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

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

All the news stories that hogged the limelight today.

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Vijay Shankar. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Vijay Shankar ruled out of the quadrangular series

  • The quadrangular One-Day series involving India A, India B, Australia A and South Africa A is all set to commence on August 17.
  • All the matches will be played at Mulapadu twin grounds near Vijayawada.
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Hardik Pandya clarifies Kuldeep Yadav’s inclusion for Lord’s Test

  • After being 0-1 down in the series, even the Lord’s Test has gone out of the grasp for Team India.
  • They have to bat extremely well now and save the game while also praying that the rain does its job according to the weather forecast.
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Chris Woakes was so caught up with his ton that he forgot a celebration

  • England all-rounder Chris Woakes got a recall into the Test side to replace Ben Stokes.
  • He made the comeback following an injury and the 29-year-old slammed his first international hundred at Lord’s to fulfil his “boyhood dream” of raising the bat to a standing ovation at the iconic venue.
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Sharmila Tagore wants the ‘Pataudis’ to be associated with Indo-English contests

  • India, captained by Virat Kohli, are currently playing the second of the five-match Test series against England at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground.
  • Three more matches will be played with the last match scheduled to be played from September 7 to 11 at Kennington Oval in London.
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Sunil Gavaskar reasons out lack of preparation behind India’s dismal performance

  • India’s campaign in the five-match Test series against England hasn’t got off to an auspicious start.
  • Virat Kohli’s men lost the opening match at Edgbaston in Birmingham by 31 runs after having found themselves in a position of command.
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Sourav Ganguly isn’t satisfied with the Indian team selection for the Lord’s Test

  • After three days of the second Test between England and India at Lord’s, the visiting team is staring down the barrel of another defeat.
  • The Brits, courtesy of their all-round performances, are in a dominating positing with two days remaining in the match.
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I didn’t marry Shoaib Malik to unite India and Pakistan: Sania Mirza

  • A lot of controversies surfaced when India Tennis star Sania Mirza decided to marry Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik way back in 2010.
  • The couple didn’t deter though and eight years down the line are living happily together.
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England vs India: Back sprain keeps Virat Kohli off the field; Rahane takes the charge

  • On day 4 of the Lord’s Test, the Indian team took the field again as Joe Root decided to continue batting.
  • England with a lead of over 250 runs was expected to declare overnight considering a heavy forecast for rain.
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Suniel Shetty terms an Indian legend as ‘God of Cricket’

  • Bollywood star Suniel Shetty celebrated his 57th birthday on Saturday as the cricketing fraternity also wished him on the special occasion.
  • He is an avid cricket lover and follows the game closely more often than not.
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Murali Vijay needs to change his thinking: Nasser Hussain

  • The ongoing Lord’s Test match has been reminiscent of India’s poor form in England over the years.
  • Whether it was the 0-4 whitewash in 2011 or the 1-3 drubbing in 2014, the Indian team has certainly not learnt from its mistakes.
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Ranveer Singh who plays Kapil Dev in film ‘83’, is elated about his role

  • Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh is raring to go for the project that translates the fascinating story of India’s first cricket World Cup win in 1983 into a reality on screen.
  • According to the 33-year-old actor, the film “83” is something he always wanted to be a part of as the theme is centred around national pride.
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Indian batsmen are over-complicating matters, feels Michael Vaughan

  • India are once again struggling in England against the moving ball and the story of 2011 and 2014 tour is being repeated yet again.
  • They will have to get their problems sorted somehow and fight with fire to fire as still three Tests are left in this series and all is not entirely lost.
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The blob in James Anderson’s illustrious Test career

  • James Anderson is currently playing in England’s five-match Test series against India and has been a brute force to reckon with.
  • He had a shoulder injury prior to the red-ball fixtures, which put his chances of participation under the clouds.
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England vs India: Kumar Sangakkara defends Murali Vijay’s pair at Lord’s

  • Former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara on Sunday came out to the rescue of Indian opener Murali Vijay who bagged a pair in the second Test at Lord’s.
  • Vijay lasted eight balls in the second essay, as against five in the first and was picked up by James Anderson on both instances.
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