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

All the news stories that stole the limelight today.

Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Reports: Dinesh Karthik to replace Rishabh Pant for the final Test

  • Team India is gearing up for the final Test against England in London. They have already lost the series but the skipper Virat Kohli and the coach Ravi Shastri have stressed that they won’t throw in the towel and give up.
  • After yet another poor performance from the batsmen, a few changes are certain in the team and it is being emerged that Rishabh Pant might be benched for Dinesh Karthik for the fifth Test.
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Is Sarfraz Ahmed fitter than Virat Kohli? The latest yo-yo test results are out

  • The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) organised a camp in Lahore for 18 players ahead of the Asia Cup and then picked 16 players in the final squad.
  • Imad Wasim was dropped for not clearing the yo-yo test which took place during the camp and Hasan Ali emerged as the fittest of all with the score of 20 as he also crossed the Indian captain Virat Kohli in that aspect.
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Reports: KL Rahul likely to get another chance; Prithvi Shaw to warm the bench again

  • Team India has already lost the ongoing five-match Test series against England.
  • The scoreline of 3-1 doesn’t suggest the way they’ve competed but the consistent failure of a few players have cost them the series big time.
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Sunil Gavaskar has a compelling reason to look forward to the final Test

  • The ongoing Test series between England and India has been already decided with the hosts taking an unassailable lead of 3-1 with a win in Southampton.
  • The final game of the series will be a dead rubber and the result of the game won’t affect much.
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IPL: Delhi Daredevils in talks with Anil Kumble to work as a mentor of the team

  • Delhi Daredevils (DD) has been one of the most underperforming teams in the history of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • Despite overhauling the squad, the team finished last in the points table earlier this year following which the franchise is looking at roping in some of the best in the business in the coaching staff.
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I am married to the greatest man in the world: Anushka Sharma

  • Virat Kohli is undoubtedly one of India’s greatest cricketers to have played the illustrious sport. The 29-year-old recently completed 6000 Tests in Test cricket in England.
  • Moreover, he has notched 58 centuries in international cricket, second on the list of most tons by an Indian cricketer.
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Virender Sehwag wants Rohit Sharma to open in Test cricket

  • The Indian cricket team is in utter shambles, having already lost the five-match Test series against England.
  • The final match at Kennington Oval in London starts from September 7 and the encounter is undoubtedly a dead rubber, but India have the chance to salvage some pride and mitigate the pain they have encountered thus far in the previous four matches.
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Brian Lara picks the best batsmen and bowlers of the modern day cricket

  • Cricket has witnessed some of the greatest players in its history and Brian Lara is one of them.
  • He is the only batsman to have scored 400 runs in a single inning in Test cricket and the record is unlikely to be broken with the way Test cricket is being played these days.
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Wriddhiman Saha likely to miss Australia tour

  • Team India will be embarking on their Australia tour in November where they are scheduled to play 3 T20Is, the same number of ODIs and four Tests.
  • More than anything, their performance in the longest format will be analysed as they’ve lost in England in South Africa both.
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I want to take 10 wickets against India: Hasan Ali

  • The world is waiting for the enthralling battle between India to Pakistan to begin in the Asia Cup.
  • The arch-rivals will square off on September 19 and it is very much likely that they will face each other soon in the next four days.
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Reports: Hanuma Vihari in line to make his Test debut

  • With the Test series already gone, Team India will be looking to make a few changes in the final game.
  • They were in with a chance in Southampton and at one stage, were bossing the encounter but lost their way completely eventually losing the match by 60 runs.
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Senior Pakistan all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez puts retirement rumours to rest

  • Recently, the rumour mill was abuzz with the news that Pakistan all-rounder Mohammed Hafeez was contemplating retirement, after being moved to B grade of contracts from A.
  • Which was followed by his omission from the five-match ODI series against Zimbabwe and as a result didn’t feature in the national squad for the Asia Cup 2018 either.
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Reports: Team India players unhappy with Virat Kohli’s constant chopping and changing

  • Virat Kohli, as a captain, has always been criticised by many for constantly changing the team in Test matches.
  • It took 38 matches for India under his captaincy to play with the same team in back-to-back Tests.
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England vs India: Joe Root announces playing eleven for final Test at Kennington Oval

  • England are currently brimming with confidence having already won the five-match series 3-1 courtesy of their resounding 60-run victory over India at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton.
  • They won the first two matches at Edgbaston and Lord’s respectively to storm into the ascendancy.
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Harbhajan Singh and CSK rubbish reports of him joining Delhi Daredevils as a mentor

  • Ever since the inaugural season of the Indian Premier League in 2008, the Delhi Daredevils have been the perennial wooden-spooners, almost always.
  • When they have the right combination of players, their support staff has not up to the mark. And when they have a good support staff, their players tend to underperform.
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