Sunday, April 14

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Harbhajan singh and Misbah-ul-haq. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Rajdeep Sardesai picks his all-time India ODI XI; chooses Rohit Sharma to open with Sachin Tendulkar

  • The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic has led to the cricketing action being stopped almost all over the world
  • During this period, many cricket experts and former players have picked their all-time XIs in respective formats.
  • And India’s former first-class cricketer and senior journalist Rajdeep Sardesai and has joined the bandwagon now as he picked the country’s all-time XI in the ODI format.
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Cricket Australia announces international schedule for 2020-21 summer

  • Cricket Australia (CA) has put forth its entire international schedule, starting August 9 with a Men’s ODI series against Zimbabwe and ending with a one-off T20I versus New Zealand on February 2, 2021.
  • Cricket in the country came to a halt in March after the hosts’ first ODI versus the Black Caps at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Their home Tests against Bangladesh also had to be cancelled.
  • However, with the restrictions in Australia being loosened, CA is optimistic about the games going ahead as per schedule provided the coronavirus doesn’t play spoilsport.
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JP Duminy names his all-time IPL XI; chooses Virat Kohli over Rohit Sharma as the captain

  • Since the inception of Indian Premier League, many global, as well as Indian stars, have taken the tournament by storm.
  • Meanwhile, at a time when the sporting scenario is at a standstill, South Africa‘s JP Duminy dished out an all-time IPL XI for his fans.
  • To start off his side, Duminy went with the left-handed opening duo of Chris Gayle and Adam Gilchrist.
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Jemimah Rodrigues picks her all-time IPL XI; chooses five foreigners in the team

  • Jemimah Rodrigues has been the shining light of the India Women’s team on and off the field.
  • Having made her international debut at an early age of 18, she has played 16 ODIs and 44 T20Is already and was also the part of the team that reached the final of the T20 World Cup earlier this year.
  • Like many, Jemimah has also been stuck at home during the pandemic but has been entertaining her fans with her frequent social media appearances.
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‘In the 2008 IPL final, CSK team meeting led by MS Dhoni lasted for 2 minutes’ – Parthiv Patel

  • MS Dhoni, who led the national side from 2007 to 2016 in the limited-overs format and 2008 to 2014 in Tests, is considered as one of the most successful skippers of India
  • The veteran has been away from the sport since almost a year now but his popularity and fan-following fails to diminish.
  • Many former CSK players have often hailed Dhoni’s decisions and instincts on the field.
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‘Wanted to finish that over’- Harbhajan Singh on Misbah-ul-Haq hitting three sixes off his bowling in the 2007 T20 World Cup final

  • India indeed won the 2007 T20 World Cup final against Pakistan in Johannesburg.
  • However, Harbhajan Singh didn’t have the best of days. He didn’t even complete his quota, leaking 36 runs in the three overs he bowled.
  • It could be one of the reasons why the then skipper MS Dhoni went for the inexperienced Joginder Sharma to bowl the last over ahead of the Punjab off-spinner.
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MS Dhoni can play the T20 World Cup even if it’s postponed: Keshav Banerjee

  • Keshav Banerjee, MS Dhoni’s childhood coach, believes that the veteran wicketkeeper has the potential to play the T20 World Cup in Australia even if the tournament gets postponed.
  • Currently, reports of the mega event being deferred have been doing the rounds.
  • However, apex cricket board, the International Cricket Council (ICC) is yet to officially announce the same.
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Afghanistan to play maiden Day-Night Test against Australia in Perth

  • Prior to India’s four-match Test series against Australia, Afghanistan are scheduled to play a Day-Night Test versus the Aussies, starting November 21 in Perth.
  • The Afghans have played four Tests thus far, but for the maiden time they will be playing with the pink-ball under the lights.
  • The Asian country got Test status in 2017 and their last match was against the West Indies in Lucknow.
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I don’t know why AB de Villiers gets out whenever he faces me: Sreesanth

  • India, in 2007, became the Champions of the T20 format winning the inaugural World Cup edition under MS Dhoni’s captaincy.
  • It was a team effort as a whole and the pace bowler Sreesanth had also played an important role.
  • Though he could scalp only six wickets in seven matches, five of them came in the last three matches against South Africa (must-win game), Australia (Semi-final) and Pakistan (Final).
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Pakistan’s domestic structure outside the PSL needs improvement, feels Tom Moody

  • Tom Moody, the former Australian cricketer, feels that the Pakistan Super League (PSL) has helped Pakistan unearth a number of talented cricketers.
  • However, he mentioned that the domestic structure should also be focussed on for the betterment of cricket in the country.
  • The 54-year-old Moody said that the current Pakistan team doesn’t quite have the firepower lower down the order.
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