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 hogged the headlines today.

Azhar Ali and Babar Azam
Azhar Ali and Babar Azam. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Azhar Ali appointed Pakistan Test captain; Babar Azam to lead in T20Is, Sarfaraz Ahmed dropped from the team

  • The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has named Azhar Ali as the Test captain ahead of the team’s Australia tour later this month.
  •  Babar Azam has been appointed Pakistan’s T20I captain as Sarfaraz Ahmed has been sacked as the leader from all the formats.
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‘Bring your husband to work day’ – Alyssa Healy makes fun of Mitchell Starc during the WBBL game

  • Alyssa Healy is one of the most amazing women cricketers in the world today.
  • The Australian wicketkeeper-batswoman recently broke the record of the highest individual score in WT20Is as she scored 148* against Sri Lanka recently, leaving her captain Meg Lanning behind. She is currently playing in WBBL for Sydney Sixers.
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India vs South Africa: Only 4% tickets sold at the JSCA for the third Test

  • When it was announced that Sourav Ganguly will be taking over as the President of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), fans rejoiced in unison.
  • ‘Finally! They have someone who they can expect to bring about a change’. It is true that India is the No.1 ranked Test side in the world.
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Former Pakistan skipper Rashid Latif praises Sourav Ganguly; compares him with freedom fighters

  • Sourav Ganguly, the former Indian cricketer is a born leader. He led Team India when they were in search of a great patriarch.
  •  The veteran cricketer has made his side win several accolades under his leadership.
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Dubai to host 2019 World finals of Red Bull Campus Cricket later in October

  • The United Arab Emirates has been chosen as the host country of this year’s World Finals of Red Bull Campus Cricket.
  • Scheduled to take place between 27 October and 2 November 2019, the popular competition – which is the only global college cricket tournament in the world – offers aspiring student cricketers a platform to play an international professional T20 tournament.
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Brian Lara lauds Virat Kohli’s leadership; says he leads from the front in all facets

  • In what came as refreshing news to all the cricket fans of a certain vintage when it was confirmed that legends and ex-cricketers.
  • The league will feature six teams- India Legends, South Africa Legends, West Indies Legends, Australia Legends, and Sri Lanka Legends. While Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara will lead the Indian.
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‘I am ready for this challenge’ – Babar Azam reacts after PCB appointed him as Pakistan T20I skipper

  • Pakistan have come up with a big announcement for Australia tour. They have appointed Babar Azam and Azhar Ali as the new Pakistan team skippers in T20I and Test formats respectively.
  • The days for Sarfaraz were already not going well as a captain of his side. Now, PCB have removed their 2017 ICC Champions Trophy-winning captain with immediate effect.
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‘It has been an honor to lead Pakistan at the highest level’ – Sarfaraz Ahmed

  • It was expected, isn’t it? After what was a humiliating 0-3 defeat at the hands of an inexperienced Sri Lankan side at home, the pressure was mounting on skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed to keep his job at the helm.
  • And, now it’s official. The 2017 Champions Trophy-winning captain and the leader under whom Pakistan went on to become the No.1 ranked T20I side in the world, has been sacked as captain of the national team.
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India vs South Africa: Faf du Plessis to bring in specialist coin flipper for toss in Ranchi Test

  • South Africa have already lost three-match Tests series against India with one match still to go.
  • The last Test will be played in Ranchi starting on 19th October 2019. With everything going against the visitors, their skipper has come out with an amusing idea for Ranchi that might help them change their fate on Indian soil.
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Indian cricket has moved on from MS Dhoni, selectors to convey the message to BCCI President Sourav Ganguly

  • MS Dhoni has been the trending topic ever since India lost to New Zealand in the World Cup 2019 semi-final.
  •  There were speculations about his retirement soon after the tournament. But the veteran has surprised everyone.
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Rohit Sharma is an awesome player in all formats: Brian Lara

  • The Road Safety World series- a T20 tournament aimed at promoting road safety, was launched in a glitzy affair in Mumbai.
  • The series is a six-team tournament that will be held in India in February 2020.
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‘Pakistan should get rid of those players’ – Ramiz Raja calls for strict disciplinary rules

  • Pakistan cricket is going through a rough patch due to their poor performance in fielding, bowling and batting.
  • After losing back to back three T20I series along with an average performance in the 2019 World Cup, the whole team is being brought under the scanner.
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India vs Bangladesh: Sanju Samson and Shivam Dube likely to be picked for the T20I series

  • India are currently involved in the three-match Test series against South Africa. The last game is set to commence on Saturday in Ranchi.
  • Bangladesh is scheduled to tour India then as the two teams will face-off in the three T20 Internationals and two Tests.
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‘He knows what it’s like to play second fiddle’ – Rugby player Ben Young trolls Ellyse Perry’s husband Matt To’omua

  • We have seen various banters between different countries in the field of sports.
  • Every sport persists of some biggest all-time rivalries, but what if a cheeky pun takes place in the media among two friends.
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Yograj Singh gets Life Time Achievement award for his contribution in Punjabi films

  • Former Indian fast-bowling all-rounder and the father of legendary all-rounder Yuvraj Singh, Yograj Singh has been conferred with the Life Time Achievement Award.
  • Singh, who featured in one Test and six One-day Internationals for his country, was conferred with the award for his outstanding contribution in Punjabi films.
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