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.

Shahid Afridi
Shahid Afridi. (Photo Source: Twitter)

ICC announces the latest Test rankings after Bangladesh-Windies series

  • Shakib Al Hasan and Mehidy Hasan were among the Bangladesh players to make big gains after the second and final Test.
  • Mahmudullah, who top-scored for Bangladesh with 136 from No.7, also gained big, up 15 places to 48th place.
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Shahid Afridi advises Virat Kohli to follow Captain Cool MS Dhoni’s footsteps

  • Delhi-born Virat Kohli has been shouldering the leadership mantle of Indian cricket in all the formats for almost a couple of years now.
  • He is now scheduled to lead India in the four-match Test series against Australia, which will start a couple of days later at Adelaide Oval.
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IPL 2019: BCCI officially announces the auction date and venue

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is leaving no stone unturned in its preparations for the next season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • Earlier, the reports had surfaced that the IPL auction will be given a prime-time treatment in order to attract more viewership.
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Zaheer Khan tips Team India for the pace bowling attack in the 1st Test

  • Having never won a Test series down under, the Indian team would be looking forward to making amends from their previous tours.
  • There are a lot of expectations from the Indian pacers to once again deliver on an overseas tour.
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Sledging and marauding not part of our plans to tackle Kohli: Josh Hazlewood

  • Sledging has also been one of their go-to options but it doesn’t necessarily work in their favour against Virat Kohli‘s team.
  • The seamer also mentioned that sledging and the eye for an eye marauding is not a part of their plans since the Indian captain thrives on it.
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Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Asif injured in a road accident

  • For the time being, it seems that the curtains have already come down on the speedster’s career.
  • He played four matches in this season’s domestic first-class tournament in which he picked up 18 wickets.
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Aussie teenager Oliver Davies hits six sixes in an over; slams a double ton

  • Sydney cricketer Oliver Davies has made the headlines in the ongoing U19 National Championships in Adelaide for hitting six sixes in a single over.
  • Davies also rewrote the record books by scoring most runs in an over in the history of U19 Championships.
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Geoff Lawson wants Australia to change their selection approach

  • The 60-year-old former player even went to the extent of saying that Mitchell’s Test career was over.
  • The Baggy Greens are particularly trying to fix their opening pair and the No.3 slot which is likely to be manned by Usman Khawaja.
  • (Read more about the story)

Englishman Ian Bell lucky to play BPL prior to PSL

  • As far as international cricket is concerned, English right-handed batsman Ian Bell is a veteran having played nearly 300 matches.
  • However, the experienced campaigner has quite a few cricketing assignments ahead of him in the upcoming year.
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Australia vs India: Pujara confident about Ravi Ashwin doing well in Australia

  • Albeit India have quite a few talented fast bowlers for the tour of Australia, they will be looking up to Ravi Ashwin in the spin department.
  • India lost that series four years ago and they are again scheduled to play a four-match series against them.
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Australia vs India: Shahid Afridi picks the favourites of the Test series

  • Not often does one see India starting against Australia in a Test series on their soil as favourites.
  • The first Test between the two cricketing powerhouses will begin at the Adelaide Oval on December 6.
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Rishabh Pant not suitable to bat at No. 6 in Australia, says Anil Kumble

  • Pant, who made his Test debut in England earlier this year, has scored a couple of 90s batting at No.6.
  • It can be mentioned here that the lower order of England kept on troubling India in the series earlier this year.
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Australia vs India: Usman Khawaja is not bothered about his batting position

  • The selection panel is mulling over including the newbie Marcus Harris and Peter Handscomb in the playing XI.
  • Meanwhile, India will also be sweating their brains to find the perfect opening combination as the sudden injury to Prithvi Shaw has put their plans in jeopardy.
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Chris Gayle wins the defamation case against the Fairfax Media

  • The result of the case has come out now in favour of the cricketer and has been awarded A$ 300,000 (Rs 1.54 Crore).
  • Meanwhile, Chris Gayle’s spokesman, Grant Vandenberg, clarified that the cricketer would love to come back to Australia and play in its T20 League.
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“Make Kohli earn every run” Jason Gillespie advices Australia

  • The India-Australia has been one of the most intense and intriguing rivalries in cricket of all time.
  • Yet another former Australian cricketer in Jason Gillespie has swooped in to give his inputs on tackling the run-machine Virat Kohli for his national side.
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