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Top Stories: Things that made news in cricket world today

The news stories that hogged the limelight during the day.

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India’s Kedar Jadhav.
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Kedar Jadhav ruled out of ODI series with hamstring injury

  •  Kedar Jadhav has been ruled out of the three-match ODI series following a hamstring injury.
  • The selectors have named Tamil Nadu all-rounder Washington Sundar as the replacement for Jadhav.
  • (Read more about the story here) 

Dhananjaya de Silva ruled out of Dharamsala ODI

  • In-form batsman Dhananjaya de Silva has been ruled out of the fixture following an injury that he sustained during the final Test at Delhi.
  • It was Dhananjaya de Silva who had played a major role in helping Sri Lanka draw the final Test
  • (Read more about the story here)

Anushka Sharma to accompany Virat Kohli in South Africa

  • According to the reports in Deccan Chronicle, Anushka Sharma will travel with Virat Kohli to South Africa later this month.
  • She had applied for her visa in the short-term tourist category in Mumbai on November 22 which was processed within two days.
  • (Read more about the story here)

England batsman suspended after alcohol-related antics

  • Batsman Ben Duckett has been handed suspension following an alcohol-related incident in a bar in Perth during a team night out on Thursday.
  • Duckett poured his drink over the head of a senior English cricketer after a heated argument.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Rohit Sharma banking on captaincy experience in IPL ahead of Sri Lanka series

  • The stand-in captain of India for the ODI series against Sri Lanka, Rohit Sharma, feels the basics of captaincy remain same in both IPL and ODIs.
  • The three-match series is all set to commence on December 10 in Dharamsala at HPCA Cricket Stadium.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Moeen Ali turns a deaf ear to ‘Kebab Shop’ sledge by an Australian fan

  • Moeen Ali has revealed that he had a racist comment directed at him from the crowd while he was fielding in the ongoing Ashes series.
  • The ambidextrous cricketer was in no mood to complain about the exchange and took the higher road, describing it as ‘nothing major’.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Daniel Vettori heaps praise on young Pakistan spinner Shadab Khan

  • Former New Zealand skipper and arguably one of the best spinners of modern day cricket, Daniel Vettori, also heaped praises on the youngster from Pakistan.
  • Shadab will be making his debut at the Big Bash League this December, for the Brisbane Heat after he replaced West Indian leggie Samuel Badree.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Ellyse Perry rushes to the boundary ropes after her shot injures a spectator

  • It was a full delivery and Ellyse Perry needed no invitation to hoick it over the long on boundary. It was a good connection with the bat and the ball sailed over the ropes. However, it ended up hitting a spectator.
  • She then rushed to the boundary ropes, halting the play in progress. She moved to the fences to check if the spectator was fine.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Sri Lanka’s cricketers to meet Dalai Lama ahead of the 1st ODI

  • The Lankan side were planning to meet His Holiness the Dalai Lama ahead of their encounter against India.
  • The spiritual leader stays very near to the cricket stadium, which is 1,300 meters above the sea level.
  • (Read more about the story here)

Ravi Shastri clarifies the reason for Kuldeep Yadav’s exclusion from SA tour

  • The gaffer feels the combination of R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja is their best step forward.
  • The kind of tracks South Africa will present won’t come handy for a wrist spinner.
  • (Read more about the story here)

T10 Cricket League: Dwayne Bravo fills in for Kumar Sangakkara

  • Maratha Arabians have announced that West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has been roped in for the upcoming Heera T10 Cricket League.
  • Bravo, who is known for his brilliance in the field, will replace Sri Lanka’s legendary cricketer Kumar Sangakkara.
  • (Read more about the story here) 

Virat Kohli or Steve Smith, Shane Warne decides

  • A battle between the two ‘best’ batters of this era- Virat Kohli and Steve Smith.
  • “It’s hard to split Virat Kohli and Smith for the title of No.1 Test batsmen in the world at the moment and the best players like the battle and are super competitive.”
  • (Read more about the story here)

Graeme Smith warns Virat Kohli and Co. ahead of South Africa tour

  • Graeme Smith feels India will be tested with pace during their tour to South Africa in January next year.
  • “The pace and skills of our bowlers here will be the real test for them. It will be really interesting. India’s own pace attack will also have to do well in order for them to have success here,” Smith said.
  • (Read more about the story here)

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