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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Faf du Plessis believes that ball-tampering has been ‘blown out of proportion’

  • The South Africa skipper is certainly bemused by the claims made against him.
  • South African skipper Faf du Plessis believes that the charges of ball tampering against him stating that he things have been blown out of proportion.

Mohit Sharma blames hair loss for struggling form:

  • Sharma said the receding hairline affected his confidence. This is turn made him feel worse and that affected his confidence.
  • If hair had anything to do with the form, players like Hashim Amla, Virender Sehwag, Darren Lehmann and much more would have never tasted success.
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Adam Gilchrist reveals three current best batsmen in the world:

  • When asked about his toughest opponent individually as well as a team, he replied as a batsman he found Murali hard to handle.
  • It was no surprise when he chose India as the team he found the toughest to face.
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Alviro Petersen implicated with match-fixing charges by Cricket South Africa:

  • South African Alviro Petersen has been charged with match-fixing by the Cricket South Africa’s Anti-Corruption Unit for breaching of its Anti-Corruption Code for Personnel.
  • He had previously confirmed his role as the whistleblower in the match-fixing affair and after getting in contact with middleman Gulam Bodi.
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Currency ban affects spectators turn out at the SCA stadium, Rajkot:

  • SCA was naturally confident about a strong turnout for the first ever test at the western Indian city but that was not to be.
  • The SCA Stadium has seen largely empty stands on the first three days of the opening match of a five-test series between India and England and local organizers blame it on the cash crunch.
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AUS v SA, 2nd Test Day 1 Review: Vernon Philander plunders conditions to make Aussies pay:

  • Vernon Philander played the role of wrecker-in-chief for the Proteas as the Australians were blasted out for a paltry 85 in the first innings of play.
  • The South Africans made a decent and solid start to their innings as Stephen Cook and Dean Elgar impressed with some impressive batting.
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Umar Akmal trolls himself for his insensitive tweet

  • It seems that the demotion handed over by the Pakistan Cricket Board while announcing the annual contract has had an effect on the consciousness of Umar Akmal. After being demoted to Category D recently Akmal hasn’t really gained any attention for a while.
  • But, it seems it is quite tough to keep him out of the limelight for a prolonged time. In an amusing incident, Akmal unknowingly might have offended his former coach Dav Whatmore by posting a meaningless tweet with an awkward emoji.
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England qualifies for ICC Women’s World Cup 2017

  • England became the second team to qualify for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 with a 122-run victory over Sri Lanka in the first match of their ICC Women’s Championship series in Colombo on Saturday.
  • The win took next year’s ICC Women’s World Cup host to 25 points from 19 matches on the points table. Australia has already won the IWC title with 30 points from 18 matches while the West Indies is close to qualifying with 22 points from 19 matches.
  • The top four sides from the IWC gain direct qualification for the ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 while the bottom four sides will have to qualify through the 10-team ICC Women’s World Cup Qualifier 2017 in Sri Lanka’s capital Colombo from 7-21 February.
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We still have a chance: Murali Vijay

  • Team India failed to take the lead in the first innings of the Rajkot Test. Indian opener Murali Vijay is still optimistic about India’s chances of winning the match. He pointed that the wicket got slower now and has started assisting the spinners more now.
  • Adding further to it, he said that a few wickets in the morning session tomorrow can get India right back into the game. “It’s a pretty good wicket, (it has) gone slower. There’s a lot of assistance to the spinners now. Hopefully, we can put some pressure in the morning session get some wickets and you never know,” quoted Murali Vijay.
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