Top Stories: Things that made news in the cricket world today

Top Stories: Things that made news in the cricket world today

All the latest news from the fraternity that hogged the limelight.

AB de Villiers & Faf Du Plessis
AB de Villiers & Faf Du Plessis. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Colin de Grandhomme back for the last three ODIs against Pakistan

  • New Zealand recalled Colin de Grandhomme for the final three ODIs against Pakistan.
  • Earlier, de Grandhomme withdrew from the ODI squad before the three matches against West Indies owing to his father’s sudden death.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Rohit and Bumrah’s addition surprised Faf du Plessis as well

  • The Indian team had a couple of surprise additions to the squad for the Cape Town Test.
  • Rohit Sharma was chosen over out-of-form Ajinkya Rahane while young seamer Jasprit Bumrah was handed over his maiden Test debut.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Hardik Pandya pledges to come back stronger, thanks fans for support

  • The Cape Town Test started on a stunning note for Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya.
  • The 24-year old joined Ravichandran Ashwin when the visitors were reeling at 76 for five and soon got reduced to 92 for seven.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Scotland to play Tri-Series with UAE and Ireland ahead of ICC World Cup Qualifier

  • The Scotland cricket team is all set to return to the United Arab Emirates in the new year to face Ireland and the UAE in a Tri-Series.
  • The tour will act as a preparatory ground to provide some valuable preparation after ahead of the ICC World Cup Qualifier in Zimbabwe which will be held in March 2018.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Trevor Bayliss wants this star England cricketer to skip IPL

  • Team England head coach Trevor Bayliss is firm in his opinion about the participation of certain English cricketers in the popular Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • Some of the biggest names of English cricket have been a part of the extravaganza in the past.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Trevor Bayliss to resign as England Coach in 2019

  • England Head coach Trevor Bayliss stated that he would be stepping down from the job after his current contract expires.
  • The announcement came after England’s heavy defeat in the fifth Ashes Test at Sydney.
  • (Read more about the story here)

The former Indian captain slams Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan for their poor show

  • Sourav Ganguly has slashed Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan indirectly for not coming to the terms of conditions in the first Test against South Africa.
  • Both threw their wickets away after getting starts in first and second innings which hurt India at crucial junctures.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Suresh Raina feels his India comeback is just one good season away

  • The ousted Indian cricketer Suresh Raina is excited to play under the captaincy of MS Dhoni once again in the upcoming edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) this year.
  • The franchise Chennai Super Kings has returned to the setup after serving the suspension of two years and retained Raina as the second player along with Dhoni and Ravindra Jadeja.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Got Ashwin’s wicket because of skipper du Plessis’ idea: Vernon Philander

  • South African pacer Vernon Philander rattled the Indian batting by picking 6 wickets in the second innings on day 4.
  • After the washout on day 3, Indian bowlers ran through the South African batting order to give the visitors an opportunity to win a Test in South Africa.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Lance Klusener reckons this cricketer would be fantastic for India

  • Former South African all-rounder Lance Klusener looked mighty pleased with the way emerging all-rounder Hardik Pandya fared up in the Cape Town Test.
  • Team India lost the match but the things could have been worse for them had Hardik not rescued them in the first innings.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Ramiz Raja explains the reason behind Pakistan’s poor performance

  • New Zealand have taken a 2-0 lead in the five-match series against Pakistan.
  • A Kane Williamson century in the first match took the Black Caps to 315 in their 50 overs.
  • (Read more about the story here)

BCCI announces new overseas tour for team India in 2018

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recently announced India’s short tour of Ireland this year.
  • The board made the announcement in an official press release on their official website.
  • (Read more about the news)

BCCI announces India Women’s ODI squad for South Africa tour

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the ODI squad of India Women’s side for the upcoming South Africa tour.
  • The team will play a three-match ODI series against Proteas Women commencing on February 5 before which they will also play a warm-up game in Bloemfontein.
  • (Read more about the story here)

PCB announces T20I squad for New Zealand tour

  • Recently, Pakistan unveiled a new kit for the T20 series against New Zealand.
  • In the last series, they whitewashed Sri Lanka 3-0 quite comfortably. But this is altogether a different challenge.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Umpires allowed to call off play in case of extreme heat

  • Cricket is an outdoor sport. It’s surroundings and the weather can play a major impact in the outcome of the game.
  • The conditions favour the home team as they would have practiced in those conditions and get used to it.
  • (Read more about the story here )

IPL 2018: Chennai Super Kings appoint their captain, vice-captain for the season

  • The Chennai Super Kings are all set to make a comeback to the Indian Premier League (IPL) roster this year. The Men in Yellow were out of action in the previous two instalments of the tournament.
  • CSK were serving their two-year suspension period along with the other franchise Rajasthan Royals.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Michael Vaughan reckons a huge IPL deal for a Caribbean-born cricketer

  • With the presence of a handful number of T20 leagues around the world, more number of players are coming up and attracting the selectors.
  • This enables the players to get recognized in the international scenario much earlier than what they would have expected.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Maxwell vs Smith: Glenn Maxwell to clear things with skipper over training comments

  • Aussie all-rounder, Glenn Maxwell is all set to talk to his skipper, Steve Smith regarding his comments questioning the explosive batsman’s training practices.
  • Maxwell was axed from the One-Day International squad, last week.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Afghanistan’s historic first Test likely to be held this year

  • In a very delighting news for the cricket fans, team Afghanistan could potentially play their first ever Test match this year.
  • The news comes as a massive one considering the way the young side has evolved over the last few years.
  • (Read more about the story here)

U19 World Cup to witness massive audience with 204 countries set to enjoy coverage

  • Young budding cricketers with the dream to represent their respective national sides have assembled in New Zealand for 2018 edition of the U-19 world cup.
  • 16 teams are set to feature in the 50-over format of the game where they fight for the world title.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Prithvi Shaw bags new sponsorship deal for five years

  • Young Indian cricketer Prithvi Shaw has bagged a new sponsor for the period of next five years.
  • Shaw is currently in New Zealand where he is leading the India U19 team in the ICC U19 World Cup.
  • (Read more about the story here)