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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Dale Steyn
Dale Steyn. (Photo: Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)

‘Which IPL team do you want to play for?’ – A fan asks Dale Steyn; gets a top class response

  • Some teams went for the purge this year and released players in hordes, which also increased their purses for the upcoming auction.
  • Dale Steyn is meanwhile playing in Mzansi Super League and has signed for the upcoming Big Bash League tournament in Australia.
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Jimmy Neesham gives funny reply to RCB fan welcoming him to the franchise

  • Jimmy Neesham continues to hit the ball out of the park on Twitter. There is absolutely no stopping the New Zealand star when it comes to posting funny tweets.
  • And he came up with yet another trademark tweet after a fan welcomed him at Royal Challengers Bangalore.
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Loving this phase of my career: Yuvraj Singh on life after retirement

  • Yuvraj Singh brought down curtains on his glorious career in June this year. The decision came after he lost all hopes of making a final comeback to the Indian team.
  • The legendary batsman last played for India in 2017 and waited for nearly two years to get a recall.
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‘Mohammed Shami is the best red-ball bowler in the world’ – Gautam Gambhir

  • India defeated Bangladesh in the first Test at Holkar Stadium in Indore. The trio of Indian pacers has yet again given some extraordinary performance in the longer format.
  • And, Gautam Gambhir has hailed him as the best bowler in the red-ball cricket across the globe.
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‘No, I can’t have Alex Hales in the squad’ – Ben Stokes told Eoin Morgan ahead of 2019 World Cup

  • Alex Hales tested positive for recreational usage drugs and was suspended for 21 days in the build-up for the tournament.
  • Captain Eoin Morgan sort out senior players from the group for their opinion on whether Alex Hales should be included in England side for World Cup.
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‘I continued to play alongside match-fixers, although that was wrong’ – Mohammad Hafeez

  • Pakistan cricketers have always been vocal about the fact that they are against any type of fixing that spoils the spirit of the gentlemen’s game.
  • And, now, their star all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez has come out with some shocking claims over it.
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‘My ultimate goal as a coach is to beat India in India’ – Justin Langer

  • The competitive level touches its peak when these two nations come face to face irrespective of the format.
  • And, it seems like the same is going on in the mind of Justin Langer, who is the head coach of Aussies.
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IPL 2020: Ajinkya Rahane, Trent Boult, Mayank Markande get pay hikes after being traded

  • Ajinkya Rahane, Trent Boult and Mayank Markande have seen their salaries increased after they were traded by their respective former IPL teams.
  • Rajasthan Royals traded Rahane to Delhi Capitals in exchange for Markande as well as Rahul Tewatia.
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