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.

Jayant Yadav
Jayant Yadav. (Photo by Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

Jayant Yadav ruled out of the quadrangular series

  • All-rounder Jayant Yadav has been ruled out of the ongoing quadrangular series featuring India A, India B and the A teams of South Africa and Australia because of a right side strain.
  • He was representing India B in the rain-hit tournament and played one game against South Africa ‘A’ at Alur.
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Afghanistan players gain big in the latest ICC T20I rankings

  • Afghanistan defeated Ireland in the recently concluded three-match T20 International series by 2-0 and their players have gained points in the latest ICC rankings.
  • Hazratullah Zazai was the star for the visitors as he opened the inning and pummelled the Ireland bowlers to score 156 runs in two matches.
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UAE T20X League: Andre Russell and David Miller sign up as Icon players

  • Andre Russell and David Miller, the T20 specialist players, have been signed up as the icon players for the inaugural edition of the UAE T20 League.
  • The organisers will now look to sign three more internationals as icon players ahead of the tournament which commences in December.
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Duncan Fletcher deserves credit for shaping up the Indian pacers: Nick Compton

  • Team India is slowly but surely putting the right step towards becoming a better travelling side in the longest format of the game.
  • Previously, they were struggling to win due to the bowlers’ inability to pick 20 wickets.
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CPL 2018: Colin de Grandhomme replaces Imad Wasim at Jamaica Tallawahs

  • The T20 fever is on in West Indies with the Caribbean Premier League (CPL). The CPL boasts of some of the best T20 players of the world.
  • West Indies is known for producing swashbuckling T20 players who are capable of turning matches single-handedly.
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Former Indian cricketer Gopal Bose passed away

  • Former Indian cricketer and a stalwart in Bengal cricket, Gopal Bose, passed away aged 71 in London on Sunday morning.
  • He had gone to the United Kingdom with his wife and fell ill after which he was kept in the ICU for three days.
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Former cricketers brace up for coaching role in the UAE T20X

  • The inaugural edition of the UAE T20X is all set to hit the straps in December this year.
  • The organisers are doing their every bit to make it a huge event by recruiting some of the top international cricketers.
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Afghanistan aim to gain valuable points in the ODI series against Ireland

  • Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan will be hoping to make a move towards the top of the bowlers’ list in the ICC ODI Player Rankings as his side prepares for a three-match ODI series against Ireland in Belfast from Monday.
  • Rashid, who is the top-ranked bowler in T20Is and a major draw in T20 leagues the world over, is currently on 763 points in ODIs, just 12 points adrift of top-ranked India pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah.
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Ex-wife Reham Khan sends out a strong message to Imran Khan

  • Celebrated cricketer Imran Khan has taken over as the new Prime Minister of Pakistan. In her recently published autobiography, the World Cup-winning captain’s ex-wife, Reham Khan lashed out at Imran and asked him to start ‘being honest’.
  • The two had married each other back in 2015 before their marriage fell apart in just ten months.
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England vs India: Virender Sehwag feels Virat Kohli was right in sledging Stuart Broad

  • Former India batsman Virender Sehwag recently came out in support of the current Indian skipper Virat Kohli.
  • Sehwag chose to take Kohli’s side in the raging debate after he sledged English pacer Stuart Broad in the last innings of the third Test match between India and England at Trent Bridge and deemed his action to be right.
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Railways deny NOC to Sudip Chatterjee and Anustup Majumdar

  • Bengal are dealt with a major blow ahead of the upcoming domestic season as the Railways have denied providing a No Objection Certificate (NOC) to two of its players.
  • Sudip Chatterjee and Anustup Majumdar featured for Bengal last season but they have been told to report for a pre-season camp by the Railways which is starting on August 29 at the Karnail Singh Stadium in the capital.
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Pujara and Rahane do not have alpha-male personalities, states Nick Compton

  • Former English cricketer, Nick Compton recently elucidated on the need for players like Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane to ‘grow into stronger personalities’.
  • He commented extensively on the ongoing series between India and England and talked about issues like the squad changes in the Indian team as well as Joe Root’s lack of form.
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MS Dhoni hosted two Bollywood actors for dinner at his residence

  • MS Dhoni is currently enjoying his time off the field as the Indian team is involved in the five-match Test series against England.
  • He is spending some valuable time with his family and recently hosted Bollywood newcomers Aayush Sharma and Warina Hussain at his residence for a dinner.
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