Australian pace bowler Mitchell Starc is completely focused on the ICC T20 World Cup to be held in the UAE in October-November this year and sees the 10 T20Is lined up over the next month as a great ‘opportunity’ to play
Liam Livingstone slammed the fastest T20I ton by an England player but couldn't take his side to victory as Pakistan notched a 31-run win in the opening tie of the three-match series at Trent Bridge.
Hasaranga returned career-best T20 figures of 4-9 with his leg-spin as India finished on a paltry 81-8, a total Sri Lanka overhauled in 14.3 overs. Dhananjaya de Silva, unbeaten on 23, and Hasaranga, 14 not out, steered the team home after Indian leg-spinner Rahul Chahar sent back Sri Lanka’s top three batsmen.
Spectacular clashes are on the cards as the International Cricket Council (ICC) announced the draw for the Twenty 20 World Cup in which arch rivals India and Pakistan have been drawn in the same group.
Oman Cricket, expected to host the initial matches of the T20 World Cup which will act as qualifier for the main draw, has a task at hand as it looks to upgrade its facilities within three months after the Indian Cricket Board took its time
Bangladesh needed 13 off the 20th over bowled by Andre Russell but fell just short on 139 for five in Sharjah to lose their third straight Super 12 match, all but ending their chances of making the semi-finals.
With Pakistan needing 24 runs off the final two overs, Asif lifted paceman Karim Janat's first, third, fifth and sixth balls over the boundary to help Pakistan overhaul a tricky 148-run target.
Namibia all-rounder David Wiese, who has scored over 2,900 runs and taken over 200 wickets in T20 cricket, expressed during a virtual media conference on Thursday that the Deccan Gladiators stand a good chance of winning the Abu Dhabi T10, which is set to begin on Nov.19.
Wanindu Hasaranga’s hat-trick went in vain as South Africa’s David Miller and Kagiso Rabada pulled off a thrilling four-wicket win against Sri Lanka in their T20 World Cup match in Sharjah on Saturday.
Both New Zealand and India were defeated by Pakistan, which has put their semi-final chances in peril. India and New Zealand are paired with Afghanistan, Namibia and Scotland along with Pakistan.
Pakistan, who have won all their three matches, are almost certain to play in the semis. The three other teams in the group are underdogs, two of them are not even Full Members.