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.

Jos Buttler
Rajasthan Royals’ Jos Buttler. (Photo Source: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

IPL 2020: Jos Buttler to miss RR’s opening game vs CSK; serving mandatory quarantine period with family

  • England and Australia players arrived late in the UAE after the conclusion of the bilateral series.
  • But the fact that they only moved from one bio-bubble to other led to their quarantine period being reduced to only 36 hours.
  • However, England wicket-keeper Jos Buttler seems to have gone out of the bubble to meet his family and is set to miss the Rajasthan Royals’ first game against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) on Tuesday.
  • (Read more about the story)

IPL 2020: Ravi Ashwin leaves the field with a dislocated shoulder

  • The Delhi Capitals (DC) faced off against the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the second match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • After losing the toss, the Capitals posted 157 runs for the loss of eight wickets after 20 overs thanks to Marcus Stoinis who smashed the third fastest fifty for the Delhi franchise.
  • The sixth over of second innings saw Karun Nair and Nicholas Pooran getting out to leaving the team reeling at 34/3. But the last ball of the over witnessed Ashwin injuring himself after diving to stop a single.
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IPL 2020: Jos Buttler travelled from UK to UAE in a different plane with his family

  • In a latest turn of developments surrounding IPL proceedings, Rajasthan Royals (RR) announced that star batsman Jos Buttler won’t be part of their opening game against Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
  • It came as a shocker for fans who knew that Australian and English players who flew from the UK, will need to quarantine for only 36 hours.
  • The players were travelling from one bio-secure bubble to another and hence, needed a lesser isolation period.
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IPL 2020: Sunil Gavaskar picks KKR’s ideal playing eleven

  • Sunil Gavaskar, the former Indian cricketer, picked the ideal playing eleven for the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • As his four foreign players, he went for Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Eoin Morgan and Sunil Narine.
  • The veteran didn’t go for Lockie Ferguson, Tom Banton, Chris Green and USA pace sensation Ali Khan.
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Injustice was done to Ambati Rayudu when 2019 World Cup team was picked: Harbhajan Singh

  • The much-awaited IPL 2020 kicked off in style after a lot of planning, speculations and twists.
  • The cash-rich league couldn’t have witnessed a thrilling start when three times champion Chennai Super Kings put up a dominant show against defending champions Mumbai Indians.
  • Having registered the thumping victory by five wickets, CSK ended their five-match losing streak against Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai franchise. Chasing down 163, Ambati Rayudu and Faf du Plessis displayed the pure class to get their squad going. 
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Eoin Morgan can replace Dinesh Karthik as Kolkata Knight Riders captain: Sunil Gavaskar

  • The IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) looks like a balanced blend of Indian and overseas players for their campaign in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League.
  • The two-time champion will be looking forward to clinching their third T20 Championship title.
  • Their last outing in the final of the tournament came during the 2014 edition where they had defeated Kings XI Punjab.
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IPL 2020: Dwayne Bravo to miss couple of matches, confirms Stephen Fleming

  • Ahead of their opening IPL 2020 encounter against Kings XI Punjab, Delhi Capitals have suffered a major blow as their premier pacer Ishant Sharma has injured himself during a training session.
  • Ishant, after sustaining the injury, is expected to be sidelined from the side for a considerable amount of time.
  • 32-year-old Ishant reportedly injured his back during a training session.
  • (Read more about the story) 

MS Dhoni’s witty one-liner on social distancing is winning the internet

  • On the night of September 19, MS Dhoni walked on the cricket field after the wait of 16 months to attend the toss ceremony.
  • The millions of Dhoni fans around the world couldn’t keep calm as they saw their captain walked dominantly on the field in all his glory.
  • Also, he again showed how he is the King of all when it comes to witty responses. The CSK skipper set the tone for the season opener with his epic one-liner.
  • (Read more about the story) 

IPL 2020: Ricky Ponting wouldn’t let Ravi Ashwin ‘Mankad’ on the last ball of an IPL final

  • Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab are all set to pick up their first game in action today, September 20th.
  • The head coach of the Capitals, Ricky Ponting, has been too vocal about his opinion on Manakading lately.
  • In the IPL 2019, Ravichandran Ashwin’s act of ‘Mankading’ Rajasthan Royals’ Jos Buttler divided the cricket fraternity. While many believed it comes inside the law of cricket, others called it against the ‘spirit of cricket’.
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