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.

Mitchell Marsh
Mitchell Marsh (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Reports: Mitchell Marsh likely to be ruled out of IPL 2020 due to ankle injury

  • The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) got off to a poor start in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) on Monday. They lost their opening game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 10 runs.
  • But more bad news is coming from their camp as the all-rounder Mitchell Marsh is likely to be ruled out of the whole tournament.
  • He suffered an ankle injury during the match and looked in a lot of pain.
  • (Read more about the story)

IPL 2020: Trent Boult feels Jasprit Bumrah is trying very hard to find the rhythm

  • The Indian pace sensation Jasprit Bumrah has been facing some lows in his career over a period of time. In the season opener that Mumbai Indians played against Chennai Super Kings, Bumrah couldn’t achieve a decent start.
  • In a span of four overs, he conceded 43 runs to achieve only one wicket.
  • The Blue squad lost the game by five wickets as the duo of Faf Du Plessis, and Ambati Rayudu became too heavy on opponents.
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‘It’s something that does not fit with us’ – Kane Williamson takes stand against Mankading

  • SRH may have lost their opening fixture against Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore but they’re still seen as one of the sides who can mount a title challenge on the UAE soil.
  • In an interview with the Week, Williamson opened up about plying his trade for SRH in a completely different environment.
  • The Kiwi skipper also opined on ‘Mankading’, making it clear that he is not in support of it.
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MS Dhoni could take back seat as a batsman while leading CSK in IPL 2020: Sanjay Manjrekar

  • Millions of cricket fans around the world stuck on edge of their seats as their favourite MS Dhoni came up to grace the field after 14 long months.
  • There couldn’t have been the better start for him as he led the team to a respectable victory in the season opener only.
  • Though CSK was caught in a tight spot when they stumbled 6/2, but as soon as Du Plessis and Ambati Rayudu marched towards the field, the game was already in CSK’s bag.
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South Africa will replicate England and Australia model by using different skippers: Mark Boucher

  • The Proteas team is in the look for the appointment of a new convenor of selection before they declare their captain for the Test squad.
  • However, in the latest turn of developments, the head coach of the team, Mark Boucher, has declared that it will not be Quinton de Kock, who is captaining their limited-overs squad.
  • Boucher stated that they are planning to follow the model currently used by Australia and England.
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IPL 2020: David Warner reveals why Kane Williamson didn’t play SRH’s opening match against RCB

  • In their opening match of the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) went with David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Rashid Khan and Mitchell Marsh as their overseas players.
  • However, Kane Williamson’s name was missing and it raised a few eyebrows.
  • The New Zealand captain was SRH’s leading run-scorer in 2018 and also took them to the final.
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IPL 2020: Franchises unhappy with BCCI for double standards in quarantine period for overseas players

  • The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League is seeing its completely different version by several of norms involved in the welfare of the game.
  • It’s a ‘new normal’ where matches are being held inside the close doors, and players have undergone a long quarantine period.
  • Players stayed in the bio-secure bubble before appearing on the field, and even the whole IPL is set up inside the bio-secure bubble.
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IPL 2020: KXIP co-owner Ness Wadia urges BCCI for better use of technology after short-run error against DC

  • Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) co-owner Ness Wadia has urged the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for better use of technology after the defeat against Delhi Capitals (DC).
  • His words came after on-field umpire Nitin Menon erred in signalling Chris Jordan a ‘short-run’ in the 18th over of KXIP’s run-chase.
  • TV replays showed that Jordan’s bat was inside the crease when he completed the first run.
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Chat with Virat Kohli about bowling attacking lines helped: Yuzvendra Chahal

  • Yuzvendra Chahal was one of the main reasons behind the Royal Challengers Bangalore’s 10-run victory over the Sunrisers Hyderabad in Dubai.
  • Devdutt Padikkal and AB de Villiers did score half-centuries, but it Chahal, who jolted David Warner and Co with some timely blows.
  • SRH had played out 17 deliveries without giving the leg-spinner a wicket, but things changed from there on.
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IPL 2020: Shreyas Iyer’s comments on Sourav Ganguly helping him raises conflict-of-interest issue

  • Prior to Delhi Capitals’ opening match in the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL) against Kings XI Punjab on Sunday, September 20.
  • Shreyas Iyer caught a bit of limelight. Right after the toss, while speaking to commentator Simon Doull, the DC captain said that he was “really lucky” to have Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly mentoring him and it has sparked a controversy.
  • Iyer’s comments raised eyebrows as Ganguly is currently the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). Sourav was roped in the DC camp in 2019, but he had to leave after taking up the administrative role in the BCCI.
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