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.

Sam Curran and Tom Curran
Sam Curran and Tom Curran. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Bangladesh fast bowler Abu Jayed Rahi tested positive for COVID-19

  • Bangladesh fast bowler Abu Jayed Rahi has been tested positive for the ungodly COVID-19 virus and it was confirmed by the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Wednesday, September 23.
  • The development is expected to come as a blow for the Tigers, who are scheduled to tour Sri Lanka in the month of October for a bilateral series.
  • Earlier, 27 cricketers were tested for the coronavirus, but among them, only Jayed returned with positive results.
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IPL 2020: Tom Curran reveals what was going through his head while facing brother Sam

  • One of the highlights of the match between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals was Sam bowling to his brother Tom in the first innings.
  • After playing together for England and Surrey, the Curran brothers battled it out for the first time in cricket.
  • It all happened in the penultimate over of the first innings when Sam was brought into the attack by CSK skipper Dhoni.
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IPL 2020: Mitchell Marsh ruled out of the tournament; Jason Holder to replace him

  • The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) have been dealt with a huge blow as their all-rounder Mitchell Marsh has been ruled out of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season.
  • He had injured his ankle during the team’s opening game against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Monday.
  • This is a huge set back for Marsh himself who was looking to make a mark in the shortest format after faring decently well in the ODI series against England.
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IPL 2020: Ambati Rayudu likely to miss one more CSK game due to hamstring injury

  • After registering a convincing victory in their first game, CSK suffered a setback in their second. Furthermore, the Yellow Army is also likely to miss Rayudu for one more game.
  • CSK CEO Kasi Viswanathan said that there was no reason to worry as the batsman is recovering well.
  • However, he’ll likely need one more game before he finally returns to the field.
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IPL 2020: Why Faf du Plessis and Sam Curran are not wearing Orange and Purple Caps

  • The 13th season of Indian Premier League (IPL) started on a perfect note. In the first contest, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) beat the defending champions Mumbai Indians (MI) in a close encounter.
  • However, as the action moved to Dubai from Abu Dhabi, it became more exciting.
  • The next two games saw a near-perfect nail-biting finish and the Sharjah game between CSK and the Rajasthan Royals (RR) was a complete run-fest.
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‘I am not buying this nonsense’ – Kevin Pietersen reacts to MS Dhoni’s batting position against RR

  • The match between Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals saw the collapse of the three-time champions in the hands of bowlers from the opposite end.
  • The Yellow Army lost the match by 16 runs, and the skipper’s innings has come under all the questions.
  • Actually, MS Dhoni did start hitting, but it was already late when a massive total of 216 runs was being chased. Faf du Plessis was the only bright spot in CSK’s batting force.
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MS Dhoni should be leading from the front: Gautam Gambhir

  • Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has urged MS Dhoni to lead Chennai Super Kings (CSK) from the front in the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • In CSK’s second match against the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in Sharjah, Dhoni came to bat at number seven when the required-rate had gone above 16.
  • Gambhir didn’t mince any words in saying that Dhoni shouldn’t have hold himself back.
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Zimbabwe set to tour Pakistan in October-November for a limited-overs series

  • International cricket is set to resume in Pakistan amid a sharp decline in Coronavirus cases in country.
  • Zimbabwe is set to tour Pakistan after their government officially gave the permission to travel. Both the teams will face each other in three ODIs and as many T20 Internationals.
  • Ahead of this tour, domestic season will also commence in Pakistan as the PCB announced the whole schedule recently.
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Had we not bowled no-balls, we would have been chasing 200: MS Dhoni

  • On Tuesday, September 22, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) tasted their first defeat of the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL), going down to Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 16 runs.
  • As an area of improvement, MS Dhoni, the CSK skipper, said that the no-balls in the match cost CSK the game.
  • The Super Kings bowled three no-balls in their innings and had to pay the price.
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IPL 2020: RCB’s Chris Morris unlikely to play against KXIP after suffering a side strain

  • Royal Challengers Bangalore have already begun their things in style in IPL 2020 after defeating Sunrisers Hyderabad in their first match.
  • They are set to play their next match against KL Rahul-led Kings XI Punjab on September 24. However, in the latest turn of events, the team’s Director of Operations, Mike Hesson, said that Chris Morris won’t be available for their next match.
  • The South-African all-rounder has suffered a side strain and is not in a position to show up for the upcoming match.
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