Sri Lanka to tour India for a T20 series

After Zimbabwe being suspended by ICC,India has decided to invite Sri Lanka for 3 match T20 series which was scheduled to be played at the begining of next year.

Sri Lanka who had some pretty good performances over the last few months has confirmed their participation for the series.

The venues and dates have not been changed and 3 T20 matches will be played on 5th,7 th and 10 th January on Guwahati, Indore and Pune as confirmed by BCCI.

This series is promising to be a competitive series to get the finishing touches for the squads before T20 World Cup which is set to be played next year.

England announce Test Squad for New Zealand tour without Bairstow

After loosing The Ashes series against Aussies,some serious concirns were there with England camp to continue their journey towards the world Test Championship.

As a result of covering the patches England camp has taken tough decison on dropping the experienced World Cup opener Jonny Bairstow.

But in other side few players like Zak Crawley,Dom Sibley, fast bowler Saqib Mahmood and  Leg Spinner Matt Parkinson has earned there maiden call ups for the series.

Additionally Ollie Pope has also gained a recall for the series.

Full Test Squad announced for the series is as follows;

1.Joe Root
2.Stuart Broad
3.Jofra Archer
4.Rory Burns
5.Jos Buttler
6.Zak Crawley
7.Sam Curran
8.Joe Denly
9.Jack Leach
10.Saqib Mahmood
11.Matt Parkinson
12.Ollie Pope
13.Ben Stokes
14.Dominic Sibley
15.Chris Woakes

Ban vs AFG T20 : Bangladesh limit Afghanistan for 138

First inning of the  Bangla-Afghan clash here at Chattogram has ended up giving more advantage to Bangladesh as Afghanistan only managed to get a score of 138 on the board.

After being able to get a very good start by Afghanistan openers with 75 runs opening stand,the middle order was not able to add value to the start they got as they lost 7 wickets inside just 40 runs as Bangladesh was able to take wickets with ease.

Highest scorer for Afghanistan was Hazratullah Zazai who was able to add 47 runs under his name by hitting the ball all over the park.His opening partner Gurbaz was able to add on 29 runs.

Bangladesh bowled pretty decently and highest wicket taker for them was Afif Hossain who took 2 wickets for 9 runs in 3 overs.

Average 1 st inning score here is 146 runs and the target of 139 looks more than attainable for Bangladesh camp.But still this can be defendable as there was always something for the bowlers here.

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