Cricket News: Monday Briefing

Welcome to the first edition of the Monday briefing, where we'll round up all the important stories from the world of cricket in one handy and concise article.

Quick Singles - International


* Despite Sam Curran's heroics in scoring an unbeaten 95, England lost the final ODI to India by 7 runs. India won the series 2-1 with Shardul Thakur taking 4 wickets in the deciding ODI.


* New Zealand comfortably beat Bangladesh in the first T20 by 66 runs. A blistering 92* off 52 balls by Devon Conway vaulted the Kiwi's to 210, a total that was always going to be a challenge. Bangladesh found themselves 59-6 before finishing on 144-8.


* The second test between Sri Lanka and the West Indies starts today. It'll be broadcast like in the UK on BT Sport, and it all gets going at 3pm GMT.


* The Australian women beat New Zealand in a T20 match. New Zealand were limited to 130 in their 20 overs before an unbeaten 73 by Ashleigh Gardner saw Australia home with two overs to spare.


* Jofra Archer will undergo surgery on his hand and receive an injection in his troublesome elbow. The hand injury is based on a cut he suffered while cleaning his house in January.


* Unfortunately India great Sachin Tendulkar has contracted COVID, India is currently grappling with a surge in new cases. Wishing Sachin a very speedy recovery.


The Domestic Game


* Essex have announced that New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham will join the Eagles for the T20 blast this season. He'll join up with the squad affter appearing in the IPL for Mumbai.


* Yorkshire have signed a new 10-year agreement with Scarborough to extend their appearances at the historic ground.


* Gloucestershire have appointed James Bracey as the new red-ball vice-captain. At just 23-years-old, Bracey has already scored 2,906 first-class runs. He recently signed a new 2-year extension to keep him at the club until at least 2023.


* Worcestershire have signed Nepalese leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane as an overseas player for the T20 blast. The 20-year-old has never played cricket in England.


* Durham have signed New Zealand batsman Will Young on a short red-ball deal to appear in the first 3-games of the Championship season. Cameron Bancroft will then join the club once the Australian domestic season comes to an end.


The Long Reads


Got a few minutes to spare today? We recommend you head over to the Cricketer to read the story of New Zealand batsman Amy Satterthwaite. - Click Here


Want something closer to home? Just in case you missed it, we caught up with James Bracey for an interview around his batting and being in the England bubble. Click Here


The BBC have a great story on Sri Lanka and their 1996 World Cup triumph over Australia. From 66-1 outsiders to world champions, here's the inside story. Click Here



On This Day


Virender Sehwag became the first Indian to score 300 runs when he passed the mark in a game against Pakistan in 2004. He'd score 300 again four years later against South Africa


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