CPL 2020: SNP vs SLZ – Scott Kuggeleijn’s spell helps Zouks win their second game of the tournament

After losing the opening encounter of the 2020 edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), St Kitts and Nevis Patriots (SNP) would have been determined to win their next challenge against St Lucia Zouks on Saturday. SNP captain, Rayad Emrit, won the toss and elected to field first, looking at the conditions on offer at…

CPL 2020: SNP vs SLZ – Scott Kuggeleijn’s spell helps Zouks win their second game of the tournament

After losing the opening encounter of the 2020 edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL), St Kitts and Nevis Patriots (SNP) would have been determined to win their next challenge against on Saturday.

SNP captain, Rayad Emrit, won the toss and elected to field first, looking at the conditions on offer at Brian Lara Stadium at Tauroba in Trinidad.

The Zouks started on an explosive tone with Andre Fletcher (46) and Mark Deyal (30) at the crease. At one point in time, the Zouks, with the scoreboard reading 102-1 in the 12th over, were cruising towards a target above 180.

It all changed with spells from Sohail Tanvir (2/41) and Jon-Russ Jaggesar (2/29), who countered Zouks’ aggression with their fine bowling display.

The Zouks were struggling at 137-6 with the loss of Rahkeem Cornwall’s wicket in the 18th over.

However, Zouks’ marquee all-rounder Mohammad Nabi changed the course of the game, yet again, with his cameo of 35* which came off just 22 deliveries.

Afghan international, Nabi, hit three sixes and a boundary in the process. The all-rounder powered the Zouks’ score to 172-6 in the allotted 20 overs.

For the Patriots, Chris Lynn (14) and Evin Lewis (29) gave a perfect start to the run chase with their respective contributions.

Yet again, the match turned its tides with the spell of Roston Chase (3/12), who picked up three wickets in his quota of four overs.

Moreover, it was the damaging spell from New Zealander Scott Kuggeleijn (4/33) which proved the difference between the two sides. The Kiwi pacer picked up four wickets in the innings to end up as the highest wicket-taker in the tournament, thus far.

Despite’s Sheldon Cottrell’s cameo (26*) in the end, the Patriots fell ten runs short of the required total as the Zouks won their second match of the tournament.

Source : Cricket Times More   

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England vs Pakistan: England Should Play Yasir Shah Like Anil Kumble Rather Than Shane Warne – Nasser Hussain

Former England captain Nasser Hussain has found fundamental fault in England’s batsman’s while facing spinner Yasir Shah in the third Test against Pakistan in Southampton. He opined that the Yasir Shah balls more like India’s former leg-spinner Anil Kumble but his countrymen are treating him like Shane Warne. Yasir Shah had trapped England batsman Dom Sibley and Ollie Pope in the decider Test match of the series. Olie Pope has also easily thrown his wicket in the second Test on Yasir’s spin bowling. England captain Joe Root was also out as the spinner bowled the beauty to pick the prized

England vs Pakistan: England Should Play Yasir Shah Like Anil Kumble Rather Than Shane Warne – Nasser Hussain

Former England captain Nasser Hussain has found fundamental fault in England’s batsman’s while facing spinner Yasir Shah in the third Test against Pakistan in Southampton. He opined that the Yasir Shah balls more like India’s former leg-spinner Anil Kumble but his countrymen are treating him like Shane Warne.

Yasir Shah had trapped England batsman Dom Sibley and in the decider Test match of the series. Olie Pope has also easily thrown his wicket in the second Test on Yasir’s spin bowling. England captain Joe Root was also out as the spinner bowled the beauty to pick the prized wicket. In fast-bowler friendly pitch as well, Yasir has been unplayable on several occasions.

England, Joe Root and Ollie Pope, Yasir Shah, Nasser Hussain
Joe Root and Ollie Pope. Credits: Twitter

Nasser Hussain opines the reason why England is struggling in front of Yasir’s bowling. He said that the 34-year-old does not bowl deliveries which turn extraordinarily on the opening day of a Test. Instead, he bowls slow and tosses the deliveries up, before suddenly sending down a quicker, straighter one. He opines that the batsman should treat him like Anil Kumble rather than Australian veteran Shane Warne who relayed more on turns and tossing the ball up.

“For some reason, whether it is Joe Root or Ollie Pope, England have been going back to the leg spinner and getting stuck on the crease. They are playing him as if he were Shane Warne but, in the first innings of a Test, they should play him more like Anil Kumble,” Hussain wrote in his column for The Daily Mail.

“Yasir will not bowl massive, turning deliveries on the first day. Instead, he has been setting batsmen up by going slow, slow and then producing a quicker, straighter delivery,” he wrote.

England should learn to play Yasir to face India later: Nasser Hussain

England vs Pakistan: England Should Play Yasir Shah Like Anil Kumble Rather Than Shane Warne - Nasser Hussain 3
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Nasser Hussain added that England should learn to play Yasir to prepare themselves for the coming challenges against India and in winter.

“England has a winter of Test cricket in sub-continental conditions coming up against Sri Lanka and India, if those tours go ahead, they must learn from how they are playing Yasir Shah here,” Nasser Hussain wrote.

Meanwhile, England has an upper hand in the third test against Pakistan as they have just lost four-wicket with the centurion still batting at Ageas Oval.

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