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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Mujeeb Ur Rahman. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

BBL 2019-20: Brisbane Heat signs Afghan spin-twin Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Zahir Khan

  • The Brisbane Heat has confirmed that Mujeeb Ur Rahman, the Afghanistan spinner, would be returning to the franchise for the 2019-20 edition of the Big Bash League (BBL).
  • The 18-year-old tweaker was one of their star performers last season, having picked up 12 wickets at a league leading economy of 6.04.
  • (Read more about the story)

Steve Smith makes the ugliest hundreds I’ve ever seen: Jonty Rhodes

  • Steve Smith doesn’t posses a batting technique straight out of the copybook.
  • In a bid to unsettle the bowlers, the right-hander shuffles across a lot in the crease, but the antics have given him loads of success at the highest level.
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Michael Vaughan advises ECB not to play Stuart Broad and James Anderson together for workload management

  • England managed to win the fifth and final Test of the Ashes 2019 by 135 runs and draw the series 2-2.
  • The home team had a good chance of winning the series after their amazing win in the third Test at Headingley in Leeds when Ben Stokes played that magical knock of 135* to take the Brits home while chasing 359 runs and one wicket in hand.
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An Australian fan gets inked after losing the Ashes bet by a whisker

  • Cricket is quite an unpredictable game and an Australia fan realised it the hard way. Australia might have retained the Ashes after a hard-fought five-match Test series.
  • However, they still failed to win the series. For the first time since 1972, the Ashes was drawn level after both the teams won two games each.
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Joe Root finds support from Andrew Strauss to continue as England’s captain

  • English skipper Joe Root has received a lot of criticism of late due to the mediocre Ashes 2019. In 10 innings, he scored just 325 runs at an average of 32.50.
  • Despite getting past the 50-run mark on four occasions, he failed to convert those into big scores and inspire his troops.
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Virat Kohli should give consistent run to the Indian youngsters: Sourav Ganguly

  • India started their campaign in the World Test Championship (WTC) just after the conclusion of 2019 World Cup held in England.
  • After winning series in all the formats in the West Indies, now India is heading for a three-match T20I and Test series against South Africa, but the selection of the team has not impressed former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly.
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PSL: PCB incurs loss in millions due to irregularities in the first two seasons

  • The popular Pakistan Super League (PSL) has been marred by quite a bit of controversies ever since its inception.
  • The shambolic spot-fixing scandal back in 2017, which saw a number of cricketers getting banned, including the likes of Sharjeel Khan and Khalid Latif, is an open secret now.
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Dale Steyn has the perfect blue print for a fast bowler: Lungi Ngidi

  • South Africa are blessed to have a fast bowler like Dale Steyn up their sleeve for all these years.
  • Though most of his recent months are marred by injuries, the fast bowler has done enough for his country with the ball to be regarded as a legend and he’s not done yet.
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Virat Kohli brings in a lot of intensity and energy: Mayank Agarwal

  • Virat Kohli is an animated character on the cricket pitch.
  • The aggression can be seen in his eyes, when he’s in the middle with the bat, and even when he’s marshalling his troops.
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ECB Chief Tom Harrison reacts to English daily’s story of Ben Stokes’ family tragedy

  • Ben Stokes, the English cricketer whose heroics helped England to win there first-ever World Cup and played a starring role in the recently concluded Ashes looks in no cool mood with a British newspaper that published his family tragedy which took place 30 years ago.
  • Tom Harrison, the chief executive of England Cricket Board (ECB) was also not impressed by the front-page story in The Sun tabloid on Tuesday about Ben Stokes.
  • (Read more about the story)

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