PLAYERS NEWS
"Virat Kohli Is My Inspiration" - Haseeb Hameed

Haseeb Hameed recently signed a new contract with Nottinghamshire until the end of the 2020 season. In a recent interview, he  revealed his inspiration and said - "Virat Kohli is a great inspiration for people to look at and see what you can achieve if you put your mind to it and have a bit of discipline. I have something deep down that won't let me stop. While he would have never contemplated "waking away from the game". That is when you need something within you, deep down to stop you from giving in and to try one more time".

Sydney Sixers Sign Gurinder Sandhu

Sydney Sixers has recently signed in Gurinder Sandhu as a replacement for Mitchell Strac. Sandhu, while expressing his feelings, said - “I’m very thankful for this opportunity from the Sydney Sixers that has been provided to me and I’m just going to do the best I can here. I’ll train with the guys and try and learn what I can. I am only 27 so I still have plenty of learning to do. Having played BBL cricket since BBL|02, I think experience is something I can bring the Sydney Sixers, It’s exciting wearing the magenta.”

'Hats Off To Virat Kohli'- Gautam Gambhir

Former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir has praised skipper Virat Kohli for becoming the fastest player to reach the 12,000 ODI mark in international cricket. Gambhir said - “You can take anything, you can actually do whatever you want, but the best feeling in the world is when you score that last run and come back to your hotel room and you’re so satisfied that you’ve done something for your country, what you were meant to do. So probably, all those combinations have made him what he is, and hats off to him, he’s scored more than 20,000 runs, centuries all that,”.

England Can Beat Any Team In The World - Ben Stokes

After a 3-0 win against South Africa, England's all-rounder Ben Stokes feels that England can Beat any team in the world if it is at full strength and said - "It's a scary thing to think about where this team could go when we have played some games together. We are very confident in our ability as a side and what we have always done is to focus on ourselves. We look at the other team - their strengths and weaknesses - but what we do well concentrate on ourselves and put pressure on ourselves to perform better".

Fletcher In And Bairstow Out Of BBL 2020

Jonny Bairstow has previously given a confirmation that he will not be a part of BBL 2020-21 so, Melbourne stars have officially signed wicketkeeper-batsman Andre Fletcher in place of Bairstow. Fletcher said - "I'm really looking forward to coming over to the Melbourne Stars and being part of what should be an exciting season ahead. Hopefully, I can bring my brand of batting and recent form to the Stars". Stars Head Coach David Hussey said: "We're glad Andre was in a position to join us and he'll bring plenty of power and entertainment at the top of the batting order".

"Iam Dissapointed After The Omission From T20I" - Wood

In a recent interview, Mark Wood has expressed his disappointment after the omission in the T20I series and said - "I didn't think I did a lot wrong in the T20s. I think I did quite well. But last time I was in South Africa I got smacked. Maybe that was a reason I wasn't picked? I know you are saying about slow wickets but it is very different in South Africa to India. I feel I am in form and can do pretty well even I did alright in the T20 series against Australia".

D'Arcy Short To Replace Injured Warner

Australian dashing opener David Warner has been ruled out from the remaining ODIs and T20Is matches after injuring his groin in the 2nd ODI against India. Cricket Australia named D'Arcy Short as Warner’s replacement in the T20I series. Short played his last T20 game back in 2019 against India. He has been training really hard this summer in New South Wales. In his T20I career, Short has featured in 20 games in which he has made 592 runs which includes four half-centuries with an average of 32.89.

OUT Of Bangabandhu T20 Cup

Bangladesh Test captain Mominul Haque has been ruled out from the ongoing Bangabandhu T20 Cup due to a fractured finger. Chattogram's team physio Enamul Haque said -'' Yes he is ruled out from the tournament after fracturing his index finger of the right hand, We had an x-ray and there was a fracture and as it will take at least four to six weeks to heal we have ruled him out of the competition,  He will be taken to Apollo Hospital and there the specialized doctors will decide their next course of action.”

I Learnt A Lot From CSK

In a recent interview, Sam Curran said - "I really enjoyed the IPL and feel I have taken my game to a different standard in terms of my learning. I took a lot away from that group and the coaching staff at Chennai. I feel my game has improved since I went there and I want to keep trying to improve and become a regular. England is a great team and I'm ready to take the new ball in a T20 game for England. It is really great responsibility to have, where i can set the tone from ball one."

White Appointed As An Assistant Coach For Strikers

Former International cricketer Cameron White has taken the assistant coach role for Strikers. Cameron White, while talking about his new role, said - “I enjoyed my time with the Strikers last season and after making the call to finish up my playing career, I’m really looking forward to this next chapter in cricket. I assisted in some coaching during BBL|09 and it was a buzz then, so I knew when my career finished up that I would keep pursuing it. We’ve assembled a very talented squad and I can’t wait to continue working with them this summer.”