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

All the news stories that stole the limelight today.

Prithvi Shaw
Prithvi Shaw. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Prithvi Shaw resumes jogging; could feature in Boxing Day Test

  • His sudden exit from the scene ahead of the first Test in Adelaide was a blow for India.
  • But teenage sensation Prithvi Shaw on Monday resumed jogging and it would make the Indian team and fans hopeful of the opening batsman making a comeback soon in the series.
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PSL 2019: Karachi set to host five matches in the tournament

  • The fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) is set to get underway on Thursday, February 22 with the contest between Peshawar Zalmi and Multan Sultans.
  • The event has been a witness to three riveting seasons, but most of the matches have taken place in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as some foreign players are reluctant to travel Pakistan owing to security concerns.
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Australia vs India: Tim Paine backs Mitchell Starc despite his sub-standard performance

  • Australian captain Tim Paine spoke to the media on Monday evening after the loss against India in the first Test match at Adelaide.
  • When asked about the mediocrity of fast bowler Mitchell Starc, the skipper came in support of the left-arm pacer who, in his opinion, would play a crucial role in the second Test match that starts at Perth Stadium on Friday, December 14.
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BBL 2018-19: Backyard-cricket style bat flip to replace coin toss in the upcoming season

  • The upcoming season of the Big Bash League (BBL) is all set to get underway on December 19.
  • The defending champions Adelaide Strikers will lock horns with the Brisbane Heat in the tournament opener at the iconic Gabba.
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Ricky Ponting points at the several no-balls Ishant bowled that weren’t called

  • Right after the conclusion of the 1st Test match between Australia and India at the Adelaide Oval, former Australian captain Ricky Ponting said that a number of deliveries by Indian pacer Ishant Sharma in the match were way over the line and should have been given no-balls for sure.
  • But the fact that they were overlooked on multiple occasions goes on to show the lack of no-ball monitoring on the umpires’ behalf.
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Australia vs India: Ravi Shastri admits Rishabh Pant needs to bat sensibly

  • India finally managed to beat Australia in their won den after ten long years and it didn’t come easy.
  • The hosts came ever so close of the 323-run target thanks to a superb resilience from Australia‘s bowling attack.
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KL Rahul gears up again for batting practice right after India won the match

  • Practice makes a man perfect they said, well said. KL Rahul has been struggling for form in overseas Tests this year.
  • He has managed to score just one 50+ score, this year in overseas Tests and it is clear that he wants to improve that record.
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Ishant Sharma is the most pissed off right now, says Virat Kohli

  • While the rest of the Team India was busy celebrating their first Test win in Australia after almost ten years, someone from the playing XI was not so happy about his individual performance.
  • Despite finishing the match with figures of 3/95, the number ‘five’ in the no-balls column was ‘pissing off’ Ishant Sharma.
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Herschelle Gibbs, Owais Shah and Manoj Prabhakar apply for India Women’s team coach job

  • India Women’s cricket is currently in the middle of a rough patch.
  • They captured the imaginations of the supporters after their stupendous performance in the World Cup last year in England where they finished as the runners-up, having beaten by England in the final at the iconic Lord’s Cricket Ground.
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Virat Kohli ranks Cheteshwar Pujara’s first innings century as priceless

  • He was facing uncertainty about his place in the Test side even a few months ago.
  • Despite heading to England much before the beginning of the Test series to get necessary practice, he did not find a place in the first game.
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Bowling to Tendulkar and Dravid was ‘nerve-wracking’- Shaun Tait

  • Albeit India haven’t won a Test series yet in Australia, they have had a few fond memories, one of them was their victory at the WACA in Perth by 72 runs back in January 2018.
  • It was the same four-match series which was a witness to the infamous ‘Monkeygate’ scandal, involving Harbhajan Singh and Andrew Symonds.
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BBL 2018-19: Chris Lynn to lead Brisbane Heat

  • Hard-hitting Australian batsman Chris Lynn will take up the captain’s mantle once again in the upcoming edition of the Big Bash League (BBL) in his home country.
  • The Brisbane Heat confirmed the news ahead of their opening game in the league against defending champions Adelaide Strikers at home on December 19 and Lynn, who will be leading after three seasons, said he was looking forward to it.
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