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 stole the limelight today.

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

Hardik Pandya is committed not to repeat the same mistake, says his father Himanshu

  • Hardik Pandya is going through the worst phase of his career. He has been suspended by the BCCI along with KL Rahul for their misogynist comments on the talk show Koffee with Karan.
  • Both the cricketers have been sent back from Australia and will also miss the upcoming New Zealand tour.
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I am trying to achieve what team management has told me: Dinesh Karthik

  • There’s been a long debate surrounding India’s middle-order in white-ball cricket. Players have come and gone and there’s been a lot of chopping and changing.
  • While the No. 4 was one spot that has been a long-standing problem for the ‘Men in Blue’, the finisher’s spot has also been under scrutiny.
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PSL 2019: Cricketers praise AB de Villiers over his decision to play in Pakistan

  • The fourth edition of Pakistan Super League (PSL), one of the most popular T20 tournaments in Asia, will start on February 14 and one of the main attractions of the upcoming tournament will be former South Africa cricketer AB de Villiers who has decided to play in the PSL for the first time.
  • The dashing batsman has even decided to play in Pakistan towards the end and the call has earned him accolades from a number of cricketers from the Windies, England and AB’s home country.
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South Africa vs Pakistan: Steyn and De Kock rested for first two ODIs

  • South Africa has undoubtedly been the most dominant force in their ongoing international fixtures against Pakistan.
  • The Proteas comprehensively won the three-match Test series 3-0 with wins in Centurion, Cape Town and Johannesburg respectively.
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Steve Smith undergoes elbow surgery successfully; comeback date still uncertain

  • Lady Luck is yet to smile on Steve Smith, the former Australian captain who came under a year-long ban in the wake of the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa in March last year.
  • The 29-year-old batsman, one of the most prolific scorers of the game in the modern times, got injured just when he was approaching the end of his ban tenure and there is no clarity over when he will return to competitive cricket.
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MS Dhoni’s knock is a big positive for India: Sourav Ganguly

  • Over the last few months, MS Dhoni has been a recipient of flak as he hasn’t been able to deliver with the bat in hand.
  • His strike-rate has also dropped significantly and he’s merely a pale shadow of his glorious past.
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Shaun Marsh unsure of his Test future after being dropped for the Sri Lanka series

  • Shaun Marsh has been in good touch in the ongoing ODI series against India. He scored a brilliant hundred in the second game which was played at the Adelaide Oval.
  • But the veteran of 38 Tests is still disappointed after being dropped from Australia Squad for the two-match series against Sri Lanka which is set to commence on January 24 in Brisbane.
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Virat Kohli is an all-time great, says Sourav Ganguly

  • On Tuesday, Virat Kohli became the first Indian captain to score a century on Australian soil.
  • He accomplished the feat in the second ODI against Aaron Finch’s men at the Adelaide Oval.
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Jason Gillespie names the favourites to lift the World Cup

  • The upcoming four months will witness the teams experimenting a lot to find their World Cup combination. The mega event is set to be played in England from May 30 to July 14 this year.
  • While India and Australia are involved in a three-match ODI series, Pakistan and South Africa will be locking horns from January 19 in five matches.
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It helps a lot when you bat with a player like MS Dhoni: Virat Kohli

  • Ambati Rayudu, after struggling during his 36-ball painstaking 24-run knock, lobbed one up off Glenn Maxwell after which India’s score read 160/3 in the 31st over.
  • MS Dhoni walked out to bat for a resounding applause but more importantly, the team needed a partnership at that point with Virat Kohli batting well together.
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