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

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

Morne Morkel and AB de Villiers
South African fast bowler Morne Morkel celebrates with teammate A.B. de Villiers. (Photo by MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

If I put my name in the auction, it will be frowned upon: Morne Morkel

  • Morne Morkel has been in and out of the South African team from the start of his career.
  • However, in January 2016, the Proteas pacer suffered an injury that kept him out of action for almost a year. He recently made his comeback in the ODI series against New Zealand.
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Bangladesh ODI squad for Sri Lanka tour announced

  • The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) have announced the 16 man squad for the 3 match ODI series against Sri Lanka.
  • Sunzamul Islam and Shuvagata Hom make a comeback to the side while Mehedi Hasan and Tanbir Hayder have been axed.
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Ranchi pitch to be a rank turner

  • The Jharkhand State Cricket Association (JSCA) Stadium at Ranchi is all set to become the 26th Test venue in India.
  • The pitch curator has hinted that the track prepared for the match will start turning from the ball one of the Test match.
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Kane Williamson moves higher than Kohli in Test rankings

  • New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has surged to the second spot in the ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen released today after the first Test against South Africa.
  • Williamson scored a masterly ton in the match that ended in a draw. He has leapfrogged Virat Kohli and Joe Root in the rankings.
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Mitchell Marsh might miss 9 months of cricket

  • Mitch Marsh’s shoulder injury is worse than what was feared initially, and he will need a full reconstruction to play again.
  • As per the recent reports, Marsh might miss out on 9 months of cricket action before he stages a comeback in his career.
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Herschelle Gibbs played the miraculous knock with hangover

  • Herschelle Gibbs, the explosive right-handed opener played some extraordinary innings in his life for the proteas.
  • His thumping innings of 175 against the Aussies in the record runchase in ODI history was lauded by all.
  • Recently, Gibbs disclosed that he had a hangover when he walked in to bat on that day.
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Matthew Wade thinks Indians are always aggressive

  • Border-Gavaskar Trophy of 2017 has been one of the best test series to witness in some years now.
  • Going into the third test, the wicket keeper batsman of Australia, Matthew Wade feels that the team India will come all guns blazing in the match with an aggressive intent.
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Mahmudullah dropped from the second Test against Sri Lanka

  • Bangladesh have decided not to play all-rounder Mahmudullah in the second Test against Sri Lanka, the Bangladesh team manager Khaled Mahmud confirmed.
  • However, he was later drafted in the ODI squad for the 3 match ODI series.
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RPSG owner Sanjiv Goenka is impressed with Steve Smith’s leadership

  • The owner of the Rising Pune Supergiant-Sanjiv Goenka- heaped praises on the captainship skills of current Australian captain Steve Smith, highlighting that the 27-year-old has done a fantastic job in leading his national side in the past.
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Irfan Pathan enjoying turning up for Baroda

  • Two of the biggest talking points of the tenth edition of the Indian Premier League auctions were Ben Stokes and Irfan Pathan.
  • While Stokes was the money minter, Pathan found no takers. But the veteran Indian pacer has come up real good in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy for team Baroda.
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Nathan Lyon confident of being match fit

  • Nathan Lyon is confident that a split callus on his spinning finger does not mean he will miss Thursday’s must-win third Test in Ranchi.
  • Lyon had been the star performer for Australia in the second Test where he scalped 8/50 against team India in the first innings at Bengaluru.
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Bangalore surface gets a ‘very good’ rating from ICC

  • The India team’s decision to play on a rank turner in the first Test backfired so brutally that their batsman were found wanting at the Pune track.
  • The Pune pitch was later graded as ‘poor’ by the ICC. Now the ICC has rated the Bengaluru pitch where India won the Test on day 4 as ‘very good’.
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Mohammed Irfan confesses approach made by a bookie during PSL

  • The 7ft Pakistan speedster Mohammed Irfan has admitted guilty for violating the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB)’s anti-corruption code. A board official confirmed this report recently.
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VIVO IPL 2017 to air in the United States of America

  • Cricket is growing in the United States rapidly and there are people who are vouching for it get even bigger there. People there have been getting a taste of cricket sporadically.
  • But as per the recent advancements, the Vivo IPL is all set to be telecasted in the US and the fans will get their dose of cricket this Indian summer.
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VIVO take the IPL trophy on a tour of India from March 10

  • Indian Premier League is gearing up for its 10th edition and it will be bigger and better than ever this year.
  • The IPL trophy is all set to take an India tour from March 10 as the title sponsors Vivo are keen on showing a glimpse of the coveted silverware all across the country.
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Subhomoy Das rubbishes reports of Dhoni receiving an offer from SCA

  • According to reports, former Indian captain MS Dhoni had received an offer from an academy run by the Singapore Cricket Association (SCA) for being the mentor at the academy.
  • Now, a close alliance of Dhoni, Subhomoy Das has rubbished all such claims about Dhoni receiving the offer.
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Champions Trophy to decide Dhoni’s future

  • The childhood coach of former Indian skipper MS Dhoni, Keshav Banerjee, has recently quoted that the performances in the upcoming Champions Trophy will determine whether Dhoni continues till the ICC World Cup 2019.
  • He also spoke about Dhoni’s participation in the IPL as a non skipper for the first time.
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I’m glad no bans were handed out to Kohli or Smith: Brad Hogg

  • India’s superb victory against Australia in Bengaluru has left this Test series wide open again. But the match was in the news for all the wrong reasons as well.
  • The DRS gate involving the two skippers had bagged the headlines but both captains managed to get away with it.
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