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.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo by Fiona Goodall/Getty Images)

Rohit Sharma likely to be honoured with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award

  • Rohit Sharma has been in top-notch form for a long time now. The opener has been performing immensely well and has taken his game to another level in limited-overs cricket.
  • His ICC ranking in ODI format has also improved because of his batting prowess and is just behind the captain Virat Kohli who is at the top.
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James Anderson and Stuart Broad move up in the latest ICC Test rankings

  • Formerly top-ranked fast bowlers Stuart Broad and James Anderson of England have advanced in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings after some fine bowling in the drawn second Test against Pakistan in Southampton.
  • Broad has moved up one slot to second position in the bowlers’ list after a haul of 4/56 while Anderson has moved up two slots to 14th with figures of 3/60, as the pair helped dismiss Pakistan for 236 in their only innings of the match.
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MS Dhoni might get a permanent seat at the iconic Wankhede Stadium

  • MS Dhoni, the former Indian cricketer, might be rewarded with a permanent seat at the renowned Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
  • The veteran, on Saturday, August 15, retired from international cricket, and since then wishes have been pouring in for him from every nook and corner of the world.
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Suresh Raina could have been handled better: Aakash Chopra

  • Aakash Chopra, the former Indian cricketer, said that he was a tad surprised after Suresh Raina announced his retirement from international cricket.
  • On Saturday, August 15, the southpaw, along with MS Dhoni, decided to hang his boots from the highest level.
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IPL 2020: Delhi Capitals replace Chris Woakes with Anrich Nortje

  • Delhi Capitals (DC) have roped in South African fast bowler Anrich Nortje as a replacement of Chris Woakes for the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • The Proteas speedster had been signed by the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) last season, but luck had other plans for him.
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MS Dhoni’s farewell match will be at the Chepauk: VVS Laxman

  • 74th Independence day of India came at a very interesting time. India is stuck hard with the ongoing pandemic COVID-19 and the situation is only getting worse.
  • The day also brought the departure of one of the biggest cricket legends the game has seen, Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
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IPL 2020: Dream11 wins title sponsorship for the season at Rs 222 crore

  • The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) will get underway on September 19.
  • After crossing so many hurdles, the BCCI confirmed the tournament going ahead earlier this month.
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The reason why Tata Group didn’t bid for IPL 2020 sponsorship rights

  • Dream11, the fantasy gaming platform, acquired sponsorship rights of the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the 2020 season on Tuesday.
  • Tata Group was among a number of brands in line to bid for the T20 extravaganza but pulled out at the last moment.
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England name 14-man squad for Pakistan T20Is

  • England have named their 14-man squad for the upcoming three-match T20I series against Pakistan.
  • This series will mark their comeback in all the three formats after the pandemic-enforced break in March.
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MS Dhoni wore his jersey entire night after Test retirement, shed few tears: Ravi Ashwin

  • Fans are still recovering from the shock and grief that came with the news of MS Dhoni’s abrupt retirement.
  • Teammates and other cricket giants have been unstoppable in sending tribute and congratulatory messages on veteran cricketer’s way.
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