articles by Peter Miller

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Ben Stokes, England all-rounder, World Cup 2019 Player Full Profile: More than skills with bat and ball, Stokes brings a real sense of belief in team

What Ben Stokes brings to the Joe Root-led England team is a real sense of belief. He may not be a captain, but he is still a leader of the pack.

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Joe Root, England batsman, World Cup 2019 Player Full Profile: Mr dependable brings stability to aggressive batting line-up

What Root gives this team is a modicum of stability. He is the man who can be relied upon to finish with 60 off 70 balls while someone at the other end goes at a strike rate of close to 200.

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Jason Roy, England batsman, World Cup 2019 Player Full Profile: After changing England's ODI approach, Roy set to shine at mega event

The slight worry for England is that Roy hasn’t been at his most fluent best in the early part of the English season, struggling for Surrey in the One Day Cup.

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Adil Rashid, England bowler, World Cup 2019 Player Full Profile: Leg-spinner's breakthroughs in middle overs vital for team

What Rashid has done so well, something that has allowed England to reach the top of the ODI rankings, is take wickets in the middle overs.

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Liam Plunkett, England batsman, World Cup 2019 Player Full Profile: Plunkett will look to make impact with his searing pace

Lian Plunkett has also made some important contributions with the bat and his ability as a batsman has added England’s attacking approach to take hold.

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Tom Curran, England all-rounder, World Cup 2019 Player Full Profile: Excellent variations, big-hitting skills make Curran perfect for ODIs

As a seam bowler with decent pace and excellent variations, and a lower-middle order batsman who can play big shots, Curran is the perfect ODI cricketer

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Joe Denly, England batsman, World Cup 2019 Player Full Profile: Unlikely to find spot in playing XI, Denly will eye lucky break

Some have even mentioned that it could be Joe Denly that makes way for Jofra Archer when he gets a call up to this squad which now seems inevitable.

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Jos Buttler, England wicket-keeper, World Cup 2019 Player Full Profile: Buttler is England's trump card at mega event

Buttler has now become an all-format cricketer for England, but it is limited overs formats where he is truly world-class.

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Jonny Bairstow, England batsman, World Cup 2019 Player Full Profile: Eoin Morgan will depend on Bairstow for quick starts at top order

Bairstow has opened the batting 32 times for England and averages over 50 in that position with all six of his tons coming when he batted at the very top of the order.

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Moeen Ali, England all-rounder, World Cup 2019 Player Full Profile: Jack of all trades Ali will play key role for team at No 7 in batting order

Moeen’s approach to batting, which is sometimes cavalier and always dramatic, and his diligence in working on improving himself as a bowler are a no better reflection of the improvement this England team has made between World Cups.

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Eoin Morgan, England batsman, World Cup 2019 Player Full Profile: Hopes pinned on captain to add glorious chapter in team's white-ball revolution story

Eoin Morgan lifting the trophy at the Home of Cricket after the last World Cup would be the ending of one of the great transformation stories in sport.

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ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Very few surprises in England squad but they have yet to solve tricky Jofra Archer puzzle

As you would expect for a team who have won in this format far more than they have lost, there are very few surprises in this England squad. The only question left to answer is whether they can find a space for Archer.

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West Indies vs England: Visitors' roller-coaster ride in ODI series shows their biggest challenge at World Cup could be themselves

The defeat in fifth ODI was chastening and embarrassing for a team which has designs on a World Cup title

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West Indies vs England: After series loss against Windies, questions abound for Joe Root and Co in Ashes lead-up

England should go into the Ashes as favourites, and should make short work of Ireland in the one off Test at Lord’s. But the questions are still there, and you fear they won’t be answered by next winter.

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West Indies vs England: More than soul-searching, Joe Root and Co should look up to hosts for a lesson

For England, win against the old enemy in the summer will forgive everything. But there is no doubt that this group of England players have not made the best of their talents in Caribbean.

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West Indies vs England: Focus on visitors' team selection as Joe Root and Co aim to bounce back after shocking first Test loss

These are mercurial teams. As bad as England were in Barbados, and they were very, very bad, they could be firing on all cylinders in this match in Antigua. As good as Windies were, and they were very, very good, they are capable of a bad session which will cost them a game. This is not an easy one to predict.

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West Indies vs England: Demolition at Barbados a sign of Windies' coming of age as visitors pay for poor selection, lack of fight

The 381-run win at Bridgetown's Kensington Oval is the second-biggest West Indies have ever had against England in terms of runs.

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West Indies vs England: It's Joe Root and Co's momentum vs hosts' match winners in Caribbean

England start off as favourites but that isn’t to say that the Windies should be underestimated. There are match winners in this West Indies team, and if two or three of them click in this series England could be heading home with a Test winter that started brightly in Sri Lanka but ended on a sour note.

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New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: It's time we start appreciating an underrated Trent Boult more

In Boult, world cricket has a gem that should be appreciated before he departs.

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India vs Australia: Virat Kohli has established he's a great batsman, it's time for him to become a great leader

This India team has so much talent, the question is whether they can turn that into results. A lot will depend on how Kohli goes about leading the team and how he pulls it all together.