Sad news for Harbhajan Singh fans!!
Harbhajan Singh is the start player from Chennai Super Kings team but he slated for the retirement after IPL 2020.
In a recent twitter post, Harbhajan Singh announced about his retirements from all forms of cricket after IPL 2020. Previously Singh played for Mumbai Indians (MI) and shifted to Chennai Super Kings(CSK) 2 years ago.
Harbhajan Singh, an Indian Internation Cricketer, born on 3 July 1980, commonly known as Harbhajan or Bhaji plays all forms of cricket. He has another nickname outside India i.e ‘The Turbanator’, which means procuring his skills as a bowler in terminating the innings of the opposition. Being a Sikh, he wears Turban while getting into the play.
He is a spin bowler and scored the highest number of Test wickets till the date. He made his debut for One Day International and Test in 1998. In the beginning, his career got affected by investigations into the Legality of his Bowling Action and disciplinary incidents. At the age of 39, he played for India in the Asian Cup T20 at the United Arab Emirates in the year 2016. In 2015, Singh played for India against Zimbabwe under ODI series and later he did not participate in International Tournaments for India. He served as a former captain of IPL team for Mumbai Indians and Punjab in earlier 2012. He won India’s Fourth Civilian honour award i.e Padma Shri in 2009.
After 10 years relationship with Mumbai Indian, he was into Chennai Super Kings team. So, IPL 2020 will be the last season, the audience can see Harbhajan Singh playing.
VIVO IPL Postponed due to the Impact Coronavirus- Rescheduled Dates, Timings
The Board of Control for Cricket India(BCCI) cannot give up on their players so the President deiced to postpone VIVO IPL 2020. As per the schedule, VIVO IPL should start from 29 March but the date shifted to 15 April 2020. The Coronavirus victims in India are increasing each day so conducting IPL in this situation might be a risky task. As a precautionary measure against Coronavirus pandemic, the Board of Control of Cricket in India(BCCI) released a statement on Friday about the postponement of IPL 2020. The Delhi government has not encouraged any sporting event and said that it will not allow conducting any sports in the city. So BCCI took charge to delay the commencement of IPL 13th season to April 15.
India will not permit visa approvals for travelling from other countries till 15 April. Players from overseas don’t have an option to play. And this decision taken by BCCI will help the teams to get their players by rescheduled dates. If VIVO IPL could commence as per the previous schedule, the first match should be between MI and CSK. The Board has to release new schedule, timings, and dates for IPL 2020. It is said that BCCI to join hands with the Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, State Government with regards to Novel Coronavirus.
A meet between the IPL Governing Council is set to discuss tomorrow i.e on Saturday in Mumbai. Prior to meet, the office bearers and the governing council members were expected to speak with all the franchises of the league. With the growing cases of Coronavirus, BCCI has come to this decision today. Last day, there was a discussion about conducting IPL in closed doors. But the postponement of IPL 2020 changed the entire schedule. If the deadly virus impact gets down with the increase in the temperature, IPL will run as expected from April 14. All the other matches might get postponed or cancelled between these dates.
BCCI to conduct VIVO IPL 2020 behind Closed Doors? Coronavirus Pandemic
The number of Coronavirus cases is growing and it has been showing a great impact on sports. The heat of Coronavirus has now spread to Indian Premier League(IPL) 2020. The Board of Control for Cricket(BCCI) is looking for possibilities to conduct IPL 2020 behind the closed doors. As of now, the government has put a halt to all existing foreign visas expect to employment, diplomatic, Project visa categories. The Ministry of External Affairs has advised hosting IPL 2020 amid the outbreak of Coronavirus in India.
The BCCI has to follow the Health Ministry’s advice of avoiding large gathering in sports events to protect the players from deadly Coronavirus. Keeping Coronavirus influence on IPL, the organisers are looking for the possibilities to conduct the matches in the closed doors. The IPL governing council to meet on Saturday i.e March 14 in order to make a decision on conducting IPL tournament. The latest report reveals that the foreign players will not play IPL till April 15 considering visa suspension in India. The first fixture of IPL 2020 is between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. If the Board announces any changes, the players may play behind the closed doors.
The World Health Organization has characterised the outbreak of Coronvirus as “Pandemic”. With the rise in the number of cases in India, the impact of Coronavirus seems to be high. Taking this into consideration, the board has to decide whether to conduct IPL behind the closed doors or not. As BCCI cannot give up on the players, the decision is tending towards the closed doors. However, the decision of conducting IPL 2020 was left to BCCI and the organisers.
VIVO IPL 2020 Purple Cap- Who has the highest chances of Winning
The orange cap was presented to the high run-scorer, Purple Cap was also introduced. The Purple Cap is an award presented to the Highest wicket-taker in the Indian Premier League(IPL). The bowler who has scored a high number of wickets will wear the Purple cap while fielding. On the final day of the season, the leading wicket-taker will be declared. The player with a high economy rate will be awarded a purple cap when tie takes place. Sohail Tanvir(RR) from Pakistan won the first Purple cap in 2008 and R.P. Singh the second player to win it in 2009. This year IPL will start on 29 March 2020; the first match is between MI and CSK.
Which player has the high chances of winning Purple Cap in VIVO IPL 2020? According to the graph of the bowlers, we have listed the eligible players here. One among these players is expected to win Purple cap IPL 13th season.
|Imran Tahir||17 Matches||386 Balls||431Runs||26 Wickets|
Imran Tahir is a Pakistani spin bowler and a right-handed batsman. He is currently playing for T20Is representing South Africa team. He is the first South African bowler to steal seven wickets in One Day International(ODI), 2016. He hit the target of 100 ODI wickets in 58 matches. In 2017, he was recorded as the fastest South African bowler to take 50 wickets in T20I. From 10 overs, he took 2 wickets for 14 runs in the match against SA vs NZ in 2017. And in 2018, Imran Tahir hit the hat-trick in ODIs and stood as the fourth top bowler for South Africa. He is known for spinning the ball to right-handers and take the wicket. It is not easy for the batsmen to understand the way it spins. In 2019, Imran Tahir won IPL 2019 Purple Cap and is expected to win this year.
|Kagiso Rabada||12 Matches||282 Balls||368 Runs||25 Wickets|
Kagiso Rabada is a South African international cricketer known for his right-arm fast bowling. He is a fast pace bowler and a left-handed batsman. He played for South Africa for the first time in 2014 in a limited-overs match. In 2019 IPL, he failed to win the Purple cap due to the injury. He is known as the best fast bowler till the date with 25 wickets in 12 matches. He could hit the deck hard with his fast bowling and takes the wickets easily. The bowler catches the batsmen position and delivers the ball when they are not ready to take it. He is one among the list of bowlers who has the high chances of winning Purple case in this IPL season.
|Deepak Chahar||17 Matches||387 Balls||482 runs||22 Wickets|
Deepak Chahar, an Indian Medium pace bowler and right-handed batsmen. He plays for Rajasthan in domestic cricket and Chennai Super Kings in IPL tournaments. In the T20 International January 2020, he is the first cricketer to take a hat-trick. International Cricket Council(ICC) has awarded T20I performance of the year for taking six wickets for seven runs against Bangladesh. Compared to other bowlers, he is known for his best delivery of the ball. The right-hand batsman will have a tough play with Chahar’s bowling. He is also good bouncer so it would help him to shift the batsmen.
Shreyas Gopal, Jasprit Bumrah, Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Shami were also the top order bowlers but these three ranked at the top. Don’t know if these bowlers can make their Purple cap debut this year. While other bowlers may also get this chance if they could make high wickets in this IPL season. While Imran Tahir from Chennai Super Kings(CSK) won Purple Cap in 2019. If the Indian pitch supports the spinners, then the Purple cap holder will be a Spin bowler. Let’s see who will win 2020 IPL Purple Cap.
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