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.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah of India. (Photo by Lee Warren/Gallo Images)

England vs India: Jasprit Bumrah officially ruled out of Lord’s Test

  • Virat Kohli scored his maiden ton in the format in England and followed it up with a gutsy half-century, but despite his superlative shows, India couldn’t come out trumps.
  • Earlier, Wriddhiman Saha, their first-choice Test wicketkeeper suffered a finger injury and then the persistent shoulder injury.
  • (Read more about the story)

MS Dhoni heaps praises on Virat Kohli’s attributes as a leader

  • Virat Kohli, the Indian captain, is in the middle of a run-churning spree in international cricket.
  • He didn’t get ruffled by pressure and scored 149 and 51 runs respectively to keep the English bowlers at bay.
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Sri Lanka vs South Africa: Visitors announce two captains for remainder of the tour

  • The five-match ODI series between Sri Lanka and South Africa is currently underway and the visiting team has already taken an unassailable 3-0 lead.
  • Aiden Markram captained the team against India in the absence of du Plessis and became the second youngest cricketer to captain the national team.
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You can’t go to a World Cup still learning: Dale Steyn

  • He suffered a calf injury during the Test series of India’s tour of South Africa earlier this year that kept him out of the game for quite a while.
  • South Africa are currently playing the Lankans in a five-match ODI series and are leading the series 3-0.
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Ben Stokes might miss third Test against India as his trial continues

  • The trial started on Monday, August 6, making Stokes unavailable for the second Test match against India beginning Thursday, August 9, at Lord’s.
  • The prosecutor also called Stokes as a man ‘of promise’ and a ‘professional cricket player who has reached the top of his profession and represented his country’.
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Glenn McGrath is convinced about batsman Virat Kohli but not much about captain Kohli

  • Former Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath concedes that the Indian captain’s ability to adapt to different conditions made him a great player.
  • McGrath, also called the Pigeon, was however not as generous when asked whether Kohli is also the best international captain around at the moment.
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ICC Chief Executive touts ‘Virat Kohli’ as a ‘larger than life’ character; praises MS Dhoni as well

  • With the 2019 World Cup in England and Wales knocking on the door, they are expected to play a pivotal role.
  • Dhoni retired from Test cricket back in 2014 and hence isn’t a part of India’s squad for the five-match Test series against England.
  • (Read more about the story)

James Anderson talks about his much-hyped rivalry with Virat Kohli

  • Virat Kohli, the Indian captain, has strained to decipher the tricks of England’s fast-bowler James Anderson, especially in Test cricket.
  • Virat scored 149 and 51 in India’s first and second innings respectively and looked a class apart from the rest of the Indian batsmen.
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England not scared of Virat Kohli, affirms Jason Roy

  • Virat Kohli recently became the first Indian batsman to be crowned as the number one ranked Test batsman after Sachin Tendulkar in 2011.
  • The visiting team has had some memorable moments at the venue over their cricketing journey.
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Reports: Mohammad Hafeez thinking over quitting international career after his contractual issues with PCB

  • Veteran Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Hafeez is currently having his thoughts on whether to continue playing for the Pakistan team or not.
  • Players such as Azhar Ali, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz, Yasir Shah, Babar Azam and Mohammad Amir were included in the A category.
  • (Read more about the story)

KL Rahul joins hands with sportswear brand PUMA

  • Global sportswear brand PUMA has chosen to partner with Indian cricket’s latest sensation KL Rahul.
  • The association has been facilitated by Cornerstone Sport, which exclusively represents KL Rahul and Indian skipper Virat Kohli including many others.
  • (Read more about the story)

Sachin Tendulkar seconds England’s strategy to trust youngsters Sam Curran and Ollie Pope

  • Despite winning the first Test match against India, the English team made a couple of changes in the squad ahead of the Lord’s Test.
  • He said that if someone is really good at the domestic level they should be backed to do well at the highest level as well.
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Arjun Tendulkar ignored for Mumbai off-season camp

  • The decision to overlook the 18-year-old son of former Indian captain Sachin Tendulkar who played against Sri Lanka U19 in two four-day matches surprised many though.
  • He also bowled a lethal Yorker to England wicket-keeper Jonny Bairstow in the nets, injuring him.
  • (Read more about the story)

Afghanistan spinner Zahir Khan excited to play county cricket for Lancashire

  • After taking the IPL by storm this season, the Afghanistan players are now taking over county cricket as well.
  • The talented left-arm wrist spinner who was picked by the Rajasthan Royals couldn’t feature in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as a result of an injury.
  • (Read more about the story)

Colin Ingram recovers from mystery illness; bats well in comeback game

  • Former South African cricketer Colin Ingram recovered from a mysterious illness and is back on the cricket field.
  • The cricketer had to get a medical certificate before returning to the cricket field since he underwent medication during the treatment.
  • (Read more about the story)

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