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

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

Here are the top cricket headlines of the day.

Ben Stokes of England
Ben Stokes of England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

England all-rounder Ben Stokes arrested

  • England all-rounder Ben Stokes was arrested in the early hours of Monday (September 25) morning after his involvement in an incident in Bristol. He spent the night behind the bars but was released the following morning without any charge.
  • The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has confirmed that the cricketer was in police custody and that opener Alex Hales was helping the police with further enquiries.
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Axar Patel reveals the reason for the unusual spelling of his name

  •  Virat Kohli‘s men, who are an en route to a whitewash, were seen having some fun on their flight to Bangalore, where the 4th and the penultimate ODI is to be played.
  • In the video three of India’s promising talents in KL Rahul, Axar Patel and the man of the moment Hardik Pandya were seen indulged in a friendly conversation, with Rahul playing the host of the show.
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Ravichandran Ashwin hits maiden fifty for Worcestershire

  • Veteran Indian spin bowler Ravichandran Ashwin is currently plying his trade in English County cricket.
  • After being ‘rested’ from the Indian squad from the limited overs fixture on the Sri Lankan tour, Ashwin had signed up with Worcestershire for the ongoing County Championships in England. His move to England was with an intention of improving his game in the English conditions.
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Washington Sundar becomes 2nd youngest to score a fifty in Duleep Trophy final

  • Washington Sundar joined his team-mate Prithvi Shaw on the 2nd day of Duleep Trophy final in breaking records as the 17-year-old from Tamil Nadu struck 88 before getting out 12 runs short of a well-deserved hundred.
  • He is only the 2nd youngest to score in a Duleep Trophy final after Prithvi Shaw, who scored 154 earlier in this game.
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Rodney Hogg lashes out at Steven Smith for picking up close friends in the team

  • Former Australian cricketer Rodney Hogg has come with harsh criticism for Australian skipper Steven Smith. Hogg has claimed that Smith is biased towards certain players to the team.
  • He accused a few players to be a part of the team only because they are close friends of Steve Smith.
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Pandya better than me, but needs to work more: Kapil Dev

  • Many pundits have compared Hardik Pandya to legendary former Indian cricketer Kapil Dev as well. They feel that the playing style of Pandya is pretty much similar to that of the World Cup winning Indian captain.
  • Pandya has also started to settle in the role of the finisher for the team. Amidst this backdrop, the 23-year old has drew some more praise. This time around, it has come from the man himself – Kapil Dev.
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Mickey Arthur feels onus is on Azhar Ali after Misbah, Younis exit

  • Pakistan’s head coach, Mickey Arthur, is confident of putting up a good show against Sri Lanka despite the exit of two of their stalwarts of Test cricket.
  • With the exit of the senior members from the side, Mickey Arthur hopes that the youngster will take responsibility. Also, he feels that the senior members like Azhar Ali and Babar Azam will now have to shoulder more responsibility across the different forms of the game.
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Sana Mir refuses to join the Pakistani team which will face New Zealand

  • Pakistani team has received a huge setback as Sana Mir has opted out of the series against New Zealand. Mir’s differences with the team management are known to the world and this gesture is bound to ignite more controversies.
  • The series will start from the 31st of October, and the women cricketers were expected to attend a preparatory camp. But Mir has decided not to be a part of the same setup again unless things change for the good.
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Pragyan Ojha to miss out on the first two matches for Bengal in Ranji Trophy

  • Former Indian International and West Bengal off-spinner, Pragyan Ojha, has not been named in Bengal’s squad for the first two games of the Ranji Trophy, which is scheduled to commence from October 6.
  • The left arm wrist spinner will be missing out on the games against Services and Chattisgarh.
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Punjab appoint Ajay Ratra as head coach for upcoming Ranji Trophy season

  • Former Indian wicketkeeper-batsman, Ajay Ratra, has been named as the new head coach of the Punjab team for the upcoming season of the Ranji Trophy. Ranji Trophy 2017-18 will kick off in the first week of October.
  • Ratra, who is a veteran in the Indian domestic circuit, will be replacing Vikram Rathour as the head coach of the Punjab team. Earlier, Rathour had opted to make a move to Himachal Pradesh as the head coach for the 2017-18 edition of the premier domestic tournament.
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I was comfortable with Hardik Pandya going ahead of me: Manish Pandey

  • Indian skipper Virat Kohli had said that the team has started preparing keeping a sight at the 2019 World Cup, and stressed on the flexibility part. On Sunday, the viewers did get to see a shuffle in the batting line up. All-rounder Hardik Pandya stepped out to bat at no.4 instead of Manish Pandey, who batted at the particular position in the last two games.
  • Pandey said that he was very much comfortable with the strategy and understood the need of the hour.
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Police statement on the Ben Stokes arrest

  • Ben Stokes, the England Test vice-captain was arrested early on Monday morning (September 25) in Bristol. He was in the jail for the night only to be released the next morning and wasn’t charged.
  • Avon and Somerset Police in their statement mentioned that they were informed of a disorder in Queens Road in the wee hours of the morning. There they found a young man with injuries on his face and was taken to the infirmary for treatment.
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David Warner, Steve Smith set to trade their bat after ICC’s latest regulations

  • With ICC’s latest amendments to the playing conditions set to take place, the likes of David Warner and Steve Smith will have to shave off a good part of the blade to be within the rules.
  • Edges cannot be thicker than 40mm or deeper than 67mm from blade to face. Respective match officials will be armed with gauges that all bats must fit through.
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England squad for Women’s Ashes series announced

  • England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced the squad for upcoming Women’s Ashes series on September 26. England has included teenager spinner Sophie Ecclestone in England’s squad for the Commonwealth Bank Women’s Ashes series.
  •  The 15-member squad includes 14 cricketers from the triumphant squad of the recently concluded ICC Women’s World Cup campaign except for Beth Langston.
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Ashish Nehra makes a comeback, calls Yuvraj the ‘biggest miser’

  • Indian veteran pacer Ashish Nehra and Yuvraj Singh are known to be the best of friends in the cricket circuit, and the duo are often seen sharing a laugh. Nehra recently called Yuvraj the biggest miser, in a talk show hosted by Gaurav Kapur.
  •  Nehra spoke his heart out in front of the camera, and the latest episode of “Breakfast with Champions” is out on youtube now.
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Virat Kohli likes to be aggressive in front of the camera: David Lloyd

  • Former English cricketer-turned-commentator David Lloyd feels that Kohli should keep his aggression under check.
  • India are 3-0 up in the ongoing contest against Australia and they have taken an inaccessible lead in the 5-match ODI series, clinching their third successive series after the loss in the Champions Trophy final against Pakistan.
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Double blow for Durham as Keaton Jennings departs after Graham Onions

  • Hardly 24 hours after the news of former English fast bowler and Durham veteran, Graham Onions, deciding his departure from the County did rounds all over, England opener Keaton Jennings also followed the path of Onions for a four-year stint at Lancashire.
  • Jennings stated his ambitions to feature in the Ashes squad despite a string of low scores in the South Africa series. The southpaw becomes the latest addition to the list of high-profile players to dissociate with Durham CCC.
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Day-Night Tests only suitable in some weather conditions: Dinesh Karthik

  • The pink ball game did make the headlines two years back in the cricketing world. It was Australia taking on New Zealand and the game at the Adelaide Oval and was won by the Australians.
  • Quite a few day-night Test matches have been played since and it has become a part of Test cricket pretty fast. To get the players used to it, the pink ball has also been used in quite a few first-class tournaments as well.
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Marcus Stoinis insists he puts India tour ahead of the Ashes

  • Australian all-rounder Marcus Stoinis is amongst the players who have enhanced their reputation on the ongoing tour of India. Stoinis will take the pitch on Thursday’s fourth ODI in Bengaluru, boasting a career batting average of almost 95 from six matches, which has been boosted by unbeaten knocks of 62 and 27 in the last two games.
  • The dynamic all-rounder replaced an injured Mitchell Marsh ahead of Australia’s Test in India earlier this year but was overlooked in favour of Cartwright for the recent Test tour of Bangladesh.
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Ranveer Singh will meet the 1983 World Cup winning Indian team

  • Another inspirational story of the cricket field will the theatres near you, where extremely popular Bollywood actor Ranveer Singh will play the World Cup winning Indian skipper, Kapil Dev. The movie will showcase India’s first triumph in the biggest event of cricket, where they defeated the then mighty Windies.
  • To know more about the struggles of the team which created history, Ranveer will meet the players of the 1983 team on Wednesday. It is understood that Kapil Dev will also be present in the event, whose venue has not been finalised yet.
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