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.

Mushfiqur Rahim and MS Dhoni
Mushfiqur Rahim and MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

MS Dhoni is my idol, I’m fond of his captaincy: Mushfiqur Rahim

  • Mushfiqur Rahim, the Bangladesh cricketer, has named MS Dhoni, the former Indian skipper, as his idol.
  • The 38-year-old Dhoni has led the Men in Blue in 200 ODIs, helped India win the 20111 World Cup and the 2007 T20 World Cup, and also garnered numerous laurels in Test cricket.
  • Mushfiqur reckons that captains around the world can look up to Dhoni for inspiration.
  • (Read more about the story)

Australia’s Chris Green cleared of suspect bowling action

  • Earlier this year in January, Cricket Australia (CA) handed Chris Green with a 90-day ban after his bowling action was found illegal.
  • Back then, the off-spinner was playing for the Sydney Thunder in the 2019-20 edition of the Big Bash League (BBL).
  • The tweaker underwent testing after the game between the Thunder and Melbourne Stars, led by Glenn Maxwell.
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‘Window that suits Pakistan doesn’t suit India’ – BCCI official suggests PCB to postpone PSL to host Asia Cup next year

  • The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc on international cricket as boards have been left with no choice but to indefinitely postpone scheduled tournaments and series.
  • Amid all the uncertainty involving the resumption of cricketing action, PCB CEO Wasim Khan said that the Asia Cup will be held either in September or October this year.
  • However, on the contrary, the BCCI doesn’t want the Asia Cup to be hosted in that stage of the year.
  • (Read more about the story)

England brace themselves for county return amid COVID pandemic

  • County cricket is all set to return to England amidst the coronavirus pandemic. Surrey and Middlesex are scheduled to play a two-day friendly match on July 26 and July 27 behind closed doors.
  • The contest would be streamed live on Surrey’s official Facebook page and their website, kiaoval.com.
  • In a statement, the county team conformed that the game would be played with a red ball.
  • (Read more about the story)

Bangladesh’s Sri Lanka tour postponed amid COVID fears

  • The COVID-19 pandemic has played spoilsport to yet another cricket series.
  • This time around, Bangladesh’s tour of Sri Lanka had to be postponed due to the ungodly virus.
  • The Bangladesh Cricket Board and Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) took the decision, citing lack of preparations.
  • (Read more about the story)

Aakash Chopra picks 10 youngsters to watch out for in the future; 3 from India and Pakistan each

  • Aakash Chopra, even during the pandemic, has been coming up with some analytical stuff on his social media channels and has kept the cricket fans busy.
  • In his latest video, the former India cricketer has picked 10 youngsters from all over the world who according to him will be the ones to watch out for in the future.
  • Chopra feels Prithvi Shaw, Shubman Gill and Yashasvi Jaiswal are the three young lads who will be the exciting players to watch in the coming days and years.
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The reason why Delhi Daredevils didn’t go for Virat Kohli in IPL 2008 U19 draft

  • Back in 2008, Delhi Daredevils, now Capitals, had the chance of picking Virat Kohli, in the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • In the same year, Kohli had guided India to victory in the U19 World Cup in Kuala Lumpur.
  • In that tournament, he churned out a century against the West Indies and caught the eyes of the IPL franchises.
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Shakib Al Hasan forms IPL XI of the players he played with; appoints Gautam Gambhir captain

  • With no international cricket being played as of yet, the trend of picking the best XIs has continued.
  • Shakib Al Hasan has joined the bandwagon now picking his XI of the Indian Premier League (IPL) from the players he played alongside.
  • In his 8-year IPL career, the Bangladesh superstar has featured only for two teams, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).
  • (Read more about the story)

Asia Cup will go ahead as planned either in Sri Lanka or UAE: PCB

  • The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic has put the tight cricketing schedule in a fix. There is still uncertainty over the international cricket resuming in Asia.
  • But the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) seems to be confident of the Asia Cup happening is September and October.
  • Pakistan were the original hosts of the tournament but due to COVID-19 pandemic, the PCB has let Sri Lanka host the event.
  • (Read more about the story)

‘Unprofessional approach from PCB’ – Rashid Latif slams Pakistan board after 10 players test COVID-19 positive

  • The Men in Green were gearing up to depart to England to play their first series post coronavirus outbreak.
  • However, Pakistan Cricket suffered a huge blow ahead of the tour as Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf and Haider Ali were the first ones to contract the virus.
  • To plunge more misery, seven other players were also tested positive, putting the feasibility of their tour in jeopardy.
  • (Read more about the story)