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

All the news that hogged the headlines today.

Yuvraj Singh Yo-Yo test
Yuvraj Singh of India in action during a training session. (Photo by Ashley Allen/LatinContent/Getty Images)

Yuvraj Singh’s yo-yo test score revealed

  • Veteran Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh could see a potential comeback to the international scene yet again. In the last few months, there have been several news reports about Yuvraj fighting it out to make it back to the national setup.
  • However, time and again, just before the squad for the Indian team was about to be announced, Yuvraj Singh failed to clear the yo-yo test.
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Once I had a start, I wanted to capitalise: Angelo Mathews

  • Former Sri Lankan skipper, Angelo Mathews ended the dry-patch of runs he’s been going through as he scored a brilliant century in the ongoing Test match between India and Sri Lanka at the Ferozshah Kotla Stadium, New Delhi.
  • This knock held a great deal of significance for the senior player as it marked the eighth Test century of his career, one that came after a gap of more than two years.
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Yuvraj had fitness issues to resolve: MSK Prasad

  • Chairman of Selectors MSK Prasad announced the Indian squad for the T20 series against Sri Lanka and the Tests against South Africa.
  • He was accompanied by BCCI’s acting Secretary Amitabh Choudhary and spoke at length with the press about the different facets taken into consideration before selecting these teams.
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The saga of Sri Lankan cricketers and the Delhi smog

  • The spectacle of play being halted due to unbearable pollution is something that had been unforeseen until Sunday, December 3.
  • The ongoing Test match between India and Sri Lanka at the Ferozshah Kotla Stadium, New Delhi was interrupted on more than one occasion, owing to the deteriorating air quality in the vicinity that left the Sri Lankan players gasping for breath.
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Windies set to host Sri Lanka in three Tests in June 2018

  • The Cricket West Indies recently announced the fixtures for their home series against Sri Lanka next year. The cricket board made an official announcement about the same where they revealed that Windies would be hosting Sri Lanka for three Test matches in 2018.
  • The tour will take place in the month of June. The board has shortlisted the venues as Trinidad, Barbados, and St. Lucia.
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Hooda, Thampi named in India squad for Sri Lanka T20I series

  • The national selection committee sprung a rather known surprise when they announced the India squad for the upcoming T20I series against Sri Lanka.
  • The men in blue will be hosting the islanders in a 3-match T20I series after the conclusion of the Test series and the ODI series. The T20I series commences on December 20.
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England’s Tom Westley sidelined for 12 weeks

  • English cricketer Tom Westley has been sidelined for around 12 weeks after undergoing a successful finger surgery in Leeds, the England Cricket Board (ECB) said in a statement on Monday (December 4).
  • Westley got injured while fielding for England Lions in their three-day match against Queensland select last week in Brisbane. He has also been ruled out of the tour to West Indies, which starts early next year. The squad will be announced later this month.
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BCCI announces India Test squad for South Africa series, Bumrah makes the cut

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the 17-man India Test squad for the upcoming Test series against South Africa. During India’s full tour of South Africa that commences in the last week of December, the team will play a 3-match Test series.
  • The first Test will be played on January 5. The selectors have stuck to their tried and tested combination ahead of the big series. The core of the team remains pretty much the same as the one that is currently playing against Sri Lanka.
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Pollution problem was not as much as it was being showed: Mohammad Shami

  • The ongoing Delhi Test between India and Sri Lanka has come to the limelight for the wrong reasons. The smog seems to have got hold of the game, if the visitors are to be believed.
  • However, Indian speedster Mohammad Shami recently exclaimed that the smog issue is certainly not as big in the match as it is being showed by the opposition players.
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PCB likely to announce squad for New Zealand tour within next 3-4 days

  • Pakistani cricket have been enjoying a lot of success recently, as the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 opened the floodgates of good times.
  • However, the Kiwis will be eager to turn the tables on them, when the men in green arrive in the picturesque nation ‘down under’ for 5 ODIs and 3 T20Is.
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Alex Hales cleared to play, Ben Stokes remains ‘unavailable’

  • The England and Wales Cricket Board have confirmed that explosive opener Alex Hales is available for selection but all-rounder Ben Stokes is yet to get a green signal from the police investigation.
  • Hales was suspended by the ECB for his alleged involvement in the fight-night outside a nightclub in Bristol in September. Stokes was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm.
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Yuvraj Singh not willing to give up till the 2019 World Cup

  • One of the unsung heroes of Indian cricket, Yuvraj Singh has had an everlasting impact and is touted as one of the greatest limited overs players.
  • Despite all the health struggles he had to combat, Yuvraj fought his way back into the Indian side against England earlier this year and it seemed as though he would make a fairytale appearance in the 2019 World Cup.
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Hardik Pandya recalls the moment when MS Dhoni had reprimanded him

  • Ace Indian all-rounder, Hardik Pandya, has already made a big reputation for himself in the international cricket.
  • Pandya is one of the cleanest hitters of the cricket ball in the current setup. Recently, in an episode of Breakfast With Champions, Pandya recalled the time when he made his international debut for India.
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Virat Kohli reveals his plans on scoring a double hundred in ODIs

  •  As seen in recent times, looking at the standards of the game and the ability of all batsman around the world to score big runs is increasing with every approaching game.
  • Which is the same thing India’s No 3 batsman Cheteshwar Pujara asked his skipper after getting to his sixth double hundred in the longer format of the game.
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Who’s better between Virat Kohli and Joe Root? Sarfraz Ahmed responds

  • There might be a lot of bitterness among the fans of India and Pakistan, but it isn’t the same among the players as the Indian and the Pakistani players have often been seen praising each other on public platforms.
  • A couple of days back, the Pakistani skipper Sarfraz Ahmed attended a news show on Geo Super and was asked to pick one out of Virat Kohli and Joe Root.
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Decoded: What did animated Ravi Shastri tell to the on-field umpires?

  • During the third and final Test at the Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi, there was a drama as Sri Lankan players were struggling to cope with the polluted air of Delhi. With two players were finding it difficult to continue they left the pitch for further medical attention.
  • During the second day’s play when Sri Lankan players, who were playing with masks, held up play twice complaining about their problem to inhale the polluted air.
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Heera Group to be the title sponsors of T10 League

  • The recent reports in the Deccan Chronicle confirmed the news about the Hyderabad-based company taking the title sponsorship for the inaugural edition of the tournament.
  • Several big names are associated with the league. This includes the names of Shahid Afridi, Dinesh Chandimal, and Eoin Morgan.
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Virat Kohli and Co. can now fetch Rs 12 crore per annum

  • Indian captain Virat Kohli and his boys could well be the richest cricketers in the world in terms of salaries. British and Australian cricketers don’t associate much with product endorsements while the likes of Kohli and MS Dhoni can be seen in numerous TV ads.
  •   Kohli, Dhoni and the head coach of the Indian team Ravi Shastri had a meeting with the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) over pay hike for players.
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NGT lashes out at the BCCI for scheduling Test match in Delhi

  • TThe National Green Tribunal (NGT) has lashed out at the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for their ill-planned scheduling of matches.
  • The BCCI’s planning structure came under the scanner after the recent brouhaha that sprung up in the ongoing Test match between India and Sri Lanka.
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Bihar U16 team scores 1007 runs, wins match by an innings and 870 runs

  • The Vijay Merchant Trophy U16 tournament 2017/18 witnessed the match between Bihar and Arunachal Pradesh as the most one-sided contest ever.
  • The former team literally annihilated their opposition by scoring more than 1000 runs while batting as Arunachal team couldn’t even get past the three-figure mark in both their innings.
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