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 Sunrisers Hyderabad Kane Williamson. (Photo by Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

IPL 2020 schedule will be released on September 6: Brijesh Patel

  • As the commencement of IPL 2020 is nearing with every passing day, the excitement of fans is also notching up. Every cricket fanatic is eager to witness the T20 extravaganza in the UAE this year.
  • All fans were eagerly waiting for the IPL 2020 schedule to roll out by the end of August.
  • After the delay, it was predicted that the fixtures will be announced on Friday (September 4) but the announcement was pushed further. According to developments, the fixtures will be released on September 6.
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Ian Bell announces retirement from professional cricket

  • England international Ian Bell announced his retirement from professional cricket on Saturday.
  • Bell, on Twitter, shared the news with his fans and expressed that it was a privilege to represent England and Warwickshire.
  • Five-time Ashes winner Bell, who spend his entire career with Warwickshire, revealed that he’ll hang up his boots after the Bears wrap up their matches of the current domestic season.
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IPL 2020: Aakash Chopra ranks IPL teams on basis of best finishers in squad

  • Former Indian opener and expert commentator Aakash Chopra has established himself as a great expert, putting forth his opinions in the social media realm.
  • He keeps talking about the relevant matter, making rounds in the world of cricket, and then come forward with his analysis.
  • His YouTube channel and Facebook page are the witnesses of all the knowledge he puts on the table related to cricket matters.
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IPL 2020: Deep Dasgupta names a ‘very good option’ for Harbhajan Singh’s replacement

  • It has been a well-known fact now that the three-time IPL champions Chennai Super Kings have been struggling with a rough phase ever since they have set foot on the UAE soil.
  • Firstly, contingent members tested COVID-19 positive, delaying their outdoor sessions by a week. Then one of the most significant members, Suresh Raina, decided to fly back to India abruptly, citing personal reasons.
  • In the latest turn of events, veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh has decided to pull out from the IPL 2020.
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Sachin Tendulkar would himself admit that he was not the most motivational captain: Shashi Tharoor

  • Indian politician Shashi Tharoor is known to speak his mind unfiltered whenever he likes and is hitting the headlines again for getting absolutely candid on Sachin Tendulkar.
  • Tharoor has always been an ardent cricket follower, and people also recognize him for the amazing choice of words he puts on the table.
  • In a latest interview where politician appeared, he stated that he was never impressed with Master Blaster’s skills in the capacity of a captain of the team.
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‘It was the first time I’ve been here and not got abused’ – David Warner opens up after first T20I against England

  • Australian star batsman David Warner has always been at the receiving end of the world’s jeering ever since his name popped in the infamous ball-tampering scandal in South Africa in 2018.
  • He has been subjected to mistreatment by the crowd at various venues so far, and it happened the same way last year in England during the World Cup.
  • Warner was in the same spot even during the subsequent Ashes series, but for now, the batsman has experienced something different.
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IPL 2020: Suresh Raina wants MS Dhoni to bat at no.3 for CSK

  • Former Indian batsman Suresh Raina reckons that MS Dhoni should bat at number three for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • Ever since Raina returned to India, pulling out the cash-rich league, CSK are scratching their heads on filling the massive void.
  • The left-hander is the leading run-scorer for the IPL franchise since making his debut back in 2008.
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‘It wasn’t about the COVID cases’- Harbhajan Singh’s friend reveals the reasons behind the spinner’s pull-out from IPL 2020

  • Harbhajan Singh became the second player after Suresh Raina to pull out from the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) going into the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • The Turbanator has been a part of the Yellow Army since 2018 and stated that he wanted to stay with his family.
  • Harbhajan, who last played international cricket back in 2016, also thanked the CSK management for supporting him.
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Lack of match practice will be a concern for players in IPL 2020: KXIP fielding coach Jonty Rhodes

  • The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League is all set to knock doors on September 19, and players have been gearing up in the final leg of their practice sessions.
  • It has been no less than challenging to pick form and fitness while touching the field after five long months, but the efforts are on and on.
  • In the same light, the former South African fielding stunner Jonty Rhodes is emphasizing the need to have a match mindset to excel in the mega event.
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IPL 2020: RCB bring in Prateek Jain and Shubhang Hegde as net bowlers

  • The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have decided to add five net bowlers to their contingent going into the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • It includes Karnataka’s Shubhang Hegde and Prateek Jain, who both were more than decent in the domestic season last year.
  • At the present point in time, the Challengers have 11 net bowlers and 3 throwdown specialists.
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