The Cricket.com Weekly - Edition 2

back icon
safarisafari
08 Oct 2022 | 06:48 AM
authorcricket.com staff

The Cricket.com Weekly - Edition 2

In this newsletter, we take you through all the important cricket updates, providing a one-stop destination for all you need to know from the week gone by

International cricket

- International cricket was ruling the roost this week. The most prominent was the culmination of the T20I series between India and South Africa, which was the last T20 assignment for both teams before the World Cup. The remaining two T20Is were high-scoring affairs. India won in Guwahati, putting up 237 runs on the board. Yet, it was David Miller who grabbed the limelight with a splendid hundred. South Africa retorted with the UNO Reverse Card, clinching the dead rubber in the same manner. This time, it was Rilee Rossouw with a ton

- Across the border, England completed a 4-3 series win over Pakistan. It was an anti-climactic end to the humdinger of a series - England won by 67 runs. The series had pros and cons for both sides with respect to their World Cup preparations.

- On expected lines, Australia crushed West Indies in the 2-match T20I series at home. West Indies pushed the hosts to the hilt in the first game. In the second game, however, Australia eased their way to a 31-run win. 

- After the T20Is, the India-South Africa bandwagon moved to a 3-match ODI series. Remember when South Africa defeated India 3-0 at home earlier this year? Well, they have continued on that road, beating a second string Indian side by 9 runs in Lucknow. Don’t go by the margin. It was pretty much a one-sided contest

- Putting the series defeat against England behind, the Men in Green have already started their next assignment. Pakistan, Bangladesh and the hosts, New Zealand are locking horns in a tri-series as a dress rehearsal to the T20 World Cup. Pakistan defeated Bangladesh by 21 runs in the tri-series opener on Friday (October 7). 

- We haven’t forgotten Women’s cricket. New Zealand Women have clinched the 5-match T20I series in the Caribbean, beating the hosts 4-1. The fourth match went right down to the wire. The White Ferns won the Super Over, thanks to Sophie Devine’s two sixes. 

- The Women’s Asia Cup in Sri Lanka has seen a couple of surprising results. Thailand Women registered a big win, beating Pakistan Women by 4 wickets. Pakistan made a strong comeback within 24 hours, beating the title-favorites India by 13 runs. India, however, are still at the summit of the points table. 

Franchise Cricket

- Not much on the franchise cricket front since the 2022 season of CPL was wrapped up. In the only development, SA20, South Africa’s upcoming franchise competition has been confirmed to begin on January 10. The latest season of Women’s Big Bash will begin October 13 onwards. Also, the Women’s Pakistan Super League is confirmed by the PCB

Domestic Cricket 

-In the Irani Trophy, the Rest of India side breezed past Saurashtra, the 2019/20 Ranji Trophy winners. Mukesh Kumar’s 4/23 on Day 1 bundled out Saurashtra for 98 which paved the way for an 8-wicket win. Sarfaraz Khan’s 138 off 178 balls ushered ROI to a 276-run lead. Saurashtra fought hard with the bat in their second innings but it could only circumvent an innings defeat. 

Let’s Talk!!!

What created buzz in the cricketing circles this week? Well, it was a shot from Kyle Mayers. The left-hander cracked a decent delivery from Cameron Green over covers for a six, off the back foot. Such was the timing, the ball went to the second tier. The numbers on the tweet below will tell you about the virality of the stroke.

A fellow left-hander, Adam Gilchrist approved the stroke 

And so did Gautam Gambhir, we already have a parade of left-handers. Royalty. 

In other news, bizarrely in 2022, West Indies have dropped Shimron Hetmyer from their World Cup squad because the southpaw missed his flight to Australia.

Articles in focus

Axar Patel, more than just a Ravindra Jadeja clone

For the longest time, Axar Patel’s identity has been reduced to merely being Ravindra Jadeja lite. The general consensus being that he is basically Ravindra Jadeja, but worse. Is this true? Well, not exactly. 

Anirudh Suresh’s dissects the dynamics of Axar Patel’s all-round brilliance 

Sarfaraz Khan - not just knocking the door, but breaking it wide open

Runs haven’t stopped coming for Sarfaraz Khan for a while now. Away from the glamours of Indian Premier League, he has piled on runs, as is his wont, to deliver one masterclass after another. 

Bastab K Parida sheds light on Sarfaraz Khan’s hot streak in domestic cricket

Amidst the T20WC hullabaloo, a do-or-die ODI series for South Africa

By pulling out from the ODI series against Australia in January 2023, South Africa have awarded all 30 points of the three-match series to the Aussies. With that, South Africa have only 49 points in 16 matches in the Cricket World Cup Super League. 

Anirudh Kasargod tells us why this ODI series, which might feel like a misfit, is critical for the Proteas

Watch This!!

What’s your take?

heart
shareGray Share
Tags
India vs South AfricaIndia vs South AfricaIndia vs South AfricaPakistan vs EnglandAustralia vs West IndiesAustralia vs West IndiesNew Zealand vs PakistanWest Indies Women vs New Zealand WomenIndia Women vs Pakistan WomenSaurashtra vs Rest of IndiaSouth Africa tour of India, 2022England tour of Pakistan, 2022West Indies tour of Australia, 2022Bangladesh and Pakistan tour of New Zealand, 2022New Zealand Women tour of West Indies, 2022Women's Twenty20 Asia Cup, 2022Irani Cup, 2022IndiaSouth AfricaIndia WomenPakistan WomenNew ZealandPakistanWest IndiesAustraliaRest of IndiaSaurashtraAdam GilchristGautam GambhirKyle MayersDavid MillerRilee RossouwSarfaraz KhanAxar PatelRavindra Jadeja

Related Articles

safari
NEWS
The Cricket.com Weekly - Edition 3
In this newsletter, we take you through all the important cricket updates, providing a one-stop destination for all you need to know from the week gone by
usercricket.com staff
15 Oct 2022
safari
OPINION
Stats: India achieve 16th T20I win of the year after spinners bag all 10 wickets
Here are a few stats from the five-match T20I series between West Indies and India in the West Indies and The United States of America
userAnirudh Kasargod
07 Aug 2022
safari
NEWS
South Africa withdraw from ODI series in Australia
They have decided to concede the CWC Super League points to Australia
userHardik Worah
13 Jul 2022
safari
OPINION
Late lower-order surge in vain as India suffer 1st white-wash against SA after de Kock heroics
Here are a few noteworthy stats from the third ODI between South Africa and India at Newlands, Cape Town
userAnirudh Kasargod
23 Jan 2022
safari
OPINION
Australia, New Zealand take silverware in a year dominated by India and Pakistan
Here’s how all the Full Member nations fared in 2021
userHardik Worah
30 Dec 2021
safari
NEWS
World Cup finalists set to collide in three-match T20I series in March
Australia will be without their first-choice Test stars considering they will be involved in a Test series in Pakistan at the same time
usercricket.com staff
12 Nov 2021
safari
NEWS
ICC T20 WC 2021 Updates - Conway ruled out of World Cup final and India T20Is
Follow all the latest updates from the 2021 T20 World Cup
usercricket.com staff
28 Oct 2021
safari
NEWS
Rawalpindi to host historic England-Pakistan limited-overs series
England men and women's team will arrive in Pakistan on October 9
usercricket.com staff
13 Aug 2021
safari
OPINION
South Africa's batting downfall, West Indies' one-trick pony and Shamsi's brilliance
Takeaways from the recently concluded series between West Indies and South Africa
userShubh Aggarwal
05 Jul 2021
safari
NEWS
India's dominance in last 5 white-ball series-deciders
India edged past West Indies, Australia and Bangladesh in their last five deciders in limited-overs cricket
userCricket.com Staff
27 Mar 2021
logo
Cricket like never before
Follow us on
FacebookTwitterLinkedin
@ 2020 cricket.com | All rights reserved