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The 17th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is just round the corner and the picture of who will feature in the opening games for their respective franchises is also getting clearer with each passing day. However, Rishabh Pant has been given clearance to resume wicket-keeping by the BCCI, Prasidh Krishna became the latest player to be ruled out of the IPL, joining the list of injured players. 

Here in this article, we’ll look at all the big news that took place on Tuesday, March 12, but before that, let’s check the matches scheduled for the day.

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka 1st ODI

After the conclusion of the three-match T20I series, Bangladesh will host Sri Lanka in a three-match ODI series, starting March 13. The opening match of the series will be played at the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chattogram from 2:00 p.m. IST. The Najmul Hossain Shanto-led side is coming after a 1-2 series defeat in the T20I series after they lost the third match by 28 runs.   

WPL 2024: Delhi Capitals Women vs Gujarat Giants

In the last league-stage clash of the Indian Premier League, Delhi Capitals Women will go head-to-head against Gujarat Giants. Delhi Capitals Women currently sit at the top spot in the standings with five out of seven wins, whereas Gujarat, like previous year, are at the bottom-most spot, and are likely to finish the year on the same note. While Delhi is just a win away from securing their playoff spot, Gujarat would aim to finish the season on a victorious note.

Major cricket events that happened on March 12

Ellyse Perry picks 6 as RCB-W beat MI-W by 7 wickets

The fight for the Women's Premier League 2024 playoffs intensified with Ellyse Perry inspiring the Royal Challengers Bangalore Women to beat Harmanpreet Kaur-led Mumbai Indians Women by seven wickets on Tuesday. In the WPL 2024 match no. 19, Australian all-rounder Ellyse Perry dismantled MI Women's batting lineup as RCB bowled out MI on 113 runs in 19 overs.

Rishabh Pant 'fit' to return to IPL as wicketkeeper-batter

BCCI has declared Rishabh Pant fit for the upcoming IPL 2024 and has been cleared for wicketkeeping roles. “After undergoing an extensive 14-month rehab and recovery process, following a life-threatening road mishap on December 30th, 2022, near Roorkee, Uttarakhand, Rishabh Pant has now been declared fit as a wicket-keeper batter for upcoming TATA IPL 2024,” the BCCI wrote. 

Suryakumar Yadav to miss initial games for MI in IPL 2024: Reports

The five-time champions Mumbai Indians have been handed a massive blow ahead of IPL 2024. The Hardik Pandya-led side will miss Suryakumar Yadav in the initial games. “Surya’s rehabilitation is on track and he will certainly ‘Return to Play’ in the IPL. However, it is not clear whether NCA’s Sports Science and Medical team will give clearance to play in the first two game,” a BCCI source told PTI.

Prasidh Krishna ruled out of IPL 2024; BCCI shares update

Rajasthan Royals will miss the services of star Indian pacer Prasidh Krishna in the upcoming IPL 2024. The 28-year-old pacer underwent a surgery on February 23 on his left quadriceps tendon and has been ruled out of the upcoming edition. “He is currently being monitored by the BCCI Medical Team and will resume rehab at the National Cricket Academy soon,” the BCCI wrote in its release.

Andrew McDonald picks Mitchell Marsh to lead Australia in T20 WC 2024

Australia head Coach Andrew McDonald speaking at the conclusion of the side’s tour of New Zealand hinted at Mitchell Marsh to take over as the captain in the T20 World Cup 2024. “I think all roads will lead to Mitch, so just got to get that ticked off in certain areas,” he said. “We think he’s the leader for the World Cup,” he further asserted.

Rajasthan Royals to wear all-pink jersey in match against Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2 024

Rajasthan Royals on Tuesday, March 12 unveiled their special all-pink jersey which will be donned by the inaugural IPL champions in their #PinkPromise match against RCB on 6th April 2024.The #PinkPromise match aims to amplify the team’s support to the inspirational and empowered women from rural India.

WATCH: Rinku Singh’s six hits junior cricketer; offers hat in apology

Majority of the players have joined camp with their respective franchises ahead of IPL 2024. Star batter Rinku Singh has also joined the side in Kolkata and in a latest video, he was seen going for big hits. In one of the videos, Rinku Singh’s six hit a junior cricketer on his head. The 26-year-old was quick to check and offered an apology by giving him a signed hat.

Babar Azam “not satisfied” after being demoted to No. 3 position

Babar Azam expressed his dissatisfaction on being demoted to No. 3 position in the Pakistan batting lineup. Speaking on the sidelines of PSL, he said, “I don’t feel or take any pressure whenever I open the innings. The team was demanding me to come down to No. 3 and I did it for the team.” But when asked of his personal preference, he added, “I was not satisfied.”

Kumar Sangakkara hints at replacement for Prasidh Krishna in IPL 2024

RR Director of Cricket Kumar Sangakkara issued a major update on the replacement for Prasidh Krishna at a team event in Jaipur. Krishna has been ruled out of the IPL 2024, after undergoing surgery in February. When asked by SportsTiger about a possible replacement for Prasidh Krishna, Kumar Sangakkara revealed that the team will focus on in-house options first.