21.1.2021 04:54 pm
The 31-year-old Northern Irish golfer shrugged off a near three-hour fog delay to lead the pack at eight under par.
Rory McIlroy began his 2021 season in sparkling fashion, assembling a spotless 64 to take a one-shot first round lead over Ryder Cup team-mate Tyrrell Hatton at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship on Thursday.
Head coach Chris Silverwood says the team will rotate their options for the second Test in Galle.
Cricket Australia said the Test series had produced two months of “absolutely enthralling” cricket despite the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.
The rest of England’s staff will meet up as scheduled from January 25, with Jones able to join those sessions remotely.
The second ODI of the three-match series is on Friday.
After India ended Australia’s 32-year unbeaten streak at Brisbane’s Gabba ground to win the Border-Gavaskar Trophy Test series, we look at the injury-hit team’s unlikely heroes.
“All being well by the time we get to India we’ll have hit our straps fully and be ready to hit the first game hard.”
“Tactics will come into question. Bowlers will come into question. People’s spots in the team will come into question.”
Abiteboul’s sudden exit leaves more questions than answers at renamed Alpine.
Left-arm spinner Axar Patel received his maiden Test call-out, while all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was left out due to a thumb injury.
“Once you have the belief in yourself and in the team that you can win games, these things are achievable.”
“I still feel like I want to get better and I certainly want to keep leading this team,” said the wicket-keeper who has come under fire during the recent series.
“Test cricket’s heart is beating strongly!” said England fast bowler Stuart Broad following the series-clinching win by the Indians.
The tourists came back from being bowled out for 36 in their first innings of the first Test in Adelaide to clinch a remarkable victory.
At least 72 players have been barred from leaving their rooms for two weeks after coronavirus cases were detected on their charter flights into the country.