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The England youngster who can star for the next generation

Even though there are many different forms of cricket, there’s still something special about Test cricket. It appeals to fans and traditionalists of the game and for many English cricketers it’s the pinnacle, with the Ashes against Australia the most hotly anticipated clash on the calendar for the country.
So, if a potential star emerges at that level, it’s exciting for all involved. And, that could be the case with Zak Crawley after the Kent batsman announced himself on the biggest stage with his remarkable performance against Pakistan earlier this year, where he scored an incredible 267.Zak Crawley is the Player of the Match for his 267 πŸ‘ πŸ‘#ENGvPAKpic.twitter.com/GgUhWkdVH2— Wisden (@WisdenCricket) August 25, 2020The fact English cricket favourite Paul Collingwood singled the player out for praise in 2019 shows that he has been on the radar of the national team for some time. However, few could have expected him to burst onto the scene in the way he did with that impressive showing…
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Zimbabwe to tour Pakistan in October

Pakistan to host Zimbabwe for their proposed white-ball tour next month.The series will feature three ODI's between October 30 and November 3 which is going to be played in Multan, and then another three T20Is in Rawalpindi starting on 7, 8 and 10 November. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all six matches will be played behind the closed doors. Hence, no fans will be allowed in the stadium.ScheduleOct 30, 1st ODINov 1, 2nd ODINov 3, 3rd ODINov 7, 1st T20INov 8, 2nd T20INov 10, 3rd T20I

Played and Missed

There was something missing this summer. It wasn’t great cricket, exciting matches or individual achievements. It was crowds.
Australia beat England in the one-day series but lost in the Twenty20 games. Ireland overhauled England’s 328 to win the third one-day international. Pakistan could not maintain the excellence of their bowling in their first Test in England but managed to draw the one-day series.

And the West Indies, too, failed to capitalise on their first Test victory to lose their series 2-1.

There were some fine innings, some great bowling not to mention milestones like Stuart Broad’s 500th Test wicket and Jimmy Anderson’s 600th.

We were lucky to have any cricket at all during the summer of 2020. But the absence of the cricket-loving public reminded you, ball by ball, that this was not how the game is supposed to be enjoyed.

It must have been as disappointing for the players as it was for the fans. International cricket needs a crowd. It needs the joy and despair of thousands of…

BBL 2020: Sydney Sixers sign Australian allrounder Dan Christian

Australian allrounder Dan Christian has joined the defending champions Sydney Sixers on a two-year contract.After two seasons with the Melbourne Renegades, the 37-year-old is set to be an important part of the franchise's title defence in the upcoming edition of the Twenty20 cricket Big Bash League. Christian, who is currently leading Nottinghamshire in the Vitality Blast - will link up with a long-time friend and the current Sixers skipper Moises Henriques.Sydney Sixers will be the fourth BBL franchise of Christian after his spells with the Brisbane Heat, Hobart Hurricanes and the most recent Melbourne Renegades.Sixers to begin their BBL 2020 campaign against Hobart Hurricanes on December 7.

Daniel Sams pens contract extension at Sydney Thunder

Sydney Thunder all-time leading wicket-taker Daniel Sams has extended his contract with the club until the end of BBL|12. The 27-year-old dominated the Big Bash League last summer, with a record-breaking 30 wickets at an average of 15.37, surpassing Kane Richardson’s record of 24.The Australia international is currently in England for the T20 and ODI series before he will head to Dubai with the Delhi Capitals for the IPL 2020.The left-arm seamer has played 31 games for Thunder since joining them in BBL|08.Daniel Sams is locked in for the next three seasons! πŸ₯³ #ThunderNationhttps://t.co/YYNtq9ITf4— Sydney Thunder (@ThunderBBL) September 14, 2020

Betting on the IPL 2020 Tournament

There are quite a few ways in which people bet on cricket matches. Right from the toss to scoring number of runs to winning the match, bets are placed on every aspect of the game. People bet on who will win the toss, score more runs in the powerplay, who will hit a greater number of boundaries, which player will be the top performer, who will take more wickets and eventually who will win the game or even who will win the entire tournament. There are multiple such bets and bets in any size can be made. In India, while it is legally banned to bet or gamble in any kind of sport, there are multiple sites where bets can be placed.

With the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) coming up, the hype and the curiosity on the bets have increased. One of the most popular pre-tournament bets is on who will win the IPL title this year. Visit the CricBets betting site to get some clues as to who they think will win this year. Each of the eight teams have been listed at a bet price and the…

BBL: Melbourne Stars snap up Billy Stanlake from Adelaide Strikers

Melbourne Stars have announced the signing of Billy Stanlake from Adelaide Strikers ahead of the 10the edition of the Big Bash League (BBL). The 25-year-old seamer took 34 wickets in 39 BBL matches so far in the competition.  He has been part of Australia’s ODI and T20 international squads in recent years and is currently in the United Arab of Emirates (UAE) with his Indian Premier League outfit SunRisers Hyderabad.The Australia international has a contract at the Melbourne Stars until the end of the BBL|12 season.🚨 Confirmed Trade!

𝑭𝑨𝑺𝑻 bowler Billy Stanlake joins the Stars, while Daniel Worrall will move to the @StrikersBBL in return.

Welcome to #TeamGreen, Billy! πŸ’š pic.twitter.com/mutMWOW6sT— Melbourne Stars (@StarsBBL) September 7, 2020The Big Bash League is slated to begin on December 3.

Yuvraj Singh wishes to play Australia's Big Bash League

Former Indian allrounder Yuvraj Singh has expressed his desire to participate in the Big Bash League (BBL).No Indian player has ever featured in Australia's T20 domestic tournament as the BCCI doesn't allow players to participate in the overseas league.  Yuvraj, 38, who retired from international and domestic cricket last year, is now looking for opportunities in the southern hemisphere.Yuvraj's manager Jason Warne has confirmed that he is currently working with Cricket Australia (CA) to find the left-handed batsman a franchise for the 10th edition of the BBL. Yuvraj, who last played for India in 2017 - has scored 8701 runs in 304 ODIs, he also played 40 Tests and 58 T20Is for the Indian cricket team.The Big Bash League is slated to begin on December 3.

Zimbabwe to visit Pakistan for limited overs series

Zimbabwe are likely to tour Pakistan for three one-day internationals and three T20 Internationals, with all fixtures are likely to be held in Lahore.The limited overs series will be played in a bio-secure environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Both boards are currently in discussions about finalising an itinerary for the entire white-ball format series.

Harbhajan Singh opts out of Indian Premier League 2020

Indian veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has withdrawn himself from the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) citing personal reasons.The 40-years-old is the second Chennai Super Kings player after Suresh Raina to pull out of IPL 2020.
Singh was earlier expected to join the franchise on September 1, but the veteran off-spinner has decided to skip the mega-rich tournament due to personal reasons.The IPL scheduled to be played from September 19 to November 10 in the UAE.