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.

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya. (Photo by Matt King/Getty Images)

“Who told you Hardik Pandya is my friend?”- Esha Gupta bursts out on being asked about the cricketer

  • Over the last few days, a controversy surrounding Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya has been doing the rounds.
  • She lashed out the reporters, quashing all the rumours pertaining to their speculated relationship.
  • (Read more about the story)

Rohit Sharma doesn’t let things faze him: Glenn Maxwell

  • The Indian limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma was mighty unbelievable in the first ODI against Australia.
  • Even though Dhoni wasn’t at his fluent best, Rohit ensured that his aggressive cricket didn’t put any pressure on his partner.
  • (Read more about the story)

Shubman Gill, Vijay Shankar named the replacements for KL Rahul, Hardik Pandya

  • Following the inappropriate comments on the show Koffee with Karan, KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya were suspended by the BCCI.
  • Vijay Shankar will immediately fly to Australia and join the team before the second ODI in Adelaide.
  • (Read more about the story)

You just can’t go and get 100-run partnerships that easy: Rohit Sharma

  • It was opener Rohit Sharma’s 129-ball 133 that was India’s saving grace as he single-handedly kept India in the hunt before falling to a tired-looking shot.
  • Rohit also said that the current No.4 Ambati Rayudu has done well now at that position. Rayudu though fell for zero on his second ball.
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Harbhajan Singh bats for Rishabh Pant’s inclusion in ODI team

  • Veteran spinner Harbhajan Singh wants the selectors and the Indian team management to include wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant in the ODI squad.
  • Chasing 288, India made a horrendous start to their chase, losing Shikhar Dhawan, Virat Kohli and Ambati Rayudu for just 4 runs.
  • (Read more about the story)

Jasprit Bumrah’s omission can lead to a weak bowling attack: Sourav Ganguly

  • India fell short by 34 runs in the first One-day international against Australia in Sydney and conceded an essential 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
  • Former Indian cricketer Sourav Ganguly feels an attack without Bumrah is weak and inexperienced.
  • (Read more about the story)

Australia vs India: Ambati Rayudu reported for suspect bowling action

  • Team India played Australia in the first ODI of the three-match series at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday (January 12).
  • They went into the game with a five-bowler attack and had no part-time options available either.
  • (Read more about the story)

Warner, Smith and Bancroft barred from Cricket Australia awards

  • Even as Bancroft’s ban ended last year and he has already played a few matches for Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash League (BBL),
  • Warner and Smith have also played quite a few amount of cricket last year, especially T20 tournaments around the globe.
  • (Read more about the story)

Mentally, playing for India will be different but I’m ready: Shubman Gill

  • On the other hand, they also added Shubman Gill for the limited overs series against New Zealand.
  • He further spoke about how the experience in the U19 World Cup helped him deal with the media pressure.
  • (Read more about the story)

The security in Pakistan was amazing: Faf du Plessis

  • It forced PCB to organize matches in a neutral venue like UAE, which has become a second home.
  • In an effort to bring International cricket back to their home, ICC organized a T20I series with World XI team which was led by Faf du Plessis.
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Pakistan batsmen playing for themselves rather than for the team: Makhaya Ntini

  • The ongoing Pakistan tour of South Africa can be described as a horrendous one for the visiting team.
  • Over the last two years, Pakistan have had the lowest conversion rate when it comes to transforming 50s into 100s.
  • (Read more about the story)

Cricket Australia refuses to tour Pakistan for upcoming limited-overs series

  • Cricket Australia expressed their desire to tour Pakistan in the near future but will not tour the country for the upcoming series in April.
  • Aaron Finch and Usman Khawaja recently gave a green signal to tour Pakistan given that the security was approved.
  • (Read more about the story)

The first Cricket Academy in Mainpuri, a Cricket Academy of Pathans centre

  • Also present at the press conference was Mr. Harmeet Vasdev, Managing Director (CAP).
  • The cricket academy is the ideal platform for the young talents who want to live up the dream of playing cricket for the country.
  • (Read more about the story)

India wins a historic cricket series but Australian film industry emerges as real winner

  • Australia’s film industry has emerged as a surprise winner, thanks to the Indian cricketers and their extensive brand endorsement.
  • Audi produced the first-ever ad for India featuring Virat Kohli through Corner Stone, the agency which represents him.
  • (Read more about the story)

Fast bowlers should play IPL to get match practice before World Cup: Ashish Nehra

  • It is due to this reason that fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has also been rested from the Australia and New Zealand ODIs and T20Is.
  • The IPL 2019 will start on March 23 and is expected to end in the second week of May while the World Cup is scheduled to kick-start on May 30.
  • (Read more about the story)

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