With an aim to build a squad for ICC World T20 in 2020, the Indian team management decided to drop team’s senior batswoman Mithali Raj, who is no longer considered a force to reckon with in the shortest format. (ALSO READ: Mithali Raj may call it quits from T20 Internationals after home series against England)
Australia is scheduled to host New Zealand in three T20s and three one-day internationals in Queensland and New South Wales states starting Sept. 27, although the itinerary could change depending on domestic travel restrictions in place for the coronavirus pandemic.
The host is missing key players in all-rounder Ben Stokes, who is unavailable for selection following his return to New Zealand to be with his father who has cancer, and opener Jason Roy, who has a left side strain. Joe Root, the Test captain, has been left out of the T20 squad but is in […]
The hosts might have won the first match but they would be hoping for an improved show with the bat in the second game. Barring Jos Buttler and Dawid Malan none of the English batters lived up to the reputation. Captain Morgan would be looking for a better show in this department.
The Eoin Morgan-led English side defeated Aaron Finch and his band by six wickets in the second T20I to clinch the three-match series. The hosts once again put up a brilliant show in all three departments of the game and added to the agony of the tourists.
The Test captain has made an impressive start to the T20 Blast back in Yorkshire colours, having stated he has not given up on forcing his way back into squad for the T20 World Cup in India next year, but said he was realistic over his chances.
Morgan added that the team lacks a middle-order batsman who can help accelerate the run rate, especially in the absence of all-rounder Ben Stokes, who skipped the last two tests against Pakistan to visit his father, who has brain cancer, in New Zealand.
“Pakistan is a very dangerous T20 team. If anyone watched the PSL (Pakistan Super League) this year, the strength and depth of Pakistan cricket is surprising in one way. I haven’t played there in a couple of years and you forget the depth they have across their domestic cricket. It is no surprise they are […]
Mark Wood (England pacer): “It’s always good when you play for England, don’t get us wrong, but it is an extra incentive when you play Australia, when you play the biggest rivals. They are desperate to beat you, you’re desperate to beat them. And it doesn’t matter if it’s the Ashes, white-ball, T20. Doesn’t matter […]
The return of Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Amir will bolster Pakistan bowling attack. Then they have the massively talented Babar Azam, who will lead the side. Mohammad Rizwan, Sarfaraz Ahmed are wicketkeepers while Naseem Shah will also be waiting in the wings. Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Hafeez will add experience to the side.