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

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

Dipa Karmakar with her parents at the sendoff organised by GoSports Fou
Dipa Karmakar with her parents at the sendoff organised by GoSports Fou. (Photo Source: Rahul Dravid official Facebook handle)

Australia women to entertain Proteas and Kiwis later this year:

  • Australia women’s cricket team aka the ‘Southern Stars’ will host South Africa and New Zealand in ODIs and T20Is later this year.
  • Australia will face off against South Africa in a five-match ODI series beginning at Canberra.
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Alastair Cook hails impressive Edgbaston victory:

  • Alastair Cook stated that this was perhaps one of the most impressive wins in recent times by the England team.
  • “I knew that if you could bat them to survive, you can put them under pressure,” Cook confessed.
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Richard Halsall hopes England series will go ahead as scheduled:

  • Richard Halsall expressed his belief that the England tour of Bangladesh will go ahead as scheduled.
  • Speaking about the series, he said that the Bangladesh team will be fresher for the series than England since they have had a long break from international cricket.
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James Vince retained for fourth Test at The Oval:

  • James Vince reportedly suffered an injury to his finger whilst fielding at the slips when he attempted to field a ball that had a great deal of dodgy bounce.
  • A spokesperson within the England side stated that the finger had indeed been dislocated, however, he also added that it had been relocated as well.
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Rivalry for opening slot is good for Indian cricket: Shikhar Dhawan:

  • Shikhar Dhawan, who is a naturally attacking batsman has shown a lot of patience in the ongoing Test series.
  • He also added, “being a left-hander is a plus as the bowlers are forced to change their line and of course it is an advantage.”
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Travis Head added to Australia squad for Lankan tour:

  • Travis Head has been recalled to the Australian limited-overs’ side for the upcoming home series against Sri Lanka.
  • Darren Lehmann stated that the addition of Head to the side is keeping in line with the future of T20I and Australian cricket at the same time.
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Mitchell Starc jumps to 7th spot in Test Bowlers’ Rankings:

  • Mitchell Starc tore his way back into the top ten of the ICC Test bowling rankings following an impressive performance against Sri Lanka.
  • Joe Root’s marvelous 254 against Pakistan in the second Test at Old Trafford saw him surge to the second spot.
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CSA bans four players for breaching Anti-Corruption Code:

  • The other player Ethy Mbalati said: “I would like to extend my sincere apology to both Cricket South Africa as well as the public for my involvement in this.”
  • “As certain final aspects of the investigation are still to be concluded, neither CSA nor the ICC will make any further comment in respect of the matter.” CSA stated.
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Steve O’Keefe charged by Cricket Australia for ‘code of conduct’ violation:

  • Steve O’Keefe has been fined $10,000 by Cricket Australia after he was issued with a criminal infringement notice by the police of New South Wales.
  • “Just before 11pm, on Saturday 6 August 2016, a 31-year-old man attempted to enter licensed premises at The Corso, Manly,” a New South Wales Police media statement said.
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Batsmen didn’t have any clue on handling reverse swing: Misbah-ul-Haq:

  • Misbah-ul-Haq admitted that the batsmen fond it hard to negotiate against the reverse swing generated by the England bowlers.
  • Pakistan had a lead of over 100 runs in the first innings, but England came back really well to take over the deficit and to grab the game.
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Rahul Dravid inspired by Dipa Karmakar’s commitment and belief:

  • Rahul Dravid was in all praise for the India gymnast Dipa Karmakar, who became the first ever Indian gymnast to book a spot in the final of a gymnastics event in the Olympics.
  • Dravid has been helping upcoming athletes with his mentorship programme- the ‘Rahul Dravid Athletes Mentorship Programme’, in association with GoSports Foundation.
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