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.

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

IPL 2020: MS Dhoni responds to calls of batting higher up the order in CSK

  • MS Dhoni’s batting position in the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) has been a heated topic of discussion in the 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • In the opening game against Mumbai Indians (MI), he sent the likes of Sam Curran and Ravindra Jadeja ahead of him.
  • They didn’t move didn’t backfire as the Super Kings won by five wickets. However, the scenario was different in the last two matches.
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PSL 2020 set to return on November 14; remaining matches to be played in Lahore

  • Back in March, the coronavirus pandemic made sure that the 2020 edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) had to be postponed for an indefinite time period.
  • A few matches were played closed doors as a precautionary measure after which the tournament halted.
  • After the teams for the playoffs were decided the COVID-19 virus threatened to play spoilsport.
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IPL 2020: Rohit Sharma reveals what he learnt from Ricky Ponting after becoming MI skipper

  • There has been no looking back for Rohit since then. His career reached new heights with the Mumbai side as he went on to become the most successful skipper in the history of IPL.
  • Having steered MI to four IPL trophies, Rohit is currently standing head and shoulders above most IPL captains.
  • Reflecting upon his success with the Mumbai franchise, Rohit revealed that he has learnt from Australian batting great Ricky Ponting how to make everyone feel important in his team.
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CSK cannot look to bring back Suresh Raina, we respect his decision: Kasi Viswanathan

  • After losing two games on the trot, CSK fans have been asking for the return of their vice-captain– Suresh Raina.
  • The left-hander had stunned everyone by pulling out of the tournament just days before its commencement.
  • Owing to CSK’s woeful form, fans have been realizing Raina’s worth in their batting unit.
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BCCI appoints All India Women’s selection committee; Neetu David to be the chief selector

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday announced the appointment of All-India Women’s Selection Committee.
  • The Board had invited applications for the respective positions earlier this year via a press release and a notification on its official website – BCCI.TV.
  • On account of seniority, Neetu David, the former left-arm spinner, will head the five-member committee.
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India-Pakistan series won’t happen until PM Narendra Modi is in power: Shahid Afridi

  • Due to strained relations between the two nations, the possibility of a bilateral series looks bleak at the moment.
  • Pakistan all-rounder and former skipper Shahid Afridi has also expressed his views on the issue, saying that there’s ‘no chance’ of reviving cricketing ties with India as long as Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in power.
  • Afridi also agreed that sport can emerge as a catalyst in improving the strained relations between both countries.
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IPL 2020: SRH all-rounder Mitchell Marsh secures flight to Perth after suffering from ankle injury

  • The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) started their IPL 2020 campaign with a loss against the Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
  • Apart from losing the match, another unfortunate incident added to their tension when all-rounder Mitchell Marsh suffered an ankle injury.
  • In the latest development surrounding his injury, the all-rounder avoided being stuck in Dubai and has taken a flight back to Australia. He is ruled out of the whole season due to the injury he sustained while bowling in the opening game for his team.
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Pakistan umpires were instrumental in improving the standard of umpiring in IPL: Asad Rauf

  • Not many would’ve though that the Indian Premier League (IPL) would become such a big brand when it started in 2008.
  • India’s success in the inaugural T20 World Cup also worked in its favour and 12 years down, the popularity of the cash-rich league is only increased with every passing season.
  • Rather even in a pandemic year, the IPL is happening and the ICC T20 World Cup is postponed.
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‘MS Dhoni- the captain is playing only with 5 bowlers’ – Aakash Chopra highlights CSK’s shortcomings in IPL 2020

  • Aakash Chopra, the former Indian cricketer, reckons that MS Dhoni has taken an uncharacteristic route in the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), playing only five specialist bowlers.
  • Chopra said that CSK’s top-order issues have left Dhoni without a choice.
  • Chopra mentioned that Dhoni’s worries are about Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu’s absence in the fragile middle-order.
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CSK are a bit muddled in the absence of Suresh Raina and Ambati Rayudu: Stephen Fleming

  • Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have not been in their best touch, especially with their batting set-up in their previous two IPL 2020 games.
  • The MS Dhoni-led side suffered its second consecutive defeat on Friday after losing against Delhi Capitals.
  • While chasing a target of 176, openers Shane Watson and Murali Vijay failed yet again to provide CSK with a steady start.
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