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

All the news that hogged the headlines today.

AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers of the Proteas. (Photo by Thinus Maritz/Gallo Images)

Peshawar Zalmi all set to host Global Zalmi League in 2018

  • The Peshawar Zalmi franchise of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) is all set to host a Global Zalmi League competition next year.
  • The owner of the Zalmi franchise, Javed Afridi, and the other key members of the franchise have often stressed on their agenda of globalizing their plans.
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AB de Villiers in line to make his Test comeback this season

  • Veteran South African cricketer, AB de Villiers, is all set to make his comeback in the upcoming home season of the Proteas team. He has been out of action from the longest format of the game for almost a year now.
  • The Proteas are lined up to host Zimbabwe and India as their next two assignments. Zimbabwe is scheduled to play a four match day-night Test against South Africa.
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Virat Kohli needs time to take a call on the T20Is v Sri Lanka: BCCI

  • The Indian skipper Virat Kohli has finally been rested after a marathon run at the international circuit. Kohli, who led India in the first two Tests against Sri Lanka, won’t feature in the third Test.
  • And he won’t be taking part in the limited overs series too. Rohit Sharma will lead the Indian side in his absence. The Indian board wants Kohli to get much-needed rest before the important South African tour.
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Estimation of the total earnings of Virat Kohli in a calendar year

  • Team India skipper Virat Kohli has been in a rampaging form in the recent times. He recently thrashed the Sri Lankan bowlers in the Nagpur Test to notch up his fifth double ton in Test cricket.
  • The century was a record-breaking one in many senses. Kohli’s supreme run with the bat is not restricted to only Test cricket. He has been equally good with the bat in the limited overs cricket as well.
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Three Sri Lankan players fly back home for national duty, ending their stint in BPL 2017

  • The Sri Lankan players, Kusal Perera and Thisara Perera have already taken the flight to their country for national duties and thereby ended their stint with the Rangpur Riders franchise in BPL 2017.
  • The duo has been called up to attend the fitness camp organised by the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC), before the start of the limited-overs series against India.
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Bowler made to bowl 7 deliveries, Sylhet Sixers lodge complain against umpire

  • Sylhet Sixers have lodged an official complaint with the Bangladesh Premier League after one of the franchise’s bowler was made to bowl seven deliveries in an over.
  • The bizarre incident took place during the match between Rangpur Riders and Sixers in Chittagong on Tuesday as umpire  Mahfuzur Rahman made pacer Kamrul Islam Rabbi bowl an extra delivery in the 16th over of the innings even though the bowler had explained his stand.
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An IPL team should be allowed to retain five players: Harsha Bhogle

  • The Indian Premier League has come a long way since it’s inception in the year 2008. Since then many leagues, inspired by the IPL, staged their own shows but it was nothing close to the Indian edition.
  • The fan-connect in the IPL is extremely strong and the cricketers are being followed religiously. And therefore cricket commentator Harsha Bhogle feels retention policy is the way forward.
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I knew that good performance at the domestic level will be rewarded: Siddharth Kaul

  • Punjab’s Siddharth Kaul has been named in the 15-member Indian squad for the upcoming three-match ODI series against Sri Lanka.
  • Kaul hogged the spotlight after bowling the final over of the U19 world cup final against South Africa in the year 2008. The squad was led by a young Virat Kohli then, and featured the likes of Ravindra Jadeja and Saurabh Tiwary.
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Shreyas Iyer deserves to get into the Indian team: Aditya Tare

  • Sameer Dighe, the coach of the Mumbai team, recently remarked that Shreyas Iyer thoroughly deserves to be a part of the Indian team.
  • As per the quotes in Mid Day, Dighe believes that the mental strength of Iyer will help him flourish at the highest level. He added that Shreyas deserves this call up totally as he has been a consistent run getter in the domestic circuit.
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India v Sri Lanka: Rangana Herath ruled out of third Test

  • The troubled times do not cease to end for the Sri Lankan team. They recently lost the Nagpur Test against the hosts India.
  • Now, before heading in to the third and the final Test of the series, their star bowler Rangana Herath has been ruled out of the match. Herath has been one of the key members in the Sri Lankan side in the recent times.
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Stats: Tamil Nadu fail to register a single win in Ranji Trophy 2017

  • Over the last few years, Tamil Nadu has emerged as one of the dominating forces in the Indian domestic cricket circuit. They have been one of the most consistent sides in the Ranji Trophy in the recent times.
  • However, the 2017-18 season proved to be a big disappointment for the heavyweights. They failed to register a single win this season and are out of the race for the playoffs.
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England cricketers are not thugs, says Andrew Strauss on Bancroft-Bairstow incident

  • Strauss reasoned out that the players need to understand that they cannot put the image of the game and the board at stake knowingly or unknowingly with their actions.
  • Andrew Strauss pointed out that the players have been informed about the same earlier as well. He hopes that the team understands this and ensure that they do not get distracted by anything on the tour.
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India squad for South Africa tour not announced due to flight delay

  • After the culmination of the Sri Lanka tour, the Men in Blue are supposed to travel to South Africa for the all-important overseas sojourn. The squad for the same was supposed to be announced on Monday.
  • However, it wasn’t possible and has been postponed for a bizarre reason. According to reports, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) selection panel convenor Amitabh Choudhary failed to make it to Nagpur on time for the scheduled meeting due to a flight delay.
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Jeffrey Vandersay joins the Sri Lankan squad for the 3rd Test

  • Team India has dominated Sri Lanka in the ongoing Test series. In the first Test, the home team came very close to winning the match before bad light saved the day for the visitors.
  • In the second Test, the hosts dominated from the start and registered a convincing win to take lead.
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Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni to bat for higher pay for Indian cricketers

  • Team India skipper Virat Kohli and the former captain MS Dhoni are all set to hold discussions with the BCCI regarding a hike in their pay.
  • Kohli and Dhoni, along with coach Ravi Shastri are expected to lead the discussions with BCCI CoA’s top official Vinod Rai in New Delhi soon. Interestingly, the Indian players had recently got a payment hike earlier this year.
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This team may be the best India has ever produced: Sunil Gavaskar

  • The Blue Army dominated across formats, and are arguably the best all-rounded side at the moment.
  • And on Monday, Virat’s men secured an innings-and-239-run win over Sri Lanka in the Nagpur Test to take a 1-0 lead in the ongoing bilateral series. With the win, they equalled their previous record of the biggest victory.
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Faheem Ashraf credits Shoaib Malik, Imad Wasim for his T20I hat-trick

  • Pakistani all-rounder Faheem Ashraf has made remarkable progress in international cricket. Ever since he broke out at the big stage with a whirlwind knock during the warm-up fixtures of the Champions Trophy this year, there has been no looking back for the all-rounder.
  • Faheem’s most recent heroics came when the men in green played Sri Lanka in the shortest format of the game.
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Muttiah Muralitharan rates Ravichandran Ashwin as the best in the world

  • Legendary former Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan feels that India’s Ravichandran Ashwin is currently the best spinner in the world and his achievement so far has been extraordinary.
  • The Tamil Nadu-born bowling all-rounder became the fastest to reach 300 test wickets in his 54th Test match, breaking Dennis Lille’s record during the 2nd Test against Sri Lanka in Nagpur.
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Gaurav Kapoor explains the reason why Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh call each other ‘sister’

  • The Indian captain Virat Kohli has been on roll this year, be it his consistent hundreds or winning series after series. His hunger for scoring runs and winning games for the country keeps on just increasing.
  • Which is why TV host and presenter Gaurav Kapoor, who recently shot his show called ‘Breakfast with Champions’ with the Indian skipper, described Kohli’s energy and work ethics are completely at a different level.
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Ravichandran Ashwin reveals his most memorable scalps from the 300 Test wickets

  • Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin reached a new milestone after claiming his 300th scalp in the second Test against Sri Lanka at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur.
  • Sri Lanka’s Lahiru Gamage was his 300th victim and with that, Ashwin broke Australian pace legend Dennis Lillee‘s record to become the fastest bowler to pick up 300 wickets in the long and illustrious history of Test cricket.
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Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma look absolutely stunning at Zaheer Khan’s reception

  • Indian cricket team skipper and icon Virat Kohli with his partner Anushka Sharma attended the wedding reception of former cricketer Zaheer Khan and Bollywood actress Sagarika Ghatge at Mumbai’s Taj Lands End.
  • The couple marked their presence at the event and looked stunning together on Monday night.
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