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England Youngster Smashes 25-Ball Century, Six Sixes In An Over In T10 Match

England cricketer Will Jacks was far from being a household name in his own country let alone to the rest of the world, however, the 20-year-old changed all that on Thursday in Dubai when he blasted six sixes in an over en route to his 25-ball century. Unfortunately for the English youngster, his exploits will not go down in the record books due to the match not being given official status. Jacks finished with 105 off 30 deliveries with eight fours and 11 sixes as Surrey amassed 176 for three in a T10 clash against Lancashire in Dubai.

 

The match was a pre-season fixture for both sides, who are gearing up for the county season, which begins next month.

Here is a clip of Will Jacks smashing the Lancashire to all parts of Dubai:

Had the match been given the official status, Jacks’ rapid century would have eclipsed Chris Gayle‘s fastest-recorded professional hundred, achieved in 30 balls during the 2013 IPL.

Speaking to the ICC after his whirlwind knock, Jacks said: “From the first ball I just tried to play my shots.

“After the first few overs my intention was to try and hit every ball for six, and I think after four sixes I thought, ‘I could hit six sixes here’. I’d never done it before and it was nice to do that and something I will cherish.”

In reply, Lancashire managed a paltry 81 for nine as Gareth Batty starred with the ball for Surrey, taking four for 21.

Will Jacks has played eight first-class matches, scoring a total of 301 runs at an average of 30.10.

Source:Times of India

Highest run scorers in IPL history

Suresh Raina has been an integral part of the Chennai Super Kings since the inception of the IPL back in 2008. The southpaw’s consistent run catapulted him to the top of the run-scorers’ list in the cash-rich league. The left-handed batsman has so far scored 4985 runs in the 176 IPL matches he has played so far, at an average of 34.37.No matter which team he represents, Virat Kohli sets records at will and the IPL is no different. The Indian skipper is just 37 runs adrift of Suresh Raina on the list of most IPL runs. Kohli is in second place on the list, with 4948 runs in 163 IPL matches that he has played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise.Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma takes the third place on this list, with 4493 runs in 173 IPL matches. He made 1170 runs for Deccan Chargers before moving to Mumbai in 2011.

Gautam Gambhir, who won’t be seen in action after bidding adieu to all forms of cricket, is the fourth highest run-scorer in IPL history, with 4217 runs from 154 matches.With 4086 runs from 165 matches at an average of 28.57, Robin Uthappa features in fifth place on the list of highest run-scorers in the IPL.

Source:Times of India

India vs Australia: 1st T20I report card – Rohit Sharma, Umesh Yadav let India down

India were almost down and out of the first T20I against Australia when they managed just 126/7 in 20 overs. However, the Indian bowlers put up a fight and by the time the final over arrived, it was India’s game to lose.

Runs at the top are always crucial for India and unfortunately, Rohit Sharma was not able to provide a good start for India. He was dismissed for just five runs by Jason Behrendorff in the third over. Usually the best time to bat on a sluggish wicket is at the start of an innings and Rohit failed to capitalize on the situation.

Source:Times of India

IPL 2019: 3 records which Chennai Super Kings (CSK) captain MS Dhoni could create this season

Mahendra Singh Dhoni will be back at the helm of affairs for defending champions Chennai Super Kings. He was in irrepressible form last year, and both CSK and Indian cricket team fans would hope for a repeat this season too.

He has been in decent form this year and with a player of the series performance in Australia earlier this year, he has signalled his intent. Here, we take a look at three records, which could be broken by the seasoned campaigner this year.

Source:Times of India

Ban lifted, Hardik Pandya flies to NZ today; KL Rahul to join india ‘A’

Hardik Pandya has been cleared to join the Indian team in New Zealand for the ODI series after the ban on him was lifted by the BCCI’s Committee of Administrators earlier on Thursday (January 24). Batsman KL Rahul, who was also provisionally cleared pending an adjudication by an Ombudsman, will join the India A squad in Trivandrum which is playing England Lions.

Earlier in the day, the CoA issued a statement which read: “The Committee of Administrators (“CoA”) had, by emails dated 11.01.2019, and in exercise of Rule 41(6) of the Constitution of BCCI, suspended Mr. Hardik Pandya and Mr. K.L. Rahul in view of the allegations of misconduct against them, pending adjudication of the allegations under Rule 46 of the approved BCCI Constitution.

In view of the above, the suspension orders dated 11.01.2019 is immediately lifted pending appointment and adjudication of the allegations by the BCCI Ombudsman.”
Both Pandya and Rahul were sent back home from Australia following their controversial statements on a television talk show. Their fate is now on the discretion of the Ombudsman.

Source:Times of India

Steven Mullaney added to Lions squad to face India A

Nottinghamshire captain Steven Mullaney has been drafted into the England Lions squad for the limited-overs leg of their tour of India. He replaces Tom Moores, the Notts wicketkeeper, who has suffered a leg injury that will keep him out for two-to-three weeks.

Mullaney, 32, made his Lions debut last year, during a tri-series involving India A and West Indies A. The allrounder has developed into one of the most reliable white-ball players in the county game, helping Notts to a 50-over and T20 double in 2017 and captaining the North to victory in the 2018 North-South series.

Moores was himself only called up a week ago, having been selected alongside Surrey’s Will Jacks as replacements for Joe Clarke and Tom Kohler-Cadmore – the two former Worcestershire players who were stood down from Lions duty after courtroom revelations during the trial of Alex Hepburn about their alleged behaviour. “I’m obviously gutted for Tom,” Mullaney said. “He put in great performances for us last season and deserved his place on the tour. He comes home knowing he’s in the thoughts of the selectors ahead of the new season, which can only be good for him. For me, it’s a chance to go out to India and play some good cricket. I can’t wait to get out there now.

“Especially with the 50-over competition starting so early in our season, it should actually be really good preparation for when we get started with Notts. It’s a talented squad out there. I’m looking forward to contributing and showing what I can do if selected.”

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The contenders in Australia's unsettled batting line-up

A seasoned opening batsman who has made consistent runs at Sheffield Shield level, Burns was parachuted into the side in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal when Australia had a patched-up eleven in Johannesburg. The batting has continued to look like that since and it’s hard to know why Burns hasn’t featured. Not to mention he has three Test centuries to his name – of all the batting options available, only Usman Khawaja has more.

Missed his chance to make an irrefutable claim to open alongside Marcus Harris with two poor shots against the Sri Lankans in Hobart. He appeared very eager to play with aggression, slashing into the slip cordon in both innings, which did not look like a method for long-term success.

After seven Tests he was averaging 48.91 and looked the real deal. He could bat time, which is something Australia need right now. Last year playing for Somerset he appeared to find a new side to his game, dominating attacks with strokeplay and not just occupation. Then he was concussed when certain to play in the UAE and he has been sidelined since which has felt harsh. Despite his more recent struggles, Renshaw is a 22-year-old worth investing in.

HIGHLIGHTS INDIA V/S AUSTRALIA:

India beat Australia by seven wickets at the MCG to clinch the ODI series on Friday.MS Dhoni smashed an unbeaten knock of 87 runs and the other side Kedar Jadhav scored sixty-one (not out) as India beat Australia by seven wickets in Melbourne to clinch the three-match at some point International series.

As you saw Chahal was also ably supported by the fast-bowling duo of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami, who took two wickets each.
And the winning match also saw Kohli become the first Indian captain to lift the Test and ODI trophies on the same tour in Australia. That match made Kohli the first Asian captain to win a Test series in Australia.

During the series, India also registered its maiden victory in a Boxing Day Test in Australia and became the first side to enforce a follow-on (in the Sydney Test) in Australia after England, who did the same in 1988.

Bangladesh geared up for hot and humid conditions of UAE - Mahmudullah

Mahmudullah, Bangladesh’s experienced batsman, said that they need to adapt to hot and humid conditions quickly in order to succeed in the upcoming Asia Cup, starting from September 15.
Bangladesh reached UAE this week in order to get themselves acclimatised to the conditions. “At the moment, it it is quite humid, but as professional players we have to adapt to [different] conditions and embrace the situation that comes our way, and we have to take it further on a positive note,” said Mahmudullah ahead of their rigorous training session at Dubai Sports City’s ICC Academy.
Bangladesh, who are placed in Group B alongside Afghanistan and Sri Lanka, will take on Sri Lanka in the opening game of the tournament. Mahmudullah added that they would take inspiration from the fact that they have put up some good performances against the Island nation in the recent past.

“I think we have got some good past memories against Sri Lanka from a few months back,” said Mahmudullah. ”Sri Lanka is a very good team, and they are playing very good cricket and we have to be at our best to beat them. We have been preparing quite well at home. So hopefully we can deliver.”

Mahmudullah also said that as a senior batsman he is looking to shore up the responsibility and make vital contributions. “It always feels good to contribute to the team and if the team is winning it feels even better. I will try to keep it simple and try and contribute as much as I can. To be honest, I think all the teams are playing very good cricket at the moment, every match is very important. We can’t afford to relax, and we need to take it game by game, so that we can do well in the first stage.”

Mahmudullah also noted that expatriates who are living in UAE, will give them extra motivation to perform. “Hopefully, we are going to get a really good crowd here because plenty of Bangladeshis live here, and we hope they will come out and support us and we hope to deliver some good results for them,” observed Mahmuduallah.

Source – Crickbuzz

Satterthwaite to lead New Zealand after Bates steps down

Amy Satterthwaite has been appointed to lead New Zealand women’s team after Suzie Bates stepped down as captain, having been in-charge for more than six years.

Bates, who has led New Zealand in 76 One-Day internationals and 64 Twenty20 Internationals after being appointed as captain in 2011, believes she can offer more to the team by playing solely as a player without the added responsibility of leading the side.

“Captaining the White Ferns was a great honour and a rewarding experience. I can look back knowing I gave it my all for six years,” Bates said on Wednesday (September 12). “I know I still have a lot to contribute to the White Ferns and international cricket, and that the best way for me to do that is by concentrating more energy into my performances on the field.”

 

“It was a little bit of a relief that I can just move on and spend my energy into being the best player I can be, and also potentially helping out some of the younger players more without the captaincy responsibilities.”She wasn’t too pleased with the dropping performances of the team in the last one year, which prompted her to step down. Despite having a phenomenal year with the bat – where she has scored 418 runs (Average 69.66 and SR 143.64) in 10 T20Is and 438 runs (Average 73.00 at SR 102.09) in 8 ODIs this year, she believes her performances are getting affected by the pressure of captaincy. “The last 12 months I’ve probably struggled with captaincy and playing, and our performances as a group haven’t gone as well as I would have liked,” she said. “It has affected my performances, particularly at the end of seasons where I’ve been more fatigued.

Bates has backed Satterthwaite as her successor to take New Zealand cricket forward. Satterthwaite has played 113 ODIs and 89 T20Is since her international debut in 2007, scoring 3475 and 1355 runs respectively. She has also picked up 66 international wickets and had led New Zealand earlier this year in a three-match ODI series against Ireland, in Bates’ absence. “She has my full backing and I am looking forward to supporting her in any way I can,” Bates added.

The 31-year old too was excited by the new challenge at hand. “It’s a huge honour to be asked to captain your country and I’m really excited about what lies ahead,” Satterthwaite said. “Suzie has done an outstanding job captaining the White Ferns over the past few years, and I’m sure she’ll continue to contribute considerably in a leadership sense.”

David White, New Zealand Cricket chief executive, supported Bates’s decision and said, “Suzie has made it clear to me that she wants to lift her game to another level and build further on what already has been a stellar career. She is already one of our ‘greats’ in terms of New Zealand cricket, and we’re happy to do anything we can to continue to enable her.

“Amy will relish the challenge and I’m sure will be a very good captain.”

Satterthwaite’s first challenge begins from September 29, when New Zealand will travel to Australia for a three-match T20I series ahead of the World T20 in the Caribbean. Before the series, the New Zealand team will head to Lincoln for a four-day preparatory camp.

Source – Crickbuzz

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