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

Usman Khawaja of Australia is applauded off the field at the end of play during day two. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Usman Khawaja of Australia is applauded off the field at the end of play during day two. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

India’s limited overs skipper MS Dhoni become the brand ambassador of Jharkhand:

  • MS Dhoni has been convinced by the government of Jharkhand to become the state’s brand ambassador for development.
  • The most successful Indian captain will be seen campaigning for his state in its first global investor summit scheduled to take place from February 17, 2017.
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Monty Panesar convinced that England ‘will win by a 2-1 margin’:


  • Monty Panesar, the slow and orthodox left-arm spinner was very much a part of the win that saw England become one of the few sides to defeat the Indians at home.
  • Panesar has come out stating that England could come out and pull off an unlikely 2-1 win over the Indians just as they had done 4 years ago.
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Disappointed ICC hits out at Faf du Plessis appeal:

  • Faf du Plessis appealed against his guilty verdict for ball-tampering.
  • ICC expressed disappointment that Faf du Plessis has chosen not to accept the findings of Match Referee Andy Pycroft and will instead exercise his right to appeal.
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Ellyse Perry gets to the career-best second position in batting rankings:

  • Lanning has consolidated her position at the top of the ICC Test Player Rankings for Women Batters with 232 runs in the series.
  • Ellyse Perry has moved up three places to take a career-best second position among batters after scoring 188 runs in the series to finish with 985 runs in the tournament.
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Karen Rolton inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame:

  • Former Australia women’s captain Karen Rolton was today inducted into the International Cricket Council’s Hall of Fame.
  • Rolton was presented with a personalized cap by Mr. Richardson as she became the 81st player to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.
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Dinesh Karthik blames finger injury for missing out on selection:

  • Before MS Dhoni made his way to the Test side, the custodian who was on the side was Dinesh Karthik
  • He played for the Indians in the 2013 edition of the ICC Champions Trophy, a tournament wherein he excelled in, to say the least.
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New Zealand adds pacer Lockie Ferguson to squad for Australian ODI series:

  • Lockie Ferguson has been added to the New Zealand side for the upcoming series against Australia.
  • The ODI series played under the banner of the Chappell-Hadlee series will witness both Australia and New Zealand lock horns following what was a well-fought Test series in February prior to the start of the World T20.
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Yuvraj Singh misspells PM Narendra Modi’s name on his wedding invite:

  • Yuvi is all set to tie the knot with Hazel on November 30 and the event is expected to be a low-key affair.
  • The gurdwara wedding will take place in Chandigarh on November 30 which will be followed by another wedding as per Hindu rituals in Goa on December 2.
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Virat Kohli laughs off ball-tampering allegations; chooses to focus on cricket:

  • Virat Kohli has laughed off allegations tying him up to the ball-tampering allegations following India’s win in the second Test match at Vizag.
  • The incident is one of few that has come to light following the sanctions imposed on South African skipper Faf du Plessis following the second Test match at Hobart.
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Indian pacers cause a selection headache ahead of Mohali Test:

  • Indian Pacemen Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ishant Sharma are the options available for Virat Kohli.
  • Anil Kumble might not be tested as much as he would like but has surely got the start he would have liked when it comes to the pressures of being the Indian coach.
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Jos Buttler and Chris Woakes return for the third Test:

  • The England team management confirmed that Chris Woakes and Jos Buttler will make a return to England Playing XI for the 3rd Test against India.
  • While Buttler has replaced Ben Duckett who had a horrendous run in Asia so far, Woakes replaces the injured Stuart Broad.
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India to face Pakistan at UAE in November:

  • BCCI even urged ICC not to put Pakistan in the same group in the upcoming ICC event.
  • Though the women’s team surrendered six crucial points in the ICC Championship, BCCI is still not in favor of playing Pakistan and is expected to miss their upcoming Asia Cup match against the arch-rivals.
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I don’t know if sweets help or not, to be brutally honest: Alastair Cook:

  • Alastair Cook feels that if a player deliberately shines the ball just after having sweets and jelly beans then that can be a suspicious act.
  • Stuart Broad’s absence will certainly hurt their chances feels Cook.
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Kane Williamson dismissed in a controversial manner in Hamilton Test:

  • New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson was dismissed in a controversial manner during the 1st day of the 2nd Test against Pakistan at Hamilton.
  • In the 15th over of the innings, Williamson was controversially given by out by the 3rd umpire after the onfield umpire had ruled him not out.
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Virat Kohli expects Parthiv to grab opportunity with both hands:

  • Virat Kohli stated that comeback man Parthiv Patel was well aware of the fact that he was only a stop gap wicket keeper but expected him to grab his opportunity with both hands.
  • Parthiv is all set to don the Indian whites after a gap of 8 years due to the injury suffered by regular wicket-keeper Wriddhiman Saha during the Vizag Test.
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PCB prepares to take legal action against BCCI:

  • Shaharyar Khan stated that they could take legal action and seek compensation from the BCCI after ICC ruled in favour of Pakistan and awarded them six points in a dispute over the women’s series which India forfeited.
  • The BCCI was not impressed with ICC’s decision after Pakistan stated it was ready to host India for the league championship series in Dubai.
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Peshawar Zalmi owner bats for IPL, PSL teams faceoff:

  • Peshawar Zalmi is one of the five participating teams of the newly formed Pakistan Super League (PSL).
  • There is no doubt about the huge popularity of PSL and the Indian Premier League (IPL).
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NZ v PAK, 2nd Test Day 1 Review: Rain halts Pakistan progress at Hamilton:

  • Just the 21 overs were managed to be bowled as the Kiwis managed 77 runs for the loss of two wickets before they were seemingly saved by the rains.
  • Ross Taylor and Jeet Raval were once again the ones who managed to keep the Pakistanis at bay prior to the close of play.
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Australia v South Africa, 3rd Test, Day 2 Review: Usman Khawaja leads the way for Australia:

  • For the first time in the series, Australia looked strong enough to complete with South Africa who dominated them all the way in the last two Test of the series.
  • Usman Khawaja hit the Australia’s first hundred this series and also the first in a day-night Test to turn the spotlight on hosts and help his team build a solid platform in the 3rd Test.
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Tri-Series 2016, Zimbabwe v West Indies, Match 6 Review: Raingods take Zimbabwe to the finals:

  • Tendai Chisori’s all-around performance, Sikander Raza’s fighting half-century and a little grace from the rain gods paved the way for Zimbabwe to fix a date with Sri Lanka in the final of the Tri-nation series.
  • West Indies batsman failed to get an upper hand over the Zimbabwean bowlers and eventually saw themselves five runs short of the D/L score
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