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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane. (Photo Source: Twitter)

AB de Villiers reveals the three best batsmen he has played with or against

  • De Villiers will turn out for the Chris Lynn-led Brisbane Heat when they take on the Adelaide Strikers at the Gabba.
  • AB de Villiers has played with and against some of the greatest batsmen, this game has ever seen.
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Reports: Ajinkya Rahane likely to make an ODI comeback

  • But only the T20I squad was picked and the selectors deferred announcing the ODI and Test squads.
  • While there is no certainty yet on Ajinkya Rahane making his ODI comeback, he could come into the frame sooner or later.
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India await update on Prithvi Shaw’s fitness to name ODI and Test squads for New Zealand tour

  • India’s tour of New Zealand is set to commence after the Men in Blue’s home ODIs versus Australia.
  • Shaw was expected to make his comeback during India A’s two practice games of the New Zealand tour.
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Sourav Ganguly picks the tougher role between playing for India and being BCCI President

  • Former Indian captain and the current President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India Sourav Ganguly has donned many hats during his celebrated International career.
  • The same was the case when Ganguly was elected as the BCCI President in October. But since then the former captain has performed his role with aplomb.
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Bangladesh veteran Mashrafe Mortaza withdraws from national team contract

  • Mashrafe Mortaza, who also happens to be his country’s ODI captain, has withdrawn from the lucrative contract that he had with the national team.
  • The cricketer will lose a guaranteed monthly income of at least $5,000 and other lucrative deals as a result of this.
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MCC plays down prospects of four-day Tests

  • The Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) has cleared the air over the probability of four-day Tests in the near future.
  • In a statement released on Tuesday, January 14, the MCC put forth their words on the prospects of four-day Tests.
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BCCI plans to put out advertisements for women’s selection panel

  • During the previous Annual General Meeting (AGM), Sourav Ganguly, the BCCI president, said that the office bearers will have to initiate the process of getting the new panel.
  • For the third spot, former women’s international Sulakshana Naik’s name was contemplated.
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New Zealand and South Africa join the ‘Big Three’ as ICC faces competition

  • The International Cricket Council (ICC) has made some decisions off late that has not gone down well with some of the cricketing boards in the world.
  • This was a highly controversial move on their part as it left the other boards powerless and ICC’s authority was undermined.
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