yield desired results in the upcoming BPL edition while expressing satisfaction over the fresh signings.

“We are glad to inform that Kane Williamson and Liam Dawson will take part in this season’s BPL for Sylhet,” Islam was quoted as saying by bdcrictime.

However, the fresh face was participating under the name of Sylhet Superstars in the recent past.

The newest franchise Sylhet started to induct players which include big guns prior to the start of the cricket carnival in Bangladesh after announcing Sabbir Rahman as its icon cricketer last month.

“We are excited with their signings.” Islam concluded.

Sylhet management has definitely kept the experience in mind, as the duo has the capability to swing fortunes both with the bat and the ball.

The 26-year-old Tauranga-born Williamson has featured in 116 Twenty20 matches in which he scored 2,730 runs at an average of 28.43, as he has also bagged 30 wickets with his off-spin bowling.

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Williamson is currently the part of Caribbean Premier League (CPL) franchise Barbados Tridents. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Williamson has also registered a solitary century and 16 fifties to his name in 108 domestic T20 innings while claiming 49 catches in the field.

On the other side, the 27-year-old left-arm orthodox bowler Dawson has already featured in BPL for its outfit Rangpur Riders.

The Swindon-born bowler has played 105 Twenty20 games in which he has bagged 156 wickets and has been handy with the bat after scoring 943 runs.

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Fresh to the international circuit, Dawson has played four T20Is, three Tests and an ODI for England after making his debut in 2016 against Sri Lanka at Southampton. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Interestingly, the competition started off in 2012 under the supervision of Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) while following the different leagues across the globe like widely acclaimed Indian Premier League (IPL).

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It’s pertinent to mention the team missed a season in the fourth edition after failing to pay the endorsement to the players owing to the disciplinary reasons as well in the light of Code of Conduct of the association itself.

Earlier, England duo Dawid Malan and Chris Jordan were also inducted in the squad which further include the fast bowler Mohammed Abul Hasan (Raju) from Bangladesh.

England's Liam Dawson celebrates after picking up Murali Vijay on day four of the fifth Tests in Chennai.
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Liam Dawson Frustrated After Couple of Poor Test Matches

English all-rounder Liam Dawson who broke into the international circuit during the tour of India has conceded the fact that the road to international cricket hasn’t been easy for him and he has found the step to international cricket as huge. He was a part of the English XI which won the opening Test against South Africa but couldn’t quite continue their momentum and suffered a resounding defeat in the 2nd Test. It was a disappointing couple of matches for Dawson who failed to make his mark which has put his participation in the 3rd Test in doubt.

Dawson has bagged just 5 wickets in the 4 innings so far and hasn’t contributed with the bat either.

 

“At the international level, I’m still learning a hell of a lot,” he said. “It’s such a difference in standard compared to domestic cricket.”

 

Despite being included in the English squad for the 3rd Test he might be well be overlooked as the hosts might prefer an extra batsman in the form of Dawid Malan who looked in ominous touch during his T20I debut against the same opponents.

“From a personal point of view, (the past two Tests) have been hard work,” Dawson told BBC Radio Solent. “I’m still learning a lot. I’ve found it tough and I haven’t performed how I know I can for Hampshire, which is frustrating.” He experienced the highs of an emphatic performance in the opening Test but the 2nd Test loss has put his place in doubt.

He bagged a pair in the opening Test at Lord’s followed by scores of 5 and 13 in the Trent Bridge Test. The media has been scrutinising his performance and Dawson knows that the media scrutiny is a massive part of international cricket.

“I’ve always thought to look from the outside, that media (scrutiny) is a massive part of international cricket,” Dawson said.

“They’re there to have their opinions. When you do well, everyone’s a hero and when you don’t do well, everyone’s the worst player. But that’s part of the international sport and you just have to try to get on with it,” the left-arm spinner further added.

Amit Mishra and Virat Kohli celebrates a wicket.
Amit Mishra and Virat Kohli celebrates a wicket.
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Video: Amit Mishra Cleans Up Liam Dawson With A Ripper

Amit Mishra, India’s leg-spinner, cleaned up the debutant all-rounder Liam Dawson with a ripper on the final day of the fifth Test match against England at Chennai. Virat Kohli’s men defeated England by an innings and 75 runs to clinch the five-match series 4-0.

This scalp was of utmost importance as Dawson scored a half-century in the first innings and it was essential for the Indian team to get him out early. Mishra set up a perfect ploy for him and bowled on fifth stump line but a little bit of change in the bowling style left Dawson astounded as he was playing for the leg-spin but Mishra bowled a Googly which turned the other way around and cleaned up Dawson’s stumps, giving India the big breakthrough.

Though Mishra could just take one wicket in the second innings but his wicket can be termed as the game changer.

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India vs England 2016, 5th Test: Liam Dawson Expresses Surprise Over Test Call-Up

England spinner Liam Dawson, who made his Test debut in the ongoing between India-England at Chennai, left one and all surprised by playing an unbeaten knock of 66 on Day 2 of the Test.

With the team reeling at 321 for 7, any chances of reaching the 400-run mark were looking bleak for the visitors, but Dawson added 108 runs with Adil Rashid for the eighth wicket to help the visitors score a mammoth 477. Dawson missed out on a well-deserved century as he eventually ran out of partners.

However, despite impressing with the bat, the 26-year-old said he was not expecting a call in the Test team when he went to play in the Bangladesh Premier League last month.

Speaking at the post-match press conference, Dawson said:“Went I went to Bangladesh for the BPL, Test cricket didn’t even cross my mind. So to be here now and making my Test debut in India is obviously very special.”

Expressing delight over his memorable debut, Dawson said:“It is obviously nice to do well on debut. It was interesting first few balls in Test cricket for me but I was pleased to get through them. It was my Test debut, I was always going to be up for it. You make one Test debut. I was extremely excited and from a team point of view as well we want to finish on a high. We are in a fairly good position.”

“It’s obviously nice to get small milestones. It’s obviously a small milestone. From a personal point of view, it’s a very special day. I am obviously looking for tomorrow. He (Cook) basically told me to enjoy the occasion,” he added.

Meanwhile, the all-rounder said the English bowlers will have to toil hard on Sunday as the pitch has very little help for the bowlers.

“It’s a pretty good wicket. There isn’t a huge amount of spin, hasn’t been much pace in it for the seamers, so tomorrow is going to be hard work for us but if we keep going all day and keep trying to take wickets then we can take wickets,”  he explained.

Speaking about the short ball from Ishant Sharma that hit him on the helmet, he said: “It was a good bouncer, I tried to watch it as hard as I could but that’s part of the game sometimes you get it a little bit wrong. As a said I was pleased to get through. I think you got to take one ball at a time and that’s what I was thinking.

“I put that ball at the back of my mind and I just managed to concentrate on ball at a hat was crucial. I haven’t really thought too much to be fair. I have prepared, I have done what I do for Hampshire and that’s all I can do,” he added.

When asked about his future plans, he said:“You just got to score more runs and take more wickets it’s as simple as it can be. If I could do that then I can be selected in future squads.”