Top Stories: Things that made news in the cricket world today

Top Stories: Things that made news in the cricket world today

Usman Khawaja and Steven Smith
News: Australia’s Usman Khawaja (L) and captain Steven Smith (R) run between the wickets. (Photo by LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/Getty Images)

News: Sir Viv Richards’ son joined Virat Kohli’s list of admirers:

  • Mali Richards, son of Viv Richards joined the list of admirers of Virat Kohli.
  • Mali had presented him a painting of him celebrating his first ever double century at the Antigua.
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One thing that I try to do is, think as a batsman: Virat Kohli:

  • Virat Kohli-led Indian team to their biggest win against the West Indies at their own home turf in the first Test match.
  • The Indian skipper said that despite having a huge total, the mindset to defend a much lesser target is very important.
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Muttiah Muralitharan clarifies spat with SLC officials:

  • Muttiah Muralitharan has clarified the standoff between him and the Sri Lankan Cricket Board (SLC) Official following the spat that occurred the previous day.
  • Thilanga Sumathipala has accused Muralitharan of only damaging his reputation by agreeing to be a part of the Cricket Australia camp.
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Cook and Root took the game away from us: Misbah-ul-Haq:

  • He pointed out that one of the major difference between the two sides was the all-rounders in England’s arsenal.
  • Misbah lashed out at the batsmen for not even scoring 250 runs in either innings as they were bowled out for 198 and 234 on the first and second innings respectively.
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Maharashtra Ranji Trophy captain Rohit Motwani’s car robbed:

  • Rohit Motwani lost his bag containing jewellery worth around Rs five lakh from his parked car.
  • The incident occurred last night when Motwani had parked his car near a hotel in Bund Garden area where he had gone to attend a programme.
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Ireland to face Afghanistan in India in 2017:

  • John Bracewell added that the tour to the subcontinent would certainly be a great opportunity for the Irish players to gain some experience of playing in subcontinent conditions.
  • The recently concluded ODI series in Ireland concluded with both sides claiming 2 victories apiece.
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Ravichandran Ashwin becomes highest ranked bowler in Tests:

  • Ravichandran Ashwin was thrust into a rather different role in the first Test as he played the role of the all-rounder.
  • Ravichandran Ashwin claimed his best bowling figures overseas with an overly impressive 7/83 against the West Indies.
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Need to adjust to low and slow conditions: Tom Latham:

  • Tom Latham stressed the importance of adjusting to the slow and low conditions in Zimbabwe.
  • New Zealand beat Zimbabwe A in the warm-up match by 259 runs and he said that the win drew confidence to the team ahead of the first match.
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USACA lawsuit against CPL dismissed by Florida Court:

  • Florida Court dismissed the lawsuit filed by the United States of America Cricket Association (USACA) over the hosting of CPL matches from the 28th to the 31st of July in the State.
  • Mayor Kaplan went on to state that the ruling certainly did not go on to surprise him.
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Mitchell Johnson signs with Perth Scorchers for the upcoming BBL season:

  • Mitchell Johnson will be playing for the Perth Scorchers in the upcoming season of Big Bash League.
  • Johnson, who had earlier stated that he was keen to play with the Scorchers, will come in place of the outgoing Brad Hogg and will reportedly play only one season.
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Chance for Pakistan to top the Test rankings for the first time:

  • If Pakistan beat England and Sri Lanka defeat Australia, then Pakistan will claim the number one ranking for the first time in their history.
  • If India wins the series 4-0, the England-Pakistan series ends in a draw and Sri Lanka beat Australia 1-0 or better, then India will jump to the number one position.
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Andre Russell condemns uncertain and stressful ban:

  • The Jamaican all-rounder has stated that the ban was indeed an uncomfortable one to deal with.
  • Russell was handed the ban after failing to turn up for three anti-doping drug tests earlier this year.
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Ben Stokes set to undergo MRI scan for troublesome calf:

  • Ben Stokes has sustained a calf injury in the second Test against Pakistan.
  • He batted and bowled as he usually does before sustaining a calf injury while bowling in the second innings on Day 4.
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