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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav. (Photo Source: Twitter)

IPL 2019: New Zealand players set to be available for the entire season

  • The next IPL is scheduled to start from the last week of March with the World Cup set to begin just after the end of the T20 event.
  • It has been learned that the New Zealand cricketers are set to take part in the entire extravaganza.
  • (Read more about the story)

Kuldeep Yadav rises to career-best T20I ranking

  • Yadav picked up five wickets in two matches at an economy-rate of 5.6 in his side’s 3-0 win over the Windies.
  • Hafeez was in sparking form with the bat against New Zealand and his series aggregate of 132 runs at a strike-rate of 145 has lifted him 16 places to 53rd spot.
  • (Read more about the story)

Mithali Raj overtakes Rohit Sharma as India’s leading T20I run-scorer

  • While Rohit Sharma and Co did exceptionally, the women’s team has churned out a couple of resounding performances.
  • Harmanpreet Kaur and Co are sitting pretty in the second position of the points table in Group B with four points.
  • (Read more about the story)

Mzansi Super League 2018: Durban Heat appoint Albie Morkel as the captain

  • Durban Heat have appointed all-rounder Albie Morkel as the captain for the inaugural edition of the Mzansi Super League.
  • The franchise’s decision to back Morkel as the leader makes sense given his experience of having featured in most T20 leagues around the world.
  • (Read more about the story)

Glenn Maxwell hasn’t scored enough runs to bat higher up the order, believes Aaron Finch

  • The statement from the skipper, which came just a few months before the World Cup, may jeopardize Maxwell’s chances of flying to England and Wales for the mega event.
  • Finch was clearly not happy with the side’s dismal performance and termed the Australian team as “fairly one-dimensional side”.
  • (Read more about the story)

Mashrafe Mortaza to contest in the Bangladesh election on a ruling party ticket

  • He was last seen in the Asia Cup 2018, captaining the team where Bangladesh lost to the eventual champions India in the final.
  • A spokesperson of Hasina had given Mashrafe the “green light” from the PM, who is seeking a third consecutive term in office on 30th December.
  • (Read more about the story)

Umar Gul isn’t worried about Hasan Ali’s form

  • Fast bowler Hasan Ali forayed into international cricket as one of Pakistan’s brightest prospects in all three formats of the game.
  • The seamer also wasn’t quite at his best in the recently concluded ODI and T20I series against the Aussies and New Zealand.
  • (Read more about the story)

Faf du Plessis claims that the umpire didn’t hear him calling out for DRS

  • South Africa sunk Australia after looking down and out in their first innings having lost three wickets for just 55 runs.
  • However, the centurion from the Australian camp Shaun Marsh has made it clear that the matter was not controversial.
  • (Read more about the story)

Mzansi Super League 2018: Leg-spinner Rashid Khan excited for T20 stint

  • Now ace Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan is set to conquer South Africa by playing for Durban Heat in the much anticipated Mzansi Super League (MSL).
  • Khan is currently the No.1 bowler in ICC’s T20I bowlers’ list and the Heat will look to make the maximum use of his potential in the shortest format.
  • (Read more about the story)

Sri Lanka vs England: Dinesh Chandimal ruled out with injury; new captain announced

  • Sri Lanka were in for another shocking news as their captain Dinesh Chandimal was ruled out from the ongoing Test series against England.
  • The hosts are trailing 0-1 in the three-match series after losing the first game in Colombo by 211 runs.
  • (Read more about the story)

Australia resort to taking an Indian spinner’s help ahead of World Cup

  • Australia haven’t had the best of times in ODI cricket of late by any means as they have won only a couple of matches this year.
  • Albeit they have strained in the format for quite a while, expectations from them would be there for the reason that they are the World Champions.
  • (Read more about the story)

Back to Test squad almost after a year, Rohit Sharma looks forward to Australia series

  • Ever since his failure in South Africa earlier this year, the 31-year-old batsman was not considered for any squad in the longer format.
  • As a result, Rohit is back into the Indian squad for the four-Test series against Australia, starting December 6.
  • (Read more about the story)

Chess champion Viswanathan Anand thinks Virat Kohli lost control while reacting to the fan comment

  • On being asked about Kohli’s reaction Indian chess champion Viswanathan Anand thinks ‘he lost control’.
  • The five-time chess champion also mentioned that every sports person carries their own character and this is what fits Kohli the best.
  • (Read more about the story)

Australia weakened by Smith and Warner’s absence: Mohammed Shami

  • The Indian team heavily relies on this energetic crop of fast bowler now and Mohammed Shami has assured that preparations are well on course.
  • Their pace attack managed to soar above expectations in both South Africa and England, however, it’s their batting that let them to shattering series defeats.
  • (Read more about the story)

Mzansi Super League 2018: Jason Roy wants to create giant impact

  • However, the Durban-born Roy will be the main focus as he aims to showcase why he is one of the most sought-after limited overs players.
  • The wily Smuts will captain the outfit in this first edition, while also counting on the experience of Heino Kuhn.
  • (Read more about the story)

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