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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

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Reports: Misbah-ul-Haq unhappy with Sarfaraz Ahmed shying away from responsibilities

  • Following the 3-0 shock defeat at the hands of Sri Lanka, the alarm bells have well and truly rung in the Pakistan camp.
  • Very few would’ve seen the result coming as the Men in Green are the ICC’s number-one ranked T20I team even as the Islanders are in the eighth spot.
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After Twitter, Shane Watson’s official Instagram account also gets hacked

  • Shane Watson is not having a great time on social media it seems. Last week, his official Twitter account was hacked.
  • Twitterati noticed some weird activity on his handle and even the screenshots of some of the tweets went viral on social media.
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T10 League 2019: Andy Flower named Maratha Arabians head coach for the upcoming season

  • Maratha Arabians on Tuesday named former Zimbabwe captain Andy Flower as the new head coach of the franchise ahead of the Abu Dhabi T10 scheduled to be held at the Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.
  • The tournament is being staged under the aegis of the Emirates Cricket Board (ECB). And the International Cricket Council (ICC) has officially approved it.
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India has got the best bowling attack in the world: Ramiz Raja

  • India’s pace bowling resources is the main reason for them to do well consistently in the Tests. The team was short of a brilliant pacer every time.
  • And they always needed an extra batsman to make-up for bowling weaknesses. But this has changed a lot in the last 3-4 years with Indian bowlers becoming more potent than ever.
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Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Brian Lara to play T20 tournament in India

  • Former cricketers always have that attraction value for many viewers given the nostalgia that is attached to them.
  • We have seen retired players taking place in Masters T20 League in Dubai and formerly as well, Sunil Gavaskar, Viv Richards, and others have played in the Masters series in the 90s.
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‘Hurt and robbed’ – Nagaland captain Rongsen Jonathan after his maiden List A ton was deemed invalid

  • Scoring a century at any level of cricket is a big thing for any batsman. Anyone who has ever picked up a bat, dreams of scoring a century and raise that bat in order to soak in the applause of that ton from the crowd and his own teammates.
  • But what if that moment is taken away from you despite all the hard work put in on a difficult surface? Something similar happened to Nagaland captain Rongsen Jonathan in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy.
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Reports: Salman Butt to be considered for Pakistan selection; likely to comeback against Australia

  • Pakistan recently lost a T20I series against Sri Lanka on their soil. After a humiliating series defeat, the national team was brought under the criticism and former cricketers came out in order to ask for an overhaul for its betterment.
  • But, there are certain reports over Salman Butt’s future.
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New Zealand Cricket fraternity reacts to ICC scrapping boundary count rule

  • Every single cricket lover around the globe will have fresh memories of the recently concluded ICC Cricket World Cup 2019
  • It was a child’s play when the biggest match in the history of cricket have to choose a winner based on a biased rule.
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IPL: Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) co-owner Ness Wadia reveals the reasons behind not trading out Ravi Ashwin

  • A few days ago, it was learned that Ravi Ashwin, who played for Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in the last two seasons, would be traded to the Delhi Capitals (DC) for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
  • However, it didn’t quite materialize and the experienced Indian off-spinner will be turning out for the Punjab franchise in the forthcoming season as well.
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The Hundred: Chris Woakes wants David Warner and Andre Russell in Birmingham Phoenix franchise

  • England came out with the introduction of a new format league with the name “The Hundred” that has created a buzz.
  • The tournament will see its inaugural season next year but the preparation for it has already started.
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PCB wants SLC to share financial costs if they want to play Test series in UAE

  • Despite hosting a successful limited-overs tour against Sri Lanka at home, Pakistan is not yet certain whether the Islanders team is going to come back in December to play the two-Test series back in the country.
  • The Men in Green had defeated Lankans in the ODI series played in Karachi, while were whitewashed in the T20I series that followed in Lahore.
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Cricket Australia aims for Money parity for Women’s T20 team

  • In what has come as a major boost to Women’s cricket, the International Cricket Council has decided to increase the prize money by 320% for the forthcoming T20 World in Australia, early next year.
  • The next year’s T20 World Cup winners in Australia will now receive US $1 million while the runners-up will get around US $500,000.
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Barring Virat Kohli and Kane Williamson, it’s about mediocre captaincy nowadays: Shoaib Akhtar

  • Former Pakistan fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar is not happy with the level of captaincy at the international level these days.
  • He finds it ‘disheartening’ that there aren’t a lot of efficient leaders doing the rounds in world cricket.
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