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November 10th, 2019
The rollercoaster that was England’s T20 warm-up matches has been continued into their T20 series against New Zealand as today’s incredible match levelled the series at 2-2 with a decider still to play.

One of Eoin Morgan’s key aims for the tournament was to blood exciting prospects in advance of the ICC T20 World Cup 2020. The chop and change attitude selection has inevitably led to some chop and change performances. And While Morgan will be phlegmatic about the fluctuation in performances he still absolutely wants a series win against the Black Caps. So the 4th T20 of the series with England having lost two on the trot and down 2-1 in the series had to produce something spectacular and boy did it.
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November 8th, 2019
Coach Graham Ford’s Ireland side head down under next year, helped by Jersey’s win over Oman to qualify for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020.

With more than a little Irish in the DNA, this particular Expat Sport’s feature writer was just a tad chuffed to see Ireland’s qualification settled for next year’s T20 spectacular in Australia. Although, admittedly this was only confirmed after they had topped Group B of the qualifying tournament, courtesy of the Channel Island of Jersey’s 14-run victory over Oman in Abu Dhabi on Sunday 27th of October 2019.
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November 1st, 2019
It’s the 29th of October 2019 and the Netherlands celebrate their confirmation as the 13th team to make the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2020 in Australia.

A superb performance from the Netherland’s bowlers, in the Qualifiers saw their seamers completely overpower the top order of hosts the United Arab Emirates at the Dubai International Stadium. The UAE were reduced to 9 for 5 at one point before being pegged back to a total score of 80 for 9.

The end result a convincing eight-wicket play-off match win, in which the Netherlands’ fast bowler Brandon Glover captured a joint-best tournament wicket haul of 4 for 12.
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October 31st, 2019
Scotland secured an emphatic 90-run ICC T20 World Cup qualifier win over hosts United Arab Emirates in their play-off in Dubai on 30th of October.
This was Scotland’s second biggest T20 victory as UAE slumped to 108 all out chasing down Scotland's 198-6.
Opener George Munsey with a top score of 65 confessed that it had been, "nice to find my form in a decider.”
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October 31st, 2019
It seems obvious that Jonny Bairstow has a point to prove and he can’t help commenting on his omission from the Test squad picked to face New Zealand in the forthcoming series to be played down under. 

His inclusion in the white-ball squads, recognition for his excellent form in both England’s 50 over World Cup triumph and his recent T20 form, gave him a platform to make a statement both on and off the pitch. 

In England’s opening T20 warm-up match played against a New Zealand XI at the Bert Suttcliffe Oval, Lincoln, saw the home team amass a creditable 174 for their 20 overs with Devcich getting 62 and Kitchen 50. Pleasing to see from England’s bowling attack was the continued form of Rashid who took 2-25. After the match, he revealed that before this summer’s World Cup he was in so much pain that he couldn’t lift his bowling arm and required steroids to getting him able to play:

"I had an injection just to get me through. I've been recovering for two and a half months now - I'm still getting rehab."

So his recovery of fitness and wickets is good news for England fans leading into this tour.

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