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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Virat Kohli
India captain Virat Kohli leaves the field after being dismissed by Stuart Broad. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Reports: AB de Villiers likely to be part of UAE T20 league

  • The Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) has launched its own T20 league which is set to commence on December 19.
  • De Villiers will also be available for his domestic team Titans and is looking forward to mentor the youngsters while being part of the squad.
  • (Read more about the story)

ICC announces the latest ODI team rankings

  • The visitors were thumped by a massive margin of 178 runs and their frailties against spin were once again exposed.
  • None of the visiting batsmen were understanding his tricks and they eventually succumbed to the pressure for a meagre total of 121 runs in the 25th over.
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Will Virat Kohli play the third Test against England? He answers

  • They are 0-2 down in the five-match series and were dealt with a severe blow during the second game at Lord’s.
  • There was a sense of excitement about his availability for the third Test of the series which will commence on August 18.
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England vs India: Ben Stokes set to miss the third Test in Nottingham

  • Subsequently, the 27-year old didn’t take part in the Ashes against arch-rivals Australia despite being named in the initial squad.
  • The verdict on the case is expected to come forth within a week’s time and the decision will have to be ratified by the ECB.
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Sir Ian Botham reckons India need a break from cricket to get their mojo back

  • James Anderson’s venom turned out to be too hot to handle for the visiting team and they were shot out for 107 in the first innings.
  • The third Test starts on August 18 at Trent Bridge in Nottingham and India need to go back to the drawing board in a bid to eradicate the chinks in their armour.
  • (Read more about the story)

England vs India: The unprecedented drama that took place ahead of the only warm-up game

Anushka Sharma breaks her silence on backlash over the picture with Team India

  • She also faced heat for grabbing the vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane’s place who was made to stand in the last row in the photograph.
  • Anushka Sharma is currently busy in promoting her upcoming movie ‘Sui-Dhaga’ whose trailer was recently revealed.
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Cricket bookie Anil Jaisinghani absconds from India

  • He was given police protection by Mumbai Police and the same was greeted with severe backlash.
  • The ED kept a close eye on his close dealings with another bookie Mukesh Sharma. Back then, Jaisinghani repeatedly claimed that he was a punter and not a bookie.
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Kagiso Rabada, Ngidi and Duminy benefit in the latest ICC ODI rankings after Sri Lanka series

  • However, the series victory has benefitted the players as their bowlers and all-rounders have risen in the latest ICC rankings.
  • The likes of Tabraiz Shamsi and Andile Phehlukwayo were also impressive during the series and they were also rewarded for their efforts.
  • (Read more about the story)

Virat Kohli loses his number 1 Test ranking to Steve Smith

BCCI may question Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri following Lord’s drubbing

  • The next Test will be played at Trent Bridge from August 18 in Nottingham and the visitors have a daunting task ahead of them.
  • In the first match at Edgbaston in Birmingham, the visiting team ran the Brits close, but couldn’t get over the line.
  • (Read more about the story)

Dean Jones backs an under-performing Indian cricketer to stage strong comeback

  • The second Test at the iconic Lord’s turned out to be a nightmare for him as he could score only one run, combining both innings’.
  • Pant got his maiden call-up after his impressive shows for India ‘A’ in their four-day matches against England Lions and Windies ‘A’ last month.
  • (Read more about the story)

ECB announces squad for third Test at Trent Bridge

  • England are currently leading their five-match Test series against India 2-0 after having won the first two matches at Edgbaston and Lord’s respectively.
  • However, the Brits came into their own at the Home of Cricket by winning the match by a colossal margin of an innings and 159 runs.
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Mohammad Ashraful’s childhood coach fears he might not be accepted in the national team

  • Mohammad Ashraful, one of the finest batsmen that Bangladesh has ever produced is now eligible to be selected for the national team once again.
  • Despite the fact that his ban is lifted, it is not easy for the cricketer to make a swift return to the national team.
  • (Read more about the story)

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