Bangladesh all-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin to miss T20I series against India

Adithya Sundar 09:35 21/10/2019
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Bangladesh fast-bowling all-rounder Mohammad Saifuddin is expected to miss the upcoming three-match T20I series against India, due to a back injury.

Bangladesh will play a three-match T20I series in India which commences on November 3.

Saifuddin was initially included in the 15-member squad for the T20I series against India, but the team management is now looking for a replacement as his latest scan reports aren’t encouraging in relation to his back issue.

”I don’t think he will be able to play [against India in the T20 series],” BCB’s chief selector Minhajul Abedin told Cricbuzz on Sunday. ”We will talk with Julian [physio] tomorrow to take a final decision, but what I understand is that it won’t be possible for him to take part in the T20 series.”

This back injury has been a lingering issue for Saifuddin who was forced to take painkillers during the course of the World Cup in England this year.

The  22-year-old has subsequently missed the tour of Sri Lanka and the T20I tri-series involving Zimbabwe and Afghanistan due to the same ailment. The Bangladesh Cricket Board is considering sending Saifuddin to England for further tests.

The 22-year-old has taken 12 wickets in 13 T20Is for the Tigers.

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Sport360 staff 09:26 21/10/2019
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Former Australian cricketers Michael Hussey and Ryan Harris have been roped in by head coach Justin Langer to mentor the team during the Twenty20 international series against Sri Lanka and Pakistan during the summer.

Harris, who picked up 161 international wickets in his five-year career, has been made the bowling coach for the series. He replaces Troy Cooley, who  is leaving his job at the Australia’s National Cricket Centre academy in Brisbane.

The duo join a backroom team that already boasts the presence of other former Australian greats, including Ricky Ponting and Steve Waugh. David Saker, Brad Haddin and Adam Griffith were previously part of the Australian team’s coaching staff temporarily.

Former test batsman Hussey, who was nicknamed ‘Mr. Cricket’ during his playing days, said he was also being looked at for a role in the T20 World Cup in Australia next year.

“I’m very excited actually. I’m really looking forward to getting back in around the Aussie team,” 44-year-old Hussey, who played 38 T20 internationals for Australia, told News Ltd media.

“They have floated the possibility of being involved closer to the T20 World Cup as well, but it’s all pretty loose at the moment.”

Langer believes that the presence of such elite former players will help in the development of the current crop of Australian cricketers.

“I can’t tell you how influential these guys can be on the group,” Langer said on Cricket Australia’s website.”It’s about building our leadership, about honing their skills as cricketers, and they can just complement the other guys who are full-time coaches.”

Australia begin their home summer with a three-match T20I series against Sri Lanka that begins in Adelaide on October 27. This will be followed by another T20I series against Pakistan which commences on November 3.

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West Indian star Chris Gayle overlooked as Rashid Khan is number one draft pick for The Hundred

Press Association Sport 09:01 21/10/2019
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Rashid Khan was the No1 pick.

West Indian star Chris Gayle was overlooked as the eight teams for next year’s inaugural season of The Hundred took shape in a televised player draft that saw Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan emerge as number one pick.

After months of talking and plenty of divided opinions, the new 100-ball domestic competition took shape in a live televised event where each of the city-based franchises filled out their rosters from a field of 571 names, in a studio setting that looked more like a prime-time quiz show than a traditional selection meeting.

But for all the showbiz trappings, Gayle’s A-list status was not enough to earn him one of the 96 contracts dished out on the night.

With Dwayne Bravo and Lasith Malinga also failing to draw interest, that means the tournament will take place without Twenty20 cricket’s top run-scorer and its two leading wicket-takers, all of whom had entered at the top reserve price of £125,000.

Instead it was a member of the next generation, 21-year-old mystery spinner Rashid, who was widely touted as the prime pick and he was duly awarded the honour of being chosen first by Trent Rockets.

Lancashire all-rounder Liam Livingstone was the only Englishman to earn the maximum payday, grabbed in the opening round by Birmingham Phoenix, but Sam Billings, Phil Salt, Liam Dawson, Tom Abell, Ravi Bopara and Lewis Gregory all commanded six-figure fees.

Chris Gayle went unsold.

Chris Gayle went unsold.

Of the 13 individuals who landed the £125,000, almost half were Australian with Steve Smith and Mitchell Starc heading to Welsh Fire, while David Warner (Southern Brave), Aaron Finch (Northern Superchargers), Glenn Maxwell (London Spirit) and D’arcy Short (Trent Rockets) also cashed in.

Andre Russell was the day’s second pick, by Southampton’s Southern Brave, with Sunil Narine and Mujeeb-ur-Rahman also among the highest earners.

Manchester Originals – coached by former Australia batsman Simon Katich – made the two most surprising early calls by investing a combined £250,000 in 40-year-old leg-spinner Imran Tahir, who had a base price of just £60,000, and the relatively unheralded Dane Vilas.

Two of England’s World Cup-winning XI were available, Mark Wood paired with Lord’s-based London Spirit on a £75,000 deal and Liam Plunkett making £50,000 with Welsh Fire.

On a domestic level the competition for places left a handful of notable current or former England cricketers on the outside, including Olly Stone, Samit Patel, Jamie Overton, Sam Hain, Ian Bell, Rikki Clarke and Steven Finn.

Kieron Pollard of the West Indies also finds himself at a loose end having set a £100,000 base.

The likes of Luke Wright, Craig Overton, Laurie Evans, Jade Dernbach, Riki Wessels and Luke Fletcher – all experienced short-form campaigners – must have been fearing the same fate but were chosen in the final round at the minimum £30,000 bracket.

Shane Warne, head coach of London Spirit, suggested Gayle, Malinga and Bravo were left unsold because they had overreached with their reserves.

“I think they priced themselves wrong,” he said.

“If they’d gone in at £100,000 and not £125,000 I think they’d have been picked up.”

Northern Superchargers counterpart Darren Lehmann added: “It was a tough one, they’ve been superstars for so long but then the next generation is knocking on the door…you’ve only got two picks at £125,000.”

Stokes

England’s man of the moment, Ben Stokes, who edged Test captain Joe Root as the landmark pick of the Headingley side, believes the competition represents a step up for the domestic calendar.

“Oh yes, 100 per cent. Every game will be a big game, with so many people watching and playing against the very best in the world,” he said.

“I think we look like the best team on paper as we’ve got all bases covered: power, spin and Ben Foakes as keeper – he’s the best in England.”

Smith, who scored runs relentlessly in the recent Ashes series, appeared via videolink from Sydney to voice his approval of an enterprise that has been greeted with mixed opinions at home.

“It’s going to be exciting, the first ever 100-ball comp and I’m looking forward to joining Jonny Bairstow and Mitchell Starc,” he said.

“It’s a bit different and it’ll be a learning curve for the first few games but it’s exciting.”

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