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.

Dean Jones red book
Dean Jones with his red book. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Dean Jones passes away due to a sudden cardiac arrest in Mumbai; Star India issues official statement

  • Former Australia cricketer Dean Jones passed away in Mumbai of a sudden cardiac arrest on Thursday. He was 59 years old.
  • The news comes as a shocking one for cricketing fraternity and the fans as he was commentating in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) and was behind the mic even on Wednesday for the game between the Mumbai Indians (MI) and the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).
  • Jones was part of Star Sports’ commentary team for the IPL and was in a bio-secure bubble.
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Dwayne Bravo will be in consideration for CSK’s match against DC, says Stephen Fleming

  • Dwayne Bravo has been one of the most important members of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) set-up over the last few years.
  • While his credibility with the bat is an added advantage, it is his bowling that makes him a vital cog in the line-up. The Caribbean cricketer provides the Super Kings four brilliant overs with the ball including a few at the death.
  • Thus far in the IPL, he has picked up 147 wickets in 131 innings while maintaining an economy rate of 8.40.
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IPL 2020: KXIP and RCB players wear black armbands to pay tribute to Dean Jones

  • Cricket fraternity was shocked on Thursday afternoon after the former Australia cricketer Dean Jones passed away in Mumbai.
  • He suffered a cardiac arrest during his stay in the bio-bubble at a hotel. He was part of Star Sports’ commentary panel for the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • The whole cricket fraternity paid condolences to his family on social media after Jones’ sudden demise.
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Star Sports pays tribute to Dean Jones by putting his jacket and tie on his studio chair

  • Former Australian cricketer, cricket analyst and commentator Dean Jones stunned the cricket fraternity on Thursday by his sudden demise.
  • Jones, a part of the commentary panel in the on-going edition of the Indian Premier League, suffered a massive heart attack at a hotel in Mumbai.
  • He was also a part of the commentary contingent which covered yesterday’s IPL encounter between Mumbai Indians and Kolkata Knight Riders.
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Umar Gul announces retirement from all forms of cricket

  • Pakistan pacer Umar Gul has decided to draw curtains on all forms of cricket. 36-year-old Gul is now aiming to kick-start his career in coaching instead.
  • Gul, who has represented Pakistan in 47 Tests, 60 and 130 ODs, was a vital cog of the national side which clinched the T20 World Cup in 2009.
  • The upcoming National T20 Cup will be the veteran’s last tournament as a player.
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IPL 2020: Mayank Agarwal reveals why he didn’t come out to bat in Super Over against DC

  • Following KXIP’s misery in the super over, many fans questioned the team management’s move of not sending Mayank Agarwal into the middle.
  • During the run-chase, Agarwal’s 89 off 60 balls had almost taken KXIP over the finishing line.
  • Punjab were struggling at 55/5 at one stage and the victory was rather looking impossible.
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Brett Lee tried to give Dean Jones CPR after he suffered cardiac arrest

  • Former Australia cricketer Dean Jones passed away of cardiac arrest on Thursday.
  • It came as a shocking piece of news for the fraternity and especially for the ones who were with him in the hotel.
  • He was the part of the Star Sports’ commentary panel for the Indian Premier League (IPL) and was in the bio-bubble at a hotel in Mumbai.
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Every country hopes their wicketkeeper can turn out to be like MS Dhoni: Sanju Samson

  • Ever since Sanju Samson’s stellar performance has stolen the show against Chennai Super Kings, he has been the talk of the town.
  • His 74 off 32 balls got too dominant on bowlers of the Yellow Army, and Rajasthan Royals earned a victory by 16 runs.
  • Also, since the time MS Dhoni has announced his retirement from international cricket, it has opened the door for many young talents.
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Reports: Ben Stokes to join Rajasthan Royals in the first week of October

  • The Rajasthan Royals (RR) started with their Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign on a good note defeating the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) by 16 runs.
  •  Jos Buttler missed the opening game due to his extended quarantine and is set to play the next game.
  • Ahead of their second match, the team has got another good news as their star all-rounder Ben Stokes is set to reach the UAE in the first week of October.
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IPL 2020: Sanju Samson reveals he faced more than 20,000 balls while training amid lockdown

  • Rajasthan Royals began their season with a perfect victory against three-time IPL winners Chennai Super Kings. The world saw the very best of young wicket-keeper batsman Sanju Samson who scored 32-ball 74 to smash the bowlers completely.
  • Samson timed his shot so well that he got even dominant over experienced ones like Piyush Chawla and Ravindra Jadeja.
  • Now, behind every man who puts such a magnificent show at this level, stands a great amount of hard work and struggles.
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