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.

Tushar Deshpande
Tushar Deshpande. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Mumbai pacer Tushar Despande shuns IPL trials for club match

  • The Indian Premier League (IPL) has become one of the most sought-after tournaments over the last few years.
  • The seamer also did well in the Vijay Hazare Trophy and returned with 15 wickets in eight matches.
  • (Read more about the story)

‘Bharuch Express’ Munaf Patel retires from all forms of the game

  • The former Indian pacer Munaf Patel has decided to call it quits from all forms of the game keeping his 15-year professional cricketing career to an end.’
  • Munaf represented Rajasthan Royals, Mumbai Indians, Gujarat Lions in IPL and Baroda, Gujarat, Maharashtra state teams.
  • (Read more about the story)

PCB terminates Multan Sultans franchise on account of non-payment

  • With the Pakistan Super League 2019 a few months away, the Pakistan Cricket Board made a huge decision.
  • Multan Sultans made their debut in the PSL this year. While they failed to make it to the playoffs, the team featured some famous players.
  • (Read more about the story)

MSL 2018: Chris Gayle to feature in the opening game of Jozi Stars

  • Jozi Stars batting star and the destructive T20 opening batsman Chris Gayle has confirmed his participation for the Mzansi Super League.
  • South African marquee players for the tournament are the paceman Kagiso Rabada, Mr 360 AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis, Hashim Amla, Imran Tahir and Quinton de Kock.
  • (Read more about the story)

Pakistan vs New Zealand: Shaheen Shah Afridi gets maiden Test call-up

  • In the meantime, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has announced a 15-man squad for the three-match Test series.
  • Bilal Asif had a stupendous series against the Aussies, especially with the ball and he would be keen to make some contributions with the bat.
  • (Read more about the story)

PSL 2019: Steve Smith agrees to play the event on one condition

  • While the first season was entirely played in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the authorities are steadfastly trying to host the T20 tournament in Pakistan.
  • Meanwhile, players from other countries have been reluctant to visit Pakistan citing security concerns.
  • (Read more about the story)

Australia vs India: Tim Paine names the opener for the Test series

  • The selectors roped in some new names for the recent Pakistan series which the Baggy Greens lost 1-0.
  • In a tour where Australia managed to cross 300 just once, Aaron Finch was the second highest run scorer for the visitors.
  • (Read more about the story)

Steve Smith and David Warner face off in a grade cricket match in Sydney

  • Beleaguered Australian players Steve Smith and David Warner played against each other in a grade cricket match in Sydney.
  • Steve Smith’s Sutherland stood triumphant over David Warner’s Randwick-Petersham at the Sydney’s Coogee Oval.
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Virat Kohli advises people to do something productive in life

  • Indian captain Virat Kohli has recently been greeted with severe criticism over the past few days for the reason that he lashed out at a supporter.
  • The Indian skipper replied, saying that he doesn’t know anything about the tweaker from Rhodesia.
  • (Read more about the story)

Rangana Herath retires as the eighth ranked bowler in ICC’s latest Test rankings

  • The 34th-ranked Masakadza becomes the longest-serving Test cricketer following Herath’s retirement; Taijul achieves career-high bowling ranking.
  • The England duo of Keaton Jennings and Ben Foakes are the biggest gainers in the batting chart.
  • (Read more about the story)

Pakistan vs New Zealand: Imam-ul-Haq in the safe zone after his scans come out clear

  • He retired hurt shortly after that and was taken off the field when Pakistan were 58-0 in pursuit of 210.
  • The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB), however, has stated that the 22-year-old will remain under the team physio’s observation.
  • (Read more about the story)

Virender Sehwag puts forth a record of Sachin Tendulkar that Virat Kohli can’t break

  • Indian batsman Virat Kohli has been able to rack up runs at will in all three formats and has turned out to be an indispensable member of the national team.
  • In the 50-overs series against the Caribbean team, Virat became the first Indian batsman to notch three consecutive ODI centuries.
  • (Read more about the story)

Women’s World T20 2018: Indian skipper Harmanpreet Kaur gives Aussies a bit of hope

  • In their opening match of the ICC Women’s World T20 2018, Australia triumphantly thumped Pakistan to register an impressive 52-run victory in Guyana on Sunday.
  • Alyssa Healy, the wicketkeeper-batter of Australia, played a major role to make the win a reality for her side.
  • (Read more about the story)

South African pacer Kagiso Rabada may land in trouble, despite his heroics in Adelaide

  • Reigning world champions Australia checked their pathetic run of late on Friday when they beat South Africa by 7 runs.
  • The pacer was hit for a six and three fours off his first four balls in the innings’ 27th over and had Lynn caught behind after the ball nicked his gloves.
  • (Read more about the story)

Absence of senior players the main reason for T20I series defeat, states Denesh Ramdin

  • However, a lot of this can be attributed to their experienced campaigners playing elsewhere.
  • Ahead of the third T20 international in Chennai, wicketkeeper-batsman Denesh Ramdin highlighted the same.
  • (Read more about the story)

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