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

The news stories that hogged the limelight during the day.

Virat Kohli & Anushka Sharma
Virat Kohli & Anushka Sharma. (Photo Source: Instagram)

Rohit Sharma to drop Ajinkya Rahane from 3rd ODI?

  • Team India stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma has indirectly confirmed that veteran batsman Ajinkya Rahane is likely to warm the bench in the third ODI against Sri Lanka as well.
  • Rahane, who has been struggling with form, was excluded from the playing eleven in the Dharamsala ODI and has been ignored in the Mohali game too.
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Wedding pictures of Virat Kohli, Anushka Sharma to be published for charity

  • Bollywood diva Anushka Sharma and team India skipper Virat Kohli recently got married in Milan, Italy. Their wedding was nothing short on being a fairy tale story.
  • From the pictures that the fans have seen thus far, it is pretty much evident that everything was on the dream level scale
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FTP announces total Tests Afghanistan and Ireland are to play from 2019 to 2023

  • Afghanistan and Ireland created quite a buzz earlier this year by becoming the newest full-members of the International Cricket Council (ICC).
  • Both the teams are progressing by leaps and bounds as they’re all set to play a combined total of 29 Tests in the time span of 2019-2023. Both Afghanistan and Ireland will take on the best of best in the upcoming tours.
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India v Sri Lanka 2nd ODI, 2017: Who Said What

  • The day was all about Rohit Sharma, and that could be foreseen given he scored the third ODI double hundred of his career and absolutely ruled the Sri Lankan bowlers.
  • Team India needed a win here to level the series or the Lankans would’ve created history to win their first-ever series in India against the hosts. But from the onset, he had a plan and executed it to perfection.
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“You have to be with us and not in the nets,” Patrick Farhat told Barinder Sran

  • A different journey has phased out for left-arm pacer Barinder Sran after making his One-Day International debut against Australia in 2016. He has seen many ups and downs in his short career so far.
  • Sran was invited to bowl in the nets to the Indian batters before the second ODI against Sri Lanka at Mohali. He is surely aiming to make a comeback and represent his country once again and being a left-armer gives him that additional edge.
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Ashok Dinda unfazed by non-selection in the Indian team

  • Bengal pacer Ashok Dinda has been a consistent performer in the domestic circuit for his state-side day in day out and across formats.
  • Despite the ups and downs in his career and during his stint in the Indian Premier League, the right-arm pacer has been an integral part of the Bengal bowling line-up.
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I was stunned by Rohit Sharma’s batting: Shreyas Iyer

  • Iyer and Rohit were the chief architects of the innings. Shreyas Iyer arrived at the crease after the dismissal of Shikhar Dhawan.
  • Dhawan (68) and Rohit Sharma (208*) added 115 runs for the opening stand. Iyer joined Rohit at the crease and took very little time to settle. After the two batsmen set their sights in the middle, it was an absolute carnage that followed.
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All you need to know about the T10 Cricket League 2017

  • The league features 6 teams – Maratha Arabians, Punjabi Legends, Bengal Tigers, Kerala Kings, Pakhtoon and Team Sri Lanka Cricket.
  • Former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag will be leading the Maratha Arabians side in the tournament. He has also been named as the icon of the tournament.
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John Hastings all set to excel as Melbourne Stars skipper

  • ohn Hastings admitted that he feels privileged to be named as the captain. He has serious affinity towards the team and would want to contribute to their success. One big player in the side in Glenn Maxwell.
  • Hastings is confident that Maxwell will have a great time this season. Hastings was right in pointing out that the form of Maxwell in the recent times has been sensational. The team would bank heavily on his services.
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IPL 2018: Brad Hodge appointed as head coach of Kings XI Punjab

  • Hodge will be working under the guidance of former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag. Sehwag is the brand ambassador, mentor, and the Director of Cricketing operations of the Kings XI Punjab.
  • The recent reports in the India Times suggest that the announcement was made by the team management yesterday.
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A youngster from Sri Lanka hits seven consecutive sixes in an over

  • Navindu in the product of FOG Cricket Academy and is known for his brutal hitting which he proved and lit up the competition. The final of the tournament was played t Hikkaduwa Sri Sumangala MCC Lords on Saturday.
  • He is a strongly built right-handed batsman and has already taken big strides in school cricket in Sri Lanka. He has also represented Revata College Balapitiya in U15 and U19 level of cricket.
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Reports: Virushka leave for Rome for their honeymoon

  • Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma tied the knot amidst all the excitement among their fans on Monday in Tuscany in Italy in the presence of close friends and family.
  • The wedding was confirmed by the couple itself during the evening on the same day in their respective social media updates. Their followers went gaga over the adorable pictures they shared together.
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Ross Taylor enters the top 10 of ICC Test rankings for batsmen

  • Meanwhile, there has been no change of positions in the MRF Tyres ICC Test Team Rankings. New Zealand have gained three points to reach 100 points but remain in fourth position.
  • The Windies have lost three points but are still in eighth position, ahead of Bangladesh on decimal points.
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Sourav Ganguly thinks Ajinkya Rahane deserves a spot in the middle order

  • As India stepped onto the field in Dharamshala under the new skipper Rohit Sharma, there were lots of questions hovering around regarding the absence of Ajinkya Rahane.
  • The right-hander has shown tremendous form in whatever chances he has got. He was expected to feature in the playing XI in Kohli’s truancy.
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FTP gives separate window to the Indian Premier League

  • Over the recent years, we have often witnessed less international games during the IPL season. However, allowing the league a separate window is a major indication at the importance of the domestic T20 contest.
  • A lot of international cricketers have preferred playing the Indian Premier League even over the call to represent the national team.
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Salim Durani thrilled with the prospect of India playing Afghanistan

  • Former Indian cricketer Salim Durani turned 83 on Monday. Known for his six-hitting prowess and left-arm orthodox bowling, he played for India from 1960-73. The former batsman who was a veteran of 29 Tests had two reasons to remember his birthday.
  • Salim was born in Kabul and remains to be the only Indian cricketer to hail from Afghanistan. Hence, there was no surprise that the news of his birth country playing their inaugural game against India gave him more pleasure.
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Dhananjaya de Silva ruled out of India tour

  • While Sri Lanka might have returned to winning ways after a sabbatical of 12 ODIs, injuries continue to topple them.
  • The latest entry to the list has been their middle-order batsman Dhananjaya de Silva. The 26-year-old has been ruled out of the One-Day International series against India due to an injury.
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Rohit Sharma funds a Sri Lanka fan’s return to Colombo

  • Three Lankan fans Gayan Senananyaka, Pubudu and Mohamed Nilam are in India and have been supporting their team throughout their tour.
  • However, Nilam’s father was diagnosed with the throat cancer during the third and final Test in Delhi and had to undergo an urgent surgery. Nilam had booked a return ticket of December 26 after the conclusion of the tour and unfortunately didn’t have the luxury to return on the same ticket.
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Durex hits a six with a message for Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli

  • Popular condom brand, Durex, has possibly made the best out of the opportunity they saw to market their product following the most celebrated wedding of the decade.
  • Team India skipper, Virat Kohli, is arguably the most popular cricketer in the world and was the most eligible bachelor in the country. He recently got married to Bollywood diva Anushka Sharma, who herself is a big name in the industry.
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In pictures: Post wedding love nest of Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma is just wow

  • Now, Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma are ready to give some more relationship goals to many. The couple is all set to reside in Mumbai post their wedding.
  • There has been no short of expenses in the wedding and hence, it is not surprising to see that the post wedding love nest of the power couple is worth INR 34 Crore.
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Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma wedding was planned long ago

  • The fans of Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma received the surprise of their life when the power couple tied the knot in Milan, Italy recently. Albeit there were rumors about the two getting married for quite some time, there was no certainty about the same.
  • Moreover, both Virat and Anushka continuously denied any reports of getting married. It was a tweet from Filmfare that first confirmed the wedding.
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