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A look at past overseas coaches of England's Test cricket team – The Independent

The appointment of New Zealander Brendon McCullum as head coach means a return to overseas leadership for England’s Test team.

Here, the PA news agency looks at the previous imports and how they fared in charge.

Duncan Fletcher ended England’s long quest to regain the Ashes (Rebecca Naden/PA)

Fletcher became England’s first overseas coach when he replaced David Lloyd in the aftermath of a dismal 1999 World Cup.

Together with captain Nasser Hussain he roused the Test side from bottom of the world rankings and was key to installing the central contract system.

Fletcher’s reign culminated in the unforgettable 2005 Ashes – which saw England capture the country’s imagination as they wrestled the urn back from Australia after 18 years.

His magic wore off in 2006-07 when the double blow of a 5-0 whitewash Down Under and a poor World Cup showing saw his time in the role come to an end.

Andy Flower led England with a firm hand (Anthony Devlin/PA)

An elite wicketkeeper and batter during his playing career, Flower initially joined the England set-up as assistant to Peter Moores.

He found himself catapulted into the top job when the latter’s faltering relationship with captain Kevin Pietersen saw both men removed from office.

Flower was a steely authority figure and ran a tough dressing room. His successes were considerable, taking the Test team to number one in the ICC rankings, winning the Ashes away from home in grand style in 2010-11 and even landing the T20 World Cup in the Caribbean.

He passed the white-ball role to Ashley Giles in 2012 and stood down as team director in the aftermath of another whitewash Down Under in 2013-14.

Trevor Bayliss became the first Australian to cross the Ashes divide (Mike Egerton/PA)

Sir Andrew Strauss was pulling the strings as director of cricket as England decided to look to rivals Australia when the homegrown Moores failed for a second time. Many had tipped Jason Gillespie to be the man to make that leap, but former Sri Lanka coach Bayliss got the nod.

Working closely with deputy Paul Farbrace, he won the Ashes on home soil in his first summer in the job.

But the quest to win the 50-over World Cup dominated his spell at the helm.

England lifted the trophy at Lord’s in a classic final, fair reward for becoming the world’s best white-ball team, but by the time he bowed out the Test side had become a reliably mediocre outfit relying on a handful of star men.

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Afghanistan Announce Squad for Zimbabwe Tour, Zia-ur-Rehman Gets Maiden Call-up – News18

Afghanistan on Tuesday announced two squads for their white-ball tour of Zimbabwe, which begins on June 4.

The two teams will first play three ODIs, which form a part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League. Afghanistan are currently fifth on the CWCSL table with 70 points, while Zimbabwe are 12th with just 35 points.

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The ODI series will be followed by three T20Is, beginning 11 June. All matches will be played at the Harare Sports Club.

The 24-year-old Zia-ur-Rahman Akbar, who was the leading wicket-taker in the Green Afghanistan One-Day Cup, has got his maiden call-up. The left-arm spinner picked up 14 wickets in the tournament in just five matches in his team Hindukush Strikers’ winning campaign.

All-rounder Gulbadin Naib, who was a part of the Afghanistan squad that played the ODI series against Bangladesh in February this year, has been left out. Left-arm spinner Noor Ahmad and medium-pacer Nijat Masoud have been named as reserves.

Off-spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman, who is named in the ODI squad and is missing from the T20I list. Joining him is 21-year-old leg-spinner Qais Ahmad. They have been replaced by Noor Ahmad and right-handed batter Ihsanullah Janat. Left-arm wrist-spinner Zahir Khan and the left-arm fast bowler Sayed Ahmad Shirzad are the reserves.

ODI squad: Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmat Shah (vc), Azmatullah Omarzai, Farid Malik, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Ibrahim Zadran, Ikram Alikhail (wk), Mohammad Nabi, Mujib ur Rahman, Najibullah Zadran, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Rashid Khan, Riaz Hassan, Shahidullah Kamal, Yamin Ahmadzai, Zia ur Rahman Akbar

Reserves: Noor Ahmad, Nijat Masoud

T20I squad: Mohammad Nabi (c), Najibullah Zadran (vc), Afsar Zazai (wk), Azmatullah Omarzai, Darwish Rasooli, Farid Ahmad Malik, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Hazratullah Zazai, Ihsanullah Janat, Karim Janat, Nijat Masoud, Noor Ahmad, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Rashid Khan, Sharafuddin Ashraf and Usman Ghani

Reserves: Zahir Khan, Sayed Ahmad Shirzad

ODI Itinerary:

June 4 – 1st ODI, Harare Sports Club, Harare

June 6 – 2nd ODI, Harare Sports Club, Harare

June 9 – 3rd ODI, Harare Sports Club, Harare

T20I Itinerary:

June 11 – 1st T20I, Harare Sports Club, Harare

June 12 – 2nd T20I, Harare Sports Club, Harare

June 14 – 3rd T20I, Harare Sports Club, Harare

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GT vs RR Live Streaming Online, Tv IPL 2022 IPL 2022 Qualifier 1: When and Where to watch GT vs RR Match – India TV News

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Rajasthan Royals will take on Gujarat Titans in the IPL 2022 Qualifier 1 at the Eden Gardens.

Gujarat Titans will take on Rajasthan Royals in the Qualifier 1 at the Eden Gardens on Tuesday. Gujarat, led by Hardik Pandya has been in red hot form with the Sanju Samson-led Rajasthan blowing hot and cold, but still making it to the Playoffs. 

Here are the Live Streaming Details of Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals. 

Where can I watch Gujarat Titans vs Rajasthan Royals match in India?

The GT vs RR match will be live telecast on Star Sports Network. Star Sports 1, Star Sports 3, and Star Gold 2 channels will telecast the match.

Where can I watch GT vs RR Match Online, Live Streaming? 

You can watch live streaming of GT vs RR match on Disney+ Hotstar.

Where can I watch GT vs RR match in South Africa and Zimbabwe? 

The match will be telecast on SuperSports Cricket in South Africa and Zimbabwe and also in other African countries.

Where can I watch GT vs RR match in the United Kingdom (UK)?

Sky Sports will live telecast the GT vs RR match in the United Kingdom.

Where can I watch GT vs RR match in the West Indies? 

Flow Sports will telecast the match in the West Indies. 

Where can I watch GT vs RR match in the United States?

Willow TV will telecast IPL matches in the United States and Canada.

Where can I watch GT vs RR match in Australia?

Fox Sports and Fox Cricket will live telecast the match in Australia 

Where can I watch the GT vs RR match in New Zealand?

Sky Sports live telecast the match between Gujarat Titans and Rajasthan Royals.

Gujarat Titans Probable Playing XI: Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Shubman Gill, Matthew Wade/Alzarri Joseph, Hardik Pandya (c), David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Rashid Khan, Ravisrinivasan Sai Kishore, Lockie Ferguson, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Shami

Rajasthan Royals Probable XI: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Obed McCoy

Match Details

GT vs RR, Indian Premier League 2022, Qualifier 1

Date and Time: 24th May 2022, 7:30 PM IST

Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata

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Zia-ur-Rehman gets maiden call-up in Afghanistan squad for Zimbabwe ODIs – International Cricket Council

Afghanistan have named two 16-member squads for their white-ball tour of Zimbabwe, which begins on 4 June.

The two teams will first play three ODIs, which form a part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League. Afghanistan are currently fifth on the CWCSL table with 70 points, while Zimbabwe are 12th with just 35 points.

The ODI series will be followed by three T20Is, beginning 11 June. All matches will be played at the Harare Sports Club.

Twenty-four-year-old Zia-ur-Rahman Akbar, who was the leading wicket-taker in the Green Afghanistan One-Day Cup, has got his maiden call-up. The left-arm spinner picked up 14 wickets in the tournament in just five matches in his team Hindukush Strikers’ winning campaign.

All-rounder Gulbadin Naib, who was a part of the Afghanistan squad that played the ODI series against Bangladesh in February this year, has been left out. Left-arm spinner Noor Ahmad and medium-pacer Nijat Masoud have been named as reserves.

Missing from the T20I list is off-spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman, who is named in the ODI squad and was a part of the T20Is against Bangladesh. Joining him is 21-year-old leg-spinner Qais Ahmad. They have been replaced by Noor Ahmad and right-handed batter Ihsanullah Janat.

Left-arm wrist-spinner Zahir Khan and the left-arm fast bowler Sayed Ahmad Shirzad are the reserves.

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ODI squad: Hashmatullah Shahidi (c), Rahmat Shah (vc), Azmatullah Omarzai, Farid Malik, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Ibrahim Zadran, Ikram Alikhail (wk), Mohammad Nabi, Mujib ur Rahman, Najibullah Zadran, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Rashid Khan, Riaz Hassan, Shahidullah Kamal, Yamin Ahmadzai, Zia ur Rahman Akbar

Reserves: Noor Ahmad, Nijat Masoud

T20I squad: Mohammad Nabi (c), Najibullah Zadran (vc), Afsar Zazai (wk), Azmatullah Omarzai, Darwish Rasooli, Farid Ahmad Malik, Fazal Haq Farooqi, Hazratullah Zazai, Ihsanullah Janat, Karim Janat, Nijat Masoud, Noor Ahmad, Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wk), Rashid Khan, Sharafuddin Ashraf and Usman Ghani

Reserves: Zahir Khan, Sayed Ahmad Shirzad

ODI Itinerary:

4 June – 1st ODI, Harare Sports Club, Harare

6 June – 2nd ODI, Harare Sports Club, Harare

9 June – 3rd ODI, Harare Sports Club, Harare

T20I Itinerary:

11 June – 1st T20I, Harare Sports Club, Harare

12 June – 2nd T20I, Harare Sports Club, Harare

14 June – 3rd T20I, Harare Sports Club, Harare

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