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.

Yuvraj Singh Ishan Kishan
Yuvraj Singh Ishan Kishan. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

IPL 2020: Yuvraj Singh backed Ishan Kishan to bat in the Super Over against RCB

  • On Sunday, September 27, Rajasthan Royals (RR) pulled off the greatest run-chase in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • The very next day on Monday, September 28, Mumbai Indians (MI) went for the jugular against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB).
  • However, Rohit Sharma and Co failed to get over the line despite valiant efforts from Ishan Kishan and Kieron Pollard.
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IPL 2020: Kevin Pietersen and Sunil Gavaskar not pleased with MI for not sending Ishan Kishan to bat in Super Over against RCB

  • Mumbai Indians (MI) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) were involved in the second tied game of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) season on Monday.
  • The fact that MI could level the scores was due to Ishan Kishan and Kieron Pollard who slammed 79 runs in the last four overs.
  • The team had a chance to win a game in the super over but their decision to not send Kishan to bat in the super over hasn’t gone down well with the former cricketers.
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I enjoy bowling in the Powerplay and was very happy to bowl against MI: Washington Sundar

  • Apart from the boundary-hitting carnage by AB de Villiers, Ishan Kishan and Kieron Pollard, RCB’s Washington Sundar also gained accolades for his economical spell.
  • During MI’s run-chase, he set the tone for Kohli’s men by giving away just seven runs off three overs and taking the crucial wicket of Rohit Sharma in the Powerplay.
  • Reacting to his impressive spell, Sundar said that he was ‘happy’ that the team management gave him an opportunity to bowl in early overs.
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I never think of playing like MS Dhoni, it’s not at all easy to play like him: Sanju Samson

  • 25-year-old Sanju Samson is going through a purple patch at the moment. The Rajasthan Royals’ wicketkeeper-batsman has delivered exceedingly well with his willow this season.
  • In their opening IPL 2020 fixture against Chennai Super Kings, Samson stitched an explosive 32-ball 74 to steer RR past the 200-run mark.
  • The Royals eventually defended the total and Samson bagged the Player of the Match award.
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Ambati Rayudu and Dwayne Bravo fit to play in the next match: CSK CEO

  • One of the most consistent sides of the IPL, CSK have found going tough till now in the tournament.
  • However, their sorrows are expected to decrease after the return of Rayudu.
  • According to reports, Ambati Rayudu, as well as Dwayne Bravo, are set to pave their way into CSK’s Playing XI in their next game.
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One should never trust RCB’s death-over bowling in his life: Virender Sehwag

  • Sharing his two cents on the game, former India opener Virender Sehwag has said that one should never trust RCB’s bowling unit.
  • According to Sehwag, poor bowling display from Kohli’s men led to the match going into a Super Over.
  • Sehwag, who was known for his explosive batting style, was all-praise for young RCB opener Devdutt Padikkal.
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IPL 2020: Scans of Mitchell Marsh’s injured ankle gone missing in UAE

  • Australia all-rounder Mitchell Marsh’s UAE visit for the Indian Premier League (IPL) didn’t serve him well.
  • He got injured in his very first game of the season and was ruled out of the whole tournament.
  • The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) confirmed the news and also named Jason Holder as his replacement. Marsh then had to fly to back home after travelling to UAE directly from England.
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Dean Jones’ biggest regret in life was his fallout with Merv Hughes

  • Dean Jones’ sudden demise last week shocked the cricketing fraternity. The man was in Mumbai, part of the coverage team for Star Sports, to cover the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • He suffered a massive cardiac arrest while in hotel and was given CPR too by the former cricketer Brett Lee who was around.
  • But Jones breathed his last unfortunately to leave everyone in shock.
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Virat Kohli is still trying to find how to play as a leader in T20 cricket: Michael Vaughan

  • Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma continue to be two mainstays of the Men in Blue for years.
  • Time and again, there have been questions as to who can handle the captaincy of T20 format better.
  • There were reports in the air that Rohit Sharma was set to take over Kohli after 2019 World Cup but the committee showed an inclination towards the RCB skipper.
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New Zealand announce schedule for men’s and women’s cricket

  • New Zealand are set to resume international cricket after the month of March when the COVID-19 pandemic halted their away series against Australia.
  • Only one ODI at the Sydney Cricket took place after which the rest of the tour was called off.
  • On return, the Black Caps are scheduled to start with a T20I series against the West Indies, starting November 27 with the opening game in Auckland.
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