Shaun Marsh was the standout among our Scorchers abroad this week with a blazing half-century in the Indian Premier League while David Willey represented his country in two One-Day Internationals.
Firstly to the IPL where Marsh made 58 from 43 balls in Kings XI Punjab’s loss to Gujarat Lions on Sunday night.
Marsh also made 20 earlier in the week meaning his 2017 IPL tally is 218 runs from five knocks with a strong average of 43.60.
The Scorchers batsman is likely to be a key player as Kings XI chase a finals spot after Hashim Amla and David Miller departed to play for South Africa.
Elsewhere, Nathan Coulter-Nile had a tough night against Rising Pune Supergiant, where he was struck in the helmet by a bouncer.
Coulter-Nile couldn’t maintain his devastating form with the ball, going for 0-41 from three overs in the loss.
Mitchell Johnson wasn’t in action for the Mumbai Indians who sit top of the table, but the door may open for the international with Jos Buttler leaving to play for England.
In England, David Willey was in action in two ODIs against the Republic of Ireland, taking 1-34 and 0-23.
I used to dream as boy about walking out at Lords in an England shirt! Today, hopefully my childhood dream will come true! Have a great day!— David Willey (@david_willey) May 7, 2017
In the Royal London One-Day Cup, Ian Bell posted scores of 34, 51 and 29 for Warwickshire, while Tim Bresnan took three wickets in four matches this week for Yorkshire.
Michael Klinger has replaced Cameron Bancroft for the short form stuff at Gloucestershire, posting scores of 31 and 17 this week.
Adam Voges made scores of 44, nine and 21 for Middlesex this week.