Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President Sourav Ganguly opines that Day-Night Test has a bright future, and even went on to express his desire that India should play at least one pink-ball match in every series.
Australia’s experienced left-arm pacer Mitchell Starc and England’s Test skipper Joe Root have opted out of the Indian Premier League 2020 auction to be held in Kolkata on December 19. On the other hand, five Australians have listed their names with a base price of Rs 2 crore. The names include Glenn Maxwell, who recently took a break from international cricket due to mental health issues, and Chris Lynn, who was surprisingly released by Kolkata Knight Riders.
The somewhat controversial tenure of the BCCI senior selection committee led by MSK Prasad has come to an end, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly confirmed on Sunday. An amendment in the BCCI constitution does allow for a maximum term of five years for a selection committee. However, BCCI has decided not to extend the tenure of the present team.
Abhimanyu Mithun, on Friday, did the unthinkable by picking up five wickets in a over in a T20 match. Mithun achieved the feat playing for Karnataka against Haryana in the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy semi-final. Mithun’s five wickets in an over also included a hat-trick.
Australian opener David Warner continued to torment Pakistan as he hit a career-best 335 at the Adelaide Oval on Saturday, the highest individual score in a Day-Night Test. Australia declared having posted a massive 589 for 3, with Marnus Labuschagne falling for a wonderful 162.