England and New Zealand are taking part in the primary Take a look at Match of a 3 match collection on the Lords Cricket Floor. That is the beginning of the English summer time as England will lock horns with NZ, South Africa and India by way of the subsequent 2-3 months at residence.
On Thursday, it additionally began a brand new period in English Take a look at cricket as Ben Stokes took over from Joe Root as full-time Take a look at captain whereas Brendon McCullum took over because the full-time Take a look at crew head coach.
On day 1 NZ after electing to bat first received themselves in hassle as they misplaced half their facet within the first session itself. Debutant Matty Potts picked up 2 wickets whereas James Anderson additionally picked up a few wickets. Stuart Broad too picked up a wicket.
Lords Cricket Floor Paid Tribute To Shane Warne Prior To The Final Over Earlier than Lunch
These current within the floor remembered Shane Warne for 23 seconds through the twenty third over as a result of Shane Warne had jersey no. 23.
— Lord’s Cricket Floor (@HomeOfCricket) June 2, 2022
‘King,’ as he was recognized to his teammates, opponents, and followers all through the world, died earlier this yr in March on the age of 52 from a coronary heart assault.
His loss of life got here as a shock to all the cricketing world. He was not solely probably the greatest leg spinners the world had ever seen, however he was additionally a popular particular person off the sphere. His associates typically remarked that he lived a “king-size” life.
He was the primary bowler in Take a look at historical past to take 700 wickets. Stats, alternatively, don’t outline him. His enthusiasm towards the sport is what distinguishes him. Each ball he bowled was a murals in and of itself. His greatness was outlined not solely by the wickets he took, which had been an indication of sheer genius but additionally by the way he arrange the batters.