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.

Suresh Raina of Chennai Super Kings
Suresh Raina of Chennai Super Kings (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

IPL 2020: Comeback unlikely for Suresh Raina as CSK removes his name from official website

  • Suresh Raina’s sudden exit from the Indian Premier League (IPL) this season was a shocker for the cricket fraternity.
  • He hastily returned to India only to spark a controversy as various theories came out about all not being well between him and the franchise.
  • However, Raina himself clarified the things later and also hinted at returning to the UAE at some point during the tournament.
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IPL 2020: Sanju Samson reveals why Rahul Tewatia was sent up the batting order against KXIP

  • Rajasthan Royals (RR) pulled off the highest run-chase in the IPL’s history to etch an iconic win against Kings XI Punjab at Sharjah.
  • The highlight of the epic encounter turned out to be Rahul Tewatia blistering half-century in the end.
  • Tewatia, after being promoted up the order during RR’s pursuit of a 223-run total, was struggling to even connect the ball initially.
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IPL 2020: Irfan Pathan feels Shivam Dube shouldn’t bowl for RCB in death overs

  • Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore suffered a thumping 97-run defeat in their previous IPL 2020 fixture against Kings XI Punjab.
  • The Bangalore side bowed to the batting brilliance of KXIP skipper KL Rahul, who slammed an unbeaten at 132 off only 69 deliveries.
  • Kohli, on the other hand, had a woeful outing as he missed two catches on the field and gathered only one run off his willow.
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We are trying and will do all that we can for the India-England series: Sourav Ganguly

  • There have been a lot of issues going on in the nation over how some series can be conducted in India owing to the COVID-19 situation.
  • However, in the latest turn of events, BCCI President, Sourav Ganguly said that the Indian board will make every effort to conduct India’s home series against England in the country only.
  • Ganguly also assured that BCCI is trying its best to kick off some tournaments despite the coronavirus crisis.
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I have played nearly 500 games; can speak to any any player, be it Iyer or Virat Kohli: Sourav Ganguly

  • Ahead of the Delhi Capitals’ first game, their skipper Shreyas Iyer had spoken about the contribution of the head coach Ricky Ponting and Sourav Ganguly in helping him evolve as a player.
  • Ganguly, now BCCI President, was the mentor of DC team last year.
  • However, Iyer’s comments raised a few eyebrows and many alleged Ganguly of conflict of interest of being with an IPL team while he is the BCCI President.
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‘Jasprit Bumrah has been phenomenal in death overs’ – Zaheer Khan ahead of RCB-MI encounter

  • Mumbai Indians after clinching a stylish victory against Kolkata Knight Riders in their last match, are set to face Royal Challengers Bangalore in their next game.
  • It will be the first time when defending champions will be playing their game on the pitch of Dubai in IPL 2020.
  • The skipper of Mumbai Indians, Rohit Sharma, stole the limelight with his power-hitting in the match against Kolkata as Mumbai opened their account in the points table.
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‘Na bhai na’ – A scared Yuvraj Singh after Rahul Tewatia closed in on six sixes in an over

  • Rahul Tewatia, in the first-half of his knock against the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), had very little clue about what was happening.
  • Forget about hitting fours and sixes, he was straining to even rotate the strike and as a result, the required run-rate kept mounting at an alarming rate.
  • When the required-rate was around 12, he played at a strike-rate of around 40, much to his dismay.
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Sreesanth and Gautam Gambhir urge Shashi Tharoor to not compare Sanju Samson with MS Dhoni

  • Young wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson has stunned the opponents with his brilliant knocks in his last two outings with Rajasthan Royals.
  • Apart from displaying a great show with the willow, he has delivered behind wickets too.
  • In the last match against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), he played a terrific inning of 85 runs as his team chased down the heavy target of 223 with three balls to spare.
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Fans slam Gautam Gambhir for his latest tweet on Sanju Samson taking a dig at MS Dhoni

  • Sanju Samson has been the talking point in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • He has played two of the best innings in as many outings so far this season and the experts are praising him a lot.
  • After impressing with a 32-ball 74 against the CSK, Samson slammed 85 off just 42 deliveries in the record chase to help the Rajasthan Royals win both their games.
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IPL 2020: Jofra Archer brutally trolls Kings XI Punjab after they take a dig at his bowling figures in RR-KXIP game

  • Sharjah Cricket Stadium witnessed an absolute run-fest in the ninth match of the IPL 2020 as two equipped sides– Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) rolled out a high-scoring thriller on Sunday.
  • The Punjab side, after being put to bat first amassed a daunting 223-run total on the scoreboard, multiplying their chances of registering a consecutive win in their IPL 2020 journey.
  • On the back of a record 183-run opening stand between skipper KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal, KXIP stormed their way to a colossal total.
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