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.

Anil Kumble
Anil Kumble. (Photo Source: Twitter)

IPL 2020: Kings XI Punjab interested in roping in Anil Kumble as head coach

  • Former India captain and head coach Anil Kumble has not been associated with any team since his unceremonious exit from the national team.
  • The legendary bowler was doing a stellar job with India before falling out with skipper Virat Kohli.
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India never forced Sri Lankan players to step back from Pakistan tour, says SL Sports Minister

  • It is a very strong decision of the SLC to accept the proposal of this tour because it is very difficult to send their players to a nation where there are security concerns and a threat to their lives.
  • The islanders’ last big tour to the same nation ended on a horrific note when gunmen attacked their bus during their Test series.
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BBL 2019-2020: Sydney Thunder sign up Alex Hales for the upcoming season

  • Out-of-favour England batsman Alex Hales will have an opportunity to show England what they are missing when he plies his trade in the upcoming Big Bash League.
  • The right-handed batsman has signed up for Sydney Thunder for the ninth season of the league.
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‘You are capable of scoring 200’ – Shahid Afridi has a piece of advice for Babar Azam

  • Babar Azam further enhanced his reputation as one of the best in the world with a match-winning century against Sri Lanka in the second ODI in Karachi.
  • While most of Pakistan batsmen have struggled for consistency in recent years, Babar Azam is an exception by a big distance.
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Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: Hosts announce the 15-man squad for the T20I series

  • Pakistan have announced their 15-man squad for the upcoming T20I series against Sri Lanka in Lahore.
  • The two teams are currently involved in a three-match ODI series which the hosts are leading by 1-0 after winning the second match comfortably.
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India vs South Africa: Reason behind hosts wearing special stickers on their Test jersey

  • On October 2 every year, India celebrates Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday and it’s also a national holiday.
  • Bajrang Punia, the freestyle wrestler, also joined the minister at the Indira Gandhi Stadium in New Delhi.
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Kamlesh Nagarkoti refuses to cut down his pace despite injuries

  • The teenager has been one of the most exciting talents on the scene of Indian cricket ever since helping India U19 win the Youth World Cup last year.
  • He along with Shivam Mavi wowed the world by bowling close to 150kmph despite being their young age and blew away the opponents.
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The Hundred: Pakistan’s Shahid Afridi and Babar Azam named in the initial draft

  • The Hundred, the revolutionary cricket tournament conjured up by the England and Wales Cricket Board has garnered a lot of interest from all over the world.
  • The matches in this league will have 100 balls per side and is slated to commence in July of 2020.
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