Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and South Africa legend AB de Villiers has named a young Australian batsman, whom he feels is similar to him. According to de Villiers, he likes a lot of what he has seen about Aussie Josh Philippe.
Experienced India pacer Mohammed Shami believes that the IPL 2020, to be held in the UAE from September 19 to November 10, will be a good preparation for the tough Australia tour to follow. Indian cricketers haven’t played any international cricket since the tour of New Zealand earlier this year owing to the Coronavirus pandemic wreaking havoc
The Rajasthan Royals made a big statement after letting go of their captain and star batsman Ajinkya Rahane late last year. Rahane had been associated with them since 2011 and also captained them for one and a half years. Midway through the last season, he was sacked as the skipper and Steve Smith was given the reigns.
Kasi Viswanathan, the CEO of Chennai Super Kings, has dismissed reports of in-form England batsman Dawid Malan replacing Suresh Raina in the CSK squad for IPL 2020. Viswanathan clarified that the foreign quota of eight players in CSK was already full. Hence, there is no question of Malan joining CSK.
Former India skipper and legend Sunil Gavaskar has suggested that if India and Australia agree to swap the T20 World Cups then both the tournament and the Indian Premier League (IPL) can be held later in the year if COVID-19 subsides. Australia are scheduled to host the T20 World Cup later this year, and India in 2021.
After news reports of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 being postponed further in the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Thursday officially confirmed that the tournament has been suspended indefinitely. The decision comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the lockdown in the country will continue till May 3.
Indian legend VVS Laxman is not too impressed with former Australian captain Michael Clarke’s claims that Australian cricketers ‘sucked up’ to India captain Virat Kohli and went soft on him as they wanted to protect their IPL contracts. Contradicting Clarke, Laxman stated that being nice does not guarantee any player a place in an IPL franchise, and that much more needs to be done to earn the big bucks.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), on Tuesday, reportedly told the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchises that this year’s edition has been "postponed indefinitely". The report came after Prime Minister Narendra Modi officially extended the lockdown in the country over the Coronavirus pandemic to May 3.