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.

Kesrick Williams and Mushfiqur Rahim
Kesrick Williams and Mushfiqur Rahim. (Photo Source: Twitter)

IPL 2020: Kesrick Williams, Mushfiqur Rahim among 332 players shortlisted for the auction

  • As the IPL auction is inching closer, more details are coming out about the event.
  • The franchises have submitted a list of 332 players who will go under the hammer out of 971 players who registered.
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Star Sports confirms the timing of IPL 2020 auction

  • The next edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is still quite some time away but the euphoria has already started to build.
  • After the pre-season draft window came to an end last month where a plethora of cricketers was released or traded by the respective franchises, it is now time for the auction to take centre stage.
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Lockie Ferguson suffers calf strain on Test debut against Australia; sent for scans

  • Australia and New Zealand started the Trans-Tasman rivalry with the first Test starting at the Gabba in Perth.
  • The day-night match is being played with a pink ball and will be counted under the ICC World Test Championship.
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Mohammad Azharuddin’s son Asaduddin gets hitched to Sania Mirza’s sister Anam

  • December 11, 2019, proved to be a happy day for the Mirza family as tennis player Sania Mirza’s younger sister Anam Mirza got married to former India captain and current Hyderabad Cricket Association President Mohammad Azharuddin’s son.
  • Mohammad Asaduddin in a glittering ceremony in Hyderabad, from where both the families hail.
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BCCI to take a call on Ranji Trophy games in Assam and Tripura upon receiving reports from the state association: Saba Karim

  • The Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) has caused widespread outrage across all parts of the country and especially the North-East region like Assam and Tripura.
  • Mobile services have been shut down following a massive furore and curfew has been imposed in Assam and Guwahati in the wake of an escalating situation.
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KL Rahul, Virat Kohli storm into top 10 in the latest ICC T20I batting rankings

  • India won the hard-fought three-match T20I series against the West Indies on Sundar. KL Rahul, Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma pummelled the opposition bowlers at the Wankhede stadium to post a mammoth total of 240 runs.
  • It was enough for the hosts to register a 67-run win with Rahul and Kohli winning the Man of the Match and Man of the Series awards respectively.
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New Zealand appoint all-rounder Jesse Tashkoff as captain for U19 World Cup

  • New Zealand have picked Wellington’s spinning-all-rounder Jesse Tashkoff as the captain of the Under-19 World Cup to be played in South Africa in January-February 2020.
  • The Black Caps colts will be coached by former Kiwi international off-spinner Paul Wiseman.
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Sourav Ganguly became BCCI President only due to our reforms: Justice RM Lodha

  • Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly, who was recently roped in as the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) President is working beyond the bounds of possibility to take the Indian cricket to the next level by changing the board’s fundamental principles, which was suggested by the Supreme Court-appointed Lodha committee.
  • Sourav Ganguly had earlier received plaudits for making an instant impact in his new role after organising India’s historic pink-ball affair at the home of cricket, Eden Gardens.
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Deepika Padukone names her all-time favourite cricketer

  • Popular Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone, whose film on an acid-attack victim is set to hit the theatres next month, recently emphasised on the need to put equal stress on physical and mental strength.
  • The 33-year-old, who recently became emotional while speaking on her new film ‘Chhapaak’ named her all-time favourite cricketer as well.
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‘Prithvi Shaw’s batting reminds me of a young Sachin Tendulkar’: Kiran More

  • Prithvi is often regarded as India’s next Sachin Tendulkar, thanks to the blossoming of his batting brilliance at an early age.
  • But Prithvi Shaw’s run in recent times has not been satisfactory because of injury and other controversies.
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KL Rahul takes a sly dig at team management after playing a magical knock against West Indies in 3rd T20I

  • KL Rahul, the Indian batsman had a great T20I series against West Indies as he showcased his top-notch form.
  • In the on-going year, he had been brought under the scanner of the critics on numerous occasions for his inconsistency.
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Ben Stokes to miss out on Sports Personality of the Year 2019: Report

  • Ben Stokes had a stunning year with England that saw him earn the status of a national hero.
  • Not very long ago, Stokes’ international career was in turmoil due to the Bristol incident.
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IPL 2020: 332 players shortlisted for the auction

  • The Indian Premier League (IPL) auction for the 2020 season is only seven days away now with the event slated to take place on December 19 in Kolkata.
  • A total of 971 players across the world had registered for the auction and the BCCI had given time for the franchises to submit their final shortlist until December 9.
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