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

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

Vidyadhar Paradkar and Haseeb Hameed
Vidyadhar Paradkar and Haseeb Hameed. (Photo Source: Mid-Day)

Mohammad Amir’s tainted Wisden Almanack set to go under the hammer:

  • He named four Cricketers of the year for the 2011 publication, instead of the usual five.
  • Amir who was only 17 during the spot-fixing debacle was one of the star performers for Pakistan in the series.
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Hyderabad opening pair put on a record 476-run stand:

  • Hyderabad’s Under-19 opening pair entered the record books following a 476-run stand in the ongoing Cooch Behar trophy against A&A team.
  • The pair scored 327 runs on the first day and added 149 more runs on day 2 before the team captain Nithesh got out after scoring a brilliant 246, an over before Lunch.
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Cricket Australia planning a day-night Test in the Ashes next year:

  • England will travel to Australia next November for the 2017-18 series and local media reported on Thursday that the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) had agreed in principle to play one of the matches under lights.
  • A CA spokesman, however, said there had not been an agreement yet and the tour itinerary was still being finalized, though a day-night Test was part of the discussions.
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With uneven bounce the umpires wanted to call off the game but match referee persisted: Govinda Poddar:

  • Interestingly, this was the first innings win in Ranji Trophy for Odisha since their last vs Tripura in the 2006-07 season.
  • Odisha made 311 runs in 82.1 overs for the loss of 9 wickets on the opening day while Maharashtra were surprisingly bowled out twice in a span of 60 overs on the 2nd day aggregating just 201 runs.
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Selectors retain Parthiv Patel for the fourth Test in Mumbai:

  • Parthiv Patel is likely to benefit from the impressive performance he gave in hi comeback match in the third Test against England in Mohali.
  • BCCI sources state that Saha, who is recovering from a hamstring issue, will not be fit for the Mumbai Test which starts on December 8.
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New Zealand coach Mike Hesson wary of Australia despite their recent loss:

  • Hesson feels that their one-day team is a different setup and cannot be taken lightly.
  • Australia recently suffered a 2-1 series loss to the Proteas while New Zealand arrives fresh from a 2-0 Test sweep against Pakistan.
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Sanath Jayasuriya impressed with Virat Kohli’s dedication:

  • Jayasuriya feels it is Kohli’s hard work and rigorous fitness regime before each game that makes him a big match player.
  • Kohli is someone who always strives for that extra yard and Jayasuriya felt it was his will to exceed at the highest level that made him rise above the rest.
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Glenn Maxwell upset to come below Matthew Wade in the batting order:

  • Glenn Maxwell has finally expressed his disappointment at the prospect of being forced to bat below wicketkeeper Matthew Wade.
  • Maxwell is surely a more organized and destructive batsman than Wade.
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Mother Chitra turned fast bowler Ravichandran Ashwin into an off-spinner:

  • Two of the most important members of the Indian Test squad Virat Kohli and Cheteshwar Pujara are both inspired by their fathers Prem Kohli and Arvind Pujara.
  • While Kohli lost his father during his Ranji days, Arvind Pujara has been a mentor of Cheteshwar Pujara in every aspect of the game.
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Cricket Australia XI announced for the day-night tour match against Pakistan:

  • Cricket Australia XI will be led by Western Australia’s Will Bosisto while Troy Cooley, who has been the bowling coach for both Australia and England in the past, will be the assistant coach.
  • A struggling Pakistan, who recently lost 2-0 to New Zealand in New Zealand, will be desperate for some quality practice in Australia ahead of their three-Test series.
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Mumbai Coach says Haseeb Hameed would have got a century at Wankhede:

  • Haseeb Hameed was eager to play a Test match in Mumbai and his family had also made prior arrangements to witness the boy play against India.
  • Hameed worked very hard on his batting and played a few practice matches at the Cross Maidan.
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Stuart Broad attends Yuvraj Singh’s pre-wedding ceremony:

  • Among all the high profile cricketers who visited Yuvraj Singh’s pre-wedding bash, it was perhaps England fast bowler Stuart Broad.
  • Broad set up a perfect example of not letting ‘on-field’ matters come into the personal frame when he decided to turn up for Yuvraj’s ‘Sangeet’ ceremony.
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Akansha Sharma warns newly married couple, Yuvraj Singh, and Hazel Keech:

  • Akansha Sharma, the estranged wife of Yuvraj Singh’s brother, has again grabbed the spotlight warning the couple – Yuvraj Singh and Hazel Keech – just after a day of their wedding.
  • She blamed her mother-in-law for the failed marriage and said that she made her feel ‘worthless’.
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Record global audience tunes into CPL for the fourth successive year:

  • CPL are delighted to announce that the 2016 season was the tournament’s biggest yet, with over 134 million viewers tuning in globally to the biggest party in sport.
  • Cumulative audience figures have risen steadily year on year since the tournament’s inception from 36 million viewers (in 2013), to 66 million (2014), 93 million (2015) and now to 134 million (2016).
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We are not begging India to play us: PCB Chief Shahryar Khan:

  • Shahryar Khan has put yet another step towards making BCCI honour the MOU signed between the two boards.
  • He said Pakistan had lost huge revenue due to India’s refusal to play them and that was the reason the matter was also been taken up in the ICC executive board in Cape Town.
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Mumbai wicket will turn and bounce: Alastair Cook:

  • Given the willingness to dish out result oriented wickets it is likely to be a track that assists the slower bowlers.
  • Cook had a new opening partner in Haseeb Hammed the teenager showed maturity beyond his age and the second inning when he batted with a broken finger.
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Chris Jordan to replace Adil Rashid in Adelaide Strikers squad for BBL 6:

  • Chris Jordan has been picked by the Adelaide Strikers to join in as a replacement for compatriot leg-spinner Adil Rashid.
  • Strikers signed up Jordan since Rashid is a part of the England Test team and is on the tour of India serving the national team which will keep him busy for the month of December.
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KL Rahul will be fit and fine to play in another three or four days: MSK Prasad:

  • Parthiv Patel has been called up to replace KL Rahul in the ongoing Test match, who got a Test call-up after 8 years.
  • Rahul had just recovered from a hamstring trouble which had earlier forced him to miss out two Tests and five ODIs against New Zealand.
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This is Pakistan’s best chance to beat Australia: Waqar Younis:

  • Pakistan who recently lost the Test series against New Zealand 0-2 will be looking to claim their first series in Australia against a new look Australian squad.
  • The Test series is scheduled to kick off on December 15 with the 1st Test being played at Brisbane.
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Nasser Hussain feels the ongoing Test series is very important for Virat Kohli:

  • Former England skipper Nasser Hussain felt Kohli was too careful with his tactics in the Vizag Test and there was a long way to go for him.
  • Virat Kohli has a pretty good captaincy record in his short captaincy career so far and has managed to win 12 out of the 20 Tests he has captained.
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Western Railways batsman Sagar Mishra hits 6 sixes in an over:

  • The 23-year old Sagar Mishra is a brilliant all-rounder and was promoted up the order in the match.
  • Sagar looked good for a big total when he notched up his fifty. He was promoted to bat at number 4 and had responded well to his team’s cause.
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Indian sportswomen beat Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni in the “most searched sportsperson” category:

  • The behemoth of the sporting scene in India saw stiff competition from famous sportspersons from other sports category, the reason mainly being the Rio Olympics 2016.
  • The Olympics drew a huge attention of the public and was one of the most followed events in India this.
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