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

Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech
Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Darren Bravo to take legal action against WICB after axing from squad:

  • Darren Bravo has decided to take legal action against his employers, the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) after being sent home following his spat with the Board President Dave Cameron.
  • He was bumped down to a Grade C contract in spite of strong performances with the bat in the Test series against the Pakistanis in the UAE.
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Wasim Akram to launch Legends series to boost cricket in Sri Lanka:

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  • Wasim Akram has come out with a revolutionary concept to help Sri Lankan cricket re-find its lost luster.
  • Sumathipala was also pleased by the fact that a bowler of Akram’s caliber was there to lead the Lankans in the future.
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Injury-prone Pat Cummins to make Australia comeback:

  • Having been named in the side for the upcoming series against New Zealand, Steve Smith hopes that this would be a launch pad for the fast-bowler to kick off from.
  • Cummins kicked-off his Test match career with some tremendous bowling against the South Africans which saw him conclude with figures of 7/117.
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Sunil Gavaskar lauds India’s performance in Mohali Test:

  • The match did not go into the fifth day as the formalities connected towards the Indian win were completed on the fourth day’s play.
  • Gavaskar believed that this was a near-to-perfect performance by what was a clinical Indian team.
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Kapil Dev backs PM Modi’s demonetisation decision:

  • There are people supporting it and terming it a great move for the country and its economy while there are others criticizing it for the problems people are facing because of it.
  • The decision though seems to have gone down quite well with the cricket fraternity and joining the list of supporters of the move is former Indian cricketer Kapil Dev.
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To get the winning runs is a proud moment for me: Parthiv Patel:

  • Most expected them to go in with almost an unchanged XI which would mark an end to Virat Kohli’s streak of Tests where he hasn’t featured the same team.
  • Looking out for options they found one guy who could open the inning as well as keep wickets and that is how Parthiv Patel got his comeback call in Test cricket after 8 years.
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Brian Vitori called-up by the ICC for suspect bowling action:

  • Vitori was a prominent part of the Zimbabwe squad that lost in the final of the Tri-Series to Sri Lanka.
  • Vitori had been suspended from bowling in January 2016 following accusations of illegal action.
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India of 2012 different from India of 2016: Alastair Cook:

  • Alastair Cook has a lot to ponder on what needs to be done in order to save face in the fourth and fifth Test matches at Mumbai and Chennai respectively.
  • Cook has had to deal with those who bring up the history of it all, especially the time the Brits clinched a 2-1 win over the Indians in 2012.
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Mushfiqur Rahim says fixing allegations by Asif Akbar have hurt him:

  • Mushfiqur Rahim has criticized team ambassador and singer Asif Akbar for claiming that players from the team were involved in match-fixing.
  • Mushfiqur was clearly disappointed by the allegations on his team and said that he couldn’t believe that the singer had posted such a status.
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England sweat over Chris Woakes fitness following ‘tiny crack’ on thumb:

  • Chris Woakes has become the second England player to sustain an injury on his hand following the injury to Haseeb Hameed.
  • Woakes suffered a ‘tiny crack’ on his thumb after being struck by a short-pitched delivery from Mohammad Shami while batting in the second innings.
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Virat Kohli attains career-high Test ranking:

  • Virat Kohli scored 62 and an unbeaten six runs to move to 833 points, within 14 points of England’s Joe Root in a list led by Australia captain Steve Smith.
  • Starting the series in 15th position, Kohli has risen at a fast pace scoring 405 runs in the three Tests against England.
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Trent Boult set to return for ODI series against Australia:

  • Boult had injured his knee during the Test series in India and felt some discomfort during the 1st Test against Pakistan in Christchurch earlier in the month.
  • Trent Boult is all set to return for the 1st ODI against Australia in Sydney on Sunday after he missed the 2nd Test against Pakistan.
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Sachin Tendulkar’s “Playing it my Way” wins Crossword Book of the year award:

  • The book which was co-authored by cricket historian and writer Boria Majumdar depicted the life and career of Tendulkar in his own words and smashed several records in the publishing world.
  • The book has given all the fans and fellow cricketers a rare insight into the life of a man who carried the burden of his nation for 24 years, performing consistently at the highest level.
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Liam Dawson and Keaton Jennings drafted into England squad:

  • Uncapped duo Liam Dawson and Keaton Jennings have been drafted into the squad in place of Zafar Ansari and Haseeb Hameed.
  • Hameed will be replaced by Keaton Jennings who will be flying in from Dubai after playing for the England Lions in a domestic tournament.
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Harsha Bhogle answers question on MS Dhoni’s player selection strategy:

  • Harsha has been the one guy who has seen a lot of things in Indian cricket from close quarters though he is a commentator shares a great relationship with a lot of cricketers to get to know how they think.
  • His answer received 9.4k upvotes which can be equated to agreeing with what he said.
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I don’t change my style based on the formats: Rishabh Pant:

  • Pant also went on to add that he was making an attempt to prove his coach that he could bat at the Test level despite his natural aggression.
  • His coach, Tarak Sinha, who has worked alongside many an Indian player in the past is one who believes in the fact that an international player is one who can play Test matches as well.
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Barmy Army gutted with Ben Stokes on-field brawl with Virat Kohli:

  • Captains spend a majority of the time plotting Kohli’s dismissal whereas bowlers consider his wicket as one of the most prized scalps of international cricket at the moment.
  • Stokes who has a history of on-field banters was recently involved in an altercation with Indian captain Virat Kohli after his dismissal in the 2nd innings.
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Bangladesh players fined for allowing female guests in hotel room:

  • BCB has levied a record fine on their players Sabbir Rahman and Al-Amin Hossain after they reportedly entertained female guests in their hotel room following a BPL match.
  • Though the statement didn’t disclose details of the charges, reputed Bangladeshi daily ‘Prothom Alo’ reported that they were penalized for taking female guests to their hotel rooms.
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Mohammad Hafeez cleared to bowl in international cricket:

  • The last time Hafeez played for Pakistan was in the third Test match against England, one that Pakistan would eventually go on to lose at Edgbaston.
  • Mohammad Hafeez has been given clearance from the International Cricket Council (ICC) to restart his bowling following months of horror for the Pakistan player.
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Babar Azam is as good as Virat Kohli: Mickey Arthur:

  • Mickey Arthur believes that Babar Azam has the potential to be one of the best batsmen in the world.
  • Azam has been in fine form in recent time following back to back centuries in the ODIs against the West Indies.
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Starc-Hazlewood will be greatest pace duo: Jason Gillespie:

  • Jason Gillespie is very happy with the bowling duo of Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc and stated that they will become the greatest fast bowling combination Australia has ever produced.
  • Gillespie was pretty confident about the duo and heaped praises on them while speaking to cricket.com.au during a media interaction.
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MS Dhoni’s love for bikes passes on to his daughter Ziva:

  • While other cricketers flaunt their luxury four wheelers, Dhoni is totally different on that aspect and never misses to go out for a bike ride while on tours.
  • And now as the scenario stands, it looks like his love for bikes has passed on to his cute little daughter Ziva.
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Kevon Cooper and Arafat Sunny reported for suspect bowling action:

  • BPL is nearing the business end. The T20 league has now been hit with two of the bowlers being reported for suspect action.
  • Arafat Sunny is plying his trade with the Rangpur Riders this season. Kevon Cooper, the West Indies all-rounder, is with the Khulna Titans franchise.
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Ranji Trophy 2016-17: Round 8, Day 2 Review:

  • Maharashtra were dismissed twice today by Odisha who won the game on only the second day of the match by the margin of an innings and 118 runs.
  • Assam, Kerala, Chhattisgarh and Goa were the other teams who lost 10 wickets in a single day’s play today.
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