Three Bangladesh Under-19 cricketers have tested positive for Covid-19, while 15 others from a training camp held in BKSP are symptomatic, according to the BCB’s game development manager AEM Kawser. The training camp was being held to help the team prepare for the Under-19 Asia Cup, originally scheduled to be held in the UAE next month. The camp has now been closed and could be held again only next month after further tests.
“According to our protocol, we have to isolate everyone who has come into contact with the symptomatic person,” Kawser told the Dhaka-based The Business Standard. “There were a few symptomatic cases so we had to isolate their room-mates, as well as those they did nets with. Our medical team told us that there are three who were found to be positive. We cannot reveal the names, but we have isolated them and those who came in contact with them.”
Kawser said that since the Under-19 Asia Cup has been postponed, they are not in a hurry to restart the camp.
“We are not running the camp since the Asia Cup has been postponed. In addition there is a bit of risk now, so we have closed the camp and will only start the camp when things improve in November,” he said.
The camp had begun on October 1, featuring the 28 cricketers who were selected in the preliminary squad for the U-19 Asia Cup.
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Recent Match Report – South Africa vs England 2nd T20I 2020
England won the toss and chose to bowl vs South Africa
England have won the toss and chosen to bowl first in the second T20I of the series against South Africa in Paarl.
With England having won the first match of the series in Cape Town on Friday, victory in this game will clinch the three-match series for them.
They have named an unchanged side despite a performance their captain, Eoin Morgan, described as “pretty average” in the first game. That means Tom Curran, who conceded 55 from his four overs in the first game, keeps his place and there is still no room for Moeen Ali or Mark Wood.
There are two changes to the South Africa side. Beuran Hendricks, who delivered a game-defining 17th over on Friday which conceded 28 runs, has been dropped, with Anrich Nortje, who was the fastest bowler at the IPL, replacing him. Top-order batsman Reeza Hendricks also comes into the side in place of Pite van Biljon, who made an unbeaten seven from six deliveries on Friday.
With a fresh pitch in use, it is unlikely to deteriorate during the game. The early start should take the relevance of dew out of the equation, too. But the side batting second has won nine of the 13 most recent games here.
South Africa: 1 Quinton de Kock (capt, wk), 2 Reeza Hendricks, 3 Temba Bavuma, 4 Faf du Plessis, 5 Rassie van der Dussen, 6 Heinrich Klaasen, 7 George Linde, 8 Lungi Ngidi, 9 Kagiso Rabada, 10 Anrich Nortje, 11 Tabraiz Shamsi
England: 1 Jason Roy, 2 Jos Buttler (wk), 3 Dawid Malan, 4 Jonny Bairstow, 5 Ben Stokes, 6 Eoin Morgan (capt), 7 Sam Curran, 8 Tom Curran, 9 Jofra Archer, 10 Chris Jordan, 11 Adil Rashid
Kandy Tuskers vs Galle Gladiators, LPL 2020, Fantasy Pick, team predictions
Nov 30: Kandy Tuskers vs Galle Gladiators, Hambantota
Pro Tip: The pitch still looks really good for batting, so pack your team with top-order hitters. Having watched the first game, we would suggest some slight tweaks, like bringing in a spinner instead of a pacer if there is enough purchase for spinners in this afternoon game.
Our XI: Kusal Perera, Azam Khan, Kusal Mendis, Danushka Gunathilaka, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Shehan Jayasuriya, Asela Gunaratne, Shahid Afridi, Naveen-ul-Haq, Mohammad Amir, Nuwan Pradeep
Substitutes: Hazratullah Zazai, Bhanuka Rajapaksa, Seekkuge Prasanna, Dilruwan Perera
Player availability: Dale Steyn was expected to be available after the first two games for the Kandy Tuskers, but there has been no official confirmation yet. We might not always be able to tip you off about late injury (or other relevant) updates, so please finalise your team after the toss.
Captain: Kusal Perera
When it comes to captaincy choices for the Kandy Tuskers, there is no need to look beyond Perera. He looks in absolute red-hot form, having scored 91 runs in two innings so far. In 2020, he has batted in six T20s and has scored 213 runs at a strike rate of 148.95.
Vice-captain: Danushka Gunathilaka
Since 2019, Gunathilaka has played only 11 T20 innings, and has scored 258 runs in them. He was very impressive in his two knocks of 38 and 30 in LPL 2020, and opening the batting gives him the cushion to score big runs. He is handy with the ball too, having picked up 30 wickets in 41 T20 innings.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz: Just 19, Gurbaz has already played 38 T20s and has scored 983 runs at an average of 26.56 and a strike rate of 157.53 in them. He has started well here too, with 53 and 30 so far. In the 40 balls he has faced in this tournament, he has hit 15 boundaries (ten fours and five sixes).
Shahid Afridi: Afridi has started the tournament in typical style, scoring 70 from 29 balls, which included six sixes, in two innings. He is yet to pick a wicket, but has bowled economically, conceding just 20 runs in his four overs in the first game. His T20 career batting strike rate (154.48) and bowling strike rate (19.9) are amazing for a player who has played 321 games.
Naveen-ul-Haq: The 21-year-old quick is the joint-highest wicket taker with four strikes at this stage. In a tournament where bowlers are finding it a bit difficult, Naveen has bowled really well so far. He has taken 51 wickets in 47 T20 games overall.
Shehan Jayasuriya: Jayasuriya topped the run-scorers’ list in the last Sri Lankan domestic T20 competition with 385 runs in eight games at an average of 48.13 and a strike rate of 157.14. He also picked up six wickets in the tournament.
Azam Khan: In his short T20 career, Khan has hit 27 sixes in 23 games and scores at a strike rate of 148.38. His wicketkeeping has been on point so far and he can get you some points for his work there too.
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