Aakash Chopra and Virat Kohli
Aakash Chopra and Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Twitter)

ICC postpones Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia due to COVID-19 pandemic

  • The COVID-19 debacle has disrupted all major sporting events across the world.
  • The pandemic has forced many cricket boards to push or cancel many global events.
  • ICC, in the wake of ongoing coronavirus pandemic, confirmed on Monday that the Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia 2020 has been postponed.
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Reports: Australia tour of England to begin on September 4

  • Australia’s proposed bio-secure tour of England is likely commence on September 4. Both the teams are scheduled to play three T20Is and as many as One-Day Internationals.
  • Australia has already named a 26-man preliminary squad keeping the tour in mind which is expected to be officially finalised soon.
  • Also, the bio-secure venues, Southampton and Manchester are likely to play hosts to six limited-overs matches.
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Rishabh Pant’s talent is getting wasted: Kirti Azad

  • Kirti Azad, the former Indian cricketer, reckons that India are not making optimum utilisation of Rishabh Pant’s talent.
  • Pant made his international debut way back in February 2017, but started playing regular since India’s Test series against England in 2018.
  • In the same year, he made his ODI debut against the West Indies. He also made the World Cup squad, though as a replacement.
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Virat Kohli is very similar to Sourav Ganguly, he backs youngsters like Rishabh Pant: Irfan Pathan

  • Over the years, there have been many prospects who have paved their way into the national side after performing at the U19 level.
  • Current India skipper Virat Kohli was himself a part of the Under-19 team which clinched the 2008 World Cup trophy.
  • Kohli, the then U19 skipper had gained many accolades for his performances in the showpiece event.
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Aakash Chopra feels RCB would fancy their chances if IPL is held in UAE

  • India’s esteemed cricket commentator and former opening batsman Aakash Chopra  reckons the Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) might benefit if the Indian Premier League (IPL) is held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
  • He also mentioned Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) as the other two favourites stating that they might do well in those conditions.
  • Chopra stated that the big grounds where your bowling won’t be exposed would favour a weak bowling side like Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) who features a strong batting lineup.
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BCCI planning to host IPL 2020 from September 26 to November 8; Broadcaster unhappy

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has reportedly finalized a tentative schedule for the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020).
  • The board is hoping to organize the tournament from September 26 to November 8 this year.
  • Also, there are chances that the league would be hosted by UAE this year owing to the rise in coronavirus cases in India.
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IPL is the pinnacle of all T20 tournaments: Mitchell Santner

  • Mitchell Santner, the New Zealand all-rounder, has named the Indian Premier League (IPL) as the pinnacle of all T20 tournaments.
  • Santner was picked by the MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 2018 edition of the cash-rich league, but he missed out due to an injury.
  • In 2019, he made his IPL debut against the Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
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Mohammad Amir set to join Pakistan squad in England after early birth of his second child

  • Pakistan have received a huge boost as the left-arm pacer Mohammad Amir will be joining the squad in England soon.
  • He had earlier pulled out of the tour citing the reason for the birth of his second child during the tour.
  • But the baby girl was born earlier than expected which has paved the way for him to travel to England for the three-match T20I series.
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‘I’m hungry, why can’t I do the same?’- Stuart Broad confident of emulating James Anderson’s Test career

  • Stuart Broad, the veteran fast bowler, reckons that at times, he is being deemed as an “older” member of the England Test team.
  • The Nottingham-born wants to replicate James Anderson as far as his Test career is concerned.
  • Anderson is currently the Brits’ leading wicket-taker in the purest format, having picked up 587 wickets in 152 matches with 28 five-wicket hauls.
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Don’t see Hardik Pandya making India’s Test team for Australia tour: Aakash Chopra

  • Aakash Chopra, the former Indian cricketer, reckons that Hardik Pandya would find it tough to make India’s squad for the Test series in Australia.
  • Pandya last played in the format back when Virat Kohli and Co toured England in 2018. But since then, he has been pegged back by injuries.
  • Though he has played ODI and T20Is for the Men in Blue, he hasn’t cemented his Test spot just yet.
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Source: Cricket News – CricTracker


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