Former Australian cricketer-turned-commentator Dean Jones died on Thursday after suffering a heart-attack in Mumbai. He was only 59. Jones was in India as part of the IPL commentary team. According to reports, the ex-cricketer suffered a massive heart attack around noon.
Glenn Maxwell (108) and Alex Carey (106) hit brilliant tons, and featured in a 212-run stand for the sixth wicket, as Australia recovered from 73/5 to chase down 303, and win the three-match series 2-1. This was England’s first ODI series loss at home since September 2015. Aussies were the opponents back then as well.
Josh Hazlewood claimed 3/26 and took a diving catch of Jonny Bairstow to play the key role in Australia beating England by 19 runs in the first ODI at Old Trafford. Set to chase a reasonable 295, England slipped to 57 for 4, and fell short in spite of Sam Billings’ fighting maiden hundred.
In-form England batsman Jos Buttler will not feature in the third T20I against Australia after leaving the bio-secure bubble to be with his family. The England and Wales Cricket Board confirmed same on Monday.
Most of the big Australian and England players are likely to miss the start of the Indian Premier League 2020 in the UAE as Cricket Australia and the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) agreed to feature in a limited-overs series in England before the IPL.
After all the confusion over who will host the upcoming T20 World Cups in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic throwing things out of gear, the updated schedule has finally been announced by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Former India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh enjoyed playing against the Australians. In the 2001 home series in particular he was all over the Aussies, finishing with 32 wickets in three Tests to almost single-handedly win the series for India. He was especially successful against Ricky Ponting, who couldn't score a run against Harbhajan and dashing wicket-keeper batsman Adam Gilchrist.
Former Aussie paceman Brett Lee feels that India's pace bowling could make the big difference when they take on Australia during the upcoming series Down Under later in the year. India's pace trio of Jasprit Bumrah, Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami have formed one of most fearsome bowling attacks in the world.