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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Asia Cup 2018: India capable of winning sans Virat Kohli, says Shahid Afridi

  • Former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi feels defending champions India can once again win the Asia Cup without their captain Virat Kohli. ‘
  • India last played Pakistan in the final of the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017 which Pakistan won convincingly by 180 runs.
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Asia Cup 2018: Super Four Stage schedule confirmed

  • With the horizons of the Asia Cup broadening slightly for this edition, the format of the tournament was tweaked a little bit.
  • India will remain in Dubai for the rest of the tournament but the other teams will be traveling between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
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Asia Cup 2018: BCCI updates on Hardik Pandya’s injury

  • India, after winning against Hong Kong, are currently playing their second match of the 2018 Asia Cup against arch-rivals Pakistan.
  • The conditions in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) isn’t pleasant by any stretch of the imaginations owing to the high temperature and humidity.
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Sanjay Manjrekar calls for India to look beyond Dinesh Karthik

  • Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar wants India to look beyond wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik in ODIs.
  • The 33-year old will not don the gloves as India have their first-choice wicketkeeper MS Dhoni in the side as well.
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Sri Lanka vs England: ECB announces the 16-man squad for the ODI series

  • England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced the squad for the upcoming ODI series against Sri Lanka.
  • Also, David Willey hasn’t been considered for this tour as he is nursing a back injury and is not fully fit.
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Ricky Ponting backs limited-over specialist Aaron Finch as Test opener against Pakistan

  • Australia are yet to find replacements for their twin stars – Steve Smith and David Warner – who have faced a year-long ban earlier this year.
  • The first Test of the series will begin in Dubai on October 7 while the second and final Test will be held in Abu Dhabi from October 16.
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It was just a hug, clarifies Navjot Sidhu over his gesture towards Pakistan’s Army Chief

  • The BJP has attacked him with not so good words with even the Defence Minister commenting that his gesture must’ve demoralised the soldiers at the border.
  • Moreover, Sidhu also asked if the players shouldn’t shake hands when there is a cricket match between the arch-rivals.
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Murali Vijay continues his dream run in County stint for Essex

  • India right-handed batsman Murali Vijay had a horror run in India’s erstwhile five-match Test series against England.
  • However, the seasoned campaigner didn’t give up the ghost and struck a deal with Essex in the ongoing English County Championship.
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I was batting well in England but wasn’t getting runs: Shikhar Dhawan

  • Shikhar Dhawan had a rough campaign on English soil, especially in the five-match Test series.
  • Subsequently, he was a recipient of severe criticism, both from the supporters as well as the cricketing fraternity.
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Imran Khan in UAE today as India-Pakistan clash in the Asia Cup

  • India had a scare on Tuesday as qualifiers Hong Kong gave their target of 286 a solid chase to fall short by just 26 runs in the end.
  • The winner of Wednesday’s clash will have a psychological edge ahead of their next meeting in the Super Four stage on September 23.
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West Indian pacer Alzarri Joseph ruled out of India series

  • He has been replaced by uncapped fast bowler Sherman Lewis in the squad which is led by Jason Holder.
  • The Caribbeans will play two Tests, five ODIs and three T20Is during their month-long tour starting October 4.
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Dawood Ibrahim’s affiliates to attend India-Pakistan game: Intelligence

  • More than six intelligence agencies across the world decided to keep a close watch on Ibrahim and his associates in the run-up to the high-voltage clash.
  • India have won Asia Cup the most number of times (six), followed by Sri Lanka (five) and Pakistan (twice).
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India will struggle in Australia if the ball swings and seams, reckons Ricky Ponting

  • Team India blew away a golden opportunity to win the Test series in England due to their batsmen’s inability to play the swinging ball.
  • However, Ricky Ponting feels that if the red cherry swings, the visitors will also struggle Down Under.
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Asia Cup 2018: Ajit Agarkar reckons Pakistan have the upper hand in their clash against India

  • India and Pakistan are all set to go head to head today at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
  • However, the encounter is expected to be an intensified one for the reason that the neighbouring countries share a rivalry for many decades now.
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Asia Cup 2018: Wasim Akram predicts the winner of the Indo-Pak clash

  • The much-awaited rivalry between India and Pakistan is all set to take centre stage in the Asia Cup at Dubai.
  • Pakistan defeated Hong Kong in their first encounter handsomely while India avoided an embarrassing defeat against the associate nation marginally.
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