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Billy Stanlake’s Derbyshire spell cut short by back stress fracture

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Australia seamer to return home after just one game for new club

Billy Stanlake‘s spell in county cricket with Derbyshire has been cut short after one game, with the Australia seamer diagnosed with a back stress fracture.

Stanlake made his Derbyshire debut in last week’s defeat to Essex at Chelmsford, recovering from a nervy start in which he delivered six front-foot no-balls in four overs to take 2 for 91, including the wicket of former England opener Alastair Cook. However, scans after the game revealed a problem, and Stanlake will now return to Australia to begin rehabilitation with his state, Queensland.



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Kashmir Premier League – BCCI urges ICC to not recognise PCB-approved tournament

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The basis of the BCCI’s complaint seems to centre around the status of Kashmir as disputed territory

The BCCI has written to the ICC urging it to not recognise the Kashmir Premier League (KPL), the Pakistan domestic T20 tournament which is due to begin on August 6.

On Saturday, the PCB expressed its unhappiness over what it considered the BCCI’s attempts to interfere in the PCB’s internal affairs. That was based on reports that the BCCI had been in touch with a number of other Full Members to try and prevent players from those countries from appearing in the league. Herschelle Gibbs, the former South Africa opener, who is expected to play in the league, said on Twitter that he had been threatened that he wouldn’t be allowed entry “into India for any cricket related work. Ludicrous.”



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Ban vs Aus T20I series

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Mitchell Marsh’s recent success and the possible return of Steven Smith have added to the crush at the top of the order

The game of musical chairs in Australia’s T20I batting line-up will continue, with Matthew Wade set to play in the middle order during the series in Bangladesh, with that now being his likely position at the World Cup in October.
It is a change of plans from what was spoken about ahead of the West Indies series last month, when Wade said he expected the wicketkeeper to bat in the top three alongside Aaron Finch and David Warner. However, Mitchell Marsh‘s success in the West Indies, where he made 219 runs batting at No. 3, and the potential return of Steven Smith from injury have added to the crush for top-order spots, meaning that Wade, who will lead the side in the absence of Finch, will probably have to find a berth lower down.



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Match Preview – Bangladesh vs Australia, Australia in Bangladesh 2021, 1st T20I

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The home side are missing some senior figures but Australia’s batting line-up is uncertain

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Another opportunity awaits for these two teams to work on plans and players to press for selection ahead of the T20 World Cup. The series could not be much more condensed – five matches played across seven days with two sets of back-to-back matches – but it has taken considerable work and negotiation to get this tour across the line.

It will be the first time Bangladesh and Australia have met in bilateral T20s – their previous four matches have all come in the T20 World Cup. Australia are currently 4-0 up but it would be no surprise to see that record slip over in the coming days with the patched-up nature of their batting line-up, further weakened from the side that lost 4-1 in the West Indies by the absence of Aaron Finch.
In Finch’s absence they will be led by Matthew Wade. The bowling attack remains potent, but with five matches very quickly, it remains to be seen how many of them – including the likes of Mitchell Starc – play.
There is disgruntlement in the Bangladesh camp that they won’t be able to call on the experience of Mushfiqur Rahim after he was unable to comply with the strict 10-day bubble requirements agreed by the boards to allow this series to go ahead.
Bangladesh are coming off a hard-earned 2-1 victory over Zimbabwe which was secured by their second-highest successful chase. As ever, Shakib Al Hasan will be in front and centre for them and they will also lean on the experience of Soumya Sarkar and Mahmudullah with the bat and hope to have Mustafizur Rahman back from injury during the series.



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