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.

Murali Vijay
India batsman Murali Vijay. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Murali Vijay confident of making a comeback in the Indian Test side

  • When the Test series against England began, he was one of the major hopes for India.
  • After three Tests of the five-match series, Murali Vijay finds himself out of the squad itself.
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Fully understand RCB’s concern, says franchise’s departing coach Daniel Vettori

  • Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has no hard feelings over his exit as the coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) – the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise which is yet to win the trophy once.
  • Vettori called the decision taken by RCB as a “pragmatic” one and fully realised that it was time to make “a change”.
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Geoffrey Boycott calls Moeen Ali’s promotion to no. 3 ‘ridiculous’

  • England’s decision to use Moeen Ali at no. 3 in the second innings of the fourth Test against India has not gone down with many.
  • The idea to promote Moeen in the batting order ahead of Joe Root, who has been filling that spot for a while now, has been criticized by many, and the legendary Geoffrey Boycott too has joined the bandwagon.
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Virat Kohli hasn’t utilised his bowlers well, feels Ajit Agarkar

  • Team India fought back brilliantly in their ongoing 4th Test at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
  • With a blistering century from Cheteshwar Pujara, the team gained a crucial 27-run lead in the first innings.
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Sunil Gavaskar warns the Indian batsmen ahead of the fourth day’s play in Southampton

  • The fourth Test between England and India has reached an interesting juncture.
  • At the close of play on day 3, England were ahead of India by 233 runs and still have two wickets left.
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Ravichandran Ashwin’s ordinary outing at The Ageas Bowl let India down, says Michael Vaughan

  • Former English captain Michael Vaughan feels England were in a commanding position at stumps on Day 3 of the fourth Test match against India in Southampton.
  • According to him, the visitors were particularly struggling because their ace spinner Ravichandran Ashwin did not make an impact.
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Asia Cup 2018: ACB announces the 17-man Afghanistan squad for the tournament

  • The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) has announced the 17-man squad for the upcoming Asia cup which will start from September 15.
  • Asgar Afghan, previously Asghar Stanikzai, will continue to lead the side while Mohammad Shahzad will take over the wicketkeeping duties.
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UAE T20X: Eoin Morgan pens down a deal as an icon player

  • England’s limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan is the newest sensation to join the inaugural edition of the UAE T20 league.
  • The tournament is all set to commence on December 19 and will be played until January 11 in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.
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Khaleel Ahmed aspires to better idol Zaheer Khan’s wicket tally in international cricket

  • Not many had expected him to make the cut but destiny had its own plans for youngster Khaleel Ahmed.
  • The 20-year-old got his maiden call for the India squad for Asia Cup 2018 set to be played in the UAE later this month.
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The selection committee is consistently ignoring me: Salman Butt

  • Salman Butt was deemed to be one of the brightest talents in Pakistan cricket when he first forayed into international cricket back in 2003.
  • However, he got himself tangled in the infamous spot-fixing scandal in the national team’s Test match against England at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground in 2010.
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Zimbabwe all-rounder and Hampshire great Sean Ervine hangs up his boots

  • Hampshire legend Sean Ervine has decided to draw curtains over his illustrious career.
  • The 35-year-old Zimbabwe all-rounder went to Derbyshire just two weeks ago after being overlooked by the Hants and decided to quit the game he has served near to two decades now.
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Graeme Cremer to miss South Africa and Bangladesh tours

  • Zimbabwe will be deprived of the services of their former captain Graeme Cremer in the upcoming series against South Africa and Bangladesh between September and November.
  • The 31-year-old leg-spinner is recovering from a knee surgery and will be out of action for a minimum of eight weeks.
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Michael Holding speaks against the warnings given to Ishant Sharma

  • Team India made a remarkable comeback in the third and fourth Test against England.
  • Suddenly, the batting and bowling has clicked well for them, even though they dearly missed bagging a bigger lead on the third day of the fourth Test in Southampton.
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Indian man uses MS Dhoni’s name to cheat a US-based woman of thousands of dollars

  • A man from Bihar, India duped a woman in the USA claiming he owned a company that former Indian captain MS Dhoni endorsed.
  • Jyoti Ranjan told her that he is an extremely successful entrepreneur who has a technology company.
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