Top Stories : Things that made news in the cricket world today
Published - May 2, 2016 1:27 pm | Updated - May 2, 2016 1:27 pm
- Chris Rogers might have retired from international cricket a year ago, however, the Australian southpaw has been active in the domestic arena. Playing his final county season, Rogers is all set to join the famed ‘300’ club; Australian cricketers who have played 300 First Class matches in their careers.
- He will become the 6th Australian Cricketer to join the list. Additionally, Rogers is just 482 runs away from becoming the 8th Australian cricketer to score 25,000 runs in First Class Cricket.
- PCB set to host West Indies for its inaugural Day-Night Test
- PCB Chief Shahryar Khan has confirmed that WICB has accepted PCB’s request to play one of the Test matches during its tour of UAE as a Day-Night Test.
- PCB had sent the request to WICB to hold a Day-Night Test to get some practice under the lights ahead of Pakistan’s scheduled Day-Night Test in Australia later this year.
- ”I haven’t seen their letter as yet but yes apparently they have said yes to playing one day and night test with the pink ball in the UAE,” Shahryar Khan said to the media.
Murali names Ashwin, Herath as the World’s best spinners currently
- Sri Lankan great Muttiah Muralitharan has named R Ashwin and Rangana Herath as the World’s best spinners currently. Both the players have been exceptional in the longer formats over the past two years, with the former even scaling the World No 1 Rankings in Test Cricket thanks to his superlative performances against Sri Lanka and South Africa last year.
- “At the moment, it’s Ashwin and Rangana Herath. Both together match each other. Ashwin has performed better than Rangana Herath last year. I think those two bowlers are at the top at the moment.” Said Murali, to cricket.com.au in Hyderabad.
Kanpur given green light to host IPL matches
- Overcoming logistical issues and floodlight issues in the stadium, Kanpur has been given the nod to host two IPL matches involving Gujarat Lions.
- This comes after IPL Commissioner had given the report that BCCI’s chief cameraman had given his nod to host the match after analyzing the flood light issues.
Paul Adams acknowledges Shivil Kaushik for his chinaman
- Paul Adams is forever ebbed in the cricketing history with perhaps one of the strangest ever bowling actions. And the new IPL sensation Shivil Kaushik seems like a reincarnate of the former South African bowler, who’s bowling action if tried without any pre-instruction, might result in a serious injury.
- The South African veteran of 40+ Test matches took up to twitter to acknowledge the bowling talent and has appreciated Kaushik for keeping the art of chinaman bowling alive.
PCB to work with LUMS
- In order to overcome Pakistan’s trysts with illegal bowling actions, PCB has come to sign a MoU with Lahore University of Management Sciences, to set up Biomedical devices which remained inactivated over the past 8 years. PCB will soon set up the devices in LUMS campus.
- “There is no agreement but a memorandum of understanding, which was vetted by PCB and LUMS’ lawyers. The MoU allows the transfer of equipment to LUMS and its use by faculty.
- It retains the PCB’s ownership of the equipment, which can be taken back whenever PCB so requires. The MoU allows both organisations to benefit mutually – PCB through operationalising a biomechanics laboratory and LUMS through the enormous research potential the lab holds.” PCB informed espncricinfo.com
Shaun Marsh ruled out of IPL
- Australian batsman Shaun Marsh has been ruled out of the rest of the IPL season due to a back injury. The Australian south paw’s injury, which was noted earlier in the tournament, aggravated during KXIP’s victory over Gujarat Lions, which eventually rules him out of the tournament.
- Marsh joins his brother Mitchell Marsh and Captain Steve Smith to join the Australian injured player list.
R Jadeja reprimanded for showing dissent
- Gujarat Lions’ bowler Ravindra Jadeja has been reprimanded for showing dissent after being dismissed by Axar Patel during Lions’ loss to KXIP on Sunday.
- “Mr. Jadeja admitted to the level 1 offence (Article 2.1.5 of the IPL Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials) and accepted the sanction.For Level 1 breaches of the IPL Code of Conduct, the Match Referees decision is final and binding,” an official statement read out.
I worked towards improving my death bowling for two-three years: Bhuvneshwar Kumar
- Bhuvaneshwar Kumar has been primarily known for his ability to swing the ball in either way with the new ball. However, over the past year, his death bowling has vastly improved, and his partnership with Mustafizur in the current IPL has been fruitful for Sun Risers Hyderabad. Talking to the Hindu, the SRH pacer talked about his progress with death bowling.
- “It wasn’t just the last IPL but I have been working on this aspect for the last two-three years. That was another side that I wasn’t so good at when I made my debut in international cricket, so I have been working towards improving my death bowling for two-three years now.“