That said, Van Noy's mindset is an accurate one. While any organization would kill for even 30% of New England's success over the last two decades, you can't straight up try to mimic it. We've seen that act a number of times, and it's failed miserably. Whether it's Eric Mangini in New York or even Josh McDaniels in Denver, when you try to simply be Bill Belichick, you'll find out quickly that it's anything but simple, and you will likely find yourself on the hot seat in short order. … [Read more...] about Kyle Van Noy on Dolphins’ Foxborough influence: ‘This is not the New England Patriots’
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"Hales is a brilliant player and I think it would be very hard to argue that he doesn't get in your best T20 side, although he hasn't played 50-over cricket for over a year and if you were asked for England's strongest aspect you would probably say one-day batting. The 50-over side is a particularly difficult team to get back into." … [Read more...] about Alex Hales deserves another chance with England after serving punishment, says Nasser Hussain
Many might think missing a World Cup - and such a World Cup - was punishment enough. It now seems Hales will miss the T20 one as well. But Morgan has earned the right to lead the limited-overs teams as he sees fit and clearly feels the culture he has inculcated requires further entrenchment. And it is true, it is not so long since some cricketers seemed more motivated by thoughts of their next night out than training or even playing for their country. The treatment of Hales provides a sobering reminder of the consequences and will serve as a deterrent. … [Read more...] about Unique circumstances provide no consolation for England’s outsiders
Tom Banton, Pat Brown, Lewis Gregory and Saqib Mahmood made white-ball debuts over the winter. Mason Crane played two T20Is in 2017 and the final Test of that winter's Ashes tour but has mainly been limited to white-ball cricket since. Liam Dawson has won 12 caps across formats and carried the drinks in last summer's World Cup, while Ben Duckett, Liam Livingstone and David Willey are back in contention after missing several squads. Reece Topley has suffered badly with injuries since his last England appearance at the 2016 World T20 but is fit again, while Olly Stone is involved again after a stress fracture last summer. … [Read more...] about Who are the new names in England frame?