Steve Smith and David Warner, whose year-long bans for ball-tampering expire this month, were invited by coach Justin Langer as part of their re-integration after the scandal in South Africa that rocked the cricketing world.
In a match pitting two of the bottom-placed IPL 2019 teams — Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) — against each other, it was the Royals who finally opened their account this season with an 7-wicket romp at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur on Tuesday. RCB meanwhile remain rooted to the cellar -- still pointless -- by virtue of this loss.
An outrageous 48 runs off just 13 balls by Andre Russell (1x4, 7x6) gave Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) a come-from-behind 5-wicket win against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in a 2019 Indian Premier League match at The Chinnaswamy in Bengaluru on Friday.
Abid is almost the same height as Tendulkar and bats in a similar style, but has a long way to match the Indian maestro's phenomenal record of most Test runs (15,921), most one-day runs (18,426), most Test hundreds (51) and most one-day centuries (49) to name a few.
The 20-year-old is a key wicket taking option for Pakistan in the ten-team World Cup in England and Wales that starts May 30.
Crawford, who was making the second defence of his title, had little trouble controlling the fight and winning by a technical knockout against the overmatched Khan.