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

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

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: BCCI)

Dale Steyn undergoes successful shoulder surgery:

  • Dale Steyn has undergone a successful shoulder surgery for the shoulder blade fracture he had suffered during South Africa’s first Test against Australia in Perth.
  • Steyn is expected to be away for at least sixth months for rehabilitation before he begins bowling again.
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Philander is the hardest I have faced: Ricky Ponting:

  • Ricky Ponting has revealed that South African pacer Vernon Philander is one of the best seam bowlers he has ever faced.
  • Philander exhibited some impressive bowling acumen on the day as he picked five wickets to blast the Aussies out for a paltry 85.
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WICB decides to withdraw Darren Bravo from Zimbabwe series:

  • The WICB has taken the executive decision to withdraw Darren Bravo from the Zimbabwe tour following the spat he had with the board on Twitter.
  • Darren Bravo lashed out at the WICB on his official Twitter account where he stated that it was a bad move by the board to bump him down from an ‘A’ grade contract to a ‘C’ grade.
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Former Pakistan cricketer Wasim Bari feels MS Dhoni’s age shouldn’t be a concern:

  • Wasim Bari has termed the Indian keeper ‘rare’ and added that he was wise in retiring from the longer format of the game, which would help him in extending his career in short form cricket.
  • While Bari was in favor of Dhoni in limited-overs cricket, he also commented on Kohli’s style of leadership.
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Rishabh Pant reveals plans to make a crack into the Indian team:

  • Pant said that the transition for him from U19 cricket to the Ranji Trophy has been quite smooth for him.
  • He has been in tremendous form of late with the bat and already has a triple century to his name in Ranji Trophy cricket.
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I would love to have another crack at Test cricket: George Bailey:

  • Bailey has reiterated his faith in the youth of the Aussies especially with the skipper Steve Smith a few years younger than most other players in the squad at 27.
  • George Bailey said that he would love to have another crack at international Test cricket and has eyed the Ashes series in 2017 for his return to arms.
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Lou Vincent reveals he contemplated suicide following his ban in 2014:

  • Lou Vincent has been going through this guilt for a quite a long time now.
  • The right-hander was handed a life ban by the England and Wales Cricket Board in 2014 following his admission of fixing matches.
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Credit to England for applying in the second innings: Virat Kohli:

  • Cook praised the debutant Haseeb Hameed for his batting.
  • The result reads a draw but it means a lot more than a draw to the Englishmen who had come into the series having lost a Test to Bangladesh and exposed their spin problems.
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Pakistan team evacuated out of hotel after New Zealand earthquake:

  • There are reports of aftershocks in the area and Pakistani players will be waiting in a designated safe zone until it is safe to go back inside their hotel.
  • Members of the Pakistani Women Team, who are also in New Zealand for a five-match ODI series, were also safe.
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Mitchell Johnson mocks South African choking history:

  • While everyone has been scrutinizing Australia’s poor performances, Mitchell Johnson came out to bat for the Aussies.
  • Former cricketers including former South African skipper Graeme Smith have been scrutinizing the Australian team with their remarks. Johnson found it apt to reply it in his own way.
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IND v ENG, 1st Test Review: Confident Virat Kohli holds England for a tense draw:

  • India earned a well-fought draw as they successfully fended off the nervy last session after being asked to chase 310 runs on the final day of the first Test.
  • Virat Kohli (49*) and Ravindra Jadeja (32*) made sure that there was no unlikely collapse in the final few overs of the match.
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