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.

India’s Hardik Pandya  (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Selectors to pick India squad for NZ tour on Sunday; Hardik Pandya to return

  • Indian squads for the upcoming limited-over and Test series in New Zealand will be picked on Sunday and ace all-rounder Hardik Pandya is set to make a comeback to the national side.
  • Virat Kohli’s men will play five T20Is, three ODIs and two Tests against the Kiwis between January 24 and March 4 besides a three-day game in February.
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Shikhar Dhawan reveals why Sanju Samson was picked in place of Rishabh Pant in 3rd T20I

  • The Indian cricket Team completed another series win at home when they bulldozed the hapless Sri Lankans by 78 runs at the M.C.A Stadium in Pune.
  • Indian captain Virat Kohli threw in a major surprise at the toss when he announced his playing XI for the final T20I.
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‘That is a definite goal of mine’ – Aaron Finch opens up on playing the 2023 World Cup

  • It is amazing how things can turn around within the space of 12 months. The last time Australian captain Aaron Finch arrived in India, he was at its absolute nadir as far as his batting was concerned.
  • His technique had been brutally exposed by the likes of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, and Jasprit Bumrah in the home summer leading into the tour.
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Someone like Virat Kohli will welcome and embrace day-night Tests in Australia: Steve Waugh

  • Ever since India have agreed to play the day-night Test, Australian cricketers — both current and former — are excited to imagine a similar contest between their team and Virat Kohli’s side.
  • There is a call for making one of the matches in India’s four-Test series Down Under next summer a day-night affair. Australia have played seven day-night Tests so far, winning all of them — the last being the one against New Zealand in Perth last month.
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‘Matter of time before India win their next ICC title’ – Steve Waugh

  • Former Australia captain Steve Waugh has reached India for the upcoming three-ODI series between the home team and Australia beginning next week.
  • The 54-year-old was one of Australia’s best batsmen as well as a captain who won the 50-over World Cup in 1999.
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The reason why Rahul Dravid opted for wicketkeeping at the start his career

  • Rahul Dravid, the former Indian cricketer, was an effective wicketkeeper. But the veteran reckons that he never wished to be one and took it up in order to break into a school team.
  • The Wall of Indian cricket even went on to don the keeping gloves for his national side.
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India vs Sri Lanka: ICC announces latest T20I rankings for batsmen after the series

  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) has released their latest set of T20I rankings for batsmen.
  • The T20I series between India and Sri Lanka took place and there were some changes seen in the rankings. Virat Kohli, the skipper of the Men in Blue, jumped one place to the ninth spot. Kohli had a reasonable series versus the Lankans as he scored 56 runs at a strike-rate of 164.70.
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Reports: Rishabh Pant blocks Urvashi Rautela on WhatsApp

  • Recently, the rumors were rife that India’s wicketkeeper-batsman, Rishabh Pant had gone on a dinner date with Bollywood actress, Urvashi Rautela. However, the 21-year-old trashed all the rumors by posting a picture with his girlfriend, Isha Negi on Instagram.
  • As per the rumors, the interactions with Urvashi were distracting Rishabh from his game.
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‘Not my headache’ – Shikhar Dhawan unfazed by India’s opening conundrum

  • Shikhar Dhawan, the Indian left-handed batter, doesn’t wish to clatter his mind, thinking about his position at the top of the order. Dhawan missed out on the ODIs and T20Is against the West Indies due to a knee injury that he suffered during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy.
  • But after Rohit Sharma took a break, the southpaw staked his claim back into the national team in the Sri Lanka T20Is.
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Reports: Anushka Sharma to play the role of Jhulan Goswami in her biopic

  • Jhulan Goswami, the veteran Indian women cricketer is arguably one of the best fast bowlers that India has ever produced in its cricket history.
  • She is a legendary player when it comes to women’s cricket and her valuable contribution with the ball cannot be overlooked.
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‘Have got no demons in my head’- Glenn Maxwell credits mental health break for strong comeback

  • Glenn Maxwell, the swashbuckling Australian batter, is a more relaxed individual after the mental health break he took back in October.
  • The 31-year-old has said that the sabbatical has helped him immensely.
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‘What the f**k are you doing here?’ – Daniel Christian heard saying to Glenn Maxwell

  • Glenn Maxwell, the prolific all-rounder from Australia is currently playing for Melbourne Stars in the ongoing Bis Bash League 2019-20.
  • He is leading his team from the front as he has managed to pull off some brilliant all-round performances with ball and bat.
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‘I would have gone there’ – Mashrafe Mortaza has no issues in touring Pakistan

  • As the world cricket awaits Bangladesh’s decision on their impending tour of Pakistan, veteran pacer Mashrafe Mortaza has commented on the same.
  • Pakistan are currently awaiting a final decision from Bangladesh on whether it will play two Tests and two T20Is in Pakistan later this month.
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Here’s why Sanju Samson was missing from the team picture at trophy celebrations

  • The T20I series between India and Sri Lanka culminated with hosts Virat Kohli and Co. registering an emphatic 78-run victory in the third match.
  • After amassing a mammoth total of 201 runs, the Men in Blue decimated the Sri Lankan batting force and curbed them to 123 runs in order to clinch the three-match series 2-0.
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