Reacting to the BCCI's decision to suspend the Indian Premier League’s title sponsorship deal with Chinese mobile maker Vivo, the Indian cricketing body's President Sourav Ganguly termed it a 'blip' and not a 'financial crisis'.
At 117-5, England were staring at a certain defeat. It would have been their second at home this summer, and a demoralizing one at that because the opposition had dominated for the most part of the test. But Woakes and Buttler scripted a remarkable turnaround to help their nation register a famous win.
This victory will be remembered for a long time because, of late, chasing hasn’t been easy in test match cricket, especially when the target is in excess of 200. A strong team like India have faltered time and time again chasing targets around 200 in the fourth innings for the past 2-3 years, although mostly overseas. So, when Pakistan had set a target of 277 runs, Azhar Ali would have been pretty confident of defending it.
After all the confusion over who will host the upcoming T20 World Cups in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic throwing things out of gear, the updated schedule has finally been announced by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
Former India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh enjoyed playing against the Australians. In the 2001 home series in particular he was all over the Aussies, finishing with 32 wickets in three Tests to almost single-handedly win the series for India. He was especially successful against Ricky Ponting, who couldn't score a run against Harbhajan and dashing wicket-keeper batsman Adam Gilchrist.
India's captain and vice-captain Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have retained the top two spots in the ICC ODI ranking for batsmen. Kohli is at the top position with 871 points followed by Rohit with 855. Pakistan's Babar Azam is at the number three spot with 829 points.
In another twist to the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 saga, VIVO has pulled out as the title sponsor of this year’s edition, following the massive backlash on social media. On Sunday, BCCI announced that VIVO was retained as title sponsor as it was too late to look for a replacement. However, enraged fans took to social media and criticised the move citing the Galwan Valley clash between India and China, which killed 20 Indian soldiers.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 has been officially announced. The cash-rich league will take place from September 19 to November 10. However, the bigger talking point has been BCCI's decision to retain the Chinese sponsors for the tournament despite the recent souring of relations between the two countries owing to the Galwan Valley clash.