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.

Steve Smith
Steve Smith. (Photo Source: Twitter)

BCCI to finalize India squad for New Zealand after clarity about Hardik Pandya’s health

  • In October last year, Hardik Pandya had undergone a successful back surgery in London.
  • At the time of the surgery, Pandya was expected to be out of action for almost 3-4 months.
  • The all-rounder has made significant progress in his recovery process.
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Mark Boucher opens up on Kagiso Rabada’s ban

  •  Kagiso Rabada was recently handed a Test match ban along with a fine by the International Cricket Council.
  • Boucher came out in defence of Rabada.
  • Boucher also clearly stated his stand on Rabada’s celebration.
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Jonty Rhodes hails Manish Pandey’s fielding

  • Pandey caught everyone’s eye when it comes to fielding in the third ODI at Bengaluru.
  • He received plenty of praise from South Africa’s Jonty Rhodes, who is regarded as the best fielder of all-time.
  •  Jadeja is considered amongst the world’s best fielders, while Manish Pandey gives him a close run.
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Umesh Yadav slams BCCI’s workload management

  • Yadav is clearly not a happy guy with the way the Indian team management has treated him.
  • The bowler also said that at his age it’s better for him to bowl as much as possible.
  • He further expressed his disappointment for his lack of playing.
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Praveen Kumar opens up on his depression

  •  Kumar had become an overnight sensation in this cricket-obsessed country thanks to his prodigious swing.
  •  He fell down in the pecking order and eventually retired from the game in 2018.
  • Soon after being dropped from the Indian team, Praveen Kumar got into alcohol.
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Mushfiqur Rahim reacts after withdrawing from Pakistan tour

  • It was reported earlier that Rahim had intimated BCB regarding his decision to not tour Pakistan.
  • Rahim hoped that the players who have got the opportunity will play good cricket against Pakistan in the upcoming T20I series.
  • The right-hander reminisced about the last time he toured Pakistan in 2008.

Rohit Sharma completes 9000 runs in ODI

  • Rohit’s 2020 began against two below-par scores against Australia in the 3-match ODI series at home.
  • In January 2013, the Mumbai batsman completed 2000 ODI runs in his 82nd innings.
  • The Indian opener made a scintillating ton in third ODI against Australia.
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Steve Smith smothers India to his ninth ODI ton in Bengaluru

  •  Smith was in awe-inspiring form in 2019 in Test and T20I cricket, scoring runs in heaps.
  • Smith was joined by Marnus Labuschagne for the third wicket.
  • Smith lost Labuschagne as his partner when Ravindra Jadeja got rid of the latter.
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