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Sean Abbott‘s spell with Surrey in county cricket has ended after just one match with the allrounder suffering a hamstring injury against Gloucestershire.

Abbott scored 40 and took 2 for 5 in his first match for the club but did not take the field on the final day at The Oval last week. A Surrey statement said the hamstring was “badly damaged.”

He had been due to take a full part in the T20 Blast which begins next week but will now return home immediately to begin his recovery ahead of Australian season.

“Sean’s injury is incredibly unfortunate as he made a great impression during his first game and had already become a popular member of the dressing room,” Alec Stewart, Surrey’s director of cricket, said.

Abbott, who was part of various Australia squads during last season and played in the T20I and ODI series against India, was not included in the preliminary group named for the tour of West Indies next month.

As with anyone returning to Australia he will have to undergo two weeks quarantine and will then have around three months to recover before the beginning of the domestic season with New South Wales.

Abbott is the second Australian to have a county deal cut short by injury following Billy Stanlake who suffered a stress fracture of his back after one game for Derbyshire.

There is significant representation by Australians in county cricket this season with more due to begin stints during the T20 Blast.

However, the influx of marquee names for the Hundred – across the men’s and women’s competitions – is now in doubt. The men’s tours of West Indies and Bangladesh clash with a large part of the tournament while the quarantine requirements on return to Australia are likely to mean more of the female players will follow Rachael Haynes’ lead and withdraw due to the home series against India starting in mid-September.

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England vs NZ 2021 – As it happened

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Welcome to day two of our live report of the second Test between England and New Zealand from Edgbaston. Join us for updates, analysis and colour. You can find our traditional ball-by-ball commentary here.

* Most recent entry will appear at the top, please refresh your page for the latest updates. All times are local

6.35pm: Young out last ball

New Zealand 229 for 3 (Conway 80, Young 82, Taylor 46*, Broad 2-22) trail England 303 (Lawrence 81*, Burns 81, Boult 4-85) by 74 runs

New Zealand boasted an embarrassment of riches for a second day running as Devon Conway and Will Young frustrated England’s bowlers and moved to within 74 runs of the hosts’ first-innings 303 with seven wickets in hand at Edgbaston.

Conway, who put his place in the side beyond doubt with 200 on debut in the first Test at Lord’s, produced another valuable, though not chance-less, innings of 80. And, while he would have been disappointed not to press on to triple figures again, a gutsy 82 from Young – in the side as a replacement for injured captain Kane Williamson – mitigated the damage.

Stuart Broad bowled superbly for his 2 for 22 from 15 overs, including six maidens, but he was the only England bowler to reap any reward for his considerable efforts – until Young’s dismissal by part-time off-spinner Dan Lawrence on the last ball of the day.

6.05pm: NZ bring up 200



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India tour of Sri Lanka 2021 – Chetan Sakariya

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The year 2021 has given Chetan Sakariya some of his most cherished memories. But it has also taken away the pillars of his life. In February, his younger brother died by suicide days before the IPL auction. In May, soon after Sakariya impressed in his maiden stint with the Rajasthan Royals, he saw his father succumb to Covid-19.

At 23, Sakariya is no stranger to hardships and struggle, having been the sole breadwinner of his family for the last three years, but he now wants to live with the happy memories life has thrown at him, like the news of his India call-up for the limited-overs series in Sri Lanka in July.



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SL vs Ind 2021 – India’s squad to Sri Lanka to quarantine in Mumbai from June 14

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They will be tested regularly before departing for Colombo on June 28

The second-string Indian squad for the Sri Lanka series will assemble in Mumbai from June 14 to undergo a two-week quarantine. ESPNcricinfo has learnt that the members of the Indian contingent have been asked to take a Covid-19 test before they reach the team hotel in Mumbai, where they will undergo regular testing during the two-week period.

The Indian squad, which will be lead by senior batter Shikhar Dhawan, will land in Colombo on June 28. The visitors would then undergo another three-day quarantine in their hotel rooms before starting training in a controlled fashion as per the guidelines laid out by Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC).

On Friday, the SLC issued a media release stating the Indian squad would train in smaller groups between July 2-4. Between July 6 and 12, the entire squad will be free to train before the ODI series, which begins from the 12th. All six matches in the series, comprising three ODIs followed by equal number of T20s, will be played under lights at the R Premadasa stadium in Colombo.

The last two ODIs will be on July 16 and 18 with the T20 series on July 21, 23, 25. The Indian squad would return home on July 26. This is India’s first tour in Sri Lanka since Rohit Sharma led them to the Nidahas Trophy in 2018.

Nagraj Gollapudi is news editor at ESPNcricinfo



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