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.

Samit Dravid
Samit Dravid. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Rahul Dravid’s son Samit follows his father’s footsteps, scores double ton in U14 cricket

  • Rahul Dravid — a name which intrigues you to think about the solidity which he provided to the Indian batting line-up.
  • The stalwart of Indian batting force went on to play 164 Test for India and amassed 13288 runs at an average of 52.3.
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Digvijay Deshmukh played central character in movie Kai Po Che before Mumbai Indians picked him up in IPL 2020 auction

  • The Indian Premier League is a platform that gives chances to lots of young stars of Indian cricket to shine and make a name for themselves in international cricket.
  • The recent IPL auction for the 2020 edition saw many unknown names of domestic cricket being bought by the eight franchises.
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Gautam Gambhir feels KKR lacks backup options for major players in their lineup

  • The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) franchise made full use of their big purse in the recently concluded IPL 2020 auction.
  • Meanwhile, Gambhir was optimistic about Pat Cummins winning at-least 3-4 matches on his own of he plays all the games.
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Releasing players was the most difficult part ahead of IPL 2020 auction, reveals Mumbai Indians owner Akash Ambani

  • The 2020 IPL auctions were a min-bidding affair with all the teams aiming to plug in the holes that exist in their squads before the mega-auctions take place next winter.
  • Before the auctions, the franchises had released as well as trade a plethora of players, who they thought didn’t fit into their set-up anymore.
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“There can’t be a better team than CSK and better captain than MS Dhoni”- Piyush Chawla

  • A bidding war ensued between Kings XI Punjab and three-time champions Mahendra Singh Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings.
  • Apart from Piyush Chawal, another high-profile pick that Chennai Super Kings went for was England’s all-rounder Sam Curran.
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KXIP picked up Sheldon Cottrell in desperation: Gautam Gambhir

  • Sheldon Cottrell, the left-arm West Indies fast bowler, was picked up by Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the auction.
  • As per Gambhir, Cottrell doesn’t quite have the accuracy, despite clocking in excess of 145 kmph on a pretty consistent basis.
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Rahul Dravid-led NCA refuses to conduct the fitness test of Jasprit Bumrah

  • Jasprit Bumrah- India’s premier fast bowler- is currently on a comeback trail after a long injury layoff.
  • However, in a major development, the National Cricket Academy in Bangalore has refused to conduct Bumrah’s fitness test.
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Sourav Ganguly reveals the reason behind Pat Cummins bagging 15.50 Cr in IPL 2020 auction

  • The IPL 2020 auction proved to be a windfall of money on Australian players who had entered hoping to get a big pay-day.
  • However, the star of the auction proved to be Pat Cummins who was bought by INR 15.50 crores by Kolkata Knight Riders.
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