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.

Kane Williamson & MS Dhoni
Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni and Kane Williamson. (Photo by Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

After Vivo’s exit, BCCI might have to settle for 300 instead of 440-crore annual deal ahead of IPL 2020

  • There was recently a huge outrage across the country when 20 Indian soldiers attained martyrdom during a stand-off between India and China in the Galwan valley.
  • The Indian government also banned 59 Chinese apps in the wake of the incident.
  • Amid the controversy and tension between India and China, Vivo decided to part its ways with the Indian board on Tuesday, just weeks before IPL 2020.
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Rohit Sharma reveals why he’s the least important player in the Mumbai Indians setup

  • Rohit Sharma, the Mumbai Indians (MI) captain requires no introduction. Known for his calm and composed behaviour on field, the Indian opener has led the Mumbai franchise to four titles.
  • The 33-year-old took over as captain midway through 2013 and MI has won in 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2019 respectively.
  • With a tremendous record in the IPL, he has also led India successfully when given the chance.
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MS Dhoni is among the Top 6 greatest cricketers of all time for India: Deans Jones

  • MS Dhoni has been for many the greatest captain the country has ever witnessed.
  • He has been a top-class finisher and his abilities behind the wickets have been just extraordinary.
  • From being a T20 World Cup-winning captain in 2007 to lifting the ICC Champions trophy in 2013, Dhoni has achieved every feat one can just dream of achieving.
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Franchises urge BCCI to make changes in SOPs issued ahead of IPL 2020

  • IPL teams have demanded the BCCI to make certain changes in the SOPs issued to them earlier to be followed during the league.
  • SOPs have been drafted for the franchises to have a hassle-free IPL.
  • The teams, however, have demanded certain changes including the shorting of the quarantine period and a contact-less food delivery during their stay.
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‘It’s unfinished business’ – Steve Smith not content with Australia retaining the Ashes

  • Whenever Test cricket is spoken about, one of the first names that comes to everyone’s mind is Steve Smith. The Australian batsman has taken Test match batting to another level.
  • While the longest format of the game is yet to attract a whole lot of viewers, the Australian number four has entertained the audience with his batting antics.
  • It isn’t a surprise that he is ranked as the ICC’s number-one Test batsman.
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In this pandemic, a lot of challenges have happened and fitness is the key: Suresh Raina ahead of the 2020 IPL

  • Suresh Raina is one of the few cricketers in world cricket known for high-quality fitness level. Raina has always been a tough athlete and a prolific fielder.
  • He has been an efficient cricketer for Chennai Super Kings (CSK) as well as for India.
  • There have been times when the cricketing fraternity has witnessed Raina giving stupendous performances in all the three aspects of the game on one single day.
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‘I called my girlfriend and cried on the phone like a child’ – Ishant Sharma after James Faulkner hit him for 30 runs in an over

  • Virat Kohli, the Indian captain is very proud of the recent enactments his pace quartet has put on. The most experienced of the bunch is Ishant Sharma.
  • The 6 ft 5-inch tall bowler debuted for India in 2007 and has been a mainstay in the bowling line up for Tests but has not performed his best in the white-ball cricket.
  • The lanky pacer has picked up 297 wickets in Tests and would be looking forward to completing 300 on India’s highly anticipated tour ‘Down Under’.
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You’ll have to be on top of your game especially to beat a team like England: Azhar Ali

  • Azhar Ali is set to lead the Pakistan team with some big challenges waiting for them in the England Test series. The Pakistan captain though is quite confident of his team’s good show.
  • He has pinned hopes that his lads will play well in all the departments of the game.
  • Azhar also expressed the belief that with the availability of legendary coaching staff under stalwart Misbah-ul-Haq, the team will fetch good results.
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We want India to be here, it’s going to be very exciting: Marnus Labuschagne

  • Marnus Labuschagne has come a long way from being the first concussion substitute for Smith Smith to being the highest Test runs scorer in 2019.
  • After some extraordinary performances in Ashes 2019, the Australian cricketer amassed 1185 runs in 13 matches, including a top knock of 185 against Pakistan.
  • At the end of the year 2019, he played a knock of 275 runs which garnered him praise from the cricketing fraternity.
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TV Umpire to call front-foot no-balls in England-Pakistan Test series

  • For the first time, the TV umpires will be calling the front-foot no-balls in Test cricket during England’s three-match series against Pakistan.
  • The opening Test is set to get underway on Wednesday, August 5 in Manchester and the technology will be assessed to see whether or not it can be used for the future matches.
  • It has been learned that the International Cricket Council (ICC) will be forwarding the results of the trial to the chief executive committee.
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