Sri Lanka vs New Zealand 1st T20: Heavy rain wipes out first T20

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The toss itself was abandoned due to the rain

With the ODI series between Sri Lanka and New Zealand having finished as a 1-1 draw, the focus shifted to the highly-anticipated first Twenty20 International in Pallekele, but to the disappointment of everyone, the match was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to heavy rain.

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I’m expecting to see some big hundreds from the England batsmen, says Graham Gooch

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“In my position I would like to think that they’d be several guys who would pass that (record) because if they do then they’d be doing good things for England”

England batting coach Graham Gooch has announced that he is expecting to see some big hundreds from the English batsmen throughout the upcoming Ashes series, which gets underway on November 21 in Brisbane.

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‘No matter who you’re playing, it’s an exciting time [before] the first Test match of any summer’, says Brad Haddin

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“It’s the first Test of the summer, it’s always big”

Australia vice-captain and wicketkeeper Brad Haddin has announced that he is looking forward to the second round of the Ashes against arch-rivals England, which gets underway on November 21 in Brisbane.

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‘It’s not going to be all-out bouncers’, says Mitchell Johnson

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“I’m not worried about the speed gun anymore”

Despite the media claiming that Mitchell Johnson is going to attack the English batsmen with a barrage of bouncers, the Australia left-arm pace bowler has revealed that “it’s not going to be all-out bouncers, it’s picking the right times and being smart”.

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Clarke is ‘paranoid’, says James Anderson

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“I can’t speak for anyone else but I was brought up to think that actions speak louder than words”

England pace bowler James Anderson has branded Australia captain Michael Clarke as “paranoid”, showing that tempers are already reaching boiling point ahead of the first Ashes Test in Brisbane on November 21.

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