The Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Rajasthan Royals may miss their opening matches of the upcoming season with veteran all-rounder Ben Stokes, who is currently in New Zealand with his ailing father Gade. Stokes, who was a member of the World Cup winning team, is considered the best all-rounder of all time. He returned to New Zealand in the middle of the Test series against Pakistan where his father and former international player are undergoing treatment for cancer.
“As per the segregation rules in New Zealand, Stokes remained alone for 14 days after arriving there,” a source in the franchise, who is aware of the matter, told PTI-Language on condition of confidentiality. Now he will meet his father and obviously he would like to spend some time with his family during this difficult time. ”Stokes was linked to the team by the Royals with a bid of Rs 12.5 crore.
“He has just completed Isolation (in New Zealand), so it is understandable that he will not be with the team for the initial matches of the IPL,” the source said. The franchisee will not even call him now as it is not his priority right now. Let them spend a good time with the family, the IPL may be discussed later. “The upcoming season of the IPL will be played in the UAE due to the Kovid-19 pandemic which will start from September 19. It is understood that the franchise will have 29 years. K will be waiting to confirm the availability of this player.
Significantly, the Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) released the schedule of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on September 6 after a long wait and as per tradition, the defending champions Mumbai Indians finished last year’s runners-up Chennai in the first match on September 19 in Abu Dhabi. Will clash with superkings. The world’s largest T20 league is being held this year in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah in three locations of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) due to the increase in the number of cases of Kovid-19 in India. After the inaugural match of the tournament, the Delhi Capitals and Kings XI Punjab will be face to face in Dubai on the next day, while on 21 September there will be a match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore. The first match in Sharjah will be played on 22 September between Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings.
According to the BCCI release, two matches will be played for a total of ten days. Of these, the first match would start at 3.30 pm Indian time, and the second match would start at 7.30 pm. Dubai will host a total of 24 matches. 20 matches will be played in Abu Dhabi and 12 in Sharjah. The IPL 2020 playoff venues will be announced later. The final will be held on 10 November. The tournament will run for a total of 53 days and thus become the longest running season in the history of IPL.
Virat Kohli and his Royal Challengers Bangalore team will enter the league this time without any pressure of expectations and Kohli says that he felt this kind of peace in 2016, so far from the failures in all seasons of the Indian Premier League. . Despite the presence of champion players like Kohli and AB de Villiers in the team, RCB could not make it to the playoffs in the last three seasons. The last time the team reached the final in 2016 was in which Kohli had scored four centuries.
The Indian captain said in RCB’s YouTube show ‘Bold Diaries’, “It was a pleasure to be a part of the 2016 IPL. It is the most balanced team since then. “Kohli said that both he and de Villiers felt that this season could be a success.” I never felt such calmness before the session. A.B. He is also feeling the same and has come fully fit with great leisure. I feel that as far as the IPL environment is concerned, I feel better and more balanced. ”
Kohli said, “Forgetting the things of the past, we will play without the pressure of expectations.” He has done this many times before. “He has a lot of talented players and people like to see him play. That’s why there are so many expectations from the team.” He said it was a good decision to appoint Mike Hewson as head coach who can act as a bridge between management and players.
Despite not being successful in IPL as a team, Kohli can focus on cricket on the basis of team management’s confidence. He said, “If he is worried, he can come and talk.” They have every right to it and meaningful dialogue is always welcome. Kohli said that South African fast bowler Chris Maurice, Australia’s ODI captain Aaron Finch and wicketkeeper batsman Josh Phillip are in the team. The IPL will be played in Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi this year. Kohli said that having all the places around would make it easier for the players.
Everything is not going well for Chennai Super Kings before the start of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the world’s largest cricket league. Ever since 13 members, including two of their players, have turned out to be Corona positive, the team’s troubles have not been named. These troubles also include the sudden return of India to the team’s star batsman and vice-captain Suresh Raina. However, after reaching India, Raina hoped that he could join the CSK team once again. But there is a new twist in the whole affair which makes it difficult for Raina to return to the IPL.
According to an English website Inside Sports, Raina has been dropped from CSK’s WhatsApp group after he left the team. However, the team management which also has SS Dhoni, Coach Fleming and CEO are in touch with them and are looking for a way back. Earlier, when 13 members, including two CSK players, were found to be Kovid positive, Raina had decided to return to India, which surprised everyone.
There are several reasons for Raina’s withdrawal from the team. It includes attacks on the family, room sparring with Dhoni and Corona virus-positive cases in the team, but Raina cites the tournament as a personal reason. Recently, Suresh Raina said in a conversation with Cricbuzz, that he is like a father to him. He always stood up for me. He is close to my heart. He treats me like his younger son. I think people have misinterpreted their words. A father can scold his child. He did not know why I returned before commenting. Now I have told them. After that my message has also come to me. We talked about it and CSK and I want to come out of this myself. ”
Please tell that if Suresh Raina withdraws from the IPL, then the team will have to suffer a lot of loss. Raina is one of the highest run-scorer in IPL history. He has scored more than 5000 runs for the team so far. Among the batsmen who have scored the most runs, only Team India captain Virat Kohli is above Raina. He has scored almost 50 runs more than Raina, which shows how little difference there is between the two players.
Former Indian bowler Javagal Srinath recently spoke to Ravichandran Ashwin, calling former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni a ‘yogi’. On Ashwin’s YouTube channel DRS with Ash, Srinath said that Dhoni is a yogi in cricket. Mahendra Singh Dhoni abruptly quit international cricket on the evening of 15 August this year. Dhoni wrote on his Instagram, “Thank you for your love and support so far. Consider me retired from 7.29 pm. “Dhoni is currently in the UAE for IPL 2020.
Javagal Srinath said, “The way Dhoni understands the game and keeps away from winning. The way he talks after every win. Even after winning the trophy, there is a neutrality on his face. Even when things are not favorable on the pitch, their connection with the body is done as if nothing has happened. Only a yogi can do all this.
He added, “He is a great cricketer. The more you cut yourself from the game, let your senses relax, the better it is for you. Dhoni is the master of all this. He has immense respect for sports in his mind.
During this interview, Srinath also recalled his first meeting with Dhoni. The meeting was held in a tri-series between India, Kenya and Pakistan. Since then Srinath became his fan. He told, “I always had a great conversation with Dhoni, before and even now. There was never any controversy even as a match referee. He used to ask questions.
“I first met him in Kenya in 2003,” Srinath said. When my career was over. There was a tri-series between Pakistan, Kenya and India. Along with the league matches, the finals were not won unanimously by Dhoni. The way he played fast bowlers and spinners in the end, it seemed as if some school was playing cricket. I was so thrilled that immediately after the match ran to the dressing room and said to Dhoni … I am a tremendous fan of yours .. I wish him all the best. As I said, he is a yogi of cricket.
Cricketer Suresh Raina has said about the attack on his aunt’s family that what happened to his family in Punjab is beyond frightening. He said that he does not even know who carried out the attack. Raina, who left the IPL in Dubai due to an attack on the family and returned to the country, told via Twitter what his family has gone through in the last few days. He has sought help from Punjab Police and Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.
Raina tweeted, “What happened in Punjab with my family is beyond terrible.” My uncle was murdered. Both my aunt and my cousin were seriously injured. Unfortunately my cousin also died last night while struggling for life. My aunt’s condition is critical and she is on life support. ”
Raina wrote in another tweet, “To this day, we do not know what exactly happened that night and who did it?” I appeal to the Punjab Police to investigate the matter. At least let us know who committed this heinous crime. Those criminals should not be spared for committing further crimes. ”In the tweet, he has also tagged Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh and CMO Punjab.
Significantly, in the Pathankot district of Punjab, Suresh Raina’s aunt’s house was attacked in Punjab, in which 58-year-old Ashoka Kumar, his uncle, was killed, four family members were injured. After receiving this information, Raina went back home to play IPL in Dubai. Based on the initial information, the police had said that Ashok Kumar and his family members were attacked by a gang of ‘Kale Kachchewala’ dacoits. At that time, they were all sleeping on the roof of the house. Ashok Kumar died on the spot due to head injury while four others were injured.