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.

Virat Kohli RCB
Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Twitter)

IPL: RCB franchise sack the support staff including the head coach Daniel Vettori

  • The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) is one of the strongest teams in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • But for some reason, the team is yet to win the title in 11 years. They managed to win only 6 matches out of 14 earlier this year and finished 6th in the points table despite the presence of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers in the team.
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Hardik and Kohli should have shared MoM award at Trent Bridge: Sachin Tendulkar

  • Captain Virat Kohli won the man of the match award in the third Test at Trent Bridge for his emphatic statement with the bat (200 runs).
  • But former Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar believes that all-rounder Hardik Pandya also deserved to get the award and should have shared it with his skipper for his key contribution in the game.
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Michael Holding clarifies his harsh comments for Hardik Pandya

  • Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya was phenomenal in India’s third Test against England and was one of the reasons behind the visiting team’s stupendous victory by 203 runs.
  • He picked up his maiden five-wicket haul in the Brits’ first innings to help his team bowl the Three Lions out for 161 runs.
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New Zealander Grant Elliott had a different reason for quitting cricket

  • For former New Zealand all-rounder Grant Elliott, who recently decided to call it a day, the reason for doing so is a bit unusual.
  • The 39-year-old cricketer bid adieu to the game on Wednesday, August 22, after leading the Birmingham Bears to a sixth-place finish in the England Twenty20 Blast.
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Ajit Agarkar sees Rahul Dravid’s feedback as pivotal to Prithvi Shaw’s Test selection

  • Prithvi Shaw has had an incredible year thus far. He captained India U19 to their fourth title in the World Cup in New Zealand.
  • He was also impressive with the willow and grabbed a number of eyeballs.
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Rohit Sharma ignored for India ‘A’ squad for Australia ‘A’ series

  • Rohit Sharma had a memorable debut in Test cricket in 2013 when he slammed two consecutive hundreds in his first two innings.
  • Five years since the dream debut, the 31-year-old batsman’s journey in Test cricket has only seen a slide.
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Jos Buttler has a golden opportunity to become England’s permanent Test wicketkeeper

  • The third Test at Trent Bridge in Nottingham was equivalent to a nightmare for England as they slumped by 203 runs against India.
  • To add to their agony, Jonny Bairstow, their regular Test wicketkeeper injured his finger in India’s second innings owing to which he will play as a specialist batsman in the next encounter, starting August 30, at The Rose Bowl in Southampton.
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Reports: KXIP sacks the head coach Brad Hodge

  • Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) surprised many at the start of the last Indian Premier League (IPL) with their fearless approach.
  • But as the tournament progressed, they couldn’t continue in the same vein and in the end, failed to qualify for the playoffs.
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Reports: Shane Warne to take over as Rajasthan Royals head coach

  • The eleventh season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) saw the Rajasthan Royals (RR) franchise making its comeback after two years along with the Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
  • Both the teams made it to the playoffs straight away but unlike CSK, the Royals were crashed out of the tournament in the eliminator.
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Lalchand Rajput appointed Zimbabwe’s full-time head coach

  • Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) has retained its faith in the former India cricketer Lalchand Rajput as the coach of the cricket team.
  • They have awarded him a full-time role after appointing him on an interim basis only a few months ago after Heath Streak and his support staff was sacked following the team’s inability to qualify for the World Cup next year.
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Pakistan and Windies to lock horns in bilateral series in 2021

  • Earlier in April, Pakistan and Windies locked horns in a three-match T20I series at the iconic Karachi International Stadium.
  • The home team thrashed Jason Mohammed’s men black and blue by a margin of 3-0.
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ECB disallows Joe Root from participating in the IPL 2019

  • England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has refrained their premier batsman Joe Root from participating in the Indian Premier League (IPL) next year.
  • They will be hosting the ICC Cricket World Cup next year and then the prestigious Ashes also follows in the same country for which the board wants their best cricketer to be fresh and available.
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Pakistan favourites to win World Cup, feels Fakhar Zaman

  • Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman feels his team should be considered as favourites to win the next year’s World Cup scheduled in England and Wales.
  • The 28-year-old, Pakistan’s only double centurion in the 50-over format, is convinced that their combination and the recent results show that they are good enough to lift the title for the second time after 1992.
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BBL 2018-19: Joe Root and Jos Buttler sign up for Sydney Thunder

  • England’s Test captain Joe Root and vice-captain Jos Buttler have signed up for Sydney Thunder for the upcoming season Big Bash League (BBL), Australia’s domestic T20 competition.
  • The duo has reached an agreement with the franchise whereby they will be available for half of the campaign.
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