Australia's bowling is looking as good as ever but their batting can prove to be their Achilles heel. If you take out Marnus Labuschagne and Steve Smith out of the picture, the rest of the batting looks a bit light.
A sensational six-wicket haul from Mohammad Hasnain lifted Pakistan to a 90-run win over Sri Lanka in the ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup 2019 match played at the Sheikh Kamal International Cricket Stadium, Cox's Bazar on Saturday.
Ali Usman took five wickets as Sindh were dismissed for 328 against Southern Punjab at the NBP Sports Complex in Karachi on day-one of the ninth-round of the Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 2nd XI matches on Thursday.
Trinidad & Tobago-born opener Ottley carried his bat for an unbeaten 70 and Kirton supported with 56 not out to lead a successful chase of 162 for victory in their Group A match on another placid Conaree Cricket Centre pitch.
If like me, you may be already missing the 2019 season more so now that the clocks have gone back. It seems ages ago I put the kit away and bats into storage for the winter, then when I look forward to the 2020 season....
In the recently completed WODI series between Australia and Sri Lanka, there appears to be evidence of the Sri Lankan team making a concerted effort to ensure that the Australian women did not steal even an inch at the non-strikers end.
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The latest cricket books, from ex-players such as Graeme Swann & Phil Tufnell, to players at the top of their game like Virat Kohli & Chris Gayle. Even the odd cricketing fiction story such as Glory Gardens.