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.

Shoaib Akhtar and Misbah ul Haq
Shoaib Akhtar and Misbah ul Haq (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Reports: Yuvraj Singh keen on cracking BBL deal

  • Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh is keen to become the first Indian cricketer to play in the Big Bash League (BBL).
  • The 38-year-old has already announced his retirement and has taken part in a number of overseas leagues, including the GT20 Canada and the T10 League.
  • The upcoming BBL season gets underway on Thursday, December 3. Yuvraj’s keenness to play the BBL surfaced after former Australian cricketer Shane Watson said that inclusion of Indian players would be “incredible” for the competition.
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RCB hit back with Sanju Samson’s picture after Rajasthan Royals troll them for using incorrect logo

  • After the announcement of the schedule, social media team of Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore revealed their fixtures in an innovative way.
  • Sharing a video on Twitter, RCB asked fans to choose a fixture that they’re most looking forward to.
  • The clip highlighted all IPL teams which are slated to lock horns with RCB in this year’s IPL.
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Shreyas Iyer will lead Delhi Capitals in the right way during IPL 2020: Shikhar Dhawan

  • The IPL franchise Delhi Capitals had a monumental season last year as they finished third on the points table, their first outing in the semi-finals after the 2012 season.
  • The franchise opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan believes that the team will carry forward the momentum gained and will win its maiden IPL title in the 2020 edition of the league.
  • The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League is all set to kick-start from September 19, with the final to take place on November 10 across three venues namely Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.
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IPL 2020: Vijay Shankar ready to take the bowling load for Sunrisers Hyderabad

  • If one analyzes Vijay Shankar’s IPL journey, it could be easily figured out that the all-rounder has been under-utilized in the bowling department.
  • Shankar, currently a part of Sunrisers Hyderabad, has scored 557 runs in 33 IPL games. On the contrary, the Tamil Nadu lad has picked only two wickets so far.
  • In the previous IPL season, Shankar bowled only eights overs, registering best figures of 1/11. However, in the upcoming season, Shankar is ready to take the extra load if required.
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‘I have seen world-class players like Hashim Amla go unsold at auctions’ – Cheteshwar Pujara on not playing IPL

  • The lifeline of India’s batting line-up in the longest format of the game, Cheteshwar Pujara is seen as a red-ball specialist who can’t perform the same magic in the limited-overs format.
  • The cricketer has been away from the Indian Premier League from 2014 as no team had shown interest in bidding for the veteran.
  • The Indian Premier League is the world’s biggest T20 league organised by the BCCI where the cricketing greats regardless of their nation try to bag lucrative contracts.
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I know I’m closer to retirement but I would love to finish in front of my St Lucian fans: Daren Sammy

  • During his stint with the national team, skipper Daren Sammy had to encounter many questions over his place in the squad.
  • After his journey with West Indies, 36-year-old Sammy is currently at the helm of St Lucia Zouks in the CPL and things aren’t too different.
  • The veteran has managed to amass just 34 runs in nine innings at an average of 5.66.
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‘I think we both are on the same page’ – Ricky Ponting on his chat with Ravi Ashwin over ‘mankading’

  • Former Australian captain and Delhi Capitals head coach Ricky Ponting had created havoc in the cricket world by saying that he would be having a ‘hard conversation’ with Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin regarding him running out non-strikers for backing up too far before a ball is delivered.
  • However, amid various speculations, the DC coach revealed that the two had completed their long impending chat and are on the ‘same page’.
  • Ahead of the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League, Ashwin, who previously captained the Kings XI Punjab for two seasons, was traded to Delhi Capitals.
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‘Honest and strong people don’t complain but take decisions’ – Shoaib Akhtar slams Misbah-ul-Haq for his statements

  • The last year or so has been tough for Pakistan cricket. Post the 2019 World Cup, the team changed the whole coaching staff including the head coach.
  • But the results are not showing any improvement in the team across any format.
  • Misbah-ul-Haq was named at the helm and also appointed the selector as he took charge on September 4 last year only to be questioned by former cricketers a lot during this period.
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Faf du Plessis reveals why he didn’t convince AB de Villiers to come out of retirement

  • AB de Villiers had shocked the entire cricket fraternity by announcing his decision of taking retirement from the game of cricket in the summer of 2018.
  • The cricketer had called it quits after playing 114 Tests, 228 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and 78 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) for South Africa.
  • It was a major setback for the South African team who was preparing for their campaign in the 2019 World Cup.
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Shreyas Iyer reveals who will win arm-wrestling competition between Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya

  • Indian cricket team skipper Virat Kohli is considered as one of the fittest athletes of the world.
  • The cricketer is often regarded for highlighting the importance of fitness in the sport and inspiring his teammates along with thousands of other budding cricketers for maintaining their physical fitness.
  • The Indian cricket team boasts of having some of the fittest cricketers including the likes of Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Jasprit Bumrah, Navdeep Saini and many more.
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IPL 2020: Aakash Chopra picks CSK’s ideal playing XI

  • Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra has picked the ideal eleven for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) going into the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • To start with, he named Shane Watson and Ambati Rayudu as the openers.
  • At number three, he picked South Africa’s Faf du Plessis. After Suresh Raina’s departure, the Super Kings were in a bit of dilemma regarding the no.3 spot.
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