Good evening from Mohali, watching the rain and the crowds, it’s still pretty wet here, not cricket related at all. The highlight of the game is likely to be the debut of New Zealand’s left-arm spinner Mitchell Santner, who has made a surprise start, having been called up for the third and final T20 game of the series on September 3.
Monday saw the promising in-form Chris Lynn celebrating his 30th birthday, but he was caught out for nought by Trent Boult as well as chasing too many for his inevitable wicket. Lynn will be back for next season – but as his baby mama @jmmotanyasi points out, while he was not a great bloke to be around yesterday, he will be back a better person!
It has been a great month so far for @bowlegombb who has been sitting in the stands of SDJ, watching the dugouts and he was very happy to watch his favourite two blokes out there at practice to see them go out and score a couple of big ones. I was happy too seeing that our boys are taking the pressure off and joining up with the cricket team in some way and doing what they do best – if we can stay in the IPL to the post season/ IPL another season next year, it would mean a lot.
In some ways, I’ve not been too happy as I was in and out of the tournament last year, but so far so good. I have two more tournaments this year to keep my career going and next year if the team deserves to, I’d like to retire from the IPL. I am looking to play cricket for another ten years and the next few months are looking promising. I’m now concentrating on my domestic cricket over in Western Australia and like to see the way the players I got to play with and against before the IPL have started to step up.
As always, many happy returns, congrats to our new coach @padmapoo44 who looks like the classic @kitings11 of two years ago, someone we all hope to see more of. And as always, many thanks to both @ArohavSharma and @AnilWarner99 and @SYLVIPTABA for their guidance and cheer!