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, Deepti Sharma and Ishant Sharma
Rohit Sharma, Deepti Sharma and Ishant Sharma. (Getty Images)

RCB skipper Virat Kohli lands in Dubai for IPL 2020, also shares a picture for fans

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore, on Friday, shared a picture featuring their players who boarded a flight for IPL 2020.
  • However, the players’ faces were covered in masks and face shields, making it difficult to spot skipper Virat Kohli. A few recognizable faces in the photo were Yuzvendra Chahal, Parthiv Patel, Umesh Yadav and Navdeep Saini.
  • Later in the day, skipper Kohli, through his official Instagram and Twitter, shared the news of his arrival in Dubai.
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Wanted Ambati Rayudu as India’s No 4 for 2019 World Cup: Suresh Raina

  • Suresh Raina, the former Indian cricketer, reckons that Ambati Rayudu should have been India’s number four in the 2019 World Cup.
  • Going into the mega event in England and Wales, Rayudu had to face the axe and even after a few players got injured, he didn’t get a call-up.
  • Later, he announced his retirement with immediate effect, but also made his comeback in domestic cricket.
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Pakistan name 17-man squad for the T20I series against England

  • Pakistan have named the 17-man squad for the upcoming three-match T20I series against England.
  • All the players reached the UK together itself almost a month ahead of the ongoing Test series and then the visitors had announced the 20-man shortlist for the contest in whites.
  • Similarly, they have now named a shortlist for the T20I series starting from August 28.
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Reports: Lasith Malinga unlikely to feature in IPL 2020

  • The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is all set to commence on September 19 in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
  • All the teams are expected to reach the country by August 22 and get quarantined for seven days while also get tested for COVID-19 thrice before entering the bio-bubble.
  • However, Sri Lanka veteran Lasith Malinga seems unlikely to travel to the UAE to play in the IPL.
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IPL 2020: ECB working with UAE government to allow spectators in stands

  • The Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) is trying to put its best forward to make sure that the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) doesn’t end up being played behind closed doors.
  • Sporting events amidst the COVID-19 pandemic have resumed in front of empty stands.
  • But the ECB is, reportedly, working with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) government to figure out a protocol for allowing crowds at venues.
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Rohit Sharma wins Rajiv Gandhii Khel Ratna award; Deepti Sharma and Ishant Sharma bag Arjuna award

  • India’s limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma has been conferred with India’s highest sporting honour, Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award.
  • He is the only cricketer among the five sportspersons to win the award this year.
  • The other athletes to win it are, Mariyappan T (Para Athletics), Manika Batra (Table Tennis), Vinesh Phogat (Wrestling) and Rani (Hockey).
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Ellyse Perry named in Australia squad for limited-overs series against New Zealand

  • Ellyse Perry the star all-rounder from Australia missed the semi-final and final of the T20 World Cup earlier this year.
  • The tournament was organized down under itself and the Aussies won the mega event by beating India in the final.
  • However, Perry, one of the most popular women’s cricketer, will be back as she has been named in Australia’s 18-member squad for the T20I and ODI series against New Zealand.
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Cameron White pulls the curtains down on 20-year-long career

  • Cameron White, the veteran Australian cricketer, has called it a day in his career, which spanned 20 years.
  • The middle-order batsman, who turned 37 on Wednesday, didn’t have second thoughts of bidding goodbye.
  • White felt that his career in the Big Bash League (BBL) was also over after he could manage only 36 runs from six matches at a mere average of 12 last season.
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‘Do a Shahid Afridi’ – Aakash Chopra asks Suresh Raina to come out of retirement

  • Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra has urged Suresh Raina to come out of retirement with the T20 World Cup next year in mind.
  • On Saturday, August 15, the southpaw called it a day after making his debut back in 2005 against Sri Lanka in Dambulla.
  • Chopra feels that some good outings in the 2020 and 2021 Indian Premier League (IPL) could help Raina make the cut for the T20 WC in India.
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Suresh Raina whistles after MS Dhoni hits a six during CSK camp

  • The 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is still more than four weeks away.
  • But the teams have started preparing for the season and will reach the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by August 22 to fulfill the quarantine protocols set by the BCCI.
  • However, the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) turned out to be the only franchise to somehow organise a camp for its players before flying out of India.
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