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 stories that hogged the limelight today.

Mohammad Yousuf
Mohammad Yousuf. (Photo by Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)

ICC World Cup 2019: Mohammad Yousuf names the favourites to win the tournament

  • ICC Cricket World Cup is all set to take place in England from 30th May next year as the 10 participating teams are gearing up for the mega event.
  • Australia are the defending champions after winning the title for the fifth time in 2015 at home.
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Two South African cricketers beaten brutally by thugs in UK

  • A couple of South African cricketers who play for Shaw Cricket Club were beaten brutally by thugs on the Yorkshire Street in the early hours of July 27.
  • Justin Watson, aged 20, and Marques Ackerman, aged 22, were attacked by a gang of seven men when the duo was returning from a night out after leaving Liquid and Envy nightclub.
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Yuzvendra Chahal must focus on red-call cricket: Rahul Dravid

  • Yuzvendra Chahal, the leg-spinner, has done well in the limited overs cricket at the highest level and formed an effective combination with Chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav.
  • But India A coach Rahul Dravid feels that he must focus more on red-call cricket to gain experience in Tests.
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Sachin Tendulkar wants Virat Kohli to stay hungry after Edgbaston knock

  • His Mount Everest of centuries gradually seems to be scalable by his successor but former India captain Sachin Tendulkar has no qualms about it.
  • Instead, the owner of 100 international centuries has advised the current Indian captain Virat Kohli to maintain his focus and let his “heart guide the way” even after his magnificent century at Edgbaston failed to bring India the much-anticipated victory.
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Ollie Pope draws inspiration from Sachin Tendulkar as a young debutant

  • England selectors dropped Dawid Malan for his poor performance in Edgbaston Test and included a 20-year-old Ollie Pope in the side.
  • The youngster is set to make his debut at Lord’s and might well bat at number 4 for his team.
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Veteran county player Johann Myburgh announces his retirement

  • Veteran Somerset batsman Johann Myburgh has decided to hang his boots and will retire at the end of the current season.
  • The 37-year-old batsman with a handy bowling arm joined the club in 2014 for a one-year streak but was later retained.
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England vs India: Nasser Hussain reckons India aren’t wholly prepared for the Test series

  • India didn’t have an overwhelming start to the five-match Test series against England after they slumped to a 31-run defeat at Edgbaston in Birmingham.
  • Despite stringing together some impressive performance in all the departments, they eventually couldn’t evade the drubbing.
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CPL brings forth law to penalise teams for slow over rates

  • The 2018 edition of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) is set to take place from August 8 (Local Time).
  • Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR), the defending champions, and St Lucia Stars, who couldn’t win a single match last season will lock horns in the first encounter at Queens Sports Park in Trinidad.
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Mohinder Amarnath thinks Team India should make two changes for the Lord’s Test

  • The Indian team made a bold move in the first Test against England by dropping Cheteshwar Pujara from the XI.
  • They went with KL Rahul instead at No.3 and though the right-hander did earn a spot in the team given the kind of form he has reflected in the last few months, it wasn’t quite justified to drop Pujara.
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M Karunanidhi was a huge fan of CSK: N Srinivasan

  • Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi passed away on Tuesday which sent a wave of sorrow across the state.
  • He was admitted to the city hospital on July 28 and breathed his last the other day at 6.10 PM at the age of 94.
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Ben Stokes caught mocking gay men in the new CCTV footage shown in the court

  • England all-rounder Ben Stokes’ problems may escalate as the Bristol Crown Court was on Tuesday shown new CCTV footage where the cricketer is seen mocking a gay couple.
  • In the video, Stokes is standing outside the nightclub alongside England team-mate Alex Hales, it was revealed in the court that he made fun of the couple and even went to the extent of flickering a cigarette at them.
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If I’m 100 percent fit, I’ll definitely be going to UAE: Pat Cummins

  • The Australian team is scheduled to play Pakistan in a two-match Test series in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the contests are expected to take place in the month of October this year.
  • Prior to the series, they might be dealt with a massive blow as 25-year-old fast-bowler Pat Cummins is highly unlikely to feature in the Test matches owing to his long-lasting back injury.
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Cricketer in England banned for acting against the spirit of the game

  • Whenever a batsman is playing deep in the nineties and inching closer to a hundred, the opposition brings in more fielders to add pressure and do everything in their power to try and get the wicket.
  • All that falls into the zone of competitive spirit and thus considered in the right light.
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England name 12-man squad for Lord’s Test

  • England have revealed their 12-man squad for the second Test against India at Lord’s.
  • They haven’t named their playing XI like they did ahead of the series opener but have confirmed that Ollie Pope will make his debut at number 4 for his country.
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English batsman Ian Bell hasn’t yet given up on his hopes of making a Test comeback

  • Ian Bell, the right-handed batsman hasn’t played Test cricket for England ever since the Brits’ series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) back in 2015.
  • However, despite being out of the selectors’ radar for almost three years, Bell hasn’t dropped the gun just yet and put forth his aspirations of making a comeback in the longest format of the sport.
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