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

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

The headlines and news stories that hogged the limelight today.

Ben Stokes
Ben Stokes. (Photo by Phil Walter/Getty Images)

IPL 2018: One franchise impressed with Kamlesh Nagarkoti

  • The Rajasthan lad loads very well into his bowling action and bends his back hard. His bowling action is very clean and is something similar to that of Indian pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
  • The good run-up to the crease and clean action enables him to generate the extra pace which has awed everyone. He also swings the balls away slightly which is a reason for concern for many batsmen.
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ECB confirms availability of Ben Stokes for national selection

  • The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have confirmed the availability of Ben Stokes for national selection in the coming assignments.
  • The news has been a much awaited one in the cricket circles in the recent times. Stokes has been one of the integral part of the English set up across the three formats of the game in the recent times.
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South Africa vs India 2018, 2nd Test: Who Said What

  • South Africa have annihilated India by 135 runs in the second Test of the three-match series at Supersport Park in Centurion.
  • They have also won the series and have eventually completed the revenge of their 2015 tour when India had blanked them by 3-0 in the four-match rubber.
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Mohammad Kaif thinks its all over for India after Virat Kohli’s dismissal

  • But the woeful fortunes of India batsmen in the rainbow nation continued as the visitors lost both openers without too many on the board.
  • Murali Vijay was the first one to go as he was cleaned up by Kagiso Rabada while KL Rahul played an awful shot to throw away his wicket.
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Glenn Maxwell and Kevin Pietersen displeased with the Melbourne pitch

  • The Big Bash League (BBL)  clash between the Melbourne Stars and Sydney Sixers turned out to be a one-sided encounter on Tuesday.
  • The Sixers attained a magnificent victory by 8 wickets with almost five overs to spare. Melbourne players Glenn Maxwell and Kevin Pietersen weren’t quite pleased with the MCG surface.
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Mumbai announce 16-man squad for the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 trophy

  • Earlier, Mumbai alongside Baroda were the top teams from West Zone and thus, they qualified for the Super League.
  • The primary stage saw both teams playing four games each. While Mumbai won two games, Baroda went on to win all their games and even topped the table.
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BCCI to discuss hosting day-night Test match in India soon

  • What comes as a surprise is that India is yet to experiment the same. Playing under lights could be the key to Test cricket’s future.
  • The purpose of day-night Tests was to make the format more viewer-friendly. Hence, it needs the backing of the No.1 test team India in order to make it a success.
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Senior BCCI officials not kept in the loop while scheduling the Afghanistan Test

  • After being permitted to practice at the Noida Cricket ground, the Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) approached the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for a Test match at the same ground.
  • The Indian board accepted the offer as a mark of respect towards the relationship between the two countries and boards.
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Virat Kohli not pleased with Lungi Ngidi’s celebration

  • While Virat Kohli was stupendous in the first innings, he failed to recreate his magic in the second innings.
  • The Indian skipper got out for just five runs as he was adjudged LBW owing to a brilliant Ngidi delivery. Kohli tried to review the decision but even the technology couldn’t save him.
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Aakash Chopra reckons India’s chances in the Centurion Test are quite grim

  • The latest instance of India creating a turnaround brings us to the game against Australia in Bangalore last year.
  • After being drawn completely to the backfoot in the first two days, India registered a fantastic victory by 75 runs. Aakash recalled the same but also mentioned that a key component was missing here.
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The pitch was favoring Indian spinners and seamers on day 4, says Dean Elgar

  • Dean Elgar, the South African opener after the end of the 4, said that the wicket was favouring Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin as well as the seamers who carry the experience of bowling on similar pitches at home.
  • They did bowl well in the later part of the innings but initially let Elgar and AB de Villiers take control of the proceedings.
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It’s not finished yet, we still got our game faces on: Ottis Gibson

  • After setting up a target of 287 for the visitors, the Proteas reduced India to a measly 35/3 at stumps on Day 4.
  • Thus with victory right in their sight, the hosts will aim to go all guns blazing at the Men in Blue on the final day of the deciding Test.
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Never seen such slow and low bounce pitch overseas: Mohammed Shami

  • Mohammed Shami was instrumental for India on the 4th day’s first session when he sent 3 South Africa batsmen back to the pavilion including the dangerous AB de Villiers.
  • In the session after Lunch, India failed to capitalize as skipper Faf du Plessis along with Vernon Philander frustrated the bowlers with their stubborn partnership.
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Arjun Tendulkar reveals the reason for becoming the fast bowler

  • Arjun amazingly scalped four wickets with his left-arm fast bowling and smashed 48 runs while batting only off 27 deliveries on January 11.
  • The 18-year-old could’ve easily followed his father’s footsteps and mastered in batting but he chose otherwise and became the fast-bowling all-rounder.
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New Zealand vs Pakistan: Hosts name 15-member squad for T20I series

  • Meanwhile, left arm pacer Ben Wheeler has earned a recall in to the squad. He was last seen playing against South Africa in February 2017.
  • The New Zealand Chief Selector quoted that Wheeler has the ability to swing the ball and is very handy with the bat too. Hence, he will be a value addition to the side.
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Virat Kohli yet again caught abusing on the stump mic

  • Being the aggressive character that he is, the Indian captain doesn’t shy away saying a thing or two to the opposition.
  • He constantly tries to get into the heads of the batsmen to disrupt their rhythm. He is also seen encouraging his bowlers standing at the slips.
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Tushar Imran becomes the first Bangladeshi to score 10,000 runs in first-class cricket

  • Bangladesh’s batsman Tushar Imran on Tuesday became the first batsman from the country to score 10,000 runs in first-class cricket.
  • Tushar plays first-class cricket for the Prime Bank South Zone. He reached the mark in 260 first-class innings at an average of 42.04.
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Mitchell Johnson decides to give PSL 2018 a miss

  • This is the first time in the history of PSL that there will be 6 teams playing each other in 34 matches, 2 playoffs and a final.
  • The last part of the league will be played in the home country and many star players from around the world are set to participate in the league this season.
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No ODI status for some fixtures in the World Cup qualifiers

  • The intention is to protect elite cricketing standards, as well as respect the sanctity of ODI statistics.
  • For the first time in World Cup history, four Test-playing nations will be pitted against the Associates which give the tournament arguably its most high-profile appeal ever.
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MCA approves Lodha reforms, office holders eligible for two consecutive three-year terms

  • The constitution committee of the MCA, which met on Monday (January 15) has accepted the new draft constitution of the association, which incorporates the Lodha reforms, although after a significant modification.
  • While the committee accepted the 70-year-age cap on administrators and the nine-year tenure clause, it has relaxed the cooling-off clause.
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Unmukt Chand back in the Delhi T20 squad

  • The former India U19 captain was dropped from the squad after some ordinary outings in the group stages of Ranji Trophy 2017-18.
  • Chairman of selectors Atul Wassan justified their decision citing complacency as the reason for the exclusion of some of the players and that it has paid off since the team has qualified for the Super League stage of the T20 tournament.
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