"I'm obviously aware that guys like Jason and Stokesy will come back at some point, and it's my job to score as many runs as I can in the opportunities I have to put pressure on them and Morgs (Morgan) and the selectors when it comes down to it," said Malan. … [Read more...] about England vs Australia: Dawid Malan downplays Virat Kohli comparison
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Smith was a late withdrawal from Friday's first ODI, which Australia won by 19 runs to go 1-0 up in the three-match series, after sustaining a blow on the head in the nets from a throw-down by a coaching staff member on the eve of the match. … [Read more...] about England vs Australia: Steve Smith passes concussion test, available to play second ODI
Jason Roy has been passed fit and selected in a 14-man squad to take on Australia in the forthcoming three-match ODI series. The 30-year-old had missed T20I series against Pakistan and Australia with a side strain and also pulled out of IPL 2020 that is to follow. … [Read more...] about Jason Roy returns for Australia ODIs
"It's giving exposure to players," Silverwood said of the thinking behind using top order batsmen in the middle order. "Sometimes you have to bat where the position appears. They are difficult sides to get into these white-ball groups. There are some great players in there already, world class white-ball players. Sometimes that's where the gaps open up, and you have to take them. We believe Tom has a big future ahead of him so as much exposure as we can give him can only be a good thing, the same with Denners." … [Read more...] about What did England learn from the T20I home summer?
Malan's team-mates Jonny Bairstow and Jos Buttler have also made headway in Wednesday's update. Bairstow has gained three slots to reach a career-best 19th position after scoring 72 runs in the series, while Buttler has moved from 40th to 28th after scoring 121 runs in two matches, which also won him the player of the series award. … [Read more...] about Dawid Malan: England batsman displaces Babar Azam as No 1 in T20 rankings