Buttler flays England's packed schedule, says it's left him frustrated
Recently, unable to take the pressure of all three formats of the game, England Test captain Ben Stokes announced he was quitting the 50-over game due to "unsustainable" schedule, shocking the cricketing world. In his retirement statement, Stokes had said, "I feel that my body is letting me down because of the schedule and what is expected of us."
After Yorkshire, Essex and Cricket Scotland in the midst of racism storm: Report
A report in Daily Mail late on Saturday said Cricket Scotland is set to be found as "institutionally racist" while "up to 10 people are set to be implicated in an investigation into racism at Essex" on Monday. Allegations of institutional racism have been plaguing England cricket since the time former Yorkshire cricketer of Pakistan origin Azeem Rafiq came out in the open last November claiming he had been treated differently during his nearly decade-long stay at the county side.
England County Championship: Glamorgan's Sam Northeast cracks unbeaten 410, Lara's world record remains safe
During his historic knock, Northeast flirted with the world record score of West Indies great Brian Lara, who had scored an unbeaten 501 for Warwickshire in 1994. However, his chance of surpassing Lara's record was cut short when Glamorgan captain David Lloyd declared his side's innings at 795/5 at lunch on day four of the Division Two contest against Leicestershire.
Delighted with the way England came out with the ball: Jos Buttler
Chasing 202 in a 29-over-a-side clash after a lengthy rain interruption, England reduced South Africa to six for four wickets inside the first four overs before Adil Rashid (3/29) and Moeen Ali (2/22) ran through the rest of the batting order, bowling them out for 83 to level the three-match series 1-1. England's incredible victory meant that the third ODI will be a mouthwatering series decider at Headingley on Sunday.
Bairstow wants to play all formats of the game for 'as long as possible'
In the home summer for England this year, Bairstow is one of the very rare all-format players. He played in Tests against New Zealand and India, playing a huge hand in victories. He then played ODIs against India and is featuring in 50-over matches against South Africa. Bairstow will play the T20Is against the Proteas and is scheduled to play three matches in The Hundred before Test series against South Africa comes.
England Test team coach McCullum backs Stokes' decision to retire from ODI cricket
Stokes, the England Test skipper, announced earlier this week that he was quitting the 50-over game due to "unsustainable" schedule, shocking the cricketing world. In his retirement statement, Stokes said, "I feel that my body is letting me down because of the schedule and what is expected of us."
Will be interesting to see if England can play same 'Bazball' cricket during Ashes: Ponting
McCullum has made a superb start to his international coaching career, with the New Zealander helping England to four straight Test victories since his appointment in May on the back of a more attacking and aggressive approach in all aspects of the game.
Ben Stokes a true leader; incredibly sad to see him retire from ODIs at 31: Eoin Morgan
On the eve of England's first ODI against South Africa at his home ground in Durham, Stokes announced that he would be quitting the format after the match citing the "unsustainable" workload by playing in all three formats in international cricket. "England will miss his all-round contribution -- on the field and in the changing room. Possibly more so in the changing room.
We are not cars, you can't just fill us up, Stokes urges cricket chiefs to have a sustainable schedule
Stokes on Monday announced his sudden retirement from ODI cricket, saying that the rigours of playing all three formats of the game were "unsustainable" for him and he was not able to give his 100 percent to the team in the 50-over format. Notably, England have been playing non-stop cricket in the last couple of months, with as many as 17 cricket days in July alone, followed by a three-match Test series against South Africa next month.
Beaumont slams century as England crush South Africa in WODI; sweep series
The 31-year-old veteran opener, who is just three shy of completing a century of ODIs, didn't take too kindly to being left out of England's Commonwealth Games squad as she hit a brilliant 119 off 107 balls to lead her side to a 109-run victory against the Proteas on Monday.