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.

Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Gautam Gambhir lashes out at the team management for dropping Ambati Rayudu

  • Ambati Rayudu being dropped from the Indian side for not clearing the yo-yo test was the talk of the town ahead of England tour.
  • But just before embarking on the tour, he was dropped controversially for not clearing the fitness test which has been made mandatory to make it to the national side.
  • (Read more about the story)

All-rounder Shakib Al Hasan may sideline himself from Asia Cup

  • He sustained the injury during Bangladesh’s tri-nation series involving Zimbabwe and Sri Lanka back in January.
  • However, he is optimistic about his recovery prior to the commencement of the upcoming tournament.
  • (Read more about the story)

Two key Aussie players ruled out of Pakistan Tests

  • The Baggy Greens are scheduled to play two Tests, five ODIs and one T20I against the Asian side in the UAE.
  • This also gives Pakistan a golden opportunity to win against an opponent they haven’t beaten in Tests since 2014-15.
  • (Read more about the story)

BCCI sends an invitation to the Nepal Under-19 team for a One-day tournament

  • However, the Nepal team is still awaiting proper clearance from the International Cricket Council (ICC) to be part of the tournament.
  • The other two teams will also be playing each other to decide on the third and fourth positions at the Jadavpur University.
  • (Read more about the story)

Gautam Gambhir believes Lord’s Test can decide India’s fate in the series

  • Their last defeat came against Pakistan back in May this year when Joe Root’s men were beaten by nine wickets.
  • However, the performances couldn’t guide India to a much-needed lead. England definitely won’t want to hand India the advantage at Lord’s.
  • (Read more about the story)

Steve Waugh picks the premier batsman in world cricket

  • The former Australia skipper feels that the Indian captain has got the supreme technique to survive in any conditions across the world.
  • The debate of the best batsman in the world has been shut since then and now the legendary Australian cricketer Steve Waugh has also affirmed that Kohli is the premier batsman in world cricket.
  • (Read more about the story)

Sri Lanka announce squad for one-off T20I against South Africa

  • Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has announced the 15-member squad for the one-off T20I match to be played against South Africa next week.
  • With the win in the third ODI, the fate of the series was decided as the visitors took an unassailable lead.
  • (Read more about the story)

Anonymous letter creates ripples in CAB, Sourav Ganguly gets firm response

  • The Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) has found itself in an unwanted position with an anonymous letter creating serious ripples in the association.
  • The letter alleged that the selectors Palash Nandy and Madan Ghosh are guilty of having a conflict of interest.
  • (Read more about the story)

Star India announces screens for Asia Cup broadcast

  • India are also listed to play two back-to-back matches against the qualifying team and Pakistan on September 18 and 19 respectively.
  • Star India are the official broadcasters of the tournament and they recently announced nine of their channels which will telecast the contests.
  • (Read more about the story)

I am sure there will be obstacles, but Arjun will be prepared: Sachin Tendulkar

  • Arjun Tendulkar well before making a name for himself with his exploits on the cricket field has had all eyes on him.
  • Sachin wants the younger one to be left on his own and whenever he talks about him it is as a father and not a cricketer.
  • (Read more about the story)

Pakistan discovers second ambidextrous bowler at Muzaffarabad trials

  • Pakistan has always been the breeding ground of exciting fast bowlers and now, it has found a 13-year-old who can bowl with both hands.
  • The teenager, however, is not the first ambidextrous bowler to have been spotted by the Qalandars.
  • (Read more about the story)

VVS Laxman picks his two Indian spinners for the Lord’s Test

  • While they went in with four bowlers and Hardik Pandya at Edgbaston, VVS Laxman is of the opinion that they need to change it this time around.
  • In case they opt for two spinners there is a toss-up between chinaman Kuldeep Yadav and left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja.
  • (Read more about the story)

England vs India: Lord’s offers best chance for the visitors to win: Ganguly & Sehwag

  • India are currently trailing the five-match series 0-1 after losing the first game at Edgbaston by 31 runs.
  • India’s last Test win in England was at Lord’s in 2014 when they beat the hosts by 95 runs in a series which went against their favour.
  • (Read more about the story)

Virat Kohli rightly qualifies as the No.1 batsman, says Sourav Ganguly

  • It brought to end Smith’s 32-month stay at the summit. Kohli is also the No.1 batsman in ODIs, leading second-placed Babar Azam from Pakistan by 86 points.
  • He came up with another fifty in the second innings though could not see India home in the match, thanks to a lack of company from any other batter.
  • (Read more about the story)

Jos Buttler wants England to be more clinical

  • He also had a concern over England’s batting performance which was not too special but for India’s poor show.
  • England were bowled out for 287 from 216-3 after a brilliant throw from Kohli got his counterpart Joe Root run out.
  • (Read more about the story)

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