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

Top news stories of the day.

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Indian cricketers Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh (Photo Source: Twitter)

Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh to miss out on the Ranji opener against Himachal

  • India discards Harbhajan Singh and Yuvraj Singh won’t be available for the Ranji Trophy match against Himachal Pradesh on Friday. Yuvraj will miss out on the Ranji opener due to his fitness test at NCA in Bengaluru, while Harbhajan is likely to skip the first two matches.
  • Along with the two, medium pacer Siddharth Kaul, who has been picked for the India A squad, will also be out of action in the first game.
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Cameron White records the highest List A score for Victoria

  • The former Australian cricketer, Cameron White continued his destructive batting form in the JLT One-Day Cup like he performed in the limited-overs games during the 2016/17.
  • The Victorian batsman was the highest run-getter in the Matador One-Day Cup, 2016 with 457 runs at an average of 76.16 and a strike rate of 99.34. In the 2nd game of the ongoing JLT Cup, White recorded the highest individual score by a Victoria batsman in List A cricket.
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Virender Sehwag not surprised by Ashish Nehra’s comeback in Indian team

  • Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag is not at all surprised to see veteran Indian fast bowler, Ashish Nehra, make a comeback in the Indian team.
  • The inclusion surprised many since Nehra is already 38 years old and the T20I World Cup is almost three years away from now. Hence, the call bamboozled the pundits.
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Inzamam-ul-Haq feels T10 is ahead of T20; compares it with football

  • The different franchise based T20 competitions all over the world are responsible for the mountain-like success of the 20-over format of the game, which in turn has reduced the viewership of Test cricket considerably.
  • After the perennial success of the T20 format. the fans are gearing up to witness the T10 format, which will have a team facing just 1o overs, and the whole game will be of 20 overs.
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Virender Sehwag calls Hardik Pandya “India’s upcoming superstar”

  • Veteran Indian batsman, Virender Sehwag in an interview lauded Pandya for his heroics and termed him as the “upcoming superstar”.
  • Hardik Pandya has attained the coveted position of India’s cricketing poster-boy in recent times. Armed with undying exuberance, indomitable confidence, a staunch bowling arm and swashbuckling batting skills, the youngster has been making headlines and is being touted as the answer to India’s longstanding search for a dependable all-rounder.
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Deepak Hooda and Ankit Bawne retained in the List A squad for New Zealand ‘A’

  • The selectors for the New Zealand ‘A’ series have made a considerable amount of changes when compared to the unofficial Test series squad. Baroda and Sunrisers Hyderabad batsman Deepak Hooda and Ankit Bawne have found their place into the squad for the upcoming series.
  • Punjab batter Shubham Gill would be missing out of the first three matches of the series and has been replaced by Delhi Daredevils and Maharashtra batsman Ankit Bawne who scored a century in the second unofficial Test against New Zealand A.
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ECB yet to take a call on Ben Stokes’ future ahead of the Ashes

  • England Test vice- captain Ben Stokes’s availability for the Ashes next month against Australia looks doubtful as ECB is yet to take call on the English cricketer’s current future. It has been learned that he remains a subject to a police investigation.
  • Stokes exclusion will be a big blow to the England side as they look to defend their title against Steve Smith’s men.
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Dane Paterson finds place in the Proteas ODI squad against Bangladesh

  • Protean first-class cricketer, Dane Paterson has received his maiden ODI call-up for the national team against Bangladesh. The 28-year-old, along with batsman Temba Bavuma have been included in the 14-member squad that was announced ahead of the 3-match ODI series against Bangladesh.
  • The first ODI of the series is scheduled to be held at Diamond Oval, Kimberley on October 15.
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Durham cricketer Jack Burnham banned for a year following failed drug test

  • Promising young English cricketer, Jack Burnham, has been banned for a year by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB). The 20-year old cricketer failed a recently conducted drug test following which he was handed the 12-month ban.
  • He had provided a hair sample to the drug testers in the month of September this year. The test samples proved to be positive and a recreational drug was found in the hair sample.
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The win over Pakistan is a huge relief for the players: Upul Tharanga

  • Sri Lanka desperately needed to win a game and moreover break the losing streak, and what better way than beating Pakistan in Abu Dhabi. Sri Lanka were humiliated at home by Zimbabwe and then India.
  • Their limited overs skipper Upul Tharanga is preparing for the upcoming games after he announced a 6-month break from Test cricket to focus on ODIs and T20Is.
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PAK v SL: Sri Lanka drop Lasith Malinga from ODI squad

  • Veteran Sri Lankan fast bowler Lasith Malinga has reportedly been dropped from the Sri Lanka squad for the upcoming ODI series against Pakistan. The Sri Lankan team is set to take on Pakistan in a five-match ODI series in the UAE.
  • As per the reports in ThePapare.com, the selectors are likely to drop the experienced campaigner Lasith Malinga from the squad. The 34-year old bowler has been a regular member of the national setup in the limited overs cricket for a long time now.
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Rahul Dravid shares words of wisdom with budding cricketers

  • Former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid has been the wise old man of Indian cricket. After hanging his boots in international cricket, Dravid has been mentoring the youngsters in the country. Currently, he is the head coach of the India A and the India U19 teams.
  • Rahul Dravid interacted with the budding youngsters at the academy and shared some words of wisdom. The kids surely had a lot to pick from the words that Dravid had for them.
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I think the inexperience led to Pakistan’s defeat: Misbah-ul-Haq

  • Former Pakistan skipper Misbah-ul-Haq tried to analyse Pakistan’s defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka in the first Test that concluded recently. He noted that it was the inexperienced batting lineup that cost the team the game.
  • Misbah-ul-Haq mentioned that the way the batsmen approached the small target showed their maturity levels. He wanted the batsmen to attack Rangana Herath more.
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Mahmudullah confident of a turn around ahead of the 2nd Test against South Africa

  • Bangladesh went down like a pack of cards against South Africa in the 1st Test match at Senwes Park, Potchefstroom. The visitors were packed off for mere 90, while chasing 424, to register their maiden win against South Africa in the away land.
  • But after the humiliating defeat, the visitors will look to make a strong comeback and produce a similar result to the one they did against Australia at home recently.
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Sunil Gavaskar left befuddled at the axing of Ajinkya Rahane in the T20I squad

  • Renowned television commentator and cricket analyst, Sunil Gavaskar, questioned the axing of Ajinkya Rahane, who scored four consecutive half-centuries in the recently concluded ODI series against Australia.
  • Sunny was then skeptical about the place of KL Rahul in the squad who did not play even a single game in the 5-ODI series against the Aussies.
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Giants tents to make rain interruptions a thing of the past in cricket

  • There have been innumerable instances in the history of cricket when play was abandoned due to rain or it took away a large chunk of action from the game.
  • The English cricketing minds are now looking at the use of “Giant Tents” overhead the ground which would ensure that there is no longer rain interruption in play.
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Tamim Iqbal ruled out of 2nd Test due to injury

  • Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal has been sidelined for the 2nd Test match against South Africa due to injury.
  • It has also been reported that Tamim had complained about discomfort in the same area during the 1s Test match against Proteas at Senwas Park in Potchefstroom. The explosive opener received the blow while fielding in the first innings. Post the 1st Test, Tamim visited a local doctor, who said that this kind of injury needs about 4 weeks to heal.
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BCCI makes a rookie blunder in naming Board President’s XI squad

  • At one point in time, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was one of the powerhouses of World Cricket, with all the prominent cricketing boards across the globe including the International Cricket Council (ICC) at its disposal.
  • In an exclusive event, the board first named Rajasthan medium pacer Deepak Chahar in the Board President’s XI squad for the warm-up games against New Zealand only to replace him with cousin brother Rahul, who is a leg-spinner.
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Brisbane Heat retain six players for BBL 2017-18

  • Brisbane Heat have re-signed six local players for multi-year deals for the upcoming season of Big Bash League, Australian domestic T20 tournament. The seventh edition of the competition will commence from December 19 later this year as the 8 teams will compete for the ultimate glory.
  • They have won the second edition of the T20 league and were crashed out after losing the home semi-final last year. This time around though they would love to go one step better and repeat the feat they created in 2013 by beating Perth Scorchers.
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Virat Kohli’s intensity has increased after becoming the captain of India: Virender Sehwag

  • Indian skipper Virat Kohli has set such high benchmark for himself, that a decent series against Australia seems ordinary. Kohli scored 92 in the 2nd ODI in Kolkata and gave his team starts in the rest of the three games.
  • Speaking on India TV’s popular ‘Cricket Ki Baat’ show, Sehwag said that these things happen in cricket and there is nothing too serious about Kohli’s form. He also said that the upcoming series against New Zealand and Sri Lanka will be crucial and me might well see Kohli scoring big runs.
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