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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Fakhar Zaman
Fakhar Zaman plays a shot. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Out-of-form Fakhar Zaman hopeful of evading T20 World Cup snub

  • Fakhar Zaman’s T20 career has been a witness to a down-slide and he is not being able to arrest his slump.
  • Having difficulty in finding light at the end of the tunnel, Zaman hasn’t shied away from admitting his poor run of form.
  • (Read more about the story)

Tim Paine hints at retirement, says Australia’s home summer might be his last

  • The wicket-keeper became the first Australian skipper after Steve Waugh to retain the Ashes.
  • The 34-year-old also expressed that he has not looked too far and he knows what he wants to do and achieve.
  • (Read more about the story)

It’s great conversations are happening, says Steve Smith on cricketers’ mental health issue

  • In the past, England cricketer Marcus Trescothick had taken a break from the game citing mental ill-health.
  • India captain Virat Kohli recently appreciated the Aussie’s decision and also revealed how vulnerable he felt mentally.
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Afghanistan vs West Indies: ICC reveals latest T20I player rankings

  • However, one player who benefited from Afghanistan’s T20I series was teenage spinner Mujeeb ur Rahman.
  • Afghanistan made a good comeback to their series against the West Indies played in India by bagging the T20I series by coming from behind.
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‘Every cricket board is different’ – Steve Smith on Nicholas Pooran’s ball-tampering ban

  • Earlier, this year, Smith marked his return to cricket after finishing the year-long ban that was imposed on him by Cricket Australia (CA).
  • He said that every board has its own way of treating players over such matters. He also added that it was his past and has moved on from it long ago.
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“RCB can’t just depend on Kohli and De Villiers for winning games”– Moeen Ali

  • RCB also decided to part their ways with vital all-rounders such as Marcus Stoinis and Colin de Grandhomme.
  • In the previous IPL, Bangalore was affected by a string of dismal performance and eventually finished at the bottom of the table.
  • (Read more about the story)

Bangladesh bowling coach Daniel Vettori irked over practice wickets in Indore

  • Meanwhile, the focus now shifts to the first-ever day-night Test match in India which will be played at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata from November 22.
  • The preparations of Tigers took a hit when Indore curator and Bangladesh’s spin bowling consultant Daniel Vettori got into an argument.
  • (Read more about the story)

Anil Kumble was probably India’s biggest match-winner during my playing days: VVS Laxman

  • VVS Laxman, the former batsman started playing for India when the team was studded with several match winners.
  • However, later on, he also became a vital part of the national side and went onto become the best middle-order batsman of the country.
  • (Read more about the story)

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