England tried and failed to remove Steve Smith for a score of less than several million runs throughout the Ashes, but Queensland’s Cameron Gannon has shown them how it’s done, casually knocking over the Best Since Bradman™ for a five-ball duck as the Sheffield Shield got under way in Australia.
— Cricket365 (@Cricket365) October 10, 2019
Smith getting out for nought may send the earth spinning off its axis for England and Australia fans alike, but there was more reassuring news in the Queensland innings where Marnus Labuschagne looked excellent in making 70-odd but then got out. Good to know there are some constants in these troubling and troubled times.
We’re also delighted to discover that the Sheffield Shield, like the Aussie One-Day Cup, is now sponsored by Marsh. Aussie cricket’s Marsh obsession raging thoroughly out of control these days.
Mayank Agarwal scored his second double century as India dominated the second day of their Test against Bangladesh in Indore.
Stokes, Buttler and Archer will be captained by Steve Smith for Rajasthan.
Ben Stokes has no desire to be England captain, saying: “It’s just not one of those things I’m desperate to do.”
An England cricket fan talking about the Nineties, won’t be talking about a decade, but a phenomenon.
What were you doing when you were sixteen? You weren’t making your Test debut at the Gabba.
New Zealand bowler Lockie Ferguson is confident he can cause “a little bit of anxiety” in England’s batsman.
Joe Root is realistic about his World T20 chances…
England captain Joe Root has preached the virtue of patience in a new approach under Silverwood.
Good for the series, bad for England…
England’s bowlers were given a stiff workout on another flat pitch in Whangarei…