England and New Zealand will face off in the first T20I of their three-match series at Chester-le-Street on Friday. England will be looking to continue their good form in T20Is, having won their last five matches. New Zealand, on the other hand, will be looking to bounce back from their recent loss to Pakistan.
The pitch at Chester-le-Street is expected to be a good one for batting, so both teams will be looking to score big. England will be without Jos Buttler, who is injured, but they still have a strong batting lineup led by Jonny Bairstow and Jason Roy. New Zealand will be without Trent Boult, but they still have a good bowling attack led by Tim Southee and Lockie Ferguson.
The match is expected to be a close one, but England will be the slight favorites.
India vs Sri Lanka: 3rd T20I, Dharamsala
India and Sri Lanka will face off in the third and final T20I of their series at Dharamsala on Sunday. India have already won the series, so this match will be a dead rubber. However, both teams will be looking to end the series on a high note.
The pitch at Dharamsala is expected to be a good one for batting, so both teams will be looking to score big. India have a strong batting lineup led by Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, while Sri Lanka have a good bowling attack led by Lasith Malinga and Wanindu Hasaranga.
The match is expected to be a high-scoring affair, and India will be the favorites to win.
Australia announce squad for tour of South Africa
Australia have announced their squad for their tour of South Africa, which will consist of three Tests, three ODIs, and three T20Is. The tour will start on November 27 with the first Test at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.
The Australia squad is as follows:
- Pat Cummins (captain)
- David Warner
- Marnus Labuschagne
- Steve Smith
- Travis Head
- Cameron Green
- Alex Carey (wicketkeeper)
- Josh Hazlewood
- Mitchell Starc
- Nathan Lyon
- Adam Zampa
- Ashton Agar
The squad is missing a few key players, including Josh Inglis, Glenn Maxwell, and Mitchell Marsh, who are all unavailable due to injury. However, the squad still has a lot of talent, and they will be looking to win the series against South Africa.
Women’s cricket achieves record-breaking TV ratings & crowd numbers
Women’s cricket has achieved record-breaking TV ratings and crowd numbers in 2023. The Women’s Cricket World Cup in England was the most-watched women’s sporting event in history, with an average of 1.1 billion viewers. The final between England and Australia was watched by a peak audience of 28 million people.
The record-breaking TV ratings and crowd numbers are a testament to the growing popularity of women’s cricket. The sport is now more popular than ever before, and it is only going to continue to grow in the years to come.
These are just a few of the cricket news headlines for August 30, 2023. For more cricket news, please visit your favorite cricket website or blog.