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

Sania Mirza talks about Virushka’s wedding

  • Virat Kohli-Anushka Sharma’s wedding has brought about an earthquake all over social media and people haven’t been able to stop gushing over the adorable couple.
  • Tennis star, Sania Mirza is more than aware of the attention that accompanies a high-profile wedding. When she got married to Pakistani cricketer, Shoaib Malik seven years ago, it took the onlookers by storm.
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FTP announces Pakistan’s cricketing schedule for 2019-2023

  • Pakistan will be in for some rigorous cricketing action in the coming years.
  • According to ICC’s new Future Tours Programme (FTP), they’re all set to play more than 120 international matches in the time period of 2019-2023. This figure is an increase from the 104 matches they were initially supposed to participate in.
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Delhi name their 15 men squad for the semi-final clash against Bengal

  • The Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) have announced the squad for Delhi’s Semi-final encounter against Bengal, starting tomorrow.
  • Seasoned campaigner and skipper Ishant Sharma has been ruled out due to an ankle niggle that he sustained during the third Test against Sri Lanka earlier this month. Ishant has scalped 20 wickets in his four outings in this Ranji season.
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Joe Root and Kane Williamson are nowhere close to Steve Smith: Ricky Ponting

  • Australian skipper Steve Smith has crossed the landmark of 1000 runs in a calendar year on four consecutive occasions. He achieved the feat on the third day of the third Test against England at the WACA in Perth.
  • He scored a scintillating double hundred and became the first Aussie skipper to score a double ton in the Ashes since 1993, when Allan Border scored a double century.
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Steve Smith’s fiancé behind his massive success

  • Smith is enjoying a brilliant run as he continues to dominate the English bowlers in the ongoing Ashes series.
  • He played brilliant innings of 141 runs in the first Test of the Ashes 2017-18 and has continued the rich form. He currently averages a whopping 60 plus in Test match cricket.
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Mohammad Asif blames PCB of double standards

  • Pakistan has given some of the greatest fast bowlers to the world. Likes of Waqar Younis and Wasim Akram have stilled fear among the batsman with their brilliant bowling throughout their career.
  • Mohammad Asif who made his debut for Pakistan in 2005 against Australia was one such bowler who had the ability to become one of the greatest swing ball bowlers around the world.
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Colin de Grandhomme leaves for Zimbabwe following father’s death, Doug Bracewell named replacement

  • The Kiwis registered a whitewash in the longer format, winning it 2-0 and now will aim to extend their dominion on the tourists in the ODIs.
  • However, in a recent development, Black Caps medium-pacer Doug Bracewell has been named as a replacement for all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme for the upcoming three-match series.
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Bookie reveals how to fix IPL games, gives proof of playing alongside Virat Kohli in Delhi

  • Recently, the prestigious Ashes was struck with some lewd accusations with a British daily claiming that the ongoing series has been rigged. It confirmed that the bookmakers have offered money to fix some parts of the ongoing third Test match.
  • However, the International Cricket Council (ICC) said that there is no evidence of foul play in the Test being played at the WACA.
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Dwayne Bravo rubbishes talks of making an international comeback at 34

  • West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has rubbished all talks of making a comeback to the national team. The 34-year-old last played for Windies in September 2016 in a Twenty20 International against Pakistan.
  • The dynamic right-hander hasn’t played in Tests for over seven years now while his last One-Day International was in Windies’s abandoned tour of India in 2014.
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He is a very chilled out captain, says Shikhar Dhawan on Rohit Sharma

  •  The series is locked at 1-1 after the first two matches and the decider is all set to be played in Visakhapatnam on Sunday.
  • India are the firm favourites to win the series but they might not want to take the tourists lightly ahead of the decider. However, Dhawan has termed Rohit as a very chilled out skipper who always tells them to keep the basics right.
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Bangladesh’s first Test centurion reveals the best national batsman of all time

  • The Bangladesh team, of late, has enjoyed tremendous success. The country has witnessed the rise of some quality players, which has in turn enriched the national team.
  • Former Bangladesh batsman Aminul Islam Bulbul who scored the maiden century for Bangladesh in Test cricket, recently in an interview revealed who is the best batsman of Bangladesh cricket considering all the generations.
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Sri Lankan captain Thisara Perera to treat Sunday’s decider as any other normal game

  • After winning the three-match Test series 1-0 against Sri Lanka, the Men in Blue will aim to do an encore in the ongoing ODI series as well.
  • With two matches already played out, the ODIs are evenly poised with each team winning a game. Both the teams are thus expected to come all guns blazing when they face each other in the decider in Vizag tomorrow.
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Lasith Malinga plays domestic game after being ‘rested’ from the national side

  • Sri Lanka Cricket announced their 15-man squad for the series and omission of Lasith Malinga’s name from the side raised a few eyebrows.
  • The board in their press release said that they have rested 34-year-old Malinga for the series against India. Suranga Lakmal who’s had a good outing thus far in both Tests and ODIs has also been rested for the T20I series.
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Anil Kumble respond to accusations of leaking information to journalists over WhatsApp

  • Earlier this year, Indian cricket passed through a phase of turmoil which saw the then- national team coach Anil Kumble step down from the helm following a rift with skipper Virat Kohli.
  • Due to differences with the captain, Kumble quit as India coach on June 30 after the culmination of the ICC Champions Trophy. He was appointed by BCCI in 2016 for a one-year period.
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Irfan Pathan inaugurates CAP in Rajkot

  • CAP aims at unearthing talents and providing them with the opportunity to showcase their talent and the right kind of infrastructure along with proficient coaching to enhance their game.
  • The academy already has several centres across the country from the urban locations to the cricket rich rural areas and Rajkot is the latest addition to the list.
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Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan to appear on a hit reality show

  • The duo was recently seen on the hit reality show that airs on Colors TV. They were seen having fun on the show which stars the likes of Aditya Narayan, Dipika Kakar, Ravi Dubey and RJ Malishka.
  • They were accompanied by Neha Kakkar and Sonu Kakkar also Mika Singh and Daler Mehndi was present. Irfan was ecstatic after the show as well.
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Indian Premier League might be equipped with DRS in its newest edition

  • There were some great umpires who made it to the international stage because of the IPL. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is not stopping there. They might as well be planning to go one step forward in this year’s IPL.
  • They recently arranged a workshop for the top 10 umpires in India who are not in the ICC circle. The workshop was conducted for training the umpires in mastering the Decision Review System.
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Brisbane Heat rope in Yasir Shah for BBL 2017-18 season

  • Brisbane Heat have roped in Pakistan’s spin sensation Yasir Shah as their international replacement player for the upcoming Big Bash League.
  • The Heats have already signed Shadab Khan but the youngster might not be available for a few games due to international commitments. Heats will also avail the service of Matt Renshaw, who is focused on doing well in the shortest format of the game.
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Craig Overton sustains a rib injury in the third Ashes Test

  • England bowler Craig Overton has sustained a hairline cracked rib in the ongoing third Ashes Test in Perth at the WACA on the third day. He was struck in the ribs while batting against Pat Cummins in the second innings of the second Test in Adelaide.
  • He was also uncomfortable while bowling in the late stages of the second day itself but came out to bowl for his team by taking some pain relief tablets.
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Rahul Dravid reveals the secret behind his 2001 knock against Australia

  • Rahul Dravid is one of the best batsmen the country has ever produced, there is no one arguing that. Dravid was the technician of the team, he was sound with his defence and was mentally as strong as anyone in international cricket.
  • His mental ability was seriously tested during the Australian visit in 2001.
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India are well equipped to beat South Africa says Murali Vijay

  • Indian cricket team has performed outstandingly well at home. However, the results in the subcontinent was never a problem for the Indian team.
  • It was always the overseas conditions that have tested them over the years. Be it the legendary four or any of the previous teams, India has never managed to do well outside of India.
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