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

Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan.
Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan.

PM Modi Congratulates Team India

  • In the most recent edition of PM’s Mann ki Baat, the PMO India Narendra Modi congratulated Team India on their series win over England. He also praised Virat Kohli and R Ashwin.
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Ian Chappell warns Australia to learn from England’s mistakes

  • Former Australia captain Ian Chappell wants Australia to send specialist players on tour to India.
  • He quoted the mismanaged team as the prime reason for England’s dismal show in India. He suggested 6 specialist batsmen to play in the lineup.
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Ranji Trophy 2016-17: Gujarat favorites against shaky Odisha

  • After Tamil Nadu reached the semis, Gujarat is looking set for a convincing win over Odisha in the quarters.
  • With a lead of 310 runs, Gujarat are firm favorites to win the match. The match between Haryana and Jharkhand is evenly poised.
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Bangladesh to play tour match before India series

  • The Bangladesh team is likely to play a tour match before taking on India in a Test match next year.
  • They are scheduled to play one off Test match in February next year.
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Australia name unchanged squad for Boxing Day Test

  • Australia have named an unchanged team to take the field on in the Boxing Day Test against Pakistan.
  • This has meant that the management decided to retain the out of form batsman Nic Maddinson in the lineup.
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Sikh Youngster makes it to Pakistan’s NCA

  • A Pakistani Sikh player Maninder Pal Singh has been selected in the National Cricket Academy of Pakistan.
  • The 20-year old hails from the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in north-western Pakistan.
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Rahul Dravid heaps praise on U19 and A tours

  • Former Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid heaped praise on the young U19 team and the India A teams.
  • He believes that they are the breeding ground for players of the future. Dravid is currently the coach of the A team and the U19 team.
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Afridi brushes aside rumors of retirement

  • Dynamic Pakistani all-rounder Shahid Afridi has cleared his intentions of playing international cricket for Pakistan again.
  • He said he never demanded for a farewell match and is keen on playing more.
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Shami faces hate messages on social media

  • A picture of Mohammad Shami along with his wife was recently abused for violating the ground rules of the religion as per a section of people.
  • Shami faced hate comments on the photo. Several people including former cricketer Mohammad Kaif came in defense of Mohammad Shami.
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Kohli spends time with Anushka in Uttarakhand

  • Star Indian batsman Virat Kohli was seen with girlfriend Anushka Sharma in Uttarakhand recently.
  • The CM of the state took to social media to welcome the couple and promoted state tourism.
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