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

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

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

Rohit Sharma & Virat Kohli
Rohit Sharma & Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Rohit Sharma becomes the fastest to 2000 ODI runs in India

  • Ever since Rohit Sharma’s game in One Day International cricket found consistency, his numbers have spoken volumes about his caliber. Especially in the Indian conditions, Rohit has been unstoppable scoring runs at a brilliant average of 55.
  • With a boundary down the ground off Pat Cummins, Rohit scored his first and followed with another boundary off the very next ball to complete 2000 runs on Indian soil in ODI cricket.
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India v Australia 5th ODI 2017: Who Said What

  • Team India marched their way to another commanding win in the fifth ODI and concluded the series 4-1. Apart from the one-off game at Bangalore they were dominant right through and didn’t let the Aussies play with any freedom.
  • While their bowlers always had the visitors on the leash, the Indian batsmen scored runs at will. Right from Rohit Sharma to MS Dhoni all of them made valuable contributions to the team whenever there was a need for it.
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Morne Morkel likely to miss out on the remainder of the Test

  • The South African team might be in a strong position against a rather inexperienced overseas team Bangladesh but they’ve possibly lost their lead pacer for the rest of the match.
  • It was the 11th over of the Bangladeshi innings, Morkel right after bowling the second delivery which Imrul Kayes creamed it through the covers region for a boundary looked very uncomfortable. He eventually decided to discontinue the over and make his way back to the dressing room.
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PCB offers big money per match to foreign PSL players for playing in Pakistan

  • Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is desperate to bring the mouth-watering action of Pakistan Super League (PSL) in Pakistan.
  •  Now that the international players are coming to the cricket crazy nation again, PCB wants their hugely successful franchise based T20 tournament to be played in Pakistan.
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I really don’t know how I get wickets: Kedar Jadhav

  • Initially selected in the team as a full-fledged batter, Kedar Jadhav, the man with the golden arm has given India a wicket whenever he has been called upon to do so.
  • He picked up the crucial wicket of the Australian skipper Steve Smith just when he was getting into the groove in the final ODI at Nagpur.
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Chamara Silva allowed to play domestic cricket following 2-year ban appeal

  • Sri Lankan cricketer Chamara Silva has been given temporary relief to take part in the domestic matches after appealing his two-year ban for misconduct, the country’s cricket board said on Sunday.
  • The two respective captains- Chamara Silva and Manoj Deshapriya were banned for 2 years from all cricket-related activities while the other players and managers were banned for one year. Both the clubs were fined $3,300 each and the match was termed void.
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Ian Chappell backs Australia to win the Ashes irrespective of Ben Stokes

  • Former Australian captain and renowned cricket analyst/commentator, Ian Chappell backed Team Australia to come out triumphant in the forthcoming Ashes series down under starting last week of November.
  • Chappell in his recent column wrote that there’s no stopping the Australians provided their seamers remain fit throughout the entirety of the series.
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All Jammu & Kashmir matches have been shifted out of the valley by the BCCI

  • Jammu and Kashmir will not host any domestic matches this season, but they will take part in the domestic competition. The Board of Control for Cricket in India has shifted all the domestic games out of the valley after the State Cricket Association reported its inability to hold the games, including the U-19 and U-23 matches.
  • Rahul Johri, the BCCI CEO, has confirmed that the board has written to the state association that they will take care of the games.
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Family of victim demand life ban on Ben Stokes

  • The family of the ex-soldier injured during the street brawl outside a pub in Bristol has appealed for a life ban on England star all-rounder Ben Stokes from playing international cricket.
  •  Ryan Hale’s family has greeted England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) decision to ban the Durham cricketer infinitely.
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Worcestershire team director lauds Ravichandran Ashwin

  • Indian ace Ravichandran Ashwin who was rested by the Indian selectors for the extended limited overs season at home made use of the time featuring for Worcestershire in the English county season.
  • The Worcestershire team director was overall impressed by the work ethic Ashwin showed and also praised his understanding of the game and positive approach to whatever he walks out to do.
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Reducing the size of the bat will make no difference: Lance Klusner

  • Former South African all-rounder Lance Klusner has recently said that the ICC’s restrictions on the thickness of the edge of the bat and the depth will not bring positive results.
  • The all-rounder used to carry a heavy bat just like Australia’s David Warner and India’s Sachin Tendulkar among others. Klusner was famous for his base-ball style hitting and cameos.
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Salman Butt eyes an International comeback in Pakistan colours

  • Former Pakistan Test captain, Salman Butt, who was infamously involved in the spot-fixing scandal in Pakistan’s tour of England in 2010 along with Mohammad Aamer and Mohammad Asif, has disclosed his ambition of making a comeback for Pakistan in the near future.
  • The former opening batsman faced serious jail time in the United Kingdom for the offense he committed during the match.
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Prostitute, sex-toys, drinks waves new controversy in Jos Buttler’s bachelor party

  • The England cricket team is currently dealing with the Ben Stokes episode, and it seems like they have got another antics to worry about. Cricketer Jos Buttler heated up his ‘stag do’ with some insane actions.
  •  He chatted with prostitutes in the famous red-light district of Amsterdam and was involved in an abusive incident with a driver.
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Richard Elgar claims cricket can bite you least expect it

  • Shortly after South African opener, Dean Elgar, fell heartbreakingly close to his maiden double century in Test cricket by just one run, his cricket-loving father, Richard Elgar, claimed that the game of cricket has a funny way of biting when least expected.
  • His partner at the other end, Aiden Markram, on his Test debut, fell three short of his maiden Test match century on debut during the second day of the First Test match at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom against Bangladesh.
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We can win the Ashes without Ben Stokes: Moeen Ali

  • England all-rounder Moeen Ali feels that the visitors can very well defend the Ashes against Australia even if match-winner and deputy of the Three Lions’ Ben Stokes sits out of the XI.
  • Ali is currently in good form and is eager to make it count once the big series arrives. Ali spoke about the importance of having Stokes in the side after wrapping a nine-wicket win against West Indies on Friday
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Pakistani fast bowler tries to incinerate himself after being fed up of rejection

  • Due to constant rejection, a budding Pakistani cricketer barged into Lahore City Cricket Association (LCCA) ground during an ongoing match and threatened to incinerate himself, accusing selectors of demanding a bribe to offer him a break in domestic cricket.
  • Right arm fast bowler, Ghulam Haider Abbas, tried to immolate himself during the match by pouring petrol on himself.
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Haroon Lorgat’s exit likely to strengthen bond between CSA and broadcaster SuperSport

  • The bitter-sweet relation between broadcaster SuperSport and Cricket South Africa is expected to get better with the departure of Haroon Lorgat.
  • SuperSport hasn’t really got to a mutual agreement with CSA, and being the only broadcast partner in the country, the valuation of the rights falling outside CSA’s proposed sum hasn’t made things smooth.
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Angelo Mathews set to miss the second Test against Pakistan

  • Former Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has been subject to injuries since the start of the career. A great talent has been marred by injuries right through.
  • However, the 30-year-old has always come back and has never backed down. That said, after he was forced out of the tour opener in Abu Dhabi, the all-rounder is set to miss the last Test match of the series as well.
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Evin Lewis, JP Duminy, Chris Lynn and four other stars join Pakistan Super League

  • The last edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL) was a major step forward for Pakistan cricket. Hosting the final of the second season was a huge boost for them as international cricket returned to the country after 8 long years.
  • However, it was hit by match-fixing and several players and others were investigated and punished. The league though hasn’t suffered because of it.
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Eoin Morgan overjoyed after England finish their home season on a high

  • We witnessed another top-class performance from the hosts England to round off the series and home season in convincing fashion on Friday. This has been their longest season ever, and one would have to say, they had too much firepower and managed to upstage every opposition they faced.
  • England team skipper, Eoin Morgan was overjoyed after the series win over Windies and expressed his thoughts in post-match presentation.
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