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.

S Sreesanth, Dinesh Karthik and Eoin Morgan
S Sreesanth, Dinesh Karthik and Eoin Morgan. (Photo Source: Twitter and IPL/BCCI)

Sreesanth feels Eoin Morgan should lead KKR instead of Dinesh Karthik in IPL 2020

  • The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) skipper Dinesh Karthik is under the scanner since Saturday’s game against the Delhi Capitals (DC).
  • While his form with the bat is a huge concern for the franchise, the fans are not happy with Karthik’s captaincy at all.
  • Chasing 229 against DC, he came ahead of Eoin Morgan and ended up scoring only six runs off 8 balls.
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I weighed almost 95 kg after my injury, was on bed rest for 60 days: Mohammed Shami

  • One of the lowest points of Shami’s career was in 2015 when he suffered a career-threatening knee injury.
  • Earlier this year, the speedster had revealed that he had played in the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand with a fractured knee.
  • He was also the second-highest wicket-taker for India, scalping 17 wickets from 7 matches in the mega-event.
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IPL 2020: Gautam Gambhir wants Dinesh Karthik to bat down at No.6 below Eoin Morgan

  • Following KKR’s thumping loss at Sharjah, their former skipper Gautam Gambhir has suggested them to make a batting change.
  • While Gambhir wants Narine to bat lower down the order, he believes skipper Karthik should come in the middle after Morgan and Russell.
  • Gambhir also questioned Karthik’s move to hand the ball to leg-spinner Varun Chakravarthy the 19th over.
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‘It would be wrong that the players stay on a similar pay’ – Stuart Broad on potential pay cuts amid COVID-19 pandemic

  • England fast bowler Stuart Broad reckons that it would be unfair if the players stay on the same pay at a time when the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) is undergoing a financial crisis.
  • Back in July, England became the first country to resume international cricket, hosting Ireland, West Indies and Pakistan for full-fledged Tests, ODIs and T20I series.
  • Despite cricket being played, the ECB estimated an initial loss of 100 million pounds (USD 127 million) due to the restrictions imposed, keeping in mind the COVID-19 pandemic.
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I would never drop Shane Watson because entire CSK batting order looks so rusty: Gautam Gambhir

  • Chennai Super Kings (CSK) is one influential team that is struggling hard to find back its rhythm in IPL 2020.
  • The three-time champions looked all good when they kicked their IPL 2020 journey on a winning note by defeating defending champions Mumbai Indians in the tournament opener.
  • However, their outings after that have been quite forgettable, and they are struggling to display a good game.
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Pakistan decide their preliminary squad for series against New Zealand and Zimbabwe

  • Pakistan’s cricket team is done with finalizing their preliminary squad for their series against Zimbabwe and New Zealand.
  • However, the official announcement on the same thing will be made in the next week of October.
  • The squads of two teams, that are Pakistan and New Zealand, will be made public around the same time so that COVID-19 SOP’s are followed properly.
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After Women’s IPL in the UAE, Indian women side likely to tour Sri Lanka

  • The Indian women’s cricket team is most probably set to travel Sri Lanka as BCCI is trying to arrange dates for the same.
  • The women’s team is scheduled to begin their bilateral events from the Lanka tour after the successful completion of women’s IPL, which will be held in UAE from November 4-9.
  • An official from the Indian cricket board stated that women’s team may tour the island nation post-WIPL, but a big issue related to quarantine prevails.
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IPL 2020: KKR’s Eoin Morgan reacts to batting at no.6 against DC in Sharjah

  • Though he isn’t currently the top run-scorer for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL), Eoin Morgan can be deemed as their most fluent batter thus far.
  • After faltering against the Mumbai Indians (MI), England’s limited-overs captain has found his mojo with the bat in hand.
  • At present, he has 136 runs at an average and strike-rate of 68 and 151.11 respectively.
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IPL 2020: Fans bash Virender Sehwag after he makes an insulting remark on SRH’s batting

  • Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag has been brutally criticized by fans for making an insulting comment on Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).
  • The former India opener has always been known for being unfiltered and speaking his mind out.
  • In the latest turn of events, he made a bold remark on SRH before their batting show against defending champions– Mumbai Indians.
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‘Why are they not giving enough batting to Eoin Morgan?’ – Aakash Chopra bashes KKR team management

  • The 16th match of the Indian Premier League saw Kolkata Knight Riders’ defeat in hands of Delhi Capitals by 18 runs.
  • The opening stand of KKR failed as they didn’t fetch anything good for the team.
  • In the same light, former Indian opener and commentator Aakash Chopra has questioned the batting decisions of KKR as they failed to chase the target.
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