Mitchell Marsh stays with Scorchers in BBL|07

Perth Scorchers received huge boost over the top when Mitchell Marsh decided to continue his association with the club for the seventh edition of the Big Bash League.

The 25-year-old, who was recently appointed Western Australia's new captain, is currently underwent a reconstruction of his right shoulder, but is set to return on the ground for the upcoming season of KFC Big Bash League, starting December 20.

"I literally cannot wait for Big Bash to start," the all-rounder told on Sunday (September 17). "My body and shoulder feel really good, I've been taking it slowly but ticking all the right boxes so it'll be good to get back out there.

"The BBL has grown into an amazing tournament. Playing with the Scorchers for the last six years, we've had some awesome success and we're hoping we can maintain that winning culture this summer, too."

The Australia international, who made his Test debut against Pakistan in 2014, and has since gone on to make 21 Tests for his country, averaging 21.74 with the bat and 37.48 with the ball.

Marsh is expected to make a return as batsman in the early part of the domestic season.

BBL: Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan joins Adelaide Strikers

Adelaide Strikers have announced the signing of Afghanistan spin sensation Rashid Khan for the seventh edition of the Australia's domestic T20 Big Bash League.

Rashid becomes the first Afghan cricketer to be played in Australia's domestic T20 league and the second overseas player for Strikers.

"I am very happy to have signed with the Strikers for the BBL," the 18-year-old leg-spinner said. "It is a huge honour to be a part of such a great tournament and even more of an honour to be the first Afghanistan player to participate on the BBL stage. I look forward to linking up with my Strikers teammates and backroom staff."

The Right-arm leg break bowler had an impressive season in his maiden Indian Premier League for the Sunrisers Hyderabad, where he claimed 17 wickets.

Adelaide Strikers squad: Wes Agar, Alex Carey, Jono Dean, Ben Laughlin, Jake Lehmann, Michael Neser, Peter Siddle, Billy Stanlake, Jake Weatherald, Colin Ingram (overseas), Rashid Khan (overseas).

The BBL season 7 gets underway on December 20.

Twitter reacts as India completed whitewash in emphatic style

Indian captain Virat Kohli scored an amazing half-century as team India won the one-off Twenty20 international by seven wickets in Colombo on Wednesday.

The tourists remained unbeaten in their nine matches against the hosts Sri Lanka as they won the three match Test series, five one-day internationals and the only T20.

"Very special, it (whitewash across formats) hasn't been done before. Credit to all the hard work that the boys have put in over the past couple of months in all formats of the game," said Kohli.

Here is how Indian fans came out and expressed their delight over a great win.

07 September, 2017

Grant Stewart pens professional contract for Kent

Australian-born Grant Stewart has put pen to a paper on his first professional contract for Kent.

The 23-year-old seamer has impressed in the second XI as joint leading wicket-taker across all formats with 29 competitive wickets and scored an unbeaten half-century with the bat.

The seamer, who can bats at lower-order lineup, has also scored a century and seven 50s this season.

He said: “I’ve really enjoyed my time at Kent and I’m delighted to get the opportunity to work with the first-team squad and coaches.

“Becoming a full-time professional means I can dedicate more time to developing my game and I hope I can contribute to some success for the club.”

Stewart is not considered as an overseas player as the all-rounder has an EU passport through his mother’s Italian ancestry.

Australia Squad for India ODI Tour

Australia have announced their ODI and T20I Squad for the India tour between September 17 and October 11.

James Faulkner and Nathan Coulter-Nile are both being recalled to the squad.

ODI squad: Steve Smith, David Warner, Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Travis Head, Matthew Wade, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, James Faulkner, Josh Hazlewood, Ashton Agar, Hilton Cartwright, Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Adam Zampa

T20I squad: Steve Smith, David Warner, Jason Behrendorff, Daniel Christian, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell, Tim Paine, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa

18 August, 2017

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