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

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Pakistan might slip to number 4 in ICC Test rankings

  • If they end up losing the second ongoing Test, there are chances that they might slip down in the ICC Test rankings.
  • A combined result of India and New Zealand winning their respective matches will see Pakistan slump down.
  • (Read more about the story)

‘Barmy Army’ of England reveals their demonetization story:

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  • While the demonetization has had its effect on the Indian people, the ‘Barmy Army’ of England also has been hit.
  • The England cricket team has also stated their own problems with the new rules that have been indicated by the Modi government.
  • (Read more about the story)

A big double, perhaps even a triple-century from Virat is on the cards: Ravi Shastri:

  • Virat Kohli wasn’t in a good mental space when he took charge of the Indian team.
  • James Anderson seemed to have his number, dismissing him four times to deliveries that primarily swung away from him, and drew his bat to the ball almost magnetically.
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Virat Kohli fan mortgages mother’s jewelry to watch him bat:

  • A man approaching mid-30s he is standing in the Pavilion Terrace of the Punjab Cricket Association Stadium in Mohali where the Indian team is playing the 3rd Test against England.
  • He is naked from the top and his face and the torso is colored in the tri-color of the Indian nation flag.
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Selectors wanted to play Rohit instead of Virat at Perth in 2012: Virender Sehwag:

  • Virender Sehwag spoke about an interesting anecdote regarding Virat Kohli’s selection for the 3rd Test at Perth in 2012, during India’s tour of Australia.
  • Sehwag says that Rohit Sharma who was in the scheme of things and Kohli could only get into the playing XI after skipper MS Dhoni and vice-captain Sehwag insisted on doing so.
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Jupiter Ghosh accuses Rangpur manager of approaching him with illegal offer:

  • Sanwar Hossain had approached him with an illegal offer before he eventually signed the official contract ahead of BPL season 4.
  • He also said that irrespective of what the team claims the case is that Rangpur manager Hossain had approached him illegally before he signed the official contract with the team.
  • (Read more about the story)

I am looking forward to representing the Vikings: Chris Gayle:

  • Gayle added that he was certainly pleased by the fact that he would be turning out for the Chittagong Vikings soon.
  • Gayle also opened up about the prospects of playing alongside Bangladeshi star batsman Tamim Iqbal.
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Mohammad Shahid ruled out of the BPL after sustaining a knee injury:

  • Mohammad Shahid has been ruled out of the ongoing Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 2016-17 season after incurring an injury in his right knee.
  • The 28-year old hurt his knee when he fell awkwardly in front of the boundary line following which he immediately left the field.
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You’re disappointed and frustrated when catches are dropped: Mohammad Amir:

  • The moment the ball leaves the hands, there’s nothing much in his control. All he can do is watch things happen after his follow through.
  • Amir had four chances missed off his bowling in the ongoing Hamilton Test: two in the slips, one at midwicket, plus a difficult low catch that he himself dropped in his follow through.
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Sunil Gavaskar lashes out at Virat Kohli following Ben Stokes dismissal:

  • Sunil Gavaskar has lashed out at incumbent Indian skipper Virat Kohli following his send-off for England batsman Ben Stokes when the latter was dismissed by Ravi Ashwin.
  • Sunil Gavaskar has been vocal about sledging in recent times and has lashed out at the Indian skipper for the same.
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Not that I consider myself as a batsman, I am a batsman: Ravindra Jadeja:

  • Ravindra Jadeja clarified that he actually is a batsman. Hence a score like this should not surprise people. There is more to follow for sure.
  • He was asked if he has become more responsible with the bat now. Jadeja clarified that it is not that he thinks he is a batsman but he actually is one.
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Sourav Ganguly has a brief informal coaching session with Bengal:

  • Sourav Ganguly, recently donned the coach’s hat in the Ranji Trophy.
  • Sourav Ganguly spent close to 2 hours with the four players and had tips for each of them.
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Pakistan might slip to number 4 in ICC Test rankings:

  • They are perhaps one of the few sides that has tasted success in overseas conditions in the recent past.
  • After having lost the first Test, they are facing an uphill task in the second match. They have been finding it tough to cope up in the seamer friendly conditions.
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NZ v PAK, 2nd Test Day 4 Review: Ross Taylor century puts Kiwis on top:

  • While Raval has looked rather invincible with the bat, it seems as though Mohammad Amir was the only one to breach the defenses of the solid southpaw.
  • While Latham’s patience piled into the Pakistani pace battery, the fact of the matter remained that Kane Williamson at the other end was making the bat do all the talking.
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India v England, 3rd Test, Day 3 Review: India in firm control of the match:

  • It was a toilsome day for the visitors who were made to bowl for two full sessions before getting a chance to bat.
  • The Indian lower formed by the – Ravichandran Ashwin (70), Ravindra Jadeja (90) and Jayant Yadav (55) – batted pretty stubbornly and left the bowling side in with sore feet.
  • (Read more about the story)

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