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.

AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Ross Taylor, Fakhar Zaman, Shadab Khan and Lachlan Ferguson achieve career-high rankings

  • This is his career-best ranking, which has come after 207 ODIs in which he has scored 7,433 runs.
  • Similarly, Shadab Khan has achieved a career-high bowling ranking but will not feature in the upcoming Tests.
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Health issue forces John Hastings to give up playing cricket

  • Fast bowler John Hastings announced his retirement from first-class and One Day cricket back in October 2017.
  • Recently, it has been learned that the 33-year-old has hung his boots from all forms of cricket owing to severe health conditions.
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Mzansi Super League 2018: AB de Villiers appointed as Tshwane Spartans’ captain

Michael Clarke and assistant Sasha’s chemistry makes wife Kyly angry

  • Lately, another revelation has come to the fore surrounding their suspected souring relationship.
  • Clarke made his international debut back in 2003 and turned out to be an indispensable member of the Australian team.
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Suspect bowling action slaps Shahid Afridi’s nephew Irfan with suspension

  • The 33-year can not only weave his magic with the ball but can also smack the leather a fair distance.
  • Their misery didn’t end there as, during the encounter, Irfan was accused of chucking by the umpires.
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Ryan Harris wants Peter Handscomb back in the Australian team

  • Australia, depleted in their batting stocks along with missing their two frontline batsmen, are expected to announce their squad soon.
  • Handscomb was included in the Test squad against Pakistan in the UAE, however, failed to find a place in the playing eleven.
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Nathan Lyon still bullish about his World Cup chances

  • Australian red-ball specialist bowler Nathan Lyon is still optimistic about his chances in the World Cup to be contested in England and Wales.
  • He was rested for the ODI series against South Africa so that Lyon could feature for New South Wales and get valuable match practice.
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Cameron Bancroft to feature in Big Bash League after serving his 9-month ban

  • Cricket Australia are still wounded with the aftereffects of the saga and they failed to find a quick solution for damage control.
  • Australia have been sliding down swiftly, mainly due to the absence of two of their best batsmen, who were handed a 12-month ban.
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Rohit Sharma rested from India A’s four-day match against New Zealand

  • India A are scheduled to play three unofficial Tests against New Zealand A, which gets underway on November 16.
  • In the meantime, it has been learned that the Nagpur-born batsman has been rested for the first-class match.
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Mzansi Super League 2018: Henry Davids to captain Paarl Rocks in the opening games

  • Henry Davids has been appointed Paarl Rocks captain for the team’s two opening games of the Mzansi Super League.
  • Team head coach Adrian Birrell confirmed the news and said that Davids has the right experience to be leading the side.
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PSL 4: Karachi Kings release Shahid Afridi ahead of players draft

  • In PSL 2018, Afridi became the first batsman in the tournament to hit four consecutive sixes against his former team Zalmi though he could not win his team on that occasion.
  • While Islamabad United won the PSL in 2016 and 2018 seasons, the Zalmi won the 2017 edition. The Kings finished third in the 2017 and 2018 editions.
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No conflict with skipper Sarfraz Ahmed: PCB committee chairman Mohsin Khan

  • Mohsin, when quizzed about his choice of captain for the 2019 cricket World Cup, said the decision in this matter will be taken by PCB chairman Ehsan Mani.
  • Ahmed ever since has taken the captaincy in his hands, has turned the fortunes of the team, which at once was finding it difficult to find the right balance.
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Former Sri Lankan cricketer Dilhara Lokuhettige charged for breaching ECB’s Anti-Corruption Code

  • Former Sri Lanka international Dilhara Lokuhettige has been charged with three counts of breaching the Emirates Cricket Board’s Anti-Corruption Code.
  • The ICC was appointed by the ECB as the Designated Anti-Corruption Official for the purposes of the ECB’s Code.
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VVS Laxman ‘mightily impressed’ by captain Rohit Sharma

  • Rohit Sharma has had a great 2018, not only with the bat in the limited-over cricket but also with captaincy.
  • He has led India to a number of title wins this year – including a bilateral and multilateral series.
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Tamim Iqbal is targetting Windies series for his comeback

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