Top Stories: Things that made news in cricketing world today

Top Stories: Things that made news in cricketing world today

All the news that hogged the headlines today.

Matthew Hayden Mongoose Bat
Matthew Hayden. (Photo by Julian Herbert-IPL 2010/IPL via Getty Images)

Yuzvendra Chahal eager to play under Rohit Sharma yet again

  • Team India is all set to take on Sri Lanka in the limited overs series now. They will host the islanders in 3 ODIs and as many T20Is in the next couple of weeks.
  • Legspinner Yuzvendra Chahal is keen on making the most out of the opportunity that beckons in the series to putforth a strong case for the South African series.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Matthew Hayden hints at a possible role with CSK for IPL 2018

  • Matthew Hayden has expressed his desire to work with the support staff of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for the next edition of Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • The franchise has a huge fan base not only at home but also throughout the world.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Estwick believes Kraigg Brathwaite will be a good captain for Windies

  • Windies opening batsman Kraigg Brathwaite is all set to lead the Windies team in the second Test against the New Zealand side.
  • The second Test commences on December 9 at Hamilton.
  • (Read more about the story here)

VVS Laxman brutally trolls Russel Arnold with his tweet

  • Former Sri Lankan cricketer, Russel Arnold, has made it a habit to make things awkward for himself on the social media.
  • He often ends up trolling himself with his over the top predictions and some amusing tweets.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Kane Williamson set to join Yorkshire for 2018 County season

  • New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has been signed by the Yorkshire team for the 2018 County season.
  • This is the fourth time that Williamson would be playing in the Yorkshire colors.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Ravindra Jadeja furious over calling him Ajay Jadeja

  • The star left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja has expressed his anger over calling him Ajay Jadeja who is a former Indian cricketer.
  • Jaddu recently was involved in the Test series against Sri Lanka which India won 1-0 and also equalled the record of Australia for winning nine consecutive Test series.
  • (Read more about the story here)

December 8, 1959 – When Dwight Eisenhower became the first US President to witness a Test match

  • 8th December 1959 stands out as one of the most interesting and memorable days in Test cricket as the then President of United States of America (USA) witnessed a Test match.
  • The 34th President of USA, Dwight David “Ike” Eisenhower, made his presence felt in the VIP stands on the 4th day of the 3rd and final Test match between Pakistan and Australia in 1959 at the National Stadium in Karachi.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Mike Brearley admires Virat Kohli as a skipper

  • The former England skipper Mike Brearley has showered praise on the Indian captain Virat Kohli for the way leads from the front on the field.
  • Mike is one of the only three England captains to have won the Ashes series both home and away in its illustrious history.
  • (Read more about the story here)

The CEO of Adelaide Oval offers to host Virat Kohli’s wedding

  • In surprising events of a turnaround, Andrew Daniels, the CEO of Adelaide Oval is interested to host the wedding of Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma at the iconic Stadium.
  • The rumours of the duo tying the knot have been doing the rounds for last few days now and it was also reported that they will marry in Italy in this week.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Rajasthan Royals may shift back to Sawai Mansingh Stadium

  • Rajasthan Royals is back to IPL after a gap of a couple of seasons and the reports suggest they may be playing at their original home venue again which is the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur.
  • The Royals had to choose a different home venue during the 2014 season as the BCCI had imposed a temporary suspension on the Rajasthan Cricket Association making the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, which comes under the possession of RCA, ineligible for hosting the IPL matches.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Melbourne Renegades sign Mohammad Nabi and Kieron Pollard for BBL

  • Melbourne Renegades franchise has signed Mohammad Nabi and Kieron Pollard ahead of the next season of Big Bash League (BBL).
  • The duo will replace the Windies mystery spinner Sunil Narine in the squad who pulled out from the tournament citing personal reasons.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Rahul Dravid picks top two modern day batsmen

  • Rahul Dravid reckons Virat Kohli and Steve Smith are a class above the rest of the modern day batsmen at the moment because of their consistency.
  • The former Indian batsman showered praises on the current Indian skipper in particular saying Kohli has shown consistency not just in the limited-over formats, but in the Test format as well which is remarkable.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Virat and Anushka fly Switzerland with family amidst rumours of their wedding

  • The rumours of the wedding of Anushka Sharma and Virat Kohli reached fever pitch on Thursday night when they were spotted at Mumbai and Delhi airports respectively.
  • The Indian captain was recently involved in the third and final Test match in Delhi which was drawn and India won the three-match series 1-0.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Asia Cup hosting doubtful as BCCI still awaiting response from the government

  • The Asian Cricket Council (ACC) had moved the U19 Asia Cup out of India when the Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) informed them about saga around inviting the Pakistan cricket team.
  • BCCI informed the ACC that they have not received the government’s nod in inviting the Pakistani cricket team for the tournament.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Show cause notice issued to Mohammad Sami for spot fixing allegations in BPL 2017

  • The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) recently issued a show cause notice to their veteran pace bowler Mohammad Sami.
  • The notice has been issued to Sami following allegations of his involvement in suspicious activities in the ongoing edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL).
  • (Read more about the story here)

Dravid’s son Samit Dravid creates ripples in KSCA U14 cricket

  • Samit Dravid, son of former Indian cricketer Rahul Dravid, is making giant strides at a very young age.
  • The youngster has been in the news in the recent times for his stellar performances in the local cricket tournaments in the city of Bengaluru.
  • (Read more about the story here)

After Pakistan, Bangladesh is my second home says Waqar Younis

  • Pakistan’s former ODI skipper Waqar Younis who was mentoring the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) team Sylhet Sixers has revealed that he now considers Bangladesh his second home after his motherland.
  • The Sylhet franchise was knocked out of the tournament after they failed to register a win against Shoaib Malik led Comilla Victorians.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Ravi Shastri indirectly trolls Sri Lankan team ahead of the ODI series

  • Team India head coach Ravi Shastri was in an absolutely savage mode when he posted a tweet recently.
  • Shastri’s tweet was an indirect dig at the Sri Lankan team who have managed to frustrate the Indian side in many ways in the recent times.
  • (Read more about the story here)

India has a chance to attain the pinnacle of ODI rankings with the Sri Lanka series

  • Team India has the great opportunity to climb to the top of the ICC ODI rankings in the upcoming three-match series against Sri Lanka.
  • The ODI series is all set to commence on December 10 in Dharamsala at HPCA Cricket Stadium.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Former CSK Director picks his All Time CSK XI

  • Former Indian cricketer and former Chennai Super Kings team Director VB Chandrasekhar recently picked up his All Time CSK XI side.
  • Chennai Super Kings is all set to be back on the IPL roster after facing a two year suspension period.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Indian pacers have to show the potential of taking 20 wickets in South Africa, feels Mohammad Kaif

  • The former India cricketer Mohammad Kaif opines that the current Indian Test team needs to learn tempo of playing in seam-friendly conditions.
  • Virat Kohli led side is all set to embark on their tour to South Africa by the end of December.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Kevin Pietersen might hang his boots after the upcoming season of BBL

  • The former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen might retire from all forms of cricket after the upcoming season of Big Bash League (BBL).
  • He will feature for Melbourne Stars in the domestic T20 league of Australia.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Yuvraj Singh tips India, New Zealand to excel in ICC U19 World Cup 2018

  • Veteran Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh has been an integral part of all major title triumphs of the national side.
  • Yuvraj has been a part of the World Cup winning teams of 2007 and 2011 in T20 and the ODI formats respectively.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Winning the World T20 in 2007 has to be greatest moment in my career: Dinesh Karthik

  • The star Indian player Dinesh Karthik has picked the winning moment in 2007 World T20 as the greatest moment of his career so far.
  • The right-hander has been picked in the India squad for the upcoming series against Sri Lanka.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Twitter battle over Ajinkya Rahane’s form between two ex-Indian cricketers escalate quickly

  • The Indian team, of late, has enjoyed massive success.
  • The Men in Blue dominated the home season, beating every formidable opponent across all the formats.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Chandika Hathurusingha to take over as Sri Lanka’s new head coach

  • Sri Lankan cricket is in the middle of a tough phase, and the results speak for itself.
  • From failed captaincy to poor match tactics, the Islanders have failed to capitalize on any opportunity on their tours.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Sania Mirza describes Virat Kohli in one word

  • Tennis star, Sania Mirza is a constant inspiration for many across the globe.
  • Endowed with amazing grace and abundant talent in the sport of tennis, Sania has carved a niche for herself and emerged as an Indian sports star who people look up to.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Siddharth Kaul optimistic about his India call-up

  • The upcoming limited-overs series between India and Sri Lanka will be a dream-come-true for Siddharth Kaul.
  • The right-arm medium pacer has found a place for himself in the India side for the series and this marks his maiden national team call-up.
  • (Read more about the story here)