Australia’s Steve Smith admits he was surprised to see Joe Root overlooked byEngland for the forthcoming Twenty20 series between the sides, taking hisomission as confirmation of the hosts’ “all-out power” game.
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Joe Root backs James Anderson to hit peak form again in the two remaining test matches against Pakistan adding that Ben Stokes is a big miss and he's spoken to Stuart Broad after his fine for breaching the ICC's code of conduct.
Joe Root confirms that James Anderson will not be rested for the second Testagainst Pakistan at the Ageas Bowl. “Jimmy is likely to play, yes. Wouldn’tyou give him the opportunity with nearly 600 wickets?” Root said.
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Cricket fans were the first to experience live sport since lockdown began, ina two-day pilot event at The Oval in south London. Up to 1,000 supporters satin alternate rows equipped with hand sanitiser stations to watch the Surrey vMiddlesex friendly. Surrey chief executive Richard Gould said the first daywas "a definite success" \- but warned operating with reduced crowd numbersmay not be viable in the long term.
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