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.

India vs Australia T20I Ranchi, October 2017
Virat Kohli & Shikhar Dhawan shake hands with Aussie players after the victory. (Photo Source: Twitter)

India’s tour of Australia schedule announced; D/N Test still in doubt

  • The first T20I will be played on November 21 in Brisbane at the Gabba as Melbourne and Sydney to host the other two matches of the series.
  • Cricket Australia is still in discussions with the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) over the scheduling of the D/N Test match
  • (Read more about the story)

Shardul Thakur has been inconsistent, is a work in progress: Stephen Fleming

  • Every game, there have been decent contributions as one or the other player has stepped up for them.
  • In the game against Mumbai Indians, Shardul Thakur conceded 16 runs in the penultimate over.
  • (Read more about the story)

IPL 2018: Franchises set to earn more profits from this year

  • This will be in regards to the ongoing season’s net central rights income. This may come as a huge relief for all the owners.
  • The decision regarding the remittance of the first instalment was taken at a recent Committee of Administrators meeting.
  • (Read more about the story)

We are clicking as a unit and that’s what matters: Siddharth Kaul

  • They may be missing David Warner’s services this year but things are well under control.
  • The right arm medium pacer has asserted the importance of the team clicking together which has led to results.
  • (Read more about the story)

Winning IPL for Kings XI Punjab and 2019 World Cup is the plan for Chris Gayle

  • Chris Gayle has become a synonym of T20 cricket. You name a batting record and the big Jamaican has that under his belt.
  • Gayle asserted that at the moment, his priority is winning the IPL for Kings XI who are yet to win the trophy in previous 10 editions of the tournament.
  • (Read more about the story)

IPL 2018: Dejected Virat Kohli laments poor fielding as the reason for their loss against KKR

  • Kohli’s 68-run knock had propelled RCB to 175 after their 20 overs who badly missed the presence of AB de Villiers in their line-up.
  • RCB face Mumbai Indians (MI) next on Tuesday who are also in a similar position and the game is expected to be a humdinger of an encounter.
  • (Read more about the story)

Shoaib Akhtar speculates a tough road ahead for Pakistan in England

  • Subcontinent batsmen are brought up on wickets which are either batting friendly or are supportive to the spinners.
  • Pakistan had a successful campaign in England last time around in 2016 as they managed to win a couple of games.
  • (Read more about the story)

Bowlers executed the plan well, laments catches dropped: Brendon McCullum

  • After yet another loss in the Indian Premier League (IPL 2018), the Royal Challengers Bangalore find themselves at the bottom of the table
  • While many have criticised the RCB bowling, opener Brendon McCullum felt that their bowlers did a very good job
  • (Read more about the story)

I was told by RCB that I’ll be retained but they never called back: Chris Gayle

  • Not many expected the power hitter to be retained following his poor form last year.
  • The flamboyant left-hander slammed 485 runs during the tournament and ended up as the highest run scorer.
  • (Read more about the story)

Pakistan’s Shan Masood attains the highest ever average in List A cricket

  • Presently, he holds the record of averaging a massive 58.94 in the First-class circuit, which is also the highest average.
  • He went past the record set by former Australian batsman Michael Bevan, who averaged a splendid 57.86 in 427 List A games.
  • (Read more about the story)

Cricket Australia reveal the schedule of their 2018/19 home season

  • Interestingly, the whole summer will clash with the Big Bash League (BBL) which takes place in January every year.
  • Virat Kohli will also the traditional Boxing Day Test and New Year Test with MCG and SCG set to host those games respectively.
  • (Read more about the story)

Rahul Dravid once again gives an exemplary display of his trademark gentlemanship

  • He was none other than the former Indian captain and the present India U-19 coach, Rahul Dravid.
  • The 45-year-old declined the offer as he wanted to accomplish a Degree by conducting some research in the field of sport.
  • (Read more about the story)

India might play Pakistan if PCB wins compensation case against BCCI

  • However, irrespective of the verdict, the PCB wants Indo-Pak bilateral series to be added to the Future Tours Programme for 2019-2023.
  • PCB filed the compensation case with the ICC, saying that the BCCI has not honoured a MoU signed in 2014.
  • (Read more about the story)

BCCI: Match referees to play the role of selectors in the domestic season

  • Bearing this mind, the Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI) has taken a major step.
  • The spokesperson also spoke about the challenges even the experienced selectors are facing following the cut down on the selection committee.
  • (Read more about the story)

We are clicking as a unit and that’s what matters: Siddharth Kaul

  • They may be missing David Warner’s services this year but things are well under control.
  • The right arm medium pacer has asserted the importance of the team clicking together which has led to results.
  • (Read more about the story)