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in Tipps und Tricks 29.04.2019 11:03
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Brendon McCullum, the former New Zealand captain, is to undergo surgery on a back injury that will rule him out of Middlesexs NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final against Northamptonshire on Tuesday.McCullum featured in six games for Middlesex during the Blast group stage, before leaving to participate in the Caribbean Premier League. He continued to battle a long-standing back problem while playing for Trinbago Knight Riders and, after they were eliminated at the semi-final stage, he has opted to have an operation.Angus Fraser, Middlesexs director of cricket, was understanding of McCullums injury situation, which he had been managing with injections and painkillers. As well helping Middlesex qualify from the T20 group stage for the first time since 2008, contributing 132 runs from five innings at a strike rate of 148.31, McCullum led the clubs averages in the Royal London Cup, in which they narrowly missed out on the last eight.His absence will be a blow to their chances of beating Northants, the 2013 champions, at Wantage Road, with Eoin Morgan also suffering from a chipped finger bone. Morgan is unavailable for the Blast quarter-final but Middlesex hope he could be fit to play on Finals Day, on August 20, should they make it through.Middlesexs other T20 signing, New Zealand fast bowler Mitchell McClenaghan, suffered a pelvic stress fracture playing for the club in June, while Adam Voges - captain of the side in Championship cricket - is in Sri Lanka as part of Australias Test tour.I have been in regular contact with Brendon whilst he was at the Caribbean Premier League and was aware that he was struggling with his back, Fraser said.The short nature of a T20 means there is always the temptation to play someone when they have an injury but Brendon felt he could not do himself justice and did not want to risk letting the team down in such an important game. 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It marked him as the first Asian in the cadre of true fast bowlers, and the victory has been described by Javed Miandad - Imrans sometimes dysfunctional partner in the making of modern Pakistani cricket, as Sandford puts it - as a crucial watermark in the nations cricket psyche. Sandford makes short work of this match, disposing of it in barely a paragraph. This is in contrast to page upon page devoted to obscure county games and to arcane proceedings such as Imran leaving Worcestershire and signing on with Sussex. Sandford does identify a watershed in Pakistan cricket, but places it two years later, in Karachi against India. But Karachi 1978 was just a jingoistic celebration compared to Sydney 1977, which with all its symbolism was the true awakening.As the book moves into Imrans contemporary life, you keep expecting to read a dissection of his failings, but it never comes. 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