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What happened in the cricket world today – April 17

Here is the wrap-up of the news from the cricketing world today.

Ravindra Jadeja, Kane Williamson, Deepak Chahar, and Kyle Jamieson
Ravindra Jadeja, Kane Williamson, Deepak Chahar, and Kyle Jamieson. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Here are the titbits of news that matter in the cricket world today.

1. IPL 2021: Daniel Sams joins RCB squad after recovering from COVID-19

There is some good news coming in for the Royal Challengers Bangalore side, as news has come in that pacer Daniel Sams is now eligible to take the field for them on 18th April 2021 against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). Sams has reportedly recovered from Covid-19.

2. Presence of Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell takes pressure off me: Kyle Jamieson

Kyle Jamieson was a major attraction in the 2021 IPL auctions that took place in Chennai. The Kiwi pacer was pouched for a gargantuan sum of INR 14.25 Crores by the RCB franchise. And now, Jamieson has opined that rubbing shoulders alongside names like Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell takes away a lot of pressure.

3. ‘Our philosophy, when we pick players and put them in the team, is to back them’ – Stephen Fleming backs Ruturaj Gaikwad

Ruturaj Gaikwad has experienced a poor start with the bat in the 2021 edition of the IPL. In the two matches that Gaikwad has played in the 14th IPL edition, the right-hander has scored just 10 runs. But then, Stephen Fleming has stated that the CSK side will back the players whom they pick.

4. ‘Not necessary to play four overseas players’ – Aakash Chopra suggests MI to play only three foreign players against SRH

Cricketer turned commentator Aakash Chopra feels that the Mumbai Indians should play only three overseas players. Chopra added that Marco Jansen should be dropped and Piyush Chawla should take his place.

5. IPL 2021: Preity Zinta lauds Shahrukh Khan for batting well under pressure against CSK

Shah Rukh Khan was the only batsman who put up a fight in Punjab Kings’ (PBKS) loss to the Chennai Super Kings (CSK). And now, the owner of the Punjab side, Preity Zinta has heaped praise on Shah Rukh for his performance with the willow.

6. ‘Disgrace’ – Michael Vaughan expresses dismay over Ravindra Jadeja not receiving Grade A+ contract from BCCI

Indian cricketer Ravindra Jadeja was not promoted to the A+ Grade in the latest BCCI contracts list. And now, former England captain Michael Vaughan has expressed his opinion regarding this matter.

7. ‘Tracking really nicely and hoping to be fit and ready within the week’ – Kane Williamson updates on his injury

Kane Williamson has not yet played a single match for the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) side due to injury. And, Williamson has now said that his recovery process is going on smoothly.

8. Deepak Chahar reveals how he received a text on social media from a fan requesting him to skip CSK’s next game

Deepak Chahar’s scintillating four-wicket haul made the Punjab Kings (PBKS) willow wielders appear flummoxed in the match between CSK and KXIP on 16th April 2021. Chahar has now opened up on the message that he received from a fan, where the fan told him not to take part in the match against the Punjab Kings (PBKS) outfit.