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

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

The news stories which hogged the limelight all day.

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Australia continue their slump in the ICC Test rankings

  • Australia’s 373-run loss to Pakistan in the second Test in Abu Dhabi has had an adverse effect on their place on the rankings table.
  • They have slipped from third to the fifth position in the ICC Test Team Rankings after losing their two-match series to Pakistan by a 1-0 margin.
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Pakistan vs New Zealand: Martin Guptill ruled out of the tour

  • New Zealand opening batsman Martin Guptill will have to miss the upcoming tour against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.
  • He suffered a left calf injury during his preparation for a Plunket Shield game with Auckland and will be out for close to six weeks for rehabilitation.
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Pakistan vs Australia: Azhar Ali opens up about his comical run-out

  • Azhar Ali, Pakistan’s prolific no.3 batsman, was involved in one the most comical and bizarre run-outs during the second Test against Australia in Abu Dhabi.
  • Azhar was batting with Asad Shafiq at the other end on Day three of the Test when he edged a Peter Siddle delivery wide of the slips cordon.
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Mohammad Amir will come back stronger after break from international cricket, says Azhar Mahmood

  • Pakistan left-arm fast bowler Mohammad Amir was the talk of the town until very recently for his spectacular return to international cricket following a ban.
  • Amir was part of the trio who were disgraced for being involved in the spot-fixing scandal that rocked the sport.
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Pakistan vs Australia: The reason why Sarfraz Ahmed didn’t take the field on the fourth day

  • In what comes as a major blow for Pakistan ahead of Day 4 of the second Test match in Abu Dhabi, their skipper Sarfraz Ahmed hasn’t taken the field.
  • This was after Sarfraz was hit on the helmet in trying to duck a delivery off Peter Siddle on the third day of the ongoing Test match.
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Pat Cummins lauds Kagiso Rabada, says the South African has been setting fast bowling standards

  • Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins was all praises for South African counterpart Kagiso Rabada, saying the youngster had set fast bowling standards.
  • Rabada, just 23 years old, has been one of South Africa’s leading pacers even while greats Dale Steyn and Morne Morkel have been in the side.
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Moeen Ali is an inspiration for me, says Joe Denly

  • Joe Denly was recently added to England’s limited-overs side after Liam Dawson injured himself ahead of the fourth ODI against Sri Lanka at Pallekele.
  • The all-rounder who plays for Kent finds inspiration in Moeen Ali after the latter’s progress in all three formats making him one among the best for England in recent time.
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Usman Khawaja suffers meniscal tear, likely to undergo surgery

  • Australia’s Usman Khawaja, who was off the field all of Day 3 during Australia’s second Test against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi, has a meniscal tear, which might require surgery.
  • The opening batsman had to sit out as Shaun Marsh took up the opening slot along with Aaron Finch.
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Yasir Shah eyes a spot in the Pakistan squad for World Cup 2019

  • Pakistan’s premium leg-spinner Yasir Shah is still positive about his chances of making the cut into the ODI side for the World Cup next year.
  • Shah, who has gradually become the leader of the attack for the Men in Green in Tests, has of late found himself out of the ODI reckoning.
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Shaun Marsh in danger of being dropped, feels former Australian great Mike Hussey

  • Former cricketer Mike Hussey believes Australia will probably have to consider dropping Shaun Marsh for the Test series at home this summer after yet another failure in the UAE.
  • The senior left-hander managed to score just 14 runs in four appearances during the two-Test series against Pakistan.
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Mitchell McClenaghan aims to play IPL 2019 as an overseas specialist, not as replacement bowler

  • Mitchell McClenaghan, who’s fresh from his stint with the inaugural APL, has set his eyes on being an overseas specialist in the 2019 edition of the IPL.
  • The Kiwi pacer represented the Nangarhar Leopards in the APL where he picked up 5 wickets from 5 appearances.
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Abdul Qadir’s son Usman Qadir will feature for Australia PM XI against South Africa

  • South Africa is all set to tour Australia for three One-Day Internationals and a solitary T20I.
  • They will also play a One-Day warm-up game before the start of the series against Australia Prime Minister’s XI on October 31.
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I think I became a better bowler with Zaheer Khan’s advice: Khaleel Ahmed

  • In the Asia Cup that was played last month India’s Khaleel Ahmed put up a couple of memorable performances.
  • While some feel he didn’t get enough opportunities the left-arm pacer took four wickets and made quite an impact.
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