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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Virat Kohli explains the reason behind exclusion of Kuldeep

Team India jersey with new sponsor logo unveiled ahead of first T20I against South Africa

  • The upcoming series against South Africa will not only kickstart India’s home season but will also see the players don a new-look jersey.
  • Team India will take on South Africa in the first of three T20 Internationals in Dharamsala on Sunday.
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PCB calls back Mohammad Hasnain for Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, cancels his NOC for CPL 2019

  • Mohammad Hasnain the teenage pace sensation from Pakistan has made quite a name for himself in his short career.
  • He rose through the ranks thanks to his performance for Quetta Gladiators in Pakistan Super League.
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Gautam Gambhir fires Sanju Samson warning at Rishabh Pant

  • The way things have panned out in recent times, it is more or less clear that Rishabh Pant will get an extended rope from Team India.
  • The youngster is widely seen as the heir of legendary wicketkeeper-batsman MS Dhoni. Pant is one of the most sought-after youngsters in the country.
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Gautam Gambhir compares Quinton de Kock with Kumar Sangakkara and Brian Lara

  • Ahead of the T20I series between India and South Africa, former India opener had lavished praise on the Proteas skipper Quinton de Kock.
  • De Kock is making his captaincy debut with the upcoming series and is likely to be persisted with the same in the coming days.
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Australia Women and West Indies Women: Incorrect dimensions of playing field delays the 1st T20I

  • The first T20I of the series was played in Barbados which was won by Australia women.
  • West Indies batting collapsed as Megan Schutt continued her good work, picking 3/31 in her four overs.
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Sanjay Bangar tips Rohit Sharma to chase down improbable targets as an opener in Tests

  • This meant that Rohit Sharma, who has batted in the lower middle order ever since his debut for India, might have to be dropped for the South Africa series.
  • But KL Rahul’s poor run of form now means that he will take up the mantle of opening the innings, something he has not done in Tests so far.
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Ashes 2019: Jonny Bairstow hilariously fools Steve Smith; this time with the bat

  • 2-0 – This is the score in favour of Jonny Bairstow in his interesting and hilarious duel against Steve Smith in the ongoing fifth Ashes Test at the Oval.
  • The contest has been about Bairstow fooling Smith and the latter has fallen in the pit on both the occasions.
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