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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Mitchell Marsh
Mitchell Marsh. (Photo by Michael Dodge/Getty Images)

Australia vs India: Mitchell Marsh hospitalized, ruled out of the first ODI

  • The Australian team has been dealt with a major blow ahead of the start of the three-match One-day International series against India.
  • Langer said that the younger Marsh was in the hospital for two days right after his axing from the Test team.
  • (Read more about the story)

Imran Khan compares Virat Kohli with Sachin Tendulkar: Ramiz Raja

  • However, dissecting that message Ramiz Raja has revealed that during Imran’s oath ceremony he had compared Kohli to Sachin Tendulkar.
  • The cricketer-turned-commentator also went on to say that Imran compared Virat to Sachin for the way he has performed for India in his already illustrious career.
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India vs Australia: BCCI confirms the schedule of limited-overs home series

  • India are currently in Australia where they played a three-match T20I series followed by the four-match Test series.
  • After the conclusion of the series, India would play New Zealand in a T20I and ODI series that starts on the third week of January.
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Reports: Comments on Koffee with Karan cost Hardik Pandya a big endorsement deal

  • Keeping with the nature of the show, host Karan Johar asked the cricketers about their personal lives.
  • When probed about their lives off the field Pandya proudly spoke of showing off his many flames to his parents.
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There are people who’ve simply wanted to pull this team down: Ravi Shastri

  • Team India created history by winning the Test series in Australia for the first time in 71 years.
  • Having said that, Virat Kohli and Co. have come under the scanner most of the times for their questionable team selections.
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Shahid Afridi has a perfect response to Sarfraz Ahmed’s ‘lack of pace’ statement

  • Former Pakistan skipper Shahid Afridi has some words of advice for his country as its struggles in South Africa continues.
  • Consequently, Pakistan have already conceded the three-match series and are now on the verge of suffering a humiliating whitewash.
  • (Read more about the story)

Door is certainly not closed for Shaun Marsh, says Trevor Hohns

  • The veteran batsman was one of the three players who paid the price for their poor show in the recently-concluded series against India.
  • The latest setback might be a big blow for Marsh who had earned a recall to the Test side during the last Ashes.
  • (Read more about the story)

Team India forced to practice indoors in Sydney

  • After securing their first ever Test series win in Sydney, Team India is still at the same venue and players are now gearing up for the ODIs.
  • The rain gods who spoiled the tourists’ chances of winning the Test series by a 3-1 margin, returned again to hamper their current preparations.
  • (Read more about the story)

Australia’s major challenge was Cheteshwar Pujara’s concentration: Justin Langer

  • For the first time in a rivalry of 71 years, India managed to win an overseas Test series against Australia.
  • 30-year-old Virat Kohli also became the first Asian captain to win a Test series on Australian soil.
  • (Read more about the story)

Australia vs India: Hosts set to wear a retro kit from 1980s for the ODI series

  • Australia and India will renew their rivalry in the fifty-over format from January 12 after a high-intensity Test series which the visitors won.
  • Australia used to wear the green and gold kits for the ODIs back in the 1980s and the jersey has evolved over the years from then.
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MS Dhoni can be India’s No.1 player in the World Cup 2019: Mohammad Azharuddin

  • Team India is set to play 13 ODIs before the start of the World Cup and there is ample time for him to regain form.
  • He also pointed out that Dhoni guides the bowlers and helps Virat Kohli by giving his key inputs at crucial junctures in the matches.
  • (Read more about the story)

‘Love at first sight’- Mohammad Azharuddin on relation with ex-wife Sangeeta

  • Apart from his cricket career, his personal life has been no short of glee, especially after marrying Sangeeta Bijalni.
  • Azharuddin also iterated that Cricket and Bollywood’s relationship was an everlasting one.
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Mayank Agarwal is grateful for KL Rahul’s help on the Australia tour

  • India may have finally cracked the code of finding a reliable opening batsman for their overseas tours.
  • He was picked in the squad for the Test series against the Windies last year only to remain on the sidelines.
  • (Read more about the story)

Virat Kohli tops the list of India’s most valuable celebrities

  • Indian captain Virat Kohli is having the best time of his career at the moment, both on and off the field.
  • Kohli is followed by Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone whose ranking improved from the last time with a valuation of Rs 700 crore.
  • (Read more about the story)

Legendary coach Ramakant Achrekar used to recycle old balls for his wards

  • He said the late coach stopped short of interfering with a player’s natural style and that, the legend believes, helped him thrive in international cricket for 24 years.
  • The famed coach of batting legend Sachin Tendulkar, Ramakant Achrekar, passed away on January 2 at the age of 87.
  • (Read more about the story)

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