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.

Tamim Iqbal
Tamim Iqbal. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Asia Cup 2018: Tamim Iqbal suffers a finger injury; in doubt for the tournament opener

  • The much-awaited Asia Cup is approaching fast with Bangladesh and Sri Lanka all set to lock horns in the first game.
  • As of now, he is only doubtful for the clash and it remains to be seen if his finger recuperates in time with the game scheduled to be played on September 15.
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Asia Cup 2018: Afghanistan pacer ruled out of the tournament

  • Afghanistan had announced the 17-man squad for the upcoming Asia Cup. This tournament can be an acid test for one of the emerging powers of the sport.
  • He suffered an injury ahead of the T20I series against Bangladesh, and if reports are to be believed he will need another six weeks of rest.
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It was immature of Ravi Shastri to compare players of different eras: Sourav Ganguly

  • India’s head coach Ravi Shastri is not known to mince his words when it comes to talking in front of media and he did the same a couple of days ago.
  • Though Team India hasn’t been able to win their last couple of overseas series, they have managed to run the teams in their own den.
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Hasan Ali vows to take Virat Kohli’s wicket the next time they meet

  • India and Pakistan are set to lock horns in the upcoming Asia Cup’s marquee clash on September 19 in Dubai.
  • Kohli is deemed to be one of the fittest players going around. He has the record of scoring 19.1 to 19.3 out of 25 in the yo-yo test.
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Virat Kohli reminds me of Viv Richards, says Michael Holding

  • Virat Kohli has shut the debate once and for all about the best batsman in the world at the moment with his performance in the ongoing Test series against England.
  • He was of the opinion that Virat Kohli has skill and temperament in abundance which made him stand out among the others in the team.
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Sunil Gavaskar questions Karun Nair’s omission from the playing XI

  • India saw yet another player making his Test debut in England on Friday but former captain Sunil Gavaskar was not happy with the decision.
  • Nair is the only Indian batsman in history to score a triple hundred in Tests other than Virender Sehwag and he did it against England in Chennai in December 2016.
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PSL 2019: AB de Villiers confirms his participation

  • The cricketing world was busy in mourning after dashing South African batsman AB de Villiers called it quits from international cricket a few months ago.
  • One of the cleanest hitters of the ball in modern cricket, De Villiers has over 20,000 runs in international cricket with 47 centuries.
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Reports: AB de Villiers to be appointed as RCB captain

  • The Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) franchise is making some desperate changes before the next season.
  • Kohli has been leading the franchise since 2013 but they haven’t managed to win the tournament even once ever since the inception of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
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Mitchell Marsh replaces Adam Voges as Perth Scorchers’ captain

  • After retiring from international cricket for Australia back in 2017, Adam Voges retired from Big Bash League (BBL) cricket earlier this year in February.
  • The Scorchers had an impressive season last time around. They won eight out of their ten matches and finished the league stage with 16 points.
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Blessing Muzarabani inks a three-year deal with Northamptonshire

  • The deal keeps him with the club till 2021. Further, he will be available to play all the formats for the team.
  • Muzarabani has played 18 One-Day Internationals, six T20Is and a solitary Test for Zimbabwe.
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Shahid Afridi welcomes dashing AB de Villiers to PSL

  • The fans are ecstatic to see former South African cricketer AB de Villiers confirming his participation in the 2019 edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
  • Afridi played for the Zalmis as the captain in the first season (2016) and as a player under the captaincy of West Indian Darren Sammy.
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Michael Vaughan feels England missed a trick in the final Test match

  • England completed a hat-trick of winning a Test series at home against India last week when they defeated the visitors by 60 runs in the fourth Test in Southampton.
  • The English cricket circle was left polarised after the fourth Test once their opener Alastair Cook decided to quit the game after the fifth Test at the Oval.
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Ashish Nehra extremely critical of Team India leaving out Karun Nair for the last Test

  • Team India handed over a debut to Hanuma Vihari in the fifth and final Test match against England at the Kennington Oval.
  • ut the former cricketers were not happy with the decision as he played ahead of Karun Nair who is with the team right from the start of the Test series.
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India and Pakistan should play more matches: Shoaib Malik

  • The world is waiting for the epic clash between India and Pakistan to begin in the upcoming Asia Cup.
  • However, the veteran Pakistan cricketer Shoaib Malik feels that both the teams should play each other more often which will improve the relations across the border.
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Shoaib Malik shuts the debate of his baby’s nationality with a perfect response to a reporter

  • Until Virat Kohli hitched to Anushka Sharma last year in December, Shoaib Malik and Sania Mirza’s was the most discussed marriage in the fraternity.
  • Meanwhile, Shoaib and his team lead by Sarfraz Ahmed will be facing India on September 19 in the Asia Cup.
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