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Top Stories: Things that made news in the cricket world today

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin. (Photo: Surjeet Yadav/IANS)

KXIP finally trade Ravi Ashwin to Delhi Capitals; get 1.5 crores and J Suchith in return

  • It has been a source of debate for the past few months now. The Ravi Ashwin trade deal conundrum between Kings XI Punjab and the Delhi Capitals has been in the news for a while now.
  • Earlier it was being reported that the deal of trading India’s ace spinner had fallen off the cliff and the Kings XI Punjab were reluctant to release their captain of the past two editions of the IPL.
  • (Read more about the story)

‘Next time I’ll check where the camera is’ – Rohit Sharma on abusing third umpire

  • Leading into the second T20I in Rajkot, the Indian captain had promised a change in approach towards their batting and Rohit ensured that he led by example.
  • Rohit said that with so much of dew coming in, his main focus was to stay back in the crease and tonk the ball.
  • (Read more about the story)

South Africa cricket has got themselves into a pretty bad state: Mark Boucher

  • South African cricket hasn’t had much joy in the last few months. The Proteas slumped in their 2019 World Cup campaign, losing almost everything.
  • If the results on the field weren’t enough, there’s a legal battle going on between Cricket South Africa and the South African Cricketers Association (SACA).
  • (Read more about the story)

Rishabh Pant need to be neat and tidy behind the stumps, feels Kumar Sangakkara

  • His review calls have been suspect and was found to be less than perfect with his keeping skills in the second match in Rajkot on Thursday.
  • The Lankan legend asked Pant to keep things simple in both batting and keeping and understand his weakness.
  • (Read more about the story)

‘We will certainly discuss his selection’ – Prithvi Shaw likely to mark his comeback soon

  • Shaw had been handed a backdated eight-month suspension on July 30th by the BCCI for consuming a cough syrup that contained prohibited substance terbutaline.
  • The incident had happened during the last edition of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy which took place earlier this year in February.
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‘I tried to go for six sixes in an over off Mosaddek Hossain’ – Rohit Sharma

  • Rohit Sharma, the stand-in captain for Team India was at his best in Rajkot T20I against Bangladesh.
  • He played a captain’s knock of 85 runs in 43 deliveries and emerged as the Man of The Match.
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Andrew Balbirnie replaces William Porterfield as Ireland captain in Tests, ODIs

  • Ireland are slowly becoming a busy international cricketing side and the country’s cricketing authorities have taken a long-term move.
  • Balbirnie, who recently played for Ireland in the Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier and scored just one fifty, is not new to captaincy though.
  • (Read more about the story)

New Zealand vs England: Jonny Bairstow added as a cover for Joe Denly in Test squad

  • The Yorkshireman has been added into the squad as a cover for the injured 33-year-old Denly.
  • In 36 innings since the start of January 2018, the wicketkeeper-batsman has managed 933 runs at an average of 25.91.
  • (Read more about the story)

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