In Case You Missed It: Strikes, drafts and lessons

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Author 2019-10-28 14:21:00

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It's been a dramatic week for cricket in Bangladesh, where a player strike was announced, debated and resolved (maybe) in the space of a few tumultuous days - Mohammad Isam has been documenting the entire saga. Elsewhere, Papua New Guinea have made it to their first ever T20 World Cup, beating out the likes of the Netherlands and Scotland, who have now been upset by Singapore and Namibia. And there are post-mortems aplenty after South Africa's resounding loss to India in Tests, and a resurgent Sri Lanka suffering their heaviest defeat in T20Is after a series win. Here's what you may have missed

Bangladesh players' revolt ends, but Nazmul Hassan's aggression leaves cricketers 'rattled'
Early last week, the players decided to go on strike until their demands - better contracts, no discrimination, open transfers - were met. But after a stormy, dramatic meeting, they left confused, unsure whether the board will actually come good on their promises.

Australia decimate Sri Lanka in first T20I
Coming off a 3-0 whitewash of Pakistan in T20Is in their own backyard, Sri Lanka fell to their biggest ever margin of defeat in T20Is, while Australia marked their route to the T20 World Cup next year.

The Hundred draft - full squad lists
It's the first player draft in UK sporting history; the teams, players and coaches are in place for the new Hundred tournament in 2020. Here's a look behind the scenes.

Sreesanth: the story of a fall
Jarrod Kimber meets the clown prince of Indian cricket, who's fighting his way back after a jail sentence and a ban for spot-fixing

The Test championship points system might be flawed, but it's the best we have
Andrew Fidel Fernando says there are issues with a win in one Test being worth 60 points and one in another just 24, but it might just all round off in the end.

Meet Sourav Ganguly, cricket administrator
From leading the country on the field to shaping the game's future in India, what does the former captain bring to the role of BCCI head? Nagaraj Gollapudi examines Ganguly's reputation as a leader and thinker.

What we learned from India's whitewash of South Africa
Ian Chappell says India will remain formidable for the foreseeable future, but South Africa's slide does not bode well for Test cricket as a whole. And Karthik Krishnaswamy has some lessons laid out for tourists - teams coming to India shouldn't just focus just on the spinners, they should prepare for the quicks as well. Srinath Sripath, meanwhile, mapped India's rise to the world No. 1 Test side. So who can defeat India in India right now? Our writers put together a Fantasy XI that could.

Faith Thomas is the Aussie legend you haven't heard of
She was the first woman of Aboriginal descent to represent Australia in any sport, but that's just part of her story. Sidharth Monga meets a legend.

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