“Guptill is the one in this XI who will be hurting the most,” suggests Abhijato Sensarma in an email to me. You can write me too. Or tweet. “Those few missed inches in the last moments of the World Cup final must be playing on his mind. These things can become distractions (as Maxwell rightly said in an interview recently), but with enough clarity of thought they can motivate better than anything else too. Time to start regaining form and show the world his worth again? No better place to begin than here, and I don’t see why he won’t be up to the task!”
Having watched Marty G make bulk runs against Australia last year in this format, I don’t think there’s much to worry about.
Hard to believe this is Sam Curran’s debut. I’m sure you all know plenty about him. Pat Brown, perhaps less so unless you’ve been watching him dominate for Worcs in the Blast. He’s earned this chance. Lewis Gregory too, probably in at number six, the finisher role Morgan has said he’s looking for ahead of the T20 World Cup.
“He looks about 11 years of age,” David Lloyd, on TV, says of Brown. “But he has all the slower balls and can also bowl at 90mph too.”
Ten ambulance crews sent to incident in south-east London, with local roads closed by police
One person has died and 15 more have been injured after two buses and a car collided in south-east London, the emergency services have said.
The Metropolitan police were called to the scene in Orpington, in the borough of Bromley, shortly after 10pm on Thursday night. They said one person, whom they did not name, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Prime minister says environmental protesters are ‘anarchists’ and that he wants to outlaw targeting of businesses
Scott Morrison has branded environmental protesters “anarchists” and threatened a radical crackdown on the right to protest by applying penalties to those targeting businesses who provide services to the resources industry.
In a speech to the Queensland Resources Council on Friday, the prime minister will tell Australian corporations to listen to the “quiet shareholders” and not environmental protesters.
‘It makes sense,’ ACT minister says of library change to take effect from 21 November
Canberra’s libraries have abolished all late fines, as the Australian city becomes the latest to adopt a policy that has been shown to increase the return rate of books.
The Australian Capital Territory government announced on Thursday that it would no longer charge fines, and would forgive all existing ones, from 21 November. Instead, those with an overdue book will have their borrowing and computer use suspended until it is returned.
Agency honours linguists, including many women, who eavesdropped and decoded in secret locations
The spy agency GCHQ is celebrating its centenary on Friday by highlighting little-known wartime eavesdropping and decoding work that took place in five secret locations around the country, from the Kent cliffs to the Derbyshire countryside.
That includes the dangerous work undertaken daily by about 50 linguists, many of whom were women, who listened into shortwave German naval and airforce radio at Abbots Cliff House near Dover, a site exposed to enemy attack.
Exclusive: study shows women with private cover pay considerably more than those who go to public hospital
The out‐of‐pocket fees incurred by mothers with private health insurance are considerably higher than fees for mothers who give birth in public facilities, according to a new study – a finding that a leading midwifery researcher has described as “shocking”.
The study was led by Griffith University associate professor Emily Callander, who said until now very little was known about out‐of‐pocket expenses associated with maternity care in Australia.