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 stole the limelight today.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Virat Kohli has it in him to do a Kapil Dev and MS Dhoni, feels former Windies captain

  • Virat Kohli will be shouldering the dream of over a billion to give India their third world title at Lord’s on July 14 with the final of the 2019 World Cup.
  • With the Men in Blue’s impressive run in the limited-overs format over the recent past, coupled with the captain’s unbeatable ability to score runs, the expectations are not exaggerated but can India deliver?
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England Test captain Joe Root marries his girlfriend Carrie Cotterell

  • The wedding bells continue to ring in England cricket. After their limited-overs skipper Eoin Morgan, the Test captain Joe Root has also tied the knot with his longtime girlfriend Carrie Cotterell on Saturday.
  • The wedding ceremony took place in Sheffield where Root arrived his White Rolls Royce which sought everyone’s attention during the grand event.
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Bangladesh vs Windies: Tamim and Shakib to make their ODI comeback

  • Bangladesh are currently brimming with confidence as they managed to beat the Windies 2-0 in the Test series.
  • After annihilating the Caribbean team in Chittagong by 64 runs, the Tigers registered their biggest victory in the format by an innings and 184 runs at Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka.
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Captain Virat Kohli is still learning: Anil Kumble

  • During India’s tour of Australia in 2014-15, Delhi-born Virat Kohli took over the Test captaincy from MS Dhoni, who retired after the third match in Melbourne.
  • In January 2017, Kohli was also appointed as the limited-overs captain.
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PCB appoints tainted cricketer Ejaz Ahmed as Pakistan junior’s coach

  • The ACC Emerging Asia Cup is scheduled to start on Thursday, December 6.
  • While the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has clearly refused to send its team to Pakistan citing security concerns, therefore, India are scheduled to play all their matches at Colombo Cricket Club Ground and R Premadasa Stadium.
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Australia vs India: Shane Watson predicts the winner of the Test series

  • The four-match Test series between India and Australia is all set to get underway on Thursday, December 6 at the renowned Adelaide Oval.
  • India are yet to win a Test series in Australia and would be keen to turn their fortunes around this time under the leadership of the enigmatic Virat Kohli.
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Pakistan vs New Zealand: PCB announces the 12-man squad for the third Test

  • After two contrasting Test matches between Pakistan and New Zealand, the action shifts to the decider which is set to commence on Monday.
  • The series is locked at 1-1 and returning to Abu Dhabi might have rejuvenated the Kiwis who won the series opener at the same venue.
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Greg Chappell left the Indian team in tatters: VVS Laxman

  • Back in May 2005, former Australian cricketer Greg Chappell was appointed as the head of the Indian national cricket team.
  • However, his stint with the team wasn’t a pleasant one by any stretch of the imagination.
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T10 League: 2019 edition of the tournament set to take place in October

  • The ongoing season of the T10 League in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been a huge hit as compared to the last year.
  • The organisers came up with a total of eight teams and a new format to keep the fans engaged as the move worked wonders for them.
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Australia vs India: Tim Paine confident of his pacers troubling Virat Kohli in Tests

  • After a rather ordinary start to his Australia tour in the first T20I, Virat Kohli announced himself in the third and final match of the series by smashing a half-century in a winning cause.
  • With the much-awaited Test series set to commence on December 6, all the excitement is about the battle between him and the Aussie pacers who are capable of running through any batting line-up.
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Anil Kumble decodes why Rohit Sharma fell behind in Test cricket; says he’s matured

  • Last one year has seen Rohit Sharma riding the most interesting curve of his career, especially in Tests.
  • The batsman in his early 30s was dubbed a discard in the longer format after a poor show in the series in South Africa earlier this year.
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Bangladesh vs Windies: Tamim Iqbal set to return after injury lay-off

  • Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal is set to return to international cricket in the ODI series against Windies as the star batsman will be a part of the squad, confirmed an official from the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) on Saturday.
  • The left-handed batsman has been out of action for the past couple of months ever since the Asia Cup, where he suffered a wrist injury in the opening match of the tournament against Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates.
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