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There's a third wheel in the most exclusive table-for-two-only coffee klatch in cricket. Adam Zampa and Marcus Stoinis have opened the doors to their Love Cafe to let their Melbourne Stars team-mate Haris Rauf in to sample the best pourover money can't buy. We're not jealous. At all.
An England fan's long wait ends
It's been a long 2020 for most of us, but longer still for some. England fan Rob Lewis landed in Sri Lanka last year hoping to catch the Test series between the two countries scheduled in March. Then the pandemic struck and the England team were bundled back home before the series could properly begin, but Lewis couldn't make it out before the borders were closed. Instead he's been biding his time in Sri Lanka, hoping and praying that England would be back to finish the Test series. No one can be happier than him today, even if the closest he's going to get to the biosecure match is Galle fort.
Bumble's work-from-home life
On the bright side David "Bumble" Lloyd could be commentating in his pyjamas with no one the wiser.
Sophie Devine makes a little girl's day
Sophie Devine went full berserker in today's match between Otago Women and Wellington Women, bludgeoning the fastest century in women's T20s in just 36 balls. Unfortunately, the six that brought Devine to her hundred landed on a fan, a little girl, in the stands. Devine was quick to check on the fan, who was largely unhurt, but she went the extra mile, sitting with the fan after the match and even giving the kid some of her gear. Now that's a class act.
The Gabba pitch is bringing some memories back for Nasser Hussian, of a certain 2002 Ashes Test.
Kuldeep Yadav's nets gains
Kuldeep Yadav is looking in fine fettle in the India nets. Is this a sign of things to come?
Kedar Jadhav's runs stockpile
Sing when you're testing
What do commentators do between (Covid) tests? Let Sanjay Manjrekar demonstrate
Rashid Khan's Aussie slang
Rashid Khan is now as much of an Adelaide fixture as the St Peter's Cathedral overlooking the oval.
Rishabh Pant's big mess
Cricketers, they're just like us - at age 23. Rishabh Pant's hotel room is every parent's nightmare.
Navdeep Saini helps feed Ravindra Jadeja
Enjoying the fruits of your (team-mate's) labour.
Famous last words by Ricky Ponting.
R Ashwin's wife Prithi knows exactly how to handle the chirping from behind the stumps.
Advantage Anderson in Sri Lanka
But it was the fast bowler's day in the end
Alyssa Healy does not rate Mitchell Starc
Mitchell Starc may be one cricket's top bowlers, but he doesn't rank nearly as high on wife Alyssa Healy's HABs and WAGs list.
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