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‘New Zealand strongest team across formats’: Mike Atherton

  • Atherton said it was fantastic achievement by New Zealand to reach the maiden T20 World Cup final with limited personnel and money. New Zealand beat England in the semi-final to book their spot in the final. 
New Zealand's Daryl Mitchell and Mitchell Santner celebrate after winning the first semi-final of ICC Men's T20 World Cup match between England and New Zealand, at Sheikh Zayed stadium in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.(ANI)
New Zealand's Daryl Mitchell and Mitchell Santner celebrate after winning the first semi-final of ICC Men's T20 World Cup match between England and New Zealand, at Sheikh Zayed stadium in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.(ANI)
Published on Nov 11, 2021 11:56 AM IST
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'Pakistan not only beat India, but shredded them by ten wickets': Atherton

  • Reacting to the outcome of the match, former England captain Michael Atherton weighed in on the result, calling India's defeat in the blockbuster match a 'hammering'.
Former England captain Michael Atherton was impressed watching Pakistan's performance against India. (Getty Images)
Former England captain Michael Atherton was impressed watching Pakistan's performance against India. (Getty Images)
Updated on Oct 25, 2021 11:23 AM IST
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England not strongest for Ashes but Australia cannot be complacent - Atherton

England on Sunday named their best available squad, with all-rounders Ben Stokes and Sam Curran missing out, although paceman Stuart Broad was included despite a calf injury.
England not strongest for Ashes but Australia cannot be complacent - Atherton(Reuters)
England not strongest for Ashes but Australia cannot be complacent - Atherton(Reuters)
Updated on Oct 11, 2021 01:35 PM IST
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‘ECB wants to hide behind a feeble, mealy-mouthed statement’: Atherton

  • Atherton called ECB's statement ‘feeble’ and said it wanted to ‘hide behind it’ while not addressing the actual concerns behind their decision to pull out of the Pakistan tour.
Former England captain Michael Atherton(Reuters)
Former England captain Michael Atherton(Reuters)
Published on Sep 25, 2021 07:53 PM IST
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'Players have never been more powerful': Atherton on the cancelled 5th Test

  • Michael Atherton believes that Covid-19 or the IPL alone is not a factor and that three factors overall and their combination resulted in the abandonment of the 5th and final Test at the Old Trafford Cricket Stadium in Manchester.
'Players have never been more powerful': Michael Atherton lists 3 reasons which 'combined to scupper' 5th Test in Manchester(Reuters)
'Players have never been more powerful': Michael Atherton lists 3 reasons which 'combined to scupper' 5th Test in Manchester(Reuters)
Updated on Sep 13, 2021 11:37 AM IST
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News updates from HT: Efforts on to trace source of Nipah outbreak in Kerala

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion at 1pm. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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Published on Sep 06, 2021 12:48 PM IST
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By, New Delhi

'No Shami, no Ishant, no Ashwin': Atherton on whether England can chase down 368

Former England captain Michael Atherton weighed in on England's chances of going 2-1 up and whether the pitch will turn up to assist Indian bowlers on the final day.
Former England captain Michael Atherton: File Photo(Reuters)
Former England captain Michael Atherton: File Photo(Reuters)
Updated on Sep 06, 2021 10:13 AM IST
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Atherton fascinated by 'David and Goliath aspect' of WTC final

Former England skipper Michael Atherton commented on the all-important match that starts from June 18. He compared the two nations and the contrasting nature of their rise.
Atherton (R) compared the two nations and the contrasting nature of their rise(HT Collage)
Atherton (R) compared the two nations and the contrasting nature of their rise(HT Collage)
Published on Jun 14, 2021 08:32 AM IST
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'Both stood out': England great recalls playing 1st time against Kumble, Sachin

  • Anil Kumble and Sachin Tendulkar emerged stars as India crushed England 3-0 at home in the 1993 Test series.
Anil Kumble and Sachin Tendulkar during the 1993 Test series against England. (Getty Images)
Anil Kumble and Sachin Tendulkar during the 1993 Test series against England. (Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 04, 2021 02:52 PM IST
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'I just don't see where the gap is': Michael Atherton unsure of IPL rescheduling

  • Michael Atherton feels it will be a tough task for the BCCI to stage the remainder of IPL 2021 this year given the packed calendar that lies ahead.
File image of Michael Atherton. (Getty Images)
File image of Michael Atherton. (Getty Images)
Updated on May 05, 2021 02:39 PM IST
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'They are the team to beat': Atherton picks 'favourites' for T20 World Cup

  • India vs England: Michael Atherton feels three teams are most capable of winning the T20 World Cup later this year, one of which he feels are 'favourites'.
File image of Michael Atherton. (Getty Images)
File image of Michael Atherton. (Getty Images)
Updated on Mar 22, 2021 07:40 AM IST
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If he'd played, Eng wouldn't have even gotten close to sniffing a win: Atherton

  • India vs England: The win by India in the 4th T20I was the first by a team batting first in the series, with former England captain Michael Atherton asserting that this quality is what makes India a dangerous team.
File image of Michael Atherton. (Getty Images)
File image of Michael Atherton. (Getty Images)
Updated on Mar 21, 2021 11:55 AM IST
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'I felt for Ollie Pope': Atherton picks 'ball of the game' from Ahmedabad Test

  • With as many as 28 of the 30 wickets to fall to spin, it can get difficult to judge one ball that stood out in the match.
Former England captain Michael Atherton(Reuters)
Former England captain Michael Atherton(Reuters)
Updated on Feb 28, 2021 01:57 PM IST
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Broad capable of claiming 600 Test wickets: Atherton

Broad put up scintillating performances in the remaining two Tests. He ended the third day of the series decider with 499 Test wickets, just one short of the coveted 500 mark.
Stuart Broad celebrates a wicket.(Getty Images)
Stuart Broad celebrates a wicket.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jul 27, 2020 03:59 PM IST
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‘Very foolish’: Michael Atherton on Jofra Archer’s protocol breach

Archer apologised for the lapse, which wasn’t specified in the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) statement but ‘BBC Test Match Special’ said that the speedster had visited his home in Brighton after the first Test.
England's Jofra Archer. File image.(REUTERS)
England's Jofra Archer. File image.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 16, 2020 05:18 PM IST
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No better example than Rohit Sharma: Michael Atherton explains India opener’s genius

Michael Atherton, the former England opener, has backed Rohit to do well and his belief stems from the fact that Indian cricketers are more a product of learning while playing than being loaded with a set of coaching manuals.
Former England captain Michael Atherton(Reuters)
Former England captain Michael Atherton(Reuters)
Updated on Jun 27, 2020 09:28 AM IST
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‘What gives India hope against Australia is their bowling’: Atherton lists two things that give Virat Kohli’s men a chance Down Under

It’s almost impossible to win in Australia without a good bowling attack, reckons Atherton, who is highly impressed with the depth in India’s fast bowling.
Do you think India will be able to produce a repeat of the 2018-19 Border-Gavaskar Trophy?(Getty Images)
Do you think India will be able to produce a repeat of the 2018-19 Border-Gavaskar Trophy?(Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 26, 2020 09:26 PM IST
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After Covid-19 subs, former England captain Michael Atherton bats for ‘Hospital Substitutes’

Atherton batted for the idea keeping in mind the upcoming series between England and West Indies, starting July 8 which will be played in in a bio-secure environment.
Michael Atherton captained England in 54 Tests(Getty Images)
Michael Atherton captained England in 54 Tests(Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 06, 2020 09:05 PM IST
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Aggression can’t be taught, it should flow naturally in pacers: Ambrose

Ambrose insisted that though he was new, he never liked to be called second best and that he always wanted to be the best.
West Indies’ Curtly Ambrose(Getty Images)
West Indies’ Curtly Ambrose(Getty Images)
Updated on May 27, 2020 12:18 PM IST
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Former England captain explains why Pakistan produces great bowlers

Commenting on the Pakistan team which has over the years produced greats, Atherton said: “When I played against them, they had some great bowlers in particular.”
Former Pakistan pacers Waqar Younis (L), Shoaib Akhtar (2nd L) and Wasim Akram (R).
Former Pakistan pacers Waqar Younis (L), Shoaib Akhtar (2nd L) and Wasim Akram (R).
Updated on Apr 11, 2020 01:53 PM IST
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Familiarity due to T20 leagues shouldn’t kill national teams’ identity, feels former England captain Michael Atherton

Speaking at a discussion at Sourav Ganguly’s book release at the Lord’s, former England captain Mike Atherton agreed that world cricket has seen a shift from West to East for cricketing education.
Members of Chennai Super Kings pose with trophy after wining against Sunrisers Hyderabad's at IPL cricket T20 final match.(AP)
Members of Chennai Super Kings pose with trophy after wining against Sunrisers Hyderabad's at IPL cricket T20 final match.(AP)
Published on Jul 10, 2018 09:26 PM IST
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This day that year - Shane Warne’s ‘Ball of the Century’ completes 25 years

It was Shane Warne’s first ball in an Ashes series and he established his reputation as one of the game’s finest bowlers by sending Mike Gatting back to the pavilion
It’s been 25 years since Shane Warne’s ‘Ball of the Century’ captivated the world of cricket.(Getty Images)
It’s been 25 years since Shane Warne’s ‘Ball of the Century’ captivated the world of cricket.(Getty Images)
Updated on Jun 04, 2018 02:49 PM IST
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Michael Atherton ‘highly sceptical’ of England, Australia spot-fixing claims

In light of the spot-fixing claims being made by Al Jazeera’s sting operation, Michael Atherton said he felt it unlikely that top test players would engage in such activity given the risks to their careers.
Michael Atherton said he felt it unlikely that top test players would engage in such activity given the risks to their careers.(Reuters)
Michael Atherton said he felt it unlikely that top test players would engage in such activity given the risks to their careers.(Reuters)
Published on May 28, 2018 05:58 PM IST
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