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.

Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Reports: Prithvi Shaw likely to replace KL Rahul for the final Test

  • India have already lost the ongoing series and the fifth Test might see both the sides making some changes to their line-up.
  • While the reports of Ravi Ashwin not being fit are doing the rounds, it is also being said that Prithvi Shaw might make his international debut by replacing the struggling KL Rahul at the top of the order.
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Reports: Ravi Ashwin likely to sit out of the fifth Test

  • Team India, with a heart-breaking loss in Southampton, has also lost the five-match series.
  • But they will be definitely looking to salvage pride by putting up a spirited show in the next game.
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Ravi Shastri compares dating rumours with ‘cow dung’

  • While everybody else related to and interested in the Indian cricket are regretting India’s series loss in England, the team’s head coach Ravi Shastri has found himself in the middle of a dating controversy.
  • The 56-year-old former Indian cricketer was not amused with the issue and reacted strongly to it, saying the reports bringing such news were the “biggest load of dung”.
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Two county veterans in line to replace Alastair Cook on Sri Lanka tour

  • England’s highest Test run-scorer Alastair Cook has decided to call curtains on his career after this week’s fifth and final Test against India.
  • The opener, 33, has scored 12,254 runs from 160 Test which includes 32 centuries and 56 half-centuries as well.
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Sourav Ganguly finds Bangar and Shastri accountable for India’s poor show

  • India had every chance of winning their erstwhile Test against England at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton, however, they couldn’t and lost the match by 60 runs.
  • To add insult to injury, they also lost the series 1-3. The fifth and final Test will be played at Kennington Oval in London.
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India have underused Hardik Pandya’s all-round abilities: Sunil Gavaskar

  • Team India, under Virat Kohli‘s captaincy, copped yet another away series defeat outside the sub-continent when they succumbed against England in Southampton.
  • No wonder that the team was at the receiving end of a lot of criticism after the loss and the former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar had lashed out at Hardik Pandya who bagged a duck in the second innings.
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Skipper Virat Kohli questions India’s batting after the Southampton loss

  • India’s shocking 60-run loss at the hands of England in the fourth of the five-Test series against England has prompted several cricketers to criticise the team’s performance.
  • The Indian batting line-up faltered once again as the English bowlers made the most of the home conditions.
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Best travelling teams are not made by sitting in the dressing rooms: Virender Sehwag

  • Ever since Ravi Shastri has been appointed the head coach of Team India, he has stressed the fact that this group has the potential to become the best travelling side in the world.
  • Moreover, when they won the third Test at Trent Bridge handsomely, it was being said that the visitors will make a comeback and level the series.
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BCCI announces fixtures for Windies’ tour of India

  • The Windies are scheduled to tour India in October and November for a two-match Test, five-match ODI, and a three-match T20I series.
  • In the meantime, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has announced the fixtures for the upcoming series.
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Asia Cup 2018: Dinesh Chandimal doubtful for the tournament

  • Former Asia cup champions Sri Lanka have a couple of concerns ahead of their campaign in the upcoming edition of the tournament.
  • While their prime spinner Akila Dhananjaya will miss at least two matches as he is awaiting the birth of his first child, wicket-keeper-batsman Dinesh Chandimal is a doubtful starter after sustaining a hairline fracture in his finger during a domestic T20 tournament.
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Hasan Ali goes past Virat Kohli’s yo-yo test score comfortably

  • The fitness of the cricketers has become immensely important these days and most of the cricket bodies have made it mandatory to clear the yo-yo test.
  • Even Team India has adopted this process and no player can come into the team without clearing the fitness test, the rule which has created controversy in the Indian cricket.
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England vs India: ECB announces the squad for the fifth Test

  • England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced the squad for the fifth and final Test match against India.
  • The hosts have already won the five-match series and lead by 3-1 which has made the last game a dead rubber.
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Asia Cup 2018: PCB announces 16-man Pakistan squad for the tournament

  • The 2018 Asia Cup is scheduled to get underway from September 15, 2018. A total of 13 matches will be played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi and Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
  • The final is scheduled to be played on September 28 in Dubai. In the meantime, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced a 16-man squad for the six-nation extravaganza in the UAE.
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Alastair Cook could be forced out of his farewell Test

  • England’s Test opener and a veteran of 160 matches Alastair Cook has made up his mind to hang his boots after the final game against India.
  • The hosts have already won the series and the fifth Test match has got immense significance now despite being a dead rubber.
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Harbhajan Singh holds Ravichandran Ashwin responsible for India’s defeat in Southampton

  • The pitch in Southampton provided a fair amount of assistance to the spinners. The same was palpable from the manner Moeen Ali bowled on the strip.
  • He ripped India apart with a five-wicket haul in the first innings and followed it up with four wickets in the second innings.
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