IPL 2020 News
MI pacer Bumrah has been away from cricket since he was released from the bio-bubble after the conclusion of pink-ball Test against England. Bumrah posted a video through which he announced that he is quarantining and also keeping himself fit with different exercises. Mumbai Indians are set to open their IPL 2021 campaign on April 9 against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Aaron Finch-led Australia will go into the shortest format of the game on the back of a 2-1 victory in the three-match ODI series against Virat Kohli's India. India will be keen to take inspiration from their third ODI victory and kickstart the T20I series against Australia on a winning note. Importantly, India have never lost a T20I series in Australia -- they lost a one-off game in 2008.
KL Rahul donned the gloves and captained Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2020, drawing immediate comparisons to the legendary MS Dhoni. Ahead of India's series against Australia, Rahul said that someone of Dhoni's stature can't be replaced. Rahul said that Dhoni set a very high benchmark for the role of keeper-batsman and that he learnt a lot from the former skipper.
India have been struggling to find the next frontline wicketkeeper-batsman, ever since the retirement of MS Dhoni. BCCI chief and former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly named two players, who he believes are India's best bet for the crucial role. Ganguly said Rishabh Pant and Wriddhiman Saha are the best two wicketkeeper-batsmen in the country at the moment.
Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has called for Rohit Sharma to be made India's T20I captain, replacing Virat Kohli. Gautam Gambhir remarked that Rohit Sharma was miles ahead of Virat Kohli in terms of captaincy. Rohit Sharma had led Mumbai Indians to the title victory in IPL 2020 - his fifth IPL crown as the captain of Mumbai.
Ahead of their much awaited series against England at home, South Africa's star pacer Kagiso Rabada spoke about life in bio-bubbles. Rabada said that living in a bio-bubble is almost like living in a luxury prison. Rabada was in brilliant form for Delhi Capitals in the recently concluded IPL 2020, grasping 30 wickets and winning the Purple Cap.
Suryakumar Yadav had a phenomenal run with the bat in IPL 2020, being instrumental in Mumbai Indians' title win. However, he was not selected for India's tour of Australia, which came as a shock to many. The legendary Brian Lara said that Suryakumar should have made the cut into the Indian team after a fantastic IPL 2020.
After a stellar performance in the recently concluded IPL 2020 for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Shubman Gill wants to do well against Australia. Gill was the top-scorer for KKR in IPL 2020 with 440 runs and was rewarded with a place in the nation team for the crucial tour against Australia. In the absence of Rohit Sharma, Gill might be given the opening duties alongside Shikhar Dhawan.
After an illustrious career spanning exactly 30 years, WWE legend 'The Undertaker' made his final appearance during their Survivor Series event on Sunday. IPL side Rajasthan Royals wished the acclaimed wrestler upon his retirement. Widely considered as the greatest wrestler of all times, Taker was amongst the most popular characters in the professional wrestling industry.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) had a disappointing run in the recently concluded IPL 2020. They failed to qualify for the IPL Playoffs after finishing a lowly fifth in the points table. Former Indian cricketer Aakash Chopra said that KKR should go for a major overhaul and should retain only three players.