Finch: There aren’t many better than Bravo
Gujarat Lions opener Aaron Finch has heaped praise on all-rounder Dwayne Bravo, after the West Indian took four wickets against Kings XI Punjab and became the first person to take 300 T20 wickets.
Bravo was the key to his rookie side's maiden IPL victory, taking four for 22, and Finch (who scored 74 in the winning chase) said there were few better in the game when it came to death bowling.
Finch said after the match: "There's not many better than him going around in the format of the game.
"He's been absolutely brilliant for every team that he's played for – the West Indies, Melbourne Renegades, here at Gujarat Lions, at Chennai he was fantastic.
"He's someone who keeps getting better and better with age. He's not slowing down.
"He brings so much to the table with bat, ball and field. Very happy that he's on our side."
Finch added that Bravo's opening spell was the key point in the match, preventing KXIP from going closer to the 200 they seemed set to reach earlier in the innings.
He said of Bravo's double strike in the 12th over, with the score already over 100: "That was the turning point in their batting innings.
"When you've got two guys like Glenn Maxwell and David Miller, with the firepower they've got and the six-hitting capabilities, to get them both out in the same over, to be able to have two new batters in to dry it up for a small period there, was absolutely crucial."
David Payne feels England T20 call-up provides opportunity to realise Test dream
The tall left-armer is still awaiting his first international cap and turns 31 next month.
Here’s who should be in the England XI for the first Ashes Test of 2023
Following the latest Ashes humiliation, Matt Whiley selects an England Test team that we can finally be proud of.
Australia tour to Pakistan: Pace attack could be boosted
Australia are likely to include a raft of pace bowlers in their squad for the scheduled tour to Pakistan in March.
South Africa vs India: Keegan Petersen still coming to terms with stardom
New South Africa batting star Keegan Petersen has not quite gotten his head around his newfound fame.
Ashes reaction: Kevin Pietersen backs Joe Root and coach Chris Silverwood
Former England captain Kevin Pietersen has backed current captain Joe Root and coach Chris Silverwood to remain in charge of the team.
England Test team: ECB investigating after police called to Ashes drinks following Hobart Test
Players and staff from both the Australian and English teams were at the event.
Rassie van der Dussen relished India banter in tough Test series
The series between South Africa and India rode on a knife-edge.
India in South Africa: Jasprit Bumrah philosophical on leadership changes
Coach Ravi Shastri and skipper Virat Kohli have departed recently.
Broad and company: It’s our combined Ashes comedy XI
Everyone loves a combined XI at the end of the series; ours is a little different/better.
England Test team: Coach Chris Silverwood unsure what future holds after Ashes
England lost 4-0 Down Under.