Put together a squad of some of my favourite cricketers from around the world and am going to take them on a world tour.
To start we take tour Sri Lanka with 3 T20's, 2 Tests and 3 ODI's.
This is the Squad taken to Sri Lanka for all formats.
1. James Pattinson (Australia)
2. Glenn Maxwell (Australia)
3. Ben McDermott (Australia)
4. Matthew Wade (Australia)
5. Marnus Labuschagne (Australia)
6. Tamim Iqbal (Bangladesh)
7. Mashrafe Mortaza (Bangladesh)
8. Tom Banton (England)
9. Ollie Pope (England)
10. Dominic Bess (England)
11. Curtis Campher (Ireland)
12. Mark Adair (Ireland)
13. Neil Wagner (New Zealand)
14. Tom Latham (New Zealand)
15. Mitchell Santner (New Zealand)
16. Babar Azam (Pakistan)
17. Mohammad Amir (Pakistan)
18. Nicholas Pooran (West Indies)
19. Kemar Roach (West Indies)
20. Sikandar Raza (Zimbabwe)
The First T20 against Sri Lanka started with the Sri Lankans winning the toss and sending us into the field. A 66 run opening partnership was eventually broken by 3 wicket over from Mohammad Amir, taking Sri Lanka from 0/66 to 3/72 in 4 balls (yes the Hatrick ball was hit for 6... lol).
Another 70 run partnership between Dhanajaya Da Silva and Danushka Gunathilaka saw Sri Lanka finish 6/184.
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The Top order for the Tiger's were extremely disappointing and after 9 overs they were 5/66, with only Captain Babar Azam standing tall.
Azam would eventually post 50, but when his wicket fell all hope looked lost for the Tigers.
However Zimbabwe's Sikandar Raza and Australian James Pattinson turned the tide of the game with a crushing 46 run partnership giving Sri Lanka a small scare.
Unfortunately the pair would fall in consecutive overs and eventually the Tigers were bowled out for 148... 36 runs short of the target.
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Looking to bounce back in the 2nd T20 and level the series 1-1!
ngl this has been living rent-free in my head since i read it.
Dom Bess isn't even his mum's favourite cricketer.