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

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

Ravichandran Ashwin
Indian cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin. (Photo by ISHARA S. KODIKARA/AFP/Getty Images)

Ravichandran Ashwin, Vijay included in Tamil Nadu’s squad for the Ranji Trophy

  • India’s spin spearhead Ravichandran Ashwin and batsman Murali Vijay has been named in the Tamil Nadu squad for the upcoming Ranji Trophy tournament. Vijay was sidelined from the Indian side due to injury, post the Australian series earlier this year.
  • On the other hand, Ashwin has been a vital cog in the Indian Test squad but his name has been missing from the limited overs series since the Champions Trophy in England in this year.
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K Gowtham sends written apology to BCCI, yet to receive a response

  • Karnataka all-rounder K Gowtham has escalated big time in the domestic circuit in the recent past. He has made a huge reputation for himself in the local cricket circuit owing to his off-spin prowess and big hitting ability with the bat.
  • However, his most recent escapade saw him being barred from playing the Duleep Trophy and the India A series that followed subsequently.
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Shahid Afridi changes colors as he joins Karachi Kings from Peshawar Zalmi

  • The ruling champions of the league Peshawar Zalmi have traded Shahid Afridi, their platinum category player with Karachi Kings for one Gold pick and one Silver pick.
  • He will bring a lot of experience to the Karachi Kings side while the defending champions will have to be smart in their picks.
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Ashish Nehra affirms performances in the IPL bolstered national selection

  • India’s T20 specialist Ashish Nehra believes that his call-up into the national side might have been as a result of impressive performances in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  •  Nehra went on to reveal that he felt embarrassed when people started congratulating him when the news of his selection started doing rounds in social media.
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Aditya Verma wants CoA to appoint observer for India-Australia T20I in Ranchi

  • Amidst all the drama and action, the secretary of the ‘unclaimed’ Cricket Association of Bihar (CAB) has come out with a new demand. Verma has written a letter to the Committee of Administrators (CoA), demanding an observer for the T20I match between India and Australia, which is scheduled to be played at Ranchi on the 7th of October.
  • Verma didn’t stop here and further went to add “It is humbly stated that interestingly, the RTI response dated 18.7.2017 of the SBI, Bistupur Branch, Jamshedpur reveals that Amitabh Chaudhary and old office bearers are still continuing as the signatory of the Association.
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It is disappointing for players more than anybody else, says Australian batting coach Graeme Hick

  • Team Australia batting coach Graeme Hick feels that the recent collapses of the Australian batting order is a big problem that needs to be addressed. With the coveted Ashes coming up, Australia have very little time to sort things out.
  • The instability in the order is a big concern for the team. As per the quotes in, Graeme Hick mentioned that the players are keen on working on this problem.
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Brad Hogg states thats important for Kuldeep Yadav’s to remain level-headed

  • Brad Hogg, who is currently covering the ongoing face-off between India and Australia, suggested that it is the accuracy of Kuldeep Yadav that remains one of his major strengths.
  • One of the biggest reasons for India’s success against the Aussies in the recently concluded ODI series was that the left arm chinaman managed to play on the minds of Steve Smith and co.
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West Indies stars to feature in charity match for hurricane victims

  • The stars of West Indies cricket are set to lead their respective teams in the fundraiser for hurricane victims in the Caribbean. A Caribbean Select XI will take on a Trinidad side in Port of Spain on October 14 in the charity match.
  • The Trinidad side will be captained by Kieron Pollard, while St Lucia’s Darren Sammy will lead the Caribbean Select XI in the match themed ‘Rebuilding the Caribbean one over at a time’. The hurricanes had destroyed the islands and a lot of people lost their lives in that period.
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Athar Ali Khan points out two reasons behind Bangladesh’s humiliating defeat

  • Former Bangladeshi cricketer and current commentator, Athar Ali Khan has pointed out two reasons behind the collapse.
  • Bangladesh’s graph of their performance dips down considerably when they travel abroad, something which happened very recently when they took on the Proteas for the first Test match of the series at Senwes Park in Potchefstroom.
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ECB delays the announcement of central contracts

  • England Cricket Board (ECB) has delayed the announcement of the central contracts of the England cricket team which was originally scheduled on Wednesday.
  • Now it is expected that they would reveal the list of players on new contracts for the next 12 months on Thursday. The decision was taken to avoid the clashing with the Professional Cricketers’ Association dinner in London on Wednesday night and Tuesday’s Cricket Writers’ lunch.
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An inspiring story of Mosaddek Hossain and his mother

  • Mosaddek Hossain is one of the rising stars of Bangladesh cricket right now and it was not easy for him to reach the highest level. The youngster broke into the international arena in January 2016 in a T20 International against Zimbabwe.
  • He has impressed everyone in his short career so far and is a regular feature in the ODI side. His all-round prowess has provided Bangladesh with a much-needed balance lower down the order.
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Mahmudullah is confident of making a comeback in the second Test

  • The Bangladeshi team suffered a humiliating defeat at the hands of South Africa recently, where the Tigers were simply outplayed by Faf du Plessis’ men. The main reason behind the shocking 333 runs defeat was the batting collapse, as the away side was all out for just 90 runs in the second half.
  • Veteran campaigners like Mahmudullah Riyad, who form the backbone of the Bangladeshi batting lineup, failed to make a mark.
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Hashim Amla moves up in the ICC Test Rankings

  • South Africa batsmen Hashim Amla and Dean Elgar have moved up the MRF Tyres ICC Test Player Rankings after notching fine centuries in the first Test against Bangladesh in Potchefstroom, which their team won by 333 runs to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.
  • Amla’s scores of 137 and 28 have helped him move up one place to seventh position in the latest rankings while left-handed opener Elgar’s innings of 199 and 18 have lifted him four places to 12th position in the latest rankings.
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Sri Lanka team manager Gurusinha showers praise on Chandimal, Herath

  • Sri Lanka arrived on the Pakistan tour riding on 9 consecutive losses against India. Team manager Asanka Gurusinha is a much relieved man after the win.
  • As per the quotes in Cricbuzz, Gurusinha lauded the efforts of the team for the herculean effort. He looked particularly pleased with the way skipper Dinesh Chandimal played. He also had his words of praise reserved for veteran bowler Rangana Herath and batsman Niroshan Dickwella.
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Umpire Sandeep Thakur suffers forehead injury

  • Cricket Umpire Sandeep Thakur recently suffered a major forehead injury while he was on his job during a ‘B’ division Dr HD Kanga Cricket League match at Cross Maidan on Sunday. He has been advised a a month long rest.
  •  Thakur has been umpiring for 19 years, and it was the first time where he dealt such a blow.  He was treated immediately by neurosurgeon Dr Aadil Chagla.
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Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal are shy of girls; Rohit Sharma disagrees

  • After a thumping 4-1 series victory over the Aussies, the Indian camp is certainly a joyous one, and the players have been having fun mocking each other. Three superb performers of Virat Kohli’s team indulged in one such fun session, where the young spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal mentioned that they are very shy of girls.
  •  But senior team member Rohit Sharma was in no mood to accept such baseless statements, as Yadav and Chahal are quite the pranksters in the Indian dressing room.
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Australia’s James Pattinson doubtful for the 1st Ashes Test match v England

  • Fast bowler James Pattinson is unlikely to get fit for the first Ashes Test match in Brisbane, starting next month.
  • Australia’s fast bowling coach and current head coach in the ongoing tour of India, reported an issue for Pattinson as he continues to suffer with a back relate issue.
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World Cup champions England take the pole position in Women’s ODI Rankings

  • Interest in the upcoming Ashes series was enhanced significantly after England dethroned Australia from the top position in the ICC Women’s Team Rankings for the first time following the annual rankings update.
  • England are now level with Australia on 128 points but ahead on decimal points after the annual update, following which results from the 2013-14 season are no longer included. The rankings now take into account 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons at 50 per cent each while the 2016-17 season accounts for 100 per cent.
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English cricket culture must change following Ben Stokes’ incidence: Michael Vaughan

  • Former England captain Michael Vaughan lambasted at the cricket board for not able to confine players late at night and appealed stricter laws have to be imposed on the players in order to change the English culture.
  • Vaughan insisted that the administration should learn from the Ben Stokes’ incidence and adopt new measures such that similar incidences do not occur in the future.
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England will lose with or without Ben Stokes: Greg Blewett

  • Former Australian all-rounder Greg Blewett feels that England are heading towards a defeat with or without star all-rounder Ben Stokes.
  • Test vice captain Ben Stokes and batsman Alex Hales were suspended by the ECB from international cricket indefinitely, and investigation is going on after the altercation took place outside a nightclub in Bristol.
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