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

All the news that hogged the headlines today.

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan celebrates his fifty. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Sri Lanka squad for ODI series against India announced

  • After the culmination of the 3-match Test series, India and Sri Lanka will face in a limited overs leg consisting of 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is. Sri Lanka has a poor record in limited overs format this year with a 4-21 win-loss record in ODIs.
  • While most fans believe the contest will be one-sided, the Islanders aim to step up and take on the challenge. And in a bid to their conquest, the Sri Lanka board released their ODI squad for the upcoming leg.
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Long time dream to bowl when MS Dhoni is keeping: Basil Thampi

  • The national selectors sprung a big surprise when they named a plethora of youngsters in the Indian squad for the upcoming T20I series against Sri Lanka. Among the many beneficiaries was Kerala’s Basil Thampi.
  • Thampi had shot to fame with some spectacular show at the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy last year. Soon, he had earned an IPL contract with the Gujarat Lions and had a decent outing with the ball for the Lions.
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Three International captains report approaches made by bookies to ICC

  • Since time immemorial, spot-fixing has tried its best to tarnish the sanctity of the gentleman’s game. Even after several measures, there is no way to eradicate it.
  • The anti-corruption unit of the International Cricket Council (ICC) has now stated that as many as three skippers of international cricket teams have reported approaches made by bookies, to lure them into corrupt practices.
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IND v SL: Mohammed Shami vomits on Day 4 due to Delhi smog

  • Sri Lankan batters made the Indian bowlers toil hard in what turned out to be a fruitful day for the visiting side. Lankan skipper Dinesh Chandimal scored a gritty hundred, so did Angelo Mathews.
  • The smog-break that took centre stage on Sunday afternoon has been a talking point since then. The 17-minute break and several stoppages of play led to the declaration of the Indian innings.
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One cannot let pollution come in the way of playing, says Shikhar Dhawan

  • Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan recently expressed his opinions about the ongoing Delhi Test and the smog that has been making the headlines.
  • Ever since the Sri Lankan team wore masks on the second day, the smog seems to have grabbed the attention of all. Delhi is not the cleanest when it comes to pollution levels and that is a very well known fact.
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Mohammad Asif rattles the opposition with a seven-wicket haul

  • Discarded Pakistani pace bowler Mohammad Asif continues to horrify the opposition on the cricket field. Asif, who has been ignored by the national selectors for quite some time now, recently bagged a seven wicket haul in the ongoing domestic competition.
  • Mohammad Asif is playing for WAPDA in the Quaid-e-Azam trophy this season. In the Super Eight round of the competition, Asif bagged 7 wickets in the match against Khan Research laboraties.
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Tim Southee returns for the 2nd Test against Windies

  • New Zealand fast bowler Tim Southee who missed the first Test against West Indies as his wife was due to give birth to his first child.
  • Southee was given a leave from the duty from the first Test. New Zealand completely demolished the West Indies batting in the first Test when seamer Neil Wagner took a 7-for in the first innings as the West Indies collapsed for 134 runs.
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Kamran Akmal enters records books with another milestone in his long career

  • Pakistani wicket-keeper batsman Kamran Akmal reached the landmark of 800 catches in first class (FC) cricket.
  • He has performed really well donning the gloves in the ongoing domestic season in Pakistan. The glove-man completed his 800th catch in the super 8 round match against KRL for his first-class side WAPDA.
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Mujeeb Zadran becomes the first male International cricketer from the 21st century

  • Afghanistan’s Mujeeb Zadran has been among the news over the last couple of months for his sensational performances for their Under-19 team.
  • The off-spinner recorded the 2nd best bowling figures in Youth ODI cricket with 7/19 against Bangladesh and starred in their Youth Asia Cup triumph in Malaysia with a 6-fer and a 5-fer against Pakistan.
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Jeffrey Vandersay axed from ODI squad against India

  • The Indian team decimated the Sri Lankan team 9-0 across all formats when they toured the Island.
  • And now in the return series, India has established their dominion in the ongoing Test series, leading the 3 match leg 1-0. Following the culmination of the longer format, the teams will face in the ODI leg of the series.
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Picked because I did well for India A: Deepak Hooda

  • Hooda had impressed a lot of people with his big hitting ability especially against the spinners, but the form that he showed in his first IPL season, he couldn’t replicate that in the domestic circuit in India and fell off the radar of the national selectors.
  • However recently he has had a good time playing first class Cricket for Baroda and he did well playing for India A as well when the New Zealand A side toured India a couple of months back to play One day games.
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PCB announce 15-member squad for the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018

  • The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) recently announced the 15-man squad for the upcoming edition of the ICC U19 World Cup.
  • The 2018 edition of the ICC U19 World Cup will be played in New Zealand. As many as 16 teams will be participating in the mega event. This will be the third instance when New Zealand would be hosting the tournament.
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Delhi to not host any international tie before 2020

  • The Indian team is currently facing Sri Lanka at Feroz Shah Kotla in the third and final Test match. And only recently, a lot of debate arose regarding the choice of venue.
  • Delhi, one of India’s most inhabited cities has recently been plagued with severe smog. After trailing the series 1-0, the Islanders came into the final Test hoping for a win.
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Good show at the domestic level can mark Yuvraj Singh’s comeback: Anshuman Gaekwad

  • Due to missing some games in the ongoing domestic season, he couldn’t get proper game time to get into the reckoning which was also noted by chief selector MSK Prasad.
  • Former India coach and cricketer Anshuman Gaekwad also said that Yuvraj can surely make a comeback after a good performance in domestic cricket.
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I didn’t see the news and someone called and told me: Washington Sundar on his selection

  • It was a delightful and cherishing moment for Tamil Nadu all-rounder Washington Sundar after earning a maiden call-up for the T20 series against Sri Lanka at home.
  • He expressed his excitement to get an opportunity to represent his country at an early stage of his career in a conversation with Cricbuzz.
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Cricket West Indies announce ODI and T20I squads for the tour of New Zealand

  • Cricket West Indies have announced the ODI and T20I squads for the limited overs series against New Zealand. Both the teams have a big name in common and that is of veteran big-hitting opening batsman Chris Gayle.
  • Left-arm spinner Nikita Miller made a comeback in the ODI squad and even after poor performances in England, Marlon Samuels also retained his position in the squad.
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Lasith Malinga and Dinesh Chandimal set to miss limited-overs fixtures against India

  • Dinesh Chandimal and Lasith Malinga have been stalwarts for Sri Lanka in international cricket. The Lankans have clinched several contests on the back of some brilliant performances by the veterans.
  • Dinesh Chandimal, Sri Lankan Test skipper, has been in prime form in the ongoing Test series. Just recently, he notched up his highest Test score of 164 against India at the Feroz Shah Kotla, New Delhi.
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Sri Lankan ODI squad’s departure to India gets delayed due to inadequate reasons

  • The headlining events in this series so far, be it smog interruption during the final Test match at New Delhi or the announcement of a new skipper for the ODIs and T20Is in all-rounder Thisara Perera.
  • Now as per recent reports, the Lankan ODI squad members were asked to go back home from the airport as proper approval was not received from the sports minister.
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IPL Player Retention battle rages on as franchises unable to reach consensus

  • The finer points of the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has been in the doldrums for months now, with franchises failing to reach an unanimous decision regarding the issue of player retention policy.
  • While most teams are in favour of retaining players, the problem lies with the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and the Rajasthan Royals (RR). Both franchises are making a comeback into the opulent tournament after a two-year-long hiatus.
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ICC suspends Windies skipper Jason Holder for one Test

  • Chris Broad of the Emirates Elite Panel of ICC Match Referees imposed the suspension on Holder after the Windies were ruled to be three overs short of their target after time allowances were taken into consideration.
  • In accordance with Article 2.5.1 and Appendix 2 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Players Support Personnel, which deals with minor over-rate offences, players are fined 10 per cent of their match fees for every over their side fails to bowl in the allotted time, with the captain fined double that amount.
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Wicket-keeper Parthiv Patel elated to hear his selection news

  • The Indian Test squad for their upcoming tour of South Africa in January next year has recently been announced.
  • The selectors sprang a few surprises by including few players in the squad. Jasprit Bumrah got his maiden Test call after he impressed for India in the coloured clothing.
  • (Read more about the story)

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