Australia’s David Warner and Steve Smith leave the field after victory against Sri Lanka at the second Twenty20 match on Wednesday. Agence France-Presse
Steve Smith and David Warner completed their return from the wilderness on Tuesday when Australia recalled them to a 14-man Twenty20 squad to play Sri Lanka and Pakistan with a firm eye on next year’s World Cup.
Australia cruised past Sri Lanka to clean-sweep their three-match Twenty20 series Friday, with an in-form David Warner grinding out a third successive half-century in the seven wicket win.
Australia captain Aaron Finch equalled his highest one-day international score of 153 as he powered the World Cup holders to 334-7 against sloppy Sri Lanka on Saturday.
Football has ground to a halt due to the coronavirus pandemic, and the immediate concern is the simple survival of many clubs because of the financial impact, but there is hope that the global game could ultimately emerge better from this crisis.
World Cup-winning captain Eoin Morgan says he is open to England fielding two teams on the same day at separate venues if the coronavirus outbreak leads to a compressed home international season.
General Nasser Abdul Razaq Al Razooqi, President of the UAE and Asian Karate Federations and Vice-President of the World Karate Federation, has commended the UAE’s efforts to protect the community, noting that the country is always leading in all areas.
A lot is said about Virat Kohli’s on-field aggression crossing the line at times, but the Indian captain on Thursday asserted that he does not feel the need to behave differently as he is the captain and he can never play without having that fire in his belly.