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

All the news stories that stole the limelight today.

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David Warner and Steven Smith of Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

IPL 2019: Steve Smith and David Warner will not be available for the entire season

  • Though they weren’t allowed to play in the 2018 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Australian batting duo of Steve Smith and David Warner are all set to appear in the 2019 edition as they have been retained by their respective franchises.
  • Smith and Warner, former captain and vice-captain of Australia, are currently serving a year-long ban over their involvement in the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa earlier this year.
  • (Read more about the story)

I feel bad to be not part of the one-day team, says Ishant Sharma

  • Ishant Sharma has been the workhorse of the Indian Test team for over a decade now.
  • He has bowled his heart out day in and day out and a lot of times only criticism has been his share of accolade.
  • (Read more about the story)

Faf du Plessis announces his retirement plans

  • South Africa recently trumped Australia in their own den in the three-match ODI series by 2-1.
  • In the lead up to the World Cup, this performance from the Proteas must give a huge sigh of relief to the skipper Faf du Plessis who has been the rock of the side.
  • (Read more about the story)

IPL 2019: KKR CEO clears the air over releasing Mitchell Starc

  • The Indian Premier League (IPL) is still a few months away, however, some major announcements have already encircled around it.
  • The international players could get only a short break ahead of yet another big tournament which is the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
  • (Read more about the story)

Emirates Cricket Board cancels the inaugural UAE T20X

  • It’s the season of the T20 leagues all around the globe.
  • From the Big Bash League and the Pakistan Super League to the Mzansi Super League and the Indian Premier League, all the T20 leagues are like festivals in their own nations.
  • (Read more about the story)

Nobody has said more ‘no’ to me than Ravi Shastri: Virat Kohli

  • For India’s head coach Ravi Shastri, the team’s overseas tours have not been rewarding.
  • India have been on two big overseas tours this year – of South Africa and England – and on both occasions, they lost and Shastri came under serious questioning.
  • (Read more about the story)

Faf du Plessis helps Australia with a trick on how to deal with Virat Kohli

  • He is not in favour of playing a silent Australia for he thinks it is their ‘in-your-face’ style of playing which is their more authentic game.
  • But South African captain Faf du Plessis also believes that the ‘silent treatment’ could be the Kangaroos’ best ploy against Virat Kohli when the ace batsman take stance against them in a four-Test series starting December 6.
  • (Read more about the story)

Shiv Sena backs Shahid Afridi’s views on Kashmir, says every sane Pakistani will support it

  • It was always up for grabs. Former Pakistan captain Shahid Afridi recently remarked that his country “does not want Kashmir” and it did not take a lot of time for Shiv Sena, the Maharashtra-based Hindu nationalist outfit, to back the former cricketer.
  • In an editorial in its mouthpiece ‘Saamana’, the Sena said the government and military of Pakistan tried more in harming India than governing the country and as a result of which it has to seek external aid for survival, even after over seven decades since Independence.
  • (Read more about the story)

Pakistan inaugurates its first AstroTurf Stadium in Balochistan

  • Pakistan is currently going through a difficult phase as far as cricket in the war-stricken country is concerned. It’s because of the political tensions.
  • However, the management is trying their hearts out to bring cricket back in the nation and also work on the development of the sport.
  • (Read more about the story)

Mzansi Super League 2018: Aamir Sohail and JP Duminy to lead the commentary team

  • Legendary Pakistani opening batsman Aamir Sohail will lead a strong commentary team containing 17 top names for the Mzansi Super League (MSL T20), which officially opens with a top clash between the Cape Town Blitz and Tshwane Spartans at PPC Newlands tomorrow evening (7 pm start).
  • The 32 tournament matches will be exclusively showcased by the SA Broadcasting Corporation in the sub-Saharan region with Sony Entertainment Network in India and the sub-continent region.
  • (Read more about the story)

Micheal Hussey names an Indian who would’ve been a handful in Australian conditions

  • The Indian team is scheduled to tour Australia for a T20I, Test and ODI series in a week’s time. Their campaign starts with the T20I at The Gabba in Brisbane on November 21.
  • While India have been decent in the limited-overs format in their erstwhile tours of Australia, their record in the red-ball fixtures haven’t been all that great by any stretch of the imagination.
  • (Read more about the story)

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