Top Stories: Things that made news in cricket world today

Top Stories: Things that made news in cricket world today

Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara
Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara. (Photo by Mitchell Gunn/Getty Images)

New Zealand v Australia, 3rd ODI – New Zealand complete clean sweep

  • Riding on a brilliant ton from Ross Taylor, New Zealand posted a decent 281/9 in their 50 overs.
  • Australia, in response, bundled out for 257 on 47 overs to lose by 24 runs and lost the series 2-0.
  • Skipper Aaron Finch top scored for Australia in the game as Trent Boult bagged 6/33.
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India A v Bangladesh, Warm up match – India A call the shots on day 1

  • India A came up with an impressive show in the warm-up match against Bangladesh. Bangladesh declared on 224/8 after Soumya Sarkar and Mushfiqur Rahim scored fifties.
  • India A in response posted 91/1 by the end of the day.
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Ian Chappell analyses how hard is it to play in India

  • Chappell mentioned that India has lost only one out of the last 20 series at home.
  • He also advised Australians to be wary of the misconception that sweep shot is the bail out shot in India.
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Upul Tharanga to lead Sri Lanka in Australia T20Is

  • Upul Tharanga has been named the skipper of the Sri Lanka side that will tour Australia for a short T20I series this month.
  • Tharanga is currently leading the Sri Lanka ODI side in South Africa.
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BCCI VP backs Sree Santh to make comeback

  • TC Mathews, the Vice President of the BCCI has backed tainted India pacer S Sreesanth to make a comeback to the national side.
  • Sreesanth has been out of action ever since his involvement in the IPL spot fixing scandal.
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Saha confident of doing well in Tests

  • Team India Test wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha has quoted that it will not be difficult for him to switch across the formats for the Test series.
  • He recently played in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 domestic tournament and is now preparing for the Bangladesh Test.
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Abu Jayed Rahi earns Test call up

  • Promising young Bangladeshi pacer Abu Jayed Rahi has been drafted in the Test squad for the one off Test against India.
  • Bangladesh will play the solitary match of the tour starting on February 8.
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Afghanistan given First Class and List A status

  • In the recent meeting of the ICC, team Afghanistan has been granted First Class and List A status.
  • The ACB is now eyeing a permanent Test playing status.
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ICC set to ban substandard pitches

  • In an attempt to keep the game competitive, the ICC has formulated to ban the substandard pitches.
  • If a pitch misbehaves or is below the international standards, the venue might get banned.
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Taskin Ahmed relishes the opportunity to play in India

  • Bangladesh pace bowler Taskin Ahmed is excited to be the part of the one off Test against India this month.
  • He believes that the match serves as a platform for them to show how good they are as a unit.
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Peter Handscomb confirms that keeping is only temporary

  • Australian batsman Peter Handscomb was recently seen donning the wicket keeping gloves against New Zealand in the absence of wicket keeper Mathew Wade.
  • Handscomb has confirmed that the change is only temporary and he is not eyeing the spot.
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New Zealand move to number 3 in ICC rankings

  • After a 2-0 win over Australia in the Chappell Hadlee series, New Zealand have left India behind to rise to number 3 in ICC ODI rankings.
  • Australia continue to top the charts despite the series defeat.
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Rohit Sharma eyeing a quick comeback

  • Indian batsman Rohit Sharma has set his sight on a comeback during the Australia series.
  • Rohit Sharma has been out of action since the New Zealand series last year.
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Pakistan born USA cricketer Fahad Babar return after Trump’s immigration ban

  • Karachi born USA cricketer Fawad Babar has taken an early flight home midway through the Regional Super 50 series in Barbados.
  • This was as a result of USA President Donald Trump’s recent immigration ban on the Muslims.
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An insider leaking news to Anurag Thakur

  • According to reports from the DNA, two senior Indian cricketers after the completion of the T20I series against England have said that team India’s manager Nishant Arora I leaking important information to Anurag Thakur.
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New Zealand number 11 scores 150

  • New Zealand cricketer Freddy Walker smashed 150 in representative cricket recently.
  • He came in at number 11 to bat and hit 150 in the local match to enter the record books.
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Ranbir Kapoor might play Yuvraj Singh in biopic

  • According to reports, Ranbir Kapoor has emerged as the leading actor to play the role of Yuvraj. Ranbir has earlier expressed his desire to play the role of the flamboyant Punjab cricketer in reel- life.
  • During the promotion of Ae Dil Hai Mushkil last year, Ranbir has expressed his desire to play Yuvi’s role.
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India’s Venkateshwara Rao gives up salary to play World Cup

  • Venkateshwara Rao took over the role of the captain of the India blind cricket team since skipper Ajay Reddy was rested for the match against South Africa.
  • Rao had to battle is fighting a bigger battle than the one that appears on the cricket field.
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