Economy rates from the UAE matches in the World Cup so far:
Small sample size but the point is the pitches really aren't as spin friendly for T20 matches as you think they are. It's not a test match where they make them dustbowls.
Overs bowled and wickets taken in the UAE matches so far:
Spin: 30.4 overs 7 wickets
Pace: 37.3 overs 17 wickets
Leading wicket takers from this years IPL mostly played in the UAE:
Harshal Patel (pace) 32
Avesh Khan (pace) 24
Jasprit Bumrah (pace) 21
Shardul Thakur (pace) 21
You'd hope he's been following domestic cricket very closely despite working in hockey for the past 3 years.
Was CEO of Cricket Victoria when their office was about 2 buildings down from Cricket Aus. His job in hockey was in the building next to Cricket Aus HQ. Definitely wouldn't be a jobs for...
It might be a logistical nightmare and be inconvenient as tickets have already been sold and it would also effect things like the BBL scheduling but starting the Ashes in Sydney might be a good option. The England players and family won't have to quarantine in Sydney on arrival.
Dominate display from Oman. Jatinder and Bilal Khan are absolute quality cricketers. They've come on leaps and bounds since the qualifiers whereas PNG have gone backwards probably due a fair amount to the lack of cricket they've been able to play due to the pandemic.
The reason I was keen to see this was I suspected Kashyap Prajapati would be picked (which he has) despite not being named in their 15 man squad for the tournament and there's been no update from the ICC that he had been added to the squad. Amateur organisation.