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IPL 2020

T20 league, one of the most popular cricket series was scheduled to begin on March 29th 2020. However, it continues to stand postponed on account of the COVID19 pandemic.

Holding the Indian Premier League (IPL) in India leftovers BCCI president Sourav Ganguly’s he is eager that the cricket world will not have to tolerate 2020 without the eye-catching event, anyhow his concerns around the rising coronavirus (COVID-19) cases.

While the previous Indian leader said it is important for cricket to recur the routine, any choice on the IPL can be taken only after the ICC decides on the privileged circumstances of the T20 World Cup, cautious to be played in Australia in October-November.

India’s tour of Sri Lanka 

According to cricketzone.in, India decided to play three ODIs and T20s in June and July, starting June end in Sri Lanka. However, due to COVID 19 Match has been postponed and later canceled.

The withdrawal was predictable as Indian players are yet to resume training with cases continuing to rise fast in India.

The BCCI Updated Sri Lanka Cricket that due to the predominant conditions of COVID-19 pandemic, the cricket series, which included three ODIs and three T20I matches will not be possible.

Favourite Players of Sourav Ganguly

Ganguly said every group of players are different. However, he likes Virat and Rohit Sharma from the current team. He compared Mayank Agarwal with Sehwag and Bumrah with Zaheer Khan. On the other hand, he has selected Mohammed Shami Ravindra Jadeja and Aswin from the current team.

Birthday Gift

Moreover, on the occasion of Sourav Ganguly’s Birthday, Australian cricket team shared a video on a popular social media forum. This however, did not go well with many and came against their opponents Pakistan. 

The video was the triangular series played in the year 2000 in Adelaide by Australia, Pakistan and India in a One-Day International match. It featured the former India skipper scoring 141 runs against a bowling attack by Pakistan.

The match captained by Sachin Tendulkar was a real hit for the viewers. Ganguly opened the innings and recorded a striking six and 12 boundaries with a total of 141 runs. Some of the achievements are below

  • Ganguly’s score of 100+ runs gave Pakistan a stimulating target of 268.
  • However, in reply, Pakistan was bowled out for 219 with a shortage of 48 runs to hit the target.
  • The tri-nation series was ended by Ganguly as the foremost run-getter for India.

So, now you know why the video did not go well with Australia’s arch-rivals Pakistan. 

Virat Kohli Applauded Women Cricket Team

India’s men’s team Captain Virat Kohli congratulated the Harmanpreet Kaur-led women’s team for the success of the first final of the T20 World Cup in Australia.

The Indian women’s team progressive after the outstanding performance to a superior group stage record, after the semi-final game at the Sydney Cricket Ground against England, was called off due to rains without a ball being bowled.

It started with a win over defending champion Australia Bangladesh, New Zealand and Sri Lanka to top group A with eight points from the four matches.

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