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.

BCCI acting president CK Khanna presents IPL 2018 Trophy to Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni
BCCI acting president CK Khanna presents IPL 2018 Trophy to Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni. (Photo by Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

BCCI shares detailed plan of IPL 2020 ahead of the Governing Council meeting on Saturday

  • The BCCI hasn’t made an official announcement as it first has to get the government’s go-ahead.
  • The IPL Governing Council is also slated to meet on Saturday via teleconference to draw out ‘final’ plans regarding the tournament, followed by a meeting with the franchise owners, broadcasters and central sponsors on Sunday and Monday.
  • There will be no change in the distribution of BCCI’s revenue pool as all 60 matches of the IPL will be played across 51 days.
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Test cricket is a different ball-game, let’s see where Rohit Sharma’s career goes: Gautam Gambhir

  • Rohit Sharma made his debut back in 2007 and since then, he has established himself as one India’s greatest players in the ODI and T20I format.
  • Scoring centuries and double centuries in white-ball cricket hasn’t been all that tough for the Nagpur-born.
  • However, he hasn’t had the smoothest of Test careers thus far, having made his debut back in 2013 at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
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PCB announces 20-man Test squad for England tour; Wahab Riaz returns

  • Pakistan has announced a shortened 20-man squad for the Test series against England starting from August 5.
  • Former captain Sarfaraz Ahmed and fast bowler Wahab Riaz have made a comeback to the squad, while middle-order batsman Iftikhar Ahmed has been left out.
  • There were expectations of him replacing Haris Sohail, who decided to opt-out due to the concerns about the pandemic, but that wasn’t the case.
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Virat Kohli and Ricky Ponting are pretty similar when it comes to captaincy: Brett Lee

  • Former Australian fast bowler Brett Lee believes that Indian skipper Virat Kohli’s captaincy style is similar to Ricky Ponting.
  • Lee, who is known for his aggressive fast bowling, played a major part of his career under Tasmanian.
  • Ponting, arguably, the greatest Australian batsman after Don Bradman is known as a phenomenal leader too. The three-time World Cup winner is renowned for his ‘lead from the front’ attitude.
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‘He wasn’t happy with me’ – Dinesh Karthik reveals how he solved his issues with Andre Russell during IPL 2019

  • The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) didn’t have a great Indian Premier League (IPL) season last year.
  • The team failed to make it to the playoffs, and there were murmurs of the team atmosphere not being healthy.
  • The all-rounder Andre Russell‘s comments after losing against the Rajasthan Royals (RR) just confirmed it. He wasn’t happy with Dinesh Karthik’s captaincy and pointed out the wrong decisions that were made in the game.
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Ireland name 14-man squad for the first ODI against England

  • Cricket Ireland’s national men’s selectors have chosen a dynamic 14-player squad for Thursday’s first one-day international against England at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, with a number of players in line to possibly make their international debuts in this format.
  • The circumstances of this series means that a 14-player squad can be chosen for each match, with the ability to make a player substitution at any time.
  • In addition, Ireland has a travelling squad of 22 players in Southampton.
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‘MS Dhoni is a pretty similar player to me, calm and relaxed’ – Josh Hazlewood excited to play for CSK in IPL 2020

  • With a change in venue as well as the conditions, the IPL franchises will be busy in trying out new combinations on the UAE wickets.
  • In the IPL 2020 auction, Chennai Super Kings, led by MS Dhoni, followed a smart approach yet again as they snapped up few but impactful players.
  • The recent addition– Australian pacer Josh Hazlewood– will now gear up to feature in the Dhoni-led CSK line-up in IPL 2020.
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‘If you love the game, you still play’ – Yuvraj Singh on how Sachin Tendulkar motivated him after cancer fight

  • Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh has revealed how the legendary Sachin Tendulkar motivated him to make a comeback after cancer.
  • The southpaw had an outstanding campaign in the 2011 World Cup, ending as the Player of the Tournament.
  • But soon after the mega event, cancer threatened to end his career.
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Venky Mysore recalls the incident when Andre Russell was in tears after seeing the love from fans

  • While speaking on the impact of spectators on the players, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) CEO Venky Mysore stated that many players thrive on the energy from the crowd and gets highly motivated by the reaction of people present in the stadium.
  • Citing an example of a match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad, Mysore revealed an interesting anecdote involving West Indian all-rounder Andre Russell and Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
  • Venky revealed that Russell told him that he was greatly moved by the reaction of the crowd.
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‘You’ve always got to look out for your family first’ – David Warner likely to consider his future international career

  • COVID-19 pandemic has changed a lot of things. Though cricket is set to return, it won’t be easy as it was before. Players will be in the bio-bubble all the time irrespective of where they are playing.
  • They won’t be able to take their family on tours and it means they will be away from their loved ones for a long time.
  • Australia cricketer David Warner is aware of all these restrictions post international cricket’s resumption and is weighing up a decision on his future.
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