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.

Cheteshwar Pujara
Cheteshwar Pujara. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

After his top show Down Under, Cheteshwar Pujara may get a contract upgraded

  • He is one player who draws the least interest in buzzing tournaments like the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • Cheteshwar Pujara symbolises the olden days of cricket when Test cricket constituted a batsman’s real identity.
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“Lovely meeting them”- Rishabh Pant on his viral picture with Tim Paine’s wife Bonnie

  • The whole incident rolls back to the time when Paine called Pant a ‘babysitter’ during the first innings of the Melbourne Test.
  • India are currently leading the four-match series 2-1 with the fourth and final Test currently underway at the renowned Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).
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I think there is no problem between me and Mithali Raj, says Harmanpreet Kaur

  • Things were going smoothly for the Indian women’s cricket team after they qualified to the final of the 2017 ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup.
  • But in another semi-final of another ICC event a year later, Kaur was the skipper and she left the veteran Raj out of the team.
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BPL 2019: List of broadcasters for the T20 tournament

  • The sixth edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) is set to get underway tomorrow with a doubleheader at the iconic Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.
  • The drafts for the forthcoming season took place on October 28 and even it was rescheduled due to some reasons.
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Glenn Maxwell hopeful of Aaron Finch making a comeback to the Test side

  • But the experiment did not work out and Finch is now out of the team after playing just five games.
  • While his form has not helped his cause, one should consider that Finch did not get his usual batting position in red-ball cricket.
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New Zealand vs Sri Lanka: Mitchell Santner back in T20I squad following eight-month lay-off

  • The spin bowling all-rounder had to undergo knee surgery last March following the serious knee injury sustained by him.
  • Santner made a return to the 13-member T20 squad following impressive performances in the Super Smash competition.
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They’ve made far too many mistakes, says Ricky Ponting on Australia’s batting failures

  • For Ricky Ponting, one of the most successful captains in world cricket, this is something hard to accept.
  • The former captain also believed the same and came down heavily on the Australian batsmen.
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Rashid Khan touched by the heartwarming support he is getting in Australia after father’s demise

  • No matter what the situation is, Rashid always has a wide smile on his face while on the field.
  • As usual, he did well and picked up two wickets but was visibly more looking like a downcast figure than usual.
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Sunil Gavaskar gives it back to Kerry O’Keeffe in his own style

  • Since the day commentator Kerry O’Keefe, made some racist comments on Indian cricketers, he has only attracted controversies.
  • This happened when the South African born Labuschagne, the newest Test recruit for Australia, was asked to bowl.
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Australia name the ODI squad for three-match series against India

  • Cricket Australia today named the 14-man squad for the One-Day International series against India and it marks the return of three senior players in the team.
  • The selectors have brought fresh faces in the pace bowling attack and the Big Bash League (BBL) performers have been rewarded with a call-up.
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Steve Waugh thinks it is Jasprit Bumrah who has made the difference

  • It is difficult to find Australians who have not liked Jasprit Bumrah in the ongoing Test series against India which is turning out to be historic.
  • In the third Test, Bumrah returned with match figures of 9 for 86 which helped India win the game by 137 runs and take an unassailable 2-1 lead.
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Australia vs India: Kapil Dev amazed with the Indian pacers performance

  • India’s bowling has always been a weak link in the team especially while playing overseas. But it is no more the same.
  • The bowlers have bowled with good pace and accuracy, with the ability to swing both ways they have been most threating bowling attack in the world.
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Rishabh Pant admits of being scared after reaching in the 90s

  • Rishabh Pant shattered records on his way to an exceptional 159-run knock in the fourth and final Test match against Australia in Sydney.
  • His knock helped India post a mammoth total of 622 runs for the loss of seven wickets in the first innings.
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Cheteshwar Pujara transforms into the most dependable batman in SENA countries

  • Before August 2018, the 30-year-old had scored 849 runs with 17 matches with a pretty ordinary average of 27 in SENA countries.
  • Pujara had a better series back in 2013/14 where he had scored 250 runs in 4 innings which also included a century.
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Cheteshwar Pujara is equally valuable as Virat Kohli: Sourav Ganguly

  • Well, the ongoing series between India and Australia is panning out in a similar fashion for Cheteshwar Pujara.
  • In a series where most of the batsmen including Kohli have struggled to score big, Pujara has been an exception by a mile.
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