In today's episode, we are very happy to have sports editor Sritama Panda (@cricketpun_duh) as a guest of the show! We dive into IPL's postponement, squads for Sritama's favourites NZ taking on IND in WTC Finals and news from around the cricketing world.
Trigger warning:After introductions, in the first 7 minutes, we discuss the impact of Covid-19 currently in IND and on our near and dear ones. Please listen (or not) to this part of the podcast with care.
- SL v BAN: 2nd Test
- ZIM v PAK: 2nd Test
IPL 2021 news
- IPL postponed due to rising cases.
- English counties offer to host IPL 2021 in September.
- CSA no longer under threat of de-recognition, Mthethwa withdraws notice after his conditions are met.
- Thissara Perera announces retirement from international cricket.
- Franchises ask that PSL 2021 be moved to UAE?
- Veda Krishnamurthy bereaved, loses mother and sister to covid in 2 weeks.
- Mandhana, Rodrigues, Kaur and Deepti (INDw players) given NoCs by BCCI to play in the Hundred.
- No Pandya, Kuldeep, Bhuvi in IND test squad for ENG and WTC finals. Shami, Vihari and Jadeja return.
Trivia Question: Who was the last spinner before SL's Jayawickrama to take 10-fer on test debut?______________________________________________________________________________