Watch Surrey batsman Will Jacks hit sensational 25-ball century against Lancashire in Dubai

21 Mar

Surrey star Will Jacks struck a magnificent 25-ball century during a pre-season T10 match against Lancashire in Dubai.

The 20-year-old smashed six sixes in a single over on his way to the sensational ton.

Will Jacks produced a marvellous display of big-hitting

Jacks, widely considered one of England’s most promising talents, showed what all the fuss is about by humiliating the Lancashire bowlers.

Clearly not a fan of running, he hit 11 sixes and eight fours, finishing on 105 after just 29 deliveries.

And it could’ve been even better – at one stage Jacks was on 98 off 22 balls.

Surrey, the reigning County Championship champions, are in Dubai to warm up for the upcoming domestic season.

The Brown Caps have become renown for producing world class English talent in recent years.

England have called on the likes of Jason Roy, Rory Burns, Ollie Pope and brothers Sam and Tom Curran in various formats of the international game.

And if Jacks carries on this way, he could become the next Surrey star to catch the England selectors’ eye.

Watch his big-hitting exhibition below:

James Anderson to take six-week break to rest long-standing shoulder injury ahead of England’s Test series with India

10 Jun

England pace bowler James Anderson is to miss Lancashire’s next two matches as he rests a long-standing shoulder injury ahead of the forthcoming Test series with India.

Anderson will sit out the games against Worcestershire and Hampshire as part of a six-week period of rest in a bid to be ready to face the tourists in a five-match series which starts on August 1.

Anderson is hoping to be fully fit for the Test series with India

Anderson starred in the second Test against Pakistan at Headingley as England fought back to draw the series 1-1 but will now rest a shoulder injury which he has managed for some time.

“We have five Tests against India in a six-week period from August 1, which will be an intense and challenging period for all our bowlers, and therefore it’s vital that we ensure Jimmy goes into that series in the best possible condition,” said England coach Trevor Bayliss.

“Jimmy has to manage the issue with his right shoulder, and we’ve been advised that the best way for him to prepare for the India series is to take a six-week break from cricket now, initially to rest it and then to work slowly back to cricket.

“That six-week period covers Lancashire’s two Championship matches over the next three weeks. We will then monitor to see where Jimmy is at and ensuring he is ready for the India series.”

The pace bowler will miss Lancashire’s next two matches

Anderson revealed earlier in the year that he had to manage his shoulder which causes him pain in everyday life.

As England struggled in the Ashes series in Australia, Anderson described how putting on a t-shirt or brushing his teeth could cause him pain and discomfort in the shoulder of his bowling arm.

Anderson was fit enough to take five wickets as England beat Pakistan by an innings and 55 runs in Leeds but has since decided to take a break to rest his shoulder.