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 and N Srinivasan
Suresh Raina and N Srinivasan. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Jos Buttler and Jofra Archer return as England announce squad for limited-overs series against Australia

  • After being rested for the T20I series against Pakistan, Jofra Archer and Jos Buttler have been called up for England’s limited-overs series against Australia.
  • England will play three ODIs and as many T20Is against Ashes rivals. Joe Root hasn’t been included in the T20I squad but he’s a part of the three-match ODI series.
  • Mark Wood and Sam Curran have been included in both T20I and ODI squads while Chris Woakes has been slotted into the 50-overs side.
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N Srinivasan clarifies his ‘prima donna’ comment on Suresh Raina; says CSK will always stand by him in tough times

  • N Srinivasan’s statement on Suresh Raina in an interview went viral on Sunday night and it also indicated at a possible rift between the franchise and the cricketer.
  • ‘Sometimes success gets into your head’ were Srinivasan’s words while addressing the issue and it cleared that all is not well with Raina who pulled out of entire IPL last week.
  • However, the CSK boss is now peeved at the manner in which his statements have been taken out of context.
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‘You should send positive vibes out of dressing room’ – Inzamam-ul-Haq not happy with Misbah-ul-Haq’s gestures during the match

  • The Pakistan tour of England is not reaping good results for the Men in Green as they first lost the three-match Test series by 1-0 and are now lagging behind in the T20I series after the second game.
  • The first T20I was washed away by rain while England clinched the second match as they easily chased the target of 196 thanks to Eoin Morgan and Dawid Malan.
  • Meanwhile the visuals of Pakistan’s coach Misbah-ul-Haq sitting visibly upset during the match are being criticised by the former players.
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MS Dhoni should bat at No.3 this year in Suresh Raina’s absence: Gautam Gambhir

  • Former India opener and BJP MP Gautam Gambhir has suggested that CSK skipper MS Dhoni should promote himself up the order and take charge of the No.3 position.
  • Gambhir, on Star Sports’ Cricket Connected, said that Dhoni could anchor the innings by coming at No.3 position, followed by Kedar Jadhav, Dwayne Bravo and Sam Curran.
  • Considering Dhoni’s vast experience, his promotion to No.3 will certainly help Chennai in getting off to a dominant start.
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Jason Roy reveals the reason for pulling out of the IPL 2020

  • England opener Jason Roy pulled out of the Indian Premier League (IPL), starting from September 19, last week.
  • While he was already ruled out of the T20I series against Pakistan due to side strain, many were surprised to see him pull out of entire IPL.
  • However, the man himself has revealed that the hectic IPL schedule led him to take the tough decision.
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Reports: RCB likely to face MI in the IPL 2020 opener

  • The Indian Premier League (IPL) is all set to get underway on September 19 this year.
  • But the schedule is yet to be finalised with less than three weeks to go for the T20 extravaganza.
  • Earlier it was the travelling protocols from Dubai to Abu Dhabi which created problems and then the COVID-19 cases of the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) delayed the proceedings.
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Mohammad Amir unlikely to play the 3rd T20I against England due to hamstring injury

  • Pakistan and England are currently locking horns in the T20I series setting the action at Old Trafford, Manchester.
  • The visitors lost the 2nd game by five wickets even after posting the record total of 195/4 on board.
  • Things are already not going in favour of the Men in Green since the Test series and their ace pacer Mohammad Amir has sustained an injury now.
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IPL 2020: A member from official broadcaster’s team tests positive for coronavirus

  • The 13th edition of IPL, which is scheduled to start on September 19, has suffered another blow as at least one member of the STAR production crew, who was in the first batch to leave India for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Monday, tested positive for coronavirus.
  • The official broadcaster has been forced to postpone their flights in the wake of the incident.
  • Indians are expected to form the largest chunk of different departments of the STAR production team.
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Reports: Harbhajan Singh thinking to skip the IPL 2020 due to COVID-19 cases in CSK camp

  • The 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is only 19 days away from getting underway and the problems for the Chennai Super Kings are not ending.
  • Last week has been especially terrible for the franchise with around 10-12 members of their camp contracting coronavirus.
  • Deepak Chahar and Ruturaj Gaekwad are two of the cricketers out of them and they have already been isolated out of the bio-bubble.
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‘I’m going to put you at four or five’ – When MS Dhoni demoted Virat Kohli to find his lost form

  • Virat Kohli is known as the epitome of consistency in cricket. He has produced several match-winning knocks for India in his 12 years career.
  • But, there was a time in 2014 when Kohli was struggling to find form and there were talks of him getting dropped from the team.
  • India went on a tour of England expecting some match-winning performances from their new batting protagonist, Virat Kohli.
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