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

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

The news stories and headlines that hogged the limelight during the day.

AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers of South Africa. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

MSK Prasad reveals the reason for Yuvraj, Raina omission from India squad

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recently announced the India squad for the ODI series against South Africa. It was surprising to see some of the big names missing out from the side.
  • The chief selector MSK Prasad recently reasoned out why the veteran cricketers were left out.
  • (Read more about the story here)

AB de Villiers declares himself fit for the longest format

  • Veteran South African batsman AB de Villiers has declared himself fit for the longest format.
  • The hard hitting batsman has been a regular face in the Proteas lineup for the limited overs cricket for quite some time.
  • (Read more about the story here)

ECB will not interfere in participation of Ben Stokes in IPL 2018

  • The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Chief Executive, Tom Harrison, has confirmed that the board will not stand in the way of participation of Ben Stokes in the Indian Premier League.
  • The English all-rounder is currently out of the national side owing to his involvement in a brawl in Bristol in September this year.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Mitchell Starc ruled out of Boxing Day Test

  • The premier fast bowler of Australia, Mitchell Starc, has been ruled out of Boxing Day Test to be held at the iconic MCG in Melbourne on Monday.
  • He will be replaced by Jackson Bird who has been warming the bench for a long time now.
  • (Read more about the story here)

MS Dhoni still remains the No. 1 wicket-keeper in the world: MSK Prasad

  • Ever since MS Dhoni relinquished his captaincy, debate arose over his retirement.
  • However, the former Indian skipper has managed to silence all his critics with his consistency and tenacity.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Craig Overton to not feature in Boxing Day Test due to fractured rib

  • Craig Overton, England pacer, has been ruled out of Boxing Day Test in the ongoing Ashes which is set to commence on Monday at the iconic MCG.
  • The youngster had played the third Test at WACA with the injury and bowled his heart out only to exaggerate it to some extent.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Rashid Khan over the moon as Adam Gilchrist uses his image as profile picture on his Twitter account

  • Afghanistan sensation Rashid Khan has taken the cricketing world by storm ever since he has made his debut at the highest level.
  • The 19-year-old is currently playing his first season of the ongoing seventh edition of Big Bash League (BBL) for Adelaide Strikers.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Mayanti Langer blasts out at a Twitter user for unnecessarily tagging her

  • The television cricket presenter Mayanti Langer has shut down a random Twitter user for tagging her in a post unnecessarily without any relevance.
  • She is generally trending on social media and so is her husband Stuart Binny who plays for Karnataka in the domestic arena.
  • (Read more about the story here)

AB de Villiers aims to help Proteas return to the top of the Test rankings

  • South African swashbuckling batsman AB de Villiers is set to make his comeback to the longer format of the game after a break of almost two years.
  • However, the right-hander revealed that his motivation for returning to red ball cricket is to help the rainbow nation regain the numero uno position in the Test rankings this summer.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Rohit Sharma unsure of next captaincy stint with India

  • Virat Kohli recently tied the knots with Anushka Sharma and is currently in Mumbai for the second-leg of his reception ceremony.
  • Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma has gracefully shouldered the mantle of leading the Indian team.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Reports: KKR to retain the services of top T20 bowler

  • With a new decade of IPL starting from 2018, the 11th season promises to be bigger than ever.
  • With a 20% hike in the salary cap, big changes in the dynamics of many teams are expected.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Virat Kohli will definitely try to come here and win and to make history: AB de Villiers

  • AB de Villiers has been away from the longer format of the game for almost two years now.
  • Due to various personal and fitness reasons, he opted out of the Test series against England and the Kiwis in 2017.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Shoaib Malik slams six sixes in an over in T10 cricket match

  • Pakistani all-rounder Shoaib Malik has achieved a rare of feat of striking six sixes in an over in T10 cricket match played between SAF Green and SAF Red.
  • It was charity game played for the former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi’s foundation.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Babar Azam smashed 26-ball hundred in a T10 match

  • T10 cricket seems to have caught the eye of the organizers and fans alike.
  • The Shahid Afridi foundation organized a charity match in Faisalabad and it was played as 10-over a side contest.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Bollywood actress Zareen Khan breaks her silence on marriage rumors with Shahid Afridi

  • Famous Bollywood actress Zareen Khan has calmed all the marriage rumours that were flowing around with former Pakistani captain Shahid Afridi.
  • Zareen was the brand ambassador for the Pakhtoons team in the recently concluded T10 league, the franchise was led by none other than Boom Boom Afridi.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Windies bowler Ronsford Beaton reported for suspect action

  • Ronsford Beaton, the Windies fast bowler, has been reported for suspect bowling action during the second ODI against New Zealand in Christchurch.
  • The visitors lost that match by a whopping 204 runs as they were bundled out for just 121 runs in the pursuit of 326-run target set by the hosts.
  • (Read more about the story here)