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

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

All the news that hogged the headlines today.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli takes a nap on the field. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni want salary cap applied to uncapped players

  • Indian Premier League is an amazing event held by the BCCI over the years. It has its own pros and cons. Players like Jasprit Bumrah and Hardik Pandya have become a very vital cog in the Indian cricket.
  • They’ve broken through the Indian side with their brilliance in the IPL. In the 2013 edition of the IPL, the fixing scandal broke and It shook the cricketing world as three players Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan were arrested by the Delhi Police.
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Virat Kohli reveals the reason why he opted for rest ahead of South Africa series

  • It is not an everyday sight to see an Indian team take the field without their star player Virat Kohli. But this will be the scene for the next couple of weeks when India takes on Sri Lanka in the ODI and the T20I series.
  • The men in blue will host the islanders for 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is. The selectors opted to give Virat Kohli the much needed rest from both the fixtures.
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Chennai Super Kings confirm MS Dhoni as their captain for IPL 2018

  • In a very delighting news for the Chennai Super Kings fans, their favorite cricketer MS Dhoni is likely to lead the CSK franchise in the 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • Recently, the IPL Governing Council announced the various rules regarding the player retention policies for the upcoming auctions. Interestingly, the GC decided to let the teams retain a maximum of 3 capped Indian cricketers.
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Nathan Lyon can finish his career with 400 Test Wickets, feels Ricky Pointing

  • We are all set to witness another crackerjack of a fifth-day play, as both Australia and England, not letting the other dominate in all important second Test of Ashes 2017-18.
  • However, with already one game in Australia’s bag, the visitors (England) will have to notch their game standards to level the series.
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Anushka Sharma is not getting married to Kohli next week: Anushka’s spokesperson

  • Both Anushka and Virat have been doing excellently in their respective professions. After staying a little reserved when it came to talking about their relationship, both of them have openly accepted their love for each other on social media and attended various events together.
  • Many rumors have emerged previously about their wedding at the end of this year, but these were all hypothetical.
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Salman Butt declares himself match-ready for all formats

  • Veteran Pakistani cricketer Salman Butt is striving hard to make a comeback to the national side yet again. The out-of-favor southpaw has been ignored by the national selectors ever since he has become eligible to play for the national side again.
  • Salman has been performing decently well in the domestic circuit and is keen on donning the green jersey yet again.
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To be honest, we have not fielded well: Cheteshwar Pujara

  • Team India got very close to a win in the Delhi Test but a strong resistance from the Sri Lankan side forced them to settle for a draw. When seen on the large scale, the team had almost ticked all their boxes right in the match.
  • But the fielding was one area where the team would want to improve. Indian batting mainstay Cheteshwar Pujara, as per the quotes in Zee News, totally agrees to this fact.
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IPL 2018: All you need to know about Right to Match cards

  • The cricket world is set abuzz with the discussions about IPL auctions. While the player retention is a known policy to many fans, the questions are arising over the Right to Match cards.
  • The RTM is a unique way of retaining the players once the player is already released from the squad. The following post will clearly illustrate how a franchise can use their Right to Match cards.
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Pakistani Opener Sharjeel Khan seeks justice from PM Shahid Khan Abbasi

  • The charges were centred on a match between Islamabad United and Peshawar Zalmi in Dubai during PSL in February this year.
  • It has been believed that Sharjeel intentionally scored just one run of four deliveries he faced and threw his wicket away on the very next ball. This incident came into limelight as fast as a light ray, and investigations against the 28-year-old proved him guilty.
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Bangladesh announces the squad for U19 World Cup 2018

  • Under19 Cricket has given the game some of Its biggest stars. The 2018 edition of the U19 World Cup is set the start from 13th of January 2018.
  • Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) has announced its 15-man squad for the tournament including seven players as a standby option. BCB’s junior selectors and coach Wright were present during the announcement at the press conference.
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Richard Pybus to return as Bangladesh head coach?

  • As per the reports on bdcrictime, the former Bangladesh coach Richard Pybus has again shown interest in coaching the side. He already served as the coach for the tigers during the 2012 season but he was there with the side for only four months.
  • The Bangladesh Cricket Board and Pybus couldn’t come to terms after the fourth month and they did not continue after that.
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India v Sri Lanka, 3rd Test – Who Said What

  • The third Test between India and Sri Lanka ended in a well-fought draw, leading India to a 1-0 series victory. Although India would rue the catches they missed at the slip positions, they put up good efforts with both the bat and the ball.
  • The Lankans, in particular, would draw inspiration from the resolute batting performances that they put in, making India work extremely hard to search for the chink in their armour.
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Kerala all set to host a cricket match between Kerala prisoners and Lanka jail officials

  • Earlier this year, India toured the island for a full series, and now the Islanders have toured India to play all three formats.
  • This may not sound interesting, but a series between the prisoners of the sub-continent playing cricket against jail officials of the island nation will surely be the first of its kind in the history of the two countries.
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Lalit Modi’s phone call makes Sanjiv Goenka change his mind?

  • There were speculations that Rising Pune Super Giants owner Sanjiv Goenka has show some interest in buying the Rajasthan Royals side so that he can be in touch with the game and the IPL.
  • Earlier during the 10th edition of the IPL, Goenka had faced the wrath of MS Dhoni fans when Smith was named as the skipper of the RPS side. Smith had taken the team to the finals where they lost to Mumbai Indians in a close encounter.
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Fawad Alam in line to make international comeback for Pakistan

  • Out-of-favor left handed Pakistani batsman, Fawad Alam, is likely to make a comeback to international cricket soon.
  • Alam has been a perennial performer in the domestic circuit in the last couple of years. However, he has received very little attention from the national selectors. There have been talks about his comeback but the moment has not quite arrived yet for him.
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Not enforcing the follow-on gave Steve Smith a sleepless night

  • Steve Smith, who was the hero with the bat in the first Test, could not perform to his reputation in the second match.
  • Also, he missed out on two DRS calls and even dropped a crucial catch in the match. But above all, his decision to not enforce the follow-on on the English side was something that did not go down well with the pundits of the game.
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IPL 2018: Super Kings, Royals to retain players from their IPL 2015 teams

  • The IPL 2018 has started to create a buzz already with the auctions being round the corner. Now, in a recent development, the much awaited rules for the player retention policies have been announced.
  • There was a lot of confusion over whether the franchises would get to retain players or not. This had largely come to the forum of discussion since the IPL 2018 marks the comeback of Royals and the Chennai Super Kings.
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Mitchell Marsh joins the Australian squad for third Ashes Test

  • Australia have not taken a single wrong step in the ongoing quest for the Ashes. As a result, they’ve gained a formidable lead of 2-0 in the series, with England looking terribly out of sorts.
  • In an attempt to strengthen their team even further, Australia have added feisty all-rounder, Mitchell Marsh to their squad for the upcoming Perth Test. He’ll be replacing Chadd Sayers in the team.
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Milkman’s son Pankaj Yadav makes it to India U19 for ICC U19 World Cup 2018

  • In a very delighting news for the cricket fans, a milkman’s son from Ranchi has made it to the national side.
  • Pankaj Yadav, who is a right arm spin bowler, was recently named in the India U19 squad for the upcoming edition of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup. The premier youth tournament will be played in January and February next year.
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Hasan Ali reveals the reason behind his wicket celebration

  • Pakistan’s latest bowling sensation, Hasan Ali has taken the cricketing world by a storm ever since his foray. The 23-year-old has taken great strides in his career and is currently the numero uno bowler in ICC ODI bowler rankings.
  • 2017 has been a breakthrough year for the right-arm seamer, who was a huge revelation during Pakistan’s outing in the Champions Trophy earlier in the year.
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