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

All the latest news from the fraternity that hogged the limelight.

Yusuf Pathan
Yusuf Pathan. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Kagiso Rabada takes over the No.1 position in ICC Test rankings

  • For this effort, the 22-year-old has collected five points, while James Anderson, who had entered the Sydney Test as the number-one ranked bowler, dropped by the same number of points following the last Ashes Test.
  • This 10-point swing means the South African has moved ahead of the Englishman by one point after nine points had separated the two fast bowlers leading into the two Tests.
  • (Read more about the story)

We did not want to injure Dale more, reveals Faf du Plessis

  • South African skipper Faf du Plessis is a very pleased man. After brief scares on the penultimate day of the Cape Town Test, the Proteas eventually managed to come out on top to take a 1-0 lead in the series against India.
  • Earlier in the game, they lost the services of their ace bowler Dale Steyn in the first innings. Despite having a bruised heel, Steyn walked out to bat in the second innings of the match.
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I will not leave Sara Tendulkar, says arrested stalker

  • Sara Tendulkar, daughter of legendary former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, has been facing serious problems in the recent times. The 20-year old had been receiving threat calls and proposals from a stalker.
  • Reportedly, the stalker made lewd comments during his conversation with Sara over telephone. Fed up the frequent calls of the stalker, Sara reported the incident to the police recently.
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Two nations in fray to host 2019 edition of the IPL

  • Under this circumstance, there are major chances of the tournament being shifted out of India for an edition.
  • As per the recent reports in Times Now, the two nations who are emerging out to be the top contenders to host the tournament in 2019 are South Africa and the UAE.
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The cricket fan who attempted suicide after Virat Kohli’s failure, succumbed to his burn injuries

  • He was extremely hurt after Virat Kohli was dismissed at the fag end of the first day’s play in Cape Town, after which he poured Kerosene on his head to set himself ablaze.
  • His wife was the first to spot him while shouting after getting burned and was immediately rushed to the district hospital for the treatment.
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New Perth Stadium most likely to host the first Test between India and Australia

  • The iconic ground is now ready to stage international cricket after the historic WACA hosted its last Test match recently which was the third Ashes game where the home side also regained the urn.
  • However, the huge new Stadium will officially open on January 28 with the One Day International between Australia and England.
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Boman Irani recalls the day when he ran away from Eknath Solkar

  • He was invited as the chief guest at the iconic venue on the first of the 3-day inter-school Giles Shield final between Don Bosco (Matunga) and Rizvi Springfield (Bandra).
  • The renowned performer on the big screen was thrilled to be back on the cricket field and narrated an interesting story when he ran away from Eknath Solkar for clicking pictures of cricketers.
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Income Tax officials raid BCCI HQ, survey goes on till midnight

  • The survey culminated with notices served to BCCI Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Rahul Johri and Chief Finance Officer (CFO) Santosh Rangnekar.
  • Both Johri and Rangnekar have now been asked to appear for personal hearings at the I-T department’s Charni Road office at 3 pm on Monday.
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Teen sensation from Afghanistan surpasses Don Bradman’s record average

  • In a recent editorial of the official site of the ICC, a report on this star from Afghanistan asked the fans to guess the cricketer with the highest First Class average.
  • Legendary cricketer Don Bradman’s record average of 99.94 is often referred as the pinnacle for all batsmen. Well, Baheer Shah already has an average of over 121 in FC cricket.
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BCCI releases official press statement in Yusuf Pathan suspension case

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has released an official media statement in the Yusuf Pathan suspension case.
  • The veteran Indian all-rounder was suspended for five months following his alleged violation of the anti-doping policies of the board. Reportedly, the samples of Yusuf Pathan were found to have contained terbutaline.
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India should have played a few practice matches to adapt better: Dilip Vengsarkar

  • The much-debated decision to cancel India’s practice match has now surfaced again. India suffered a disappointing 72 runs defeat against the Proteas in the opening Test in Cape Town.
  • However, the match clearly highlighted one thing, Indian batsmen struggle to cope with the fast wicket.
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South Africa vs India: Dale Steyn to be fit again in six weeks

  • He could only bowl a total of 17.3 overs before walking out of the park. Later, he was seen walking with the help of crutches. The fans absolutely felt gutted for Dale Steyn, who took two wickets on his return.
  • Speaking about his injury, Steyn remarked that he has to walk with the crutches for at least two weeks since his heel cannot bear any weight.
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Sri Lanka announce 16-member squad for Bangladesh tri-series

  • Clearly, the board is keen on getting the form of the team on the right track after a very disappointing year of 2017.
  • Talking about the squad, veteran all-rounder Angelo Mathews is set to return to the side. He had injured himself during the recent international assignments against India.
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Comeback date and IPL future of Yusuf Pathan revealed

  • Veteran Indian all-rounder Yusuf Pathan recently made the headlines for his alleged breach of anti-doping conduct of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
  • The reports surfaced the media about his suspension imposed by the cricket board. The samples provided by Yusuf were found to contain the banned substance called ‘terbuteline’.
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Gautam Gambhir hails Wasim Jaffer’s gesture towards Vidarbha

  • Wasim Jaffer has been an indefatigable ranger in the domestic circuit. He is currently the highest run-scorer in Ranji Trophy cricket.
  • The 39-year old featured for Mumbai in the major part of his career and was a prolific run-scorer for them. However, in the 2015-16 season, he decided to move to Vidarbha and has played three seasons for them.
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Virat Kohli reasons why they picked Rohit Sharma over Ajinkya Rahane

  • Rohit Sharma and Ajinkya Rahane have been prolific run-scorers for India in international cricketer. Lately, while the former has had a decent run in Test cricket, the latter couldn’t quite garner the big scores.
  • However, Rahane’s Test record in overseas conditions is far superior to that of Rohit Sharma.
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Reports: IPL 2018 season opener to be played on April 5

  • As per reports, the mega final of the first season of a new decade of IPL will be played on 21st May. Traditionally, the two finalists of the previous edition take on each other in the first match of the following version of the tournament.
  • But this time around it will be a different scenario since Rising Pune Supergiant team no longer exists in the league and Mumbai Indians will have a different opponent.
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Only time will tell if Hardik Pandya becomes genuine all-rounder: Kapil Dev

  • He certainly has the ability but only time will tell if he would go on to become a genuine all-rounder, said former India captain Kapil Dev, considered as the country’s best ever all-rounder of all-time.
  • On being asked if Pandya can emerge as a genuine all-rounder for India, he said, “Time will tell, wait for some time. He has the ability.”
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Australia to seek ranking boost in South Africa

  • The national selectors will pick the touring squad for South Africa before the next Sheffield Shield round, with Cameron Bancroft expected to be retained at the top of the order.
  • Some Test players and coaches will also skip the upcoming T20 tri-series against England and New Zealand to arrive early in Johannesburg.
  • (Read more about the story)

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