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 stole the limelight today.

Grant Elliott
Grant Elliott. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Grant Elliott to retire from professional cricket at the end of 2018 season

  • 39-year-old New Zealand all-rounder Grant Elliott has announced his retirement from all forms of cricket following the conclusion of his journey in the T20 Blast where he is captaining the Birmingham Bears side.
  • Elliot led his team to the finals in the last season after taking captaincy over from the current top scorer in the T20 league Ian Bell.
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Navjot Singh Sidhu has a special gift for Imran Khan

  • The former Indian cricketer turned politician Navjot Singh Sidhu landed in Pakistan on Friday for the swearing-in ceremony of Imran Khan as the Prime Minister of Pakistan.
  • His party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf had three Indian cricketers for the event which also included Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar who couldn’t make it due to prior engagements.
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England vs India: Sourav Ganguly advices Shikhar Dhawan to scrap one of his favourite shots

  • The Indian team are certain to make a few changes to their line-up in the third Test which is a must-win game for them.
  • While Rishabh Pant looks set to make his Test debut, Jasprit Bumrah will most likely replace Kuldeep Yadav.
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Dropping Sam Curran one of the most difficult selection decisions: Joe Root

  • As the 3rd Test of the 5-match England vs India series gets underway at Nottingham today, the English team announced their line-up on the eve of the game.
  • After Ben Stokes was declared “not guilty” on charges of affray the ECB immediately added him to the squad for the next Test.
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Sunil Gavaskar recalls how Imran Khan had stopped him from retiring before Pakistan series

  • Former Pakistani captain Imran Khan, who has been a politician for the last 22 years in his country, took oath as the Prime Minister of his country on Saturday.
  • His contemporary Sunil Gavaskar, India’s legendary batsman, took this opportunity to recall how the all-round cricketer had stopped him from retiring before the Pakistan series in order to beat India in their own den.
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England vs India: Allan Lamb thinks ‘poor preparation’ hurt Virat Kohli’s men

  • A number of former players have lashed out at Team India for their preparation ahead of the ongoing Test series against England and this time, it is Allan Lamb.
  • The former England captain and a middle-order batsman feels that it is nothing but “poor preparation” which has left India in a corner in the five-match series.
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The reason why the Indian players are wearing black arm-bands at Trent Bridge

  • The third Test match between England and India is underway at Trent Bridge as the visitors are looking to make amends for their poor show at Lord’s.
  • Joe Root won the toss and put the opposition in to bat first with a hope of extracting the early swing.
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Kohli and Rahane stack up with the best in the world: Kumar Sangakkara

  • Among the 13 Indian players who played the first two Test matches only skipper Virat Kohli managed to even score a half century.
  • He scored 200 runs combined in both the innings in the Edgbaston Test and the team still fell 31 runs short of the target.
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Michael Holding derides Indian team for sporting black armband

  • India are currently playing the third Test of the five-match series against England at Trent Bridge.
  • Virat Kohli and his men are 0-2 down and need some incredible efforts to turn their fortunes around.
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Haryana Minister lambasts Navjot Singh for attending Imran Khan’s ceremony after Vajpayee’s demise

  • Former Pakistan cricketer and captain Imran Khan sworn-in as the Prime Minister of the country on Saturday.
  • His party Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) won the general elections held on July 25 and ever since then, his oath-taking ceremony became an event.
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Sanju Samson requests people to lend their helping hands to Kerala Flood victims

  • The situation in Kerala has been no less than abject owing the floods which have unfolded mayhem.
  • The rainfall was expected to be 244.1 mm, but the same has been 619.5 mm and heavy rains are speculated to continue for the next two days.
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