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

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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Marnus Labuschagne
Marnus Labuschagne. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

Ravi Ashwin should come in place of Rohit in the Sydney Test says VVS Laxman

  • The Indian spinner is expected to recover in time from the side strain which kept him away from second and third Test in the ongoing series against Australia.
  • However, the final call on the off-spinner’s fitness will be taken only on the morning of the match.
  • (Read more about the story)

Australia vs India: Hosts set to make some glaring changes in Sydney Test

  • Australia have been topsy-turvy with their performances in the ongoing Test series against India.
  • Most importantly, they are standing on the brink of the first home Test series defeat against India in 71 years.
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Sachin Tendulkar’s coach Ramakant Achrekar breathes his last at 86

  • Sachin Tendulkar, the former Indian cricketer, remains to be of the best sportsperson India have ever produced.
  • His only biography can be found on the book Ramakant Achrekar: Master Blaster’s Mater, penned down by journalist Kunal Purandare.
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Australia vs India: Tim Paine cites the reason for Australia’s delay in announcing playing XI for Sydney Test

  • The playing eleven for Australia, the hosts, was announced at least a day prior to each of the first three Test matches until today.
  • The visitors, who have never won a Test series on Australian soil before, have already secured the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.
  • (Read more about the story)

South Africa vs Pakistan: Haris Sohail ruled out of the series

  • Even as they promised at various stages of the encounter, Faf du Plessis and Co eventually had the last laugh.
  • He also has a couple of half-centuries to his names and racks up runs at a decent average of 40.33.
  • (Read more about the story)

Ravichandran Ashwin’s likely absence in Sydney Test makes Australia happy

  • But an abdominal injury forced India’s ace off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin to sit out of the second and third Test matches of the series.
  • Jadeja will be a certainty for the fourth game and Ashwin’s availability would have seen India adding more to its spin power.
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Kagiso Rabada names the best bowling attack in the world

  • Last year was a tribute to the bowlers in Test cricket as a maximum number of matches ended with a result.
  • The most surprising and satisfying aspect of the year was the Indian pacers doing well in every tour.
  • (Read more about the story)

Shahid Afridi blocked my way back into Pakistan side, claims Salman Butt

  • The 34-year-old left-hand opening batsman played 24 T20Is scoring close to 600 runs at an average of 28.
  • Pakistan did badly in that tournament failing to reach the semi-final and the performance saw both Afridi and Waqar Younis resign.
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Hanuma Vihari’s bowling makes us absolutely calm about R Ashwin not getting to play: Virat Kohli

  • Team India will be standing on the cusp of history when they take on Australia in the fourth and final Test.
  • The win has already helped India take an unassailable lead and retain the prestigious Border-Gavaskar series.
  • (Read more about the story)

Announcer says she has ‘cricket crush’ on Virat Kohli while introducing him to the Australian PM

  • India outclassed Australia in all departments in the third Test in Melbourne and won the match by 137 runs after the hosts tied the series 1-1 in Perth
  • While his ton could not help India win the match in Sydney, his on-field gestures during the game also came under scrutiny.
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