It’s a Numbers Game!

200 followers!

What do you mean that half of them are spam?

What do you mean that the other half are friends and family who were forced to handover their e-mail address?

1000 T20Is

https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/19312/game/1187013/india-vs-bangladesh-1st-t20i-bangladesh-in-india-2019-20

17 matches, 1 innings, 1 ball faced for Lancashire but it took only 1 game for England for Saqib Mahmood to be required to bat and score his first runs in T20 cricket be it international or domestic!

http://m.espncricinfo.com/england/content/player/643885.html

6, 6, 6 – Chris Jordan. 3-0-13-2 becomes 4-0-37-2 for Ish Sodhi!

https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/19297/scorecard/1187666/new-zealand-vs-england-2nd-t20i-england-in-new-zealand-2019-20

199-0 (20.0) courtesy of Alyssa Healy and Elysse Perry!

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/scorecard/ECKO46156

8-64/5-67 = 13-131. Could Chadd Sayers yet double his number of Test caps?

https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/8043/scorecard/1196121/south-australia-vs-new-south-wales-8th-match-marsh-sheffield-shield-2019-20

16 The current T20I ranking for Papua New Guinea who have qualified for the T20I World Cup in Australia.

https://www.icc-cricket.com/rankings/mens/team-rankings/t20i

Burns Burnout!

Incumbent Australian Test opener Joe Burns is suffering from a chronic fatigue disorder.

Burns recently cut short a County Championship stint at Lancashire after just one match. It’s to be hoped that the Queensland right-hander recovers in order to take his place at the top of the order come the Ashes because it just won’t be the same without Burns opening on both sides.

Meanwhile Burns one cap compatriot Chadd Sayers has signed for Gloucestershire after they lost another Ozzie, Dan Worrall to injury!

Say it Ain’t so/Sucking Blood (Who Needs T20s?)!

Australia’s perennial twelfth man is no longer just that. South Australia’s Chadd Sayers is now a Test cricketer, number 452 at that.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/261230.html

For the record, England’s latest Test debutant, Somerset spinner Jack Leach, is cap number 684!

You can keep tabs on how both Sayers and The Bloodsucker, two men who have never played an official T20 match, get on by clicking on the following links…

http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/10908/game/1075985/south-africa-vs-australia-4th-test-australia-tour-of-south-africa-2018/

http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/10883/game/1115781/new-zealand-vs-england-2nd-test-england-tour-of-australia-and-new-zealand-2017/