England legspinner Adil Rashid underlined his status as one of the best white-ball bowlers in the game with 3-21 in the third T20, producing a brilliant googly that clean bowled opening batsman Finch, while he also snared all-rounder Glenn Maxwell and star batsman Smith.
An injury denied him the chance to be a part of England’s World Cup squad last summer, but Billings knows from personal experience that his opportunity could come at any time and is determined to be ready when it does.
With the start of Indian Premier League less than two weeks away, there has been a lot of debate about the fate of English and Australian players who are currently playing in England and will fly straight into Dubai to be a part of the 13th edition of the T20 league.
Captain Aaron Finch said it was a relief to get a first win on the board since they returned from a long international hiatus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, especially after throwing away the first match from a winning position.
It was evident in the way Mitchell Marsh went about resurrecting the Australian innings after the top-order had flopped, with more restraint than gay abandon. It came through in the way the visitors defended their sub-300 total, with a blend of attack and defence. And it shone through the way Josh Hazlewood started the innings. […]
England won the second ODI by 24 runs to level their three-match series against Australia after the visitors, chasing a modest target of 232, suffered a dramatic collapse on Sunday. Australia appeared to be cruising as they reached 144 for two thanks to a 107-run third-wicket partnership from captain Aaron Finch (73) and Marnus Labuschagne […]
Australia was handed a brilliant start to the chase as captain Aaron Finch (46) and David Warner (58) shared a 98-run opening stand. Things started going downhill, though, after the loss of Steven Smith for 18 to make it 124-2 and Glenn Maxwell four balls later for 1, both falling to the spin of Adil […]
Top spot was on the line at the Rose Bowl, after England twice beat Aaron Finch’s side to make sure they would win the series. This third and final game presented a chance for England to swipe away Australia’s proud world-leading status, but the tourists raised their game to protect that position.
He did not get a bat at all in six matches in the last Australian summer against Sri Lanka and Pakistan and in 30 T20Is the most deliveries he has faced in an innings is 24 which came in his ninth match back in 2018. As with so many of Australia’s batsmen, he has forged […]
Since then, England’s one-day team has gone 13-3 against Australia. The era began in the northern season of 2015. The Australians had already won that year’s World Cup while England got bounced out of the tournament without making the final eight teams. The champions duly won the first two games of a series. England though […]