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Chris Silverwood: 'Stokes-Buttler swap will not muddy the waters'

Chris Silverwood: 'Stokes-Buttler swap will not muddy the waters'

Ben Stokes was promoted to the top of the order and Jos Buttler slotted in down at number five for Rajasthan Royals recently.
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England head coach Chris Silverwood before the press conference on October 10, 2019
Chris Silverwood: 'Stokes-Buttler swap will not muddy the waters'
Ben Stokes was promoted to the top of the order and Jos Buttler slotted in down at number five for Rajasthan Royals recently.
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South Africa's Rassie van der Dussen walks after being dismissed against Pakistan on June 23, 2019
Van der Dussen confident South Africa can "swing a result" against England
South Africa have not played together since March while England had a full international programme over the summer.
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Sam Curran in action for England on January 19, 2020
Sam Curran stars for Jos Buttler's XI in England's South Africa practice
Jos Buttler's XI coasted to victory over Eoin Morgan's team, with a second target then hastily set to gain more practice time.
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South Africa's Kagiso Rabada celebrates taking the wicket of England's Dom Sibley on January 3, 2020
Kagiso Rabada expresses support for BLM after refusal to take a knee
The Proteas will not take a knee during the forthcoming series against England.
Nov 23, 12:09
England's Olly Stone is bowled out on July 26, 2019
Olly Stone opens up on England recall
The Warwickshire paceman was included in the one-day international squad against South Africa and impressed in an intra-squad warm-up game.
Nov 22, 12:13
Sam Billings pictured on September 11, 2020
Sam Billings ready to fight for elusive England place
Sam Billings and Joe Root put on 103 for Jos Buttler's XI in a 40-over intra-squad warm-up victory in Cape Town.
Nov 21, 16:51
England's Jos Buttler celebrates his half-century against Australia on September 6, 2020
Team Jos Buttler triumph in England's warm-up match for South Africa tour
The 23-man squad was split in two for the 40-over practice match in Cape Town, with Team Eoin Morgan challenging Team Jos Buttler.
Nov 21, 14:55
England captain Joe Root celebrates with the Wisden Trophy on July 28, 2020
Joe Root hits 77 as England warm up for South Africa limited-overs tour
England split their squad into two teams for a 40-over practice match.
Nov 21, 12:07
Chris Jordan pictured in September 2018
Chris Jordan: 'South Africa should not be judged for not taking a knee'
Barbados-born Chris Jordan says racial inequality remains a pressing matter among England's diverse squad.
Nov 20, 12:48
Dawid Malan pictured in August 2018
Dawid Malan ready to prove himself in South Africa
Yorkshire batsman has impressed in T20 cricket.
Nov 19, 12:31
England's Moeen Ali pictured in action on September 1, 2020
England's Moeen Ali determined to fight for Test future
The all-rounder is hoping to start afresh and rekindle his red-ball ambitions.
Nov 18, 13:13
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ECB planning for return of supporters next summer
England will also play white-ball series against Sri Lanka and Pakistan.
Nov 18, 10:38
England head coach Chris Silverwood before the press conference on October 10, 2019
England to play back-to-back T20s in Karachi next October
Scheduling issues forced plans for a limited-overs tour in early 2021 to be put on hold.
Nov 18, 09:58
England players celebrate beating Australia in an ODI on September 13, 2020
England's limited-overs tour of Pakistan delayed due to scheduling problems
Suggested dates would have clashed with scheduled matches against Sri Lanka and India.
Nov 17, 13:26
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Calls for independent inquiry into lack of BAME officials in cricket
John Holder said he suspects there has been a "definite policy of only employing whites" for positions on the First Class Umpires Panel.
Nov 17, 08:51
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The Indian Premier League is one of the many major sports events worldwide that has been affected by the pandemic.
Nov 17, 07:49
England's Jos Buttler celebrates his half-century against Australia on September 6, 2020
Jos Buttler encourages England teammates to talk about mental health
Englands' players will remain in biosecure bubbles while playing T20 and ODI matches in Cape Town and Paarl.
Nov 16, 14:58
England's Jos Buttler celebrates his half-century against Australia on September 6, 2020
Jos Buttler praises ECB's "excellent" approach to mental health
The vice-captain is confident the ECB will look after the players' mental well-being during the South Africa trip.
Nov 16, 13:03
Sachin Tendulkar celebrates his 100th century in March 2012
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The 40-year-old had set many batting records since making his debut for India in November 1989.
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Ex-Yorkshire spinner Azeem Rafiq details allegations of racist abuse
The White Rose county has released a statement saying it takes the claims 'very seriously'.
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