• Friday, August 12, 2022


CRICKET: Stokes back in team as India urged to show “grit”

India’s skipper Virat Kohli with head coach Ravi Shastri

By: Rithika Siddhartha

  BEN STOKES will start the third Test for England against India at Trent Bridge tomorrow (18), just four days after being cleared of affray. England captain Joe Root confirmed today (17) that the all-rounder would be back in the starting eleven at the expense of the unfortunate Sam Curran, who was man of the match in the opening test at Edgbaston. “It was one of the most difficult decisions I’ve had to make as captain. It’s about us as a squad delivering over five games and on this occasion Sam is unfortunate to miss out,” said Root. “Ben is…

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