Here’s all the latest notable Australian Cricket News for March and April 2022.
Australian Tour in Pakistan
There is so much going on in Australian cricket news. In March/April, the Australian cricket team visited Pakistan to play three Tests, three One Day Internationals, and one Twenty20 International match. Australia won the Test series, part of the 2021–2023 ICC World Test Championship, with the first and second matches ending in draws before Australia won the final test by 115 runs on day five, winning the series overall. This was a notable victory, as it is the first time Australia has won a Test series in Asia since 2011.
Australia was defeated by Pakistan in the following One Day Internationals (ODI), winning the opening match before being beaten in the subsequent two, with Pakistan winning by 6 and 9 wickets consecutively.
However, Australia reclaimed victory during the final game of the series, the Twenty20 International (T20I), by three wickets. Overall, the tour was a success for both Australia and Pakistan, with Shane Watson calling it “a great thing for world cricket.”
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Pat Cummins Hitting the Equal Fastest 50
Australian Test Captain Pat Cummins, known for his hard-hitting batting, equalled the fastest half-century in Indian Premier League history off just 14 balls. It was the 14th match of the Indian Premier League, with the Kolkata Knight Riders facing off against the Mumbai Indians. Cummins’ devastating barrage altered the course of the game, with Kolkata needing 61 runs from 6.5 overs to win before he stepped onto the pitch.
Cricket Australia Contract List Revealed
Cricket Australia men’s and women’s contract lists were announced on Thursday. For the men’s, Jhye and Kane Richardson have lost their contracts, while wicketkeeper-batter Josh Inglis, who made his T20I debut in the Sri Lanka series, received his first-ever central contract. The women’s saw the joining of all-rounder Alana King while spinner Sophie Molineux was dropped.