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England cricket team: Jeetan Patel appointed as spin bowling consultant

Jeetan Patel was named as one of Wisden’s five cricketers of the year in 2015England have appointed Jeetan Patel as their spin-bowling consultant for the tours of South Africa and Sri Lanka.The Warwickshire and former New Zealand off-spinner was part of England’s backroom team in their recent T20 series win over his home country.Patel, 39,…

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Cricket not included on Russia’s officially recognised list of sports

The order was issued the day after England won the World CupRussia’s sports ministry has refused to include cricket on its register of officially recognised sports.The order was issued on 15 July – the day after England’s dramatic Cricket World Cup final win over New Zealand.Among the sports officially recognised in Russia are petanque, draughts…

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Cricket World Cup: New Zealand lose final but win friends

Media playback is not supported on this device England get freak six runs after incredible Stokes deflection”Just be yourself and try and enjoy what you do” – those were Kane Williamson’s final words at the end of a tournament that saw his side come heartbreakingly, desperately, close to winning their first World Cup.In a game…

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England Cricket World Cup win: ‘Extra run’ claims brushed off by Ashley Giles

Media playback is not supported on this device England get freak six runs after incredible Stokes deflectionEngland’s director of cricket Ashley Giles says he is unconcerned at claims England were given an extra run in their World Cup win over New Zealand.A fielder’s throw hit Ben Stokes’ bat as he dived to complete a second…

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Cricket World Cup: New Zealand defeat devastating – Kane Williamson

Media playback is not supported on this device Watch the moment England won the World CupNew Zealand showed “a lot of heart” in their “devastating” World Cup final defeat by England, says captain Kane Williamson.With both sides scoring 241 from their 50 overs, the final was decided on a super over, and the Black Caps…

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England win Cricket World Cup: A golden hour ends in a champagne super over

Media playback is not supported on this device How England won an incredible Cricket World Cup finalOn a grey Sunday evening the sun came out at Lord’s and the golden hour came.When you love sport, you understand how it can take you to places little else can. You could watch it all your life and…

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Cricket World Cup final: Williamson says NZ ready for England

England have won seven of their last nine ODIs against New Zealand, including a 119-run victory in the group stage earlier in the World Cup.ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup final – England v New ZealandVenue: Lord’s Dates: Sunday, 14 July Time: 10:30 BSTCoverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live, Radio 4…

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Cricket World Cup: England & New Zealand set for final

Media playback is not supported on this device The star men who guided England to the World Cup finalICC Men’s Cricket World Cup final – England v New ZealandVenue: Lord’s Dates: Sunday, 14 July Time: 10:30 BSTCoverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live, Radio 4 LW, online, tablets, mobiles and BBC…

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Cricket World Cup final: Kane Williamson inspires New Zealand’s ‘miracle’ run

Kane Williamson, far left, is happy being on the fringes of conversation and spotlightICC Men’s Cricket World Cup final: New Zealand v EnglandVenue: Lord’s Date: 14 July Start: 10:30 BSTCoverage: Watch in-play clips & highlights on the BBC Sport website & app; live Test Match Special radio and text commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live…

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Cricket World Cup final: Adil Rashid says ‘nothing changes’ for England against NZ

Media playback is not supported on this device Highlights: England reach World Cup finalSpinner Adil Rashid says England must approach Sunday’s World Cup final as if it is any other game. After beating Australia on Thursday the hosts, who have never won the World Cup, will meet New Zealand at Lord’s in their first final…