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

Top headlines and news stories of the day.

Mohammad Amir
Mohammad Amir of Pakistan. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst/Getty Images)

Mohammed Amir is the toughest bowler I have faced, says Virat Kohli

  • Indian skipper Virat Kohli usually talks pretty candidly about his oppositions and lauds good efforts. He doesn’t shy from pointing out his weaknesses or poor decision making and once again he praised one of the most promising bowlers in the cricketing circuit.
  • Kohli rated Pakistan’s charismatic spearhead, Mohammad Amir, highly and said that he is one of the toughest bowlers to face in his entire career.
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Todd Astle set to debut in the ODI series against India

  • New Zealand youngster Todd Astle is set to make his debut in the ODI series against India after being picked over Ish Sodhi. Both the bowlers were tested during the One-Day series against India A which concluded on Sunday and Astle emerged as a favourite pick of the selectors.
  •  However, Sodhi was included in the T20I squad which will play a 3-match series after the conclusion of the One-Day International series.
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Police renewed appeal for more information in the Ben Stokes ‘fight-night’ case

  • Avon and Somerset Police have renewed their appeal for more information relating to the controversial incident featuring England all-rounder Ben Stokes.
  • The cricketer was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm following a brawl outside a nightclub in Bristol on September 25. Stokes not only suffered a fractured hand but his availability for the all important Ashes series, starting November 23, received a major jolt.
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Winning streak as a result of playing as unit says Rohit Sharma

  • Star Indian opener Rohit Sharma believes that the six back to back consecutive series win occurred only as a result of playing cricket as a unit.
  • Sharma claimed that contribution from different players on different occasions becomes absolutely necessary for achieving such feats.
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Upul Tharanga pulls out of Lahore T20I

  • The Sri Lankan limited-overs skipper Upul Tharanga has pulled himself out of the third and final T20I that will be played in Lahore later this month.
  • But Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) chief Thilanga Sumathipala cleared the air by mentioning that only the players willing to travel Pakistan would be picked for the series and didn’t change the venue.
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Let’s pick and stick, says Steve Waugh on Australia’s no.6 dilemma

  • Former Australian skipper Steve Waugh wants everyone to be patient with the new-comer at the no.6 spot ahead of the Ashes. Waugh urged the selectors and the management to give a long rope to whoever comes in at no.6.
  • He believes that the cricketer should get the entire summer to prove that he belongs to this slot and to international cricket.
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The Indian team is blessed with bowlers who are versatile: Bharat Arun

  • India are without their two experienced spinners- Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. Both the players were excluded for the limited overs series against Sri Lanka first and then Australia.
  • Team India’s bowling coach Bharat Arun is very happy with their performance and credits India’s recent success to the versatile nature of the Indian bowlers. He also spoke about the importance of being consistent with the performances.
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Mustafizur Rahman ruled out of ODI series against South Africa

  • The left-arm pacer of Bangladesh, Mustafizur Rahman has been ruled out of the ongoing 3-match ODI series against South Africa. He is also under the risk of missing the T20I series which will follow the 50-over matches.
  • This is a huge blow to the visiting team as they looked hapless in the absence of their lead bowler despite the presence of Mashrafe Mortaza.
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Mitchell Santner is learning from video footage of Axar Patel and Jadeja

  • While most players who toured India in the home season still haven’t figured out how to tackle the hosts at home, New Zealand spinner Mitchell Santner on Monday said the key to success against India’s batsmen would be to bowl quick and cause them to make mistakes.
  • With most batsmen being good players of spin, the task is a tough one for overseas bowlers but Santner seems positive about his plans.
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Shahid Afridi desires Pakistan to host matches at Karachi and Multan

  • Veteran all-rounder Shahid Afridi intended Pakistan to host more matches in stadiums at Karachi and Multan. The iconic cricketer stressed the importance of spreading the word about Pakistan being a safe country to play cricket.
  • Therefore, he urged the cricketing authorities to also stage matches in places like Karachi and Multan in order to implement full-restoration of cricket in Pakistan.
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Mashrafe Mortaza stands by his words, not to make a comeback in T20Is

  • Bangladesh ODI captain Mashrafe Bin Mortaza has decided not to make a comeback in T20I cricket. Mortaza had announced his retirement from the shortest format of the game earlier this year.
  • He had a fall out with the coach during the 2-match T20I series against Sri Lanka and decided not to continue playing in the shortest format of the game.
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Adam Voges to stick with the Perth Scorchers for BBL 2017-18

  • Perth Scorchers’ two-time BBL championship winning skipper Adam Voges has decided to stick along with the team for the upcoming season as well.
  • He has been a part of the franchise since BBL 3 and won them the glory twice.
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Lasith Malinga to make his BPL debut, set to play for Rangpur Raiders

  • Sri Lankan veteran pacer Lasith Malinga will make his debut in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). The experienced campaigner has agreed to join Rangpur Raiders, the news has been confirmed by Rangpur Raiders’ chairman Mustafa Azad Mohiuddin.
  • Malinga was set to play in the Global T20 League, which has now been postponed by the organisers.
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Pakistan will sign for ICC leagues only if India agrees to play bilateral series against us: Najam Sethi

  • The chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Najam Sethi has cleared his stand by stating that they would sign for ICC leagues if India plays them in bilateral series.
  •  Also, One-Day International league will serve as direct qualification for the ICC Cricket World Cup and will be contested by the 12 full members plus the winners of the current ICC World Cricket League Championship.
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Josh Dunstan smashes 307 runs in local cricket, breaks Viv Richards ODI record

  • Australia’s Josh Dunstan scored a record breaking triple hundred, with 40 sixes to his name. West Augusta’s Dunstan scored 86.72 percent of his team’s total of 354, which is a club record.
  • In the year 1877, Charles Bannerman registered the record for highest percentage of runs scored in a complete inning. He had scored 165 runs out of the total target of 245 against England.
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BCCI invites applications for a new General Manager

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has invited applications for a new General Manager to look after the Cricket operations.
  • They are now seeking an able replacement for M. V. Sridhar who resigned from the position in the last month following several allegations of “conflict of interest” against him.
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Parvez Rasool in awe with Jadeja’s knock calls him outstanding

  • In the first match that he played this season, the left-hander was severe on the Jammu & Kashmir bowlers. He walked in when the team was 59/3 and two big names in the batting line-up skipper Cheteshwar Pujara and Robin Uthappa were back in the hut.
  • Jaddu stitched a 281-run stand with wicketkeeper-batsman Sheldon Jackson and scored his 5th double ton in first-class cricket with three of them being triples.
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Hashim Amla once again breaks Virat Kohli’s record

  • South Africa beat Bangladesh by 10 wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the series. Both the openers Hashim Amla and Quinton De Kock scored their respective hundreds and remained unbeaten to register their highest ODI score without losing any wicket while chasing.
  •  Bangladesh batted first and posted their highest score against the Proteas in ODIs- 278, with Mushfiqur Rahim scoring an unbeaten 110*.
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Kane Williamson-led New Zealand set to play Board President’s XI in the warm-up game

  • Kane Williamson-led New Zealand side will look to get some much needed match practice ahead of the ODI series against India. The visitors will play Board President’s XI in a warm-up game.
  • The likes of Martin Guptill and Ross Taylor will look to sharpen their blades ahead of the high-voltage contest against Virat Kohli’s in-form Indian squad. Williamson and his men failed to take home a trophy during their previous visit last year.
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SLC agrees to play the third T20I in Lahore

  • Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has agreed to play the third and final T20 International of the series in Lahore at Gaddafi Stadium. The game was in doubt after 40 cricketers of Sri Lanka had requested their board to change the venue and had also refused to tour Pakistan.
  • But the chairman of Pakistan Cricket Board has confirmed that the match will go ahead as planned before and the visitors have agreed to visit the country.
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