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While Australia have already been part of six white-ball fixtures against England after the Covid-19 break, this will be the first international fixture for Team India since the entire world came to a screeching halt in March this year.

The year 2020 has tested and tried many around the globe but one player that would not complain much is Tom Banton, who turned 22 this month. He has risen through the ranks, played all around the world, in high profile T20 leagues, performed and earned the England cap.

There are several hugely popular sports in the United States including American football, baseball, ice hockey, basketball, horse racing, golf, tennis, boxing, and soccer. Some of which, such as soccer, have taken time to develop and become popular with sports fans in the US but many people are now enjoying the sport. However, one sport that continues to struggle in terms of fans is cricket. Why has the US failed to embrace the sport of cricket?

One may not have realized that the Mumbai Indians weren’t always the dominant force in cricket. However, the 2020 Indian Premier League champions are starting to become a dynasty in the world of competitive cricket. The Indians have won three of the last five championships, including five of the last eight.

While the best sides in this year's IPL tournament made it to the top four, the same cannot be said about some players. Some batsmen in IPL teams that did not make it to the playoffs did their best, but could not steer their teams into the playoff stages. Here is a list of some of the star players that missed out in the playoffs compiled into an " Unfortunate XI" line-up.

The age of Twenty20 franchise tournaments around the world has meant that the real big money has come to cricket in a way that it had not in the decades preceding. It is now possible for the big guns of cricket to be compared to international stars from other sports.