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.

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Fans react after they hear pre-recorded cheers in the MI-CSK season opener

  • Before the IPL 2020 action unfolded in the UAE, the BCCI had already planned to maintain the liveliness of the match.
  • A system has been installed in the stadium which would produce sound of a ‘roar’ of the crowd after each dismissal or boundary.
  • In the absence of crowd, the BCCI has left no stone unturned to provide fans with an enthralling experience.
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IPL 2020: MS Dhoni comes up with a brilliant reply on being asked about ‘revenge’ against Mumbai Indians

  • The three-times champion Chennai Super Kings couldn’t have had a thrilling start to the tournament ahead of IPL 2020.
  • The MSD led side kicked off their journey against Mumbai Indians today, September 19. Though the Yellow Army has been dominant enough to put all the teams in their weak zone, it is only Mumbai Indians they don’t get comfortable playing against.
  • The Rohit Sharma-led franchise has always been successful to have the upper hand against CSK.
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CSK will not miss me and Suresh Raina: Harbhajan Singh

  • The Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will face the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) in the opening game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Saturday.
  • But their time leading up to the cash-rich league was the toughest with two of their veteran cricketers, Suresh Raina and Harbhajan Singh, pulling out of the tournament citing personal reasons.
  • The franchise hasn’t named the replacements for them as of now too and even Ruturaj Gaikwad is unavailable for the first game as he is yet to recover fully from COVID-19.
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IPL 2020: Rohit Sharma reveals why MI didn’t include Nathan Coulter Nile against CSK

  • The wait of millions of fans finally ended when Rohit Sharma and MS Dhoni stepped in for the toss of the opening fixture.
  • Chennai Super Kings, after winning the toss, elected to bowl first on a pitch that’s expected to dish out a high-scoring encounter.
  • Dhoni justified his decision of bowling first by mentioning the dew factor in the evening.
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India-England series could also be shifted to UAE due to current coronavirus situation

  • India are due to host Test and limited-overs series against England later this year or in early 2021.
  • However, due to a surge in Covid-19 positive cases in India, the world could is likely to witness UAE hosting the series between both the heavyweights.
  • BCCI secretary Jay Shah announced on Saturday that a memorandum of understanding had been signed between them and Emirates Cricket Board (ECB).
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Suresh Raina steps up to meet and guide budding cricketers of Jammu and Kashmir

  • Ever since Chennai Super Kings landed in the gulf country, their miseries seemed to be never-ending.
  • Firstly, their contingent members tested positive for COVID-19 only to delay their outdoor sessions.
  • Then key player and backbone for years, Suresh Raina decided to pull out from the tournament citing personal reasons.
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IPL 2020: Reason behind Ishan Kishan not playing the MI vs CSK game

  • The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) began with both Mumbai Indians (MI) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) coming out with surprises in their playing XIs.
  • While the CSK didn’t pick Dwayne Bravo and Imran Tahir in their line-up, the defending champions left out the talented batsman Ishan Kishan and preferred Saurabh Tiwary in the XI.
  • From experts to fans, all were surprised to see Tiwary playing the game despite his last IPL appearance coming way back in the 2017 season for the same franchise.
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Alzarri Joseph spotted in Mumbai Indians practice session ahead of the IPL 2020 opener

  • Alzarri Joseph is definitely not a net bowler as most of the teams have picked the Indian youngsters for that job.
  • This leaves with a possibility of one of the players in the MI camp getting injured ahead of the season.
  • The 23-year-old is likely to be a back-up and if he is a replacement, the official announcement is expected to come soon.
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IPL 2020: Chris Lynn reacts after MI confirm Rohit Sharma and Quinton de Kock as their openers

  • Mumbai Indians (MI), with four IPL titles under their belt, will start their IPL 2020 campaign by locking horns with Chennai Super Kings on September 19 at Abu Dhabi.
  • The most successful IPL franchise will by vying to add another title under its belt.
  • Ahead of their opening fixture, the franchise’s head coach Mahela Jayawardene confirmed that captain Rohit Sharma and wicketkeeper-batsman Quinton de Kock will open the innings for MI in the upcoming season.
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MI-CSK rivalry reason behind IPL’s success: Sachin Tendulkar

  • Speaking about the MI-CSK rivalry, the former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar reckoned that the competitive rivalry between both the franchises is one of the reasons behind the IPL tournament’s success.
  • Master Blaster stated that both the teams are extremely competitive in their own ways and termed it as unpredictable.
  • Sachin last played for Mumbai Indians in IPL 2013 and is currently the icon of the franchise.
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