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

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

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New Zealand cricket team celebrates with the series trophy. (Photo by JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP/Getty Images)

Cannot retire before Australia tour: Misbah-ul-Haq:

  • Misbah-ul-Haq is not yet ready to quash rumors about his imminent retirement.
  • Pakistan will be traveling to Australia later this year for a Test series and Misbah will have to lead the team on the tough and arduous tour.
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The dressing room seems to be in a good place: Alastair Cook:

  • Cook also went on to reveal that discussions about his captaincy also take place in the meeting.
  • The 31-year old skipper also went on to add the importance of the younger unit that is in place at the moment.
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R Ashwin pleased with ‘special century’ at St. Lucia:

  • R Ashwin smashed a wonderful century, something that allowed the Indians to build a healthy yet slender lead in the first innings of the third Test.
  • Ashwin stated that this was one of the most important knocks in the series, especially given the kind of position they were in at the time.
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Overall plan was to build pressure: Miguel Cummins:

  • Miguel Cummins came late to the party as he went on to claim three wickets right at the end of the innings.
  • In spite of being 246 runs behind them at the end of day 2, the home side has 9 wickets intact as well as 107 runs on the board.
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Vidyut Sivaramakrishnan chooses KPL team Hubli Tigers over TNPL:

  • Vidyut Sivaramakrishnan, the former Tamil Nadu all-rounder has decided to commit to the Hubli management.
  • He that he had given a commitment to the Hubli Tigers who will be participating in the upcoming edition of the Karnataka Premier League.
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Ball-tampering allegations a load of rubbish: Alastair Cook:

  • A Pakistani journalist sent the world into a spiral when he showcased footage of the England players attempting to shine the ball with either their trousers or saliva.
  • The fact that it was telecast on a sports channel all over Pakistan deemed it something that had to be defended by Alastair Cook.
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Indian athletes should be supported more when the chips are down: Sachin Tendulkar:

  • Indian athletes have received a lot of criticism after a few of them bowed out of the ongoing Rio Olympics without any medals.
  • Sachin Tendulkar who is also India’s goodwill ambassador for the games said that the athletes need more support from the country when the chips are down.
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Pat Cummins excited to get international career back on track:

  • Pat Cummins burst onto the scene as a fiery and pacey 18-year old pacer when he made his international debut against South Africa.
  • The last time Cummins played international cricket was for Australia in 2015.
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I think Kumble is the perfect man to coach India: Virender Sehwag:

  • Virender Sehwag, was in Chennai on Wednesday to unveil the logo, team anthem and jersey of the Madurai Super Giants, ahead of the TN Premier League.
  • He spoke about the opportunities available for youngsters in the TNPL, coaching youngsters and the demands of playing three formats.
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Former Pakistan batsman Hanif Mohammad passes away:

  • Pakistan’s best batsmen of yesteryear has passed away at the age of 81 at Karachi’s Aga Khan hospital.
  • Hanif was presumed dead after his heart stopped for almost six minutes.
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Kumar Sangakkara to lead Ricky Ponting’s all time XI:

  • Ponting was a supremely successful skipper and is only the second captain to lead his side to two World Cup triumphs following Clive Lloyd.
  • Five Australians made it into his eleven. The opening pair he has opted for is of Justin Langer and Matthew Hayden.
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