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

Matthew Hayden
Matthew Hayden. (Photo Source: TN Premier League)

Leon Johnson will open the batting tomorrow: Jason Holder:

  • Jason Holder has gone on to confirm that Leon Johnson will indeed open the batting along with Kraigg Brathwaite.
  • The West Indies skipper added that it was important to play the patient game.
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Virat Kohli torn apart between Vijay and Rahul:


  • Kohli also stated the importance of selecting the best possible bowling unit for the Test.
  • “Cricket is a very uncertain game at times. Injuries are not in anyone’s hands,” said Kohli.
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Carlos Brathwaite appointed as West Indies T20 skipper:

  • WICB has announced that it has appointed 27-year old all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite as the new skipper for the West Indies T20 outfit.
  • Courtney Browne, the chairman of selectors for the WICB stated that Brathwaite can be a symbol for aspiring cricketers in the Caribbean in the near future.
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Did well until the start of the second new ball: Shane Jurgensen:

  • New Zealand allowed the home side to slip away from their grasp as they went about attempting to scale the mammoth New Zealand first-innings total.
  • Craig Ervine smashed a wonderful 115 and also managed to remain unbeaten at the end of the day’s play while Peter Moor also assisted him with a half-century.
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Technology helped Sachin Tendulkar to extend his career: Javagal Srinath:

  • He said that the batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar was able to extend his career with the use of technology.
  • He also said that the coach’s job will never diminish but his abilities will be judged from how intelligently he can use the digital data.
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England tempted to pick Adil Rashid for the 4th Test against Pakistan:

  • Leg-spinner Adil Rashid is around the squad for quite some time now and might get an opportunity in The Oval Test.
  • During the last Ashes series, Nathan Lyon of Australia had a good outing at The Oval picking up 4 wickets.
  • Moeen Ali has played his role as an all-rounder in the last match with valuable wickets with his off-spin and batted well along with Jonny Bairstow.
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Matthew Hayden hopes TNPL unearths young talents:

  • Matthew Hayden has shared a special bond with the city of Chennai and that fact was affirmed when he walked into the Forum Vijaya Mall, Vadapalani on Monday.
  • Laxman Sivaramakrishnan and Hayden then indulged in an interesting chat about the sport during the event.
  • Hayden started talking about Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and the pleasant memories he shared with the franchise.
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ICC calls Ajit Agarkar the next Michael Phelps in a funny Tweet:

  • ICC seem to be having the hang of the ongoing Rio Olympics as they posted a picture of the Indian cricketer with a funny caption.
  • This was taken after the India team got eliminated from the 2007 World Cup having lost to Bangladesh in the group stages.
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Star India lands rights to telecast IND v WI T20 series:

  • Star India Pvt. Ltd. Has been awarded the rights to telecast the upcoming IND v WI T20 series.
  • Star network also happens to be the sponsor of the Indian team, has secured the broadcasting rights for the series following an elaborate bidding process.
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Essex keen on securing services of Mohammad Amir:

  • Essex are weighing up their options to land Pakistani pacer Mohammad Amir.
  • Amir made his comeback to international Test Cricket at the scene of the crime in Lord’s as Pakistan went on to claim a victory in the first Test.
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Will show people what I am capable of as a batsman: Mohammad Hafeez:

  • Mohammad Hafeez has been out of sorts in the ongoing Test series against England with a below par batting average of 17.
  • Hafeez said that he will show people what he is capable of if he gets the opportunity to play in The Oval Test match.
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Monty Panesar signs for Sydney-based cricket club:

  • Monty Panesar may have been left out of the England side following the rise of Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid.
  • He will be expected to lead the spin attack for Campden Cricket Club for the upcoming season.
  • He has previously played with Randwick-Petersham in 2011-12, and with Western Suburbs in 2013-14.
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Saint Lucians plan for Test boycott after Darren Sammy’s sacking:

  • Sammy led his side to title triumph in the World T20 2016 earlier this year in India and following which the Stadium was given the name.
  • Although ticket prices have been reduced, lot of Saint Lucians has expressed their willingness to boycott the match following Sammy’s sacking.
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BCCI to send 46-member non-playing staff sent for West Indies T20Is:

  • BCCI will be sending a non-playing staff of almost 46 members for the upcoming T20I series in Florida.
  • BCCI wanted to reward its members with a trip to the United States of America with BCCI president Anurag Thakur making an announcement on the same.
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Harsha Bhogle believes that Indians will stick with Vijay and Pujara for 3rd Test:

  • Harsha Bhogle has gone with his gut feeling and said that the Indians will go in with Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan.
  • The former Indian commentator conceded that the Indians were indeed in a selection conundrum.
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