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Nasser Hussain: Rob Key is no fool - what is first on England managing director's to-do list?

Nasser Hussain believes Rob Key is the right man to take England forward after being appointed managing director of the men's team. Key, who will relinquish his punditry role with Sky Sports to take up the position, joins at a time with England seeking a new Test captain following Joe Root's decision to step down and a permanent head coach, and is excited to be entrusted with this responsibility.
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There will never be another Shane Warne – Nasser Hussain hails ‘genius’

Nasser Hussain credits Shane Warne with the revival of leg-spin and said he had brilliance, genius and fight.Tributes have poured in from across the world for the former Australia leg-spinner after cricket lost one of its greatest ever figures at the age of 52.Warne took 708 Test wickets, the second-highest ever, in 145 matches across an illustrious 15-year international career.The charismatic star also claimed 293 wickets in one-day internationals and helped Australia win the World Cup in 1999.“Leg spin was a dying art before Shane Warne burst onto the scene, we had never heard of a delivery called a...
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Shane Warne 'the greatest to ever play the game', says Nasser Hussain

For me, he was arguably the greatest cricketer to ever play the game. The game is about entertaining people and there was never a dull moment when Shane Warne had the ball in his hand. He was absolutely genius. Leg spin was a dying art before he burst onto the...
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Nasser Hussain: Why Ricky Ponting or Justin Langer would fit as England's next head coach

Silverwood and former managing director Ashley Giles were both sacked this week, following England's 4-0 Ashes thrashing in Australia, with Graham Thorpe also leaving his position as assistant coach. Langer is a possible to contender to replace Silverwood, with interim managing director of England men's cricket Sir Andrew Strauss refusing...
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Nasser Hussain sympathises with Ashley Giles but says departure to be expected

Nasser Hussain has sympathy with Ashley Giles after he stepped down as managing director of England men’s cricket, but believes his former team-mate got some key decisions wrong.The former spinner has departed after a disastrous Ashes series, which ended in a 4-0 defeat Down Under, and followed a poor 2021 where England lost nine of their 15 Tests and suffered a semi-final defeat in the T20 World Cup in November.“I think when you lose an Ashes series 4-0 and the way they have played in Test-match cricket over the last year or so it was always going to be on...
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Nasser Hussain: Ashley Giles a 'top bloke' but made mistakes as director of England cricket

The England and Wales Cricket Board announced Giles' departure on Wednesday night, weeks after they were thumped 4-0 by Australia in the Ashes series. Sky Sports Cricket expert and former England captain Hussain believes Giles made an error by giving head coach Chris Silverwood - whose job remains under intense scrutiny - an all-encompassing role as selector and coach after sacking Ed Smith as national selector last year.
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England collapse is part of long-term issue in Test cricket, says Nasser Hussain

Former England captain Nasser Hussain believes their collapse at the Gabba was symptomatic of batting frailties that have existed for a long time.England slumped to a nine-wicket defeat in the first Ashes Test, paying the price for another costly collapse.Sliding from 220 for two overnight to 297 all out, they left Australia needing just 20 runs to secure a handsome fourth day victory.“England fans, however much our bowling carries us over the years, will know over the last two or three years that the batting has disappointed and these collapses have happened,” Hussain told Sky Sports.“It does seem to me...
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