Top Stories: Things that made news in the cricket world today

Top Stories: Things that made news in the cricket world today

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Chennai Super Kings
Chennai Super Kings team. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Reports: CSK not keen on players’ families travelling to the UAE for IPL 2020

  • The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is scheduled to get underway on Saturday, September 19 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
  • The tournament was set to be played in India earlier in March, but the COVID-19 pandemic made sure that it had to be moved to the UAE.
  • With around one and half months left for the start, a number of questions remains to be answered.
  • (Read more about the story)

Irfan Pathan among probables to take part in Lanka Premier League

  • Irfan Pathan, the former Indian cricketer, could be a massive attraction in the inaugural Lanka Premier League, scheduled to get underway on August 28.
  • The southpaw is among the 70 foreign players, who have shown interest to take part in the championship.
  • Earlier this year in January, the veteran hung his boots from international cricket.
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Roger Binny feels both Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul can fit into the Indian team as batsmen

  • Pant’s inconsistency eventually paved way for KL Rahul to don the wicketkeeping gloves in the limited-overs formats.
  • Pant remained the team’s primary keeper in the Test series against New Zealand but Rahul was assigned the glovework with the white-ball.
  • The Karnataka lad did a splendid job and cemented his place in the Indian side.
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Virat Kohli’s 183 against Pakistan in Asia Cup is probably one of his greatest innings: Gautam Gambhir

  • From a young prodigy to a world-class batsman– Kohli’s exemplary journey on the biggest stage shows the talent which he possesses and delivers on the field.
  • The world witnessed a glimpse of Kohli’s batting ability when he smashed a brilliant 183-run knock in the 2012 Asia Cup against Pakistan.
  • The right-hander scored 183 off 148 balls with 22 fours and a solitary six in the 5th ODI of the tournament in Dhaka, steering the Men in Blue to a six-wicket triumph with 13 balls to spare.
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‘He is past his best’ – Roger Binny feels MS Dhoni should start thinking about his retirement

  • A set of fans also believe that Dhoni still has a lot to offer to Indian cricket.
  • Despite being 39, Dhoni remains as one of the match-winning players of the game.
  • Former BCCI selector Roger Binny also heaped praise on Dhoni but opined that the veteran should start thinking about stepping aside and making way for youngsters.
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Shane Watson reveals his ‘silly’ sledge that fired up Wahab Riaz in 2015 World Cup

  • Australians are always known for their aggressive behavior on the field. Their cricketers usually like ‘banter’ with the opposition to put the other team under pressure.
  • Though there are some players who like it this way, who perform better when challenged.
  • The famous incident between Virat Kohli and Mitchell Johnson is an example, after which the Australian team decided to keep quiet against the Indian captain in his last tour ‘Down Under’.
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Lasith Malinga and Isuru Udana likely to miss the first week of IPL 2020

  • Sri Lankan cricketers Lasith Malinga and Isuru Udana will be missing the first week of the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League as Sri Lanka Cricket is planning to host the inaugural season of the Lankan Premier League (LPL) in the month of August and September.
  • Though the cricket board is yet to finalize the logistics for the tournament, the final is likely to be organized on September 20.
  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to host the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) from September 19.
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Pandemic will start hitting Indian cricket more in October: Rahul Dravid

  • Former India skipper Rahul Dravid is of the opinion that the real effect of COVID-19 on Indian cricket will be felt in October when the domestic season starts.
  • Dravid is currently holding the position of Director of Cricket Operations at National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru.
  • Hundreds of domestic cricketers are still uncertain about their future as the NCA, headed by Dravid, is yet to resume operations following the nationwide lockdown like all state associations, which have either indefinitely postponed or cancelled their tournaments.
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Emirates Cricket Board looking to fill 30-50% of stadiums during IPL 2020 in UAE

  • Since the day BCCI officials have announced that the IPL will be played from 19th September, the speculation on the cash-rich league is on an all-time high.
  • With IPL being the biggest tournament to be played during the pandemic, how everything will be arranged is very interesting.
  • While the franchises have to make their own bio-secure environment and have to make sure everyone is safe. BCCI also have a lot of things on its plate as the time is running out.
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‘He told me that he’ll score a century in an hour’ – L Balaji heaps praises on S Badrinath

  • S Badrinath might not have played a whole lot of matches for India, but he was a stalwart for Tamil Nadu in the domestic circuit.
  • Having scored over 16,000 runs for his state, combining first-class, List A and T20 cricket, he didn’t flatter to deceive by any stretch of the imagination.
  • He also boasted of 38 centuries to go with 89 half-centuries in his cricket career.
  • (Read more about the story)

Kieron Pollard to continue as Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) captain in CPL 2020

  • West Indies white-ball captain Kieron Pollard will continue to lead Trinbago Knight Riders for the upcoming CPL season.
  • Knight Riders will stick with veteran all-rounder to lead the team in the 2020 edition of the Caribbean Premier League.
  • They are all geared up to play five-time finalists Guyana Amazon Warriors in the season opener on August 18.
  • (Read more about the story)