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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Pakistan. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Pakistan slide to No. 8 in ICC Test rankings after the series whitewash in Australia

  • Pakistan’s misery in Test cricket continued as they have now gone down to as low as No. 8 in the latest ICC Test rankings.
  • Azhar Ali was appointed as the new Test skipper for the two-match Test series against Australia, replacing Sarfaraz Ahmed.
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 After winning Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy for Karnataka, Manish Pandey gets hitched to actress Ashrita Shetty

  • Manish Pandey played an important role in helping Karnataka retain the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy on Sunday.
  • Against Tamil Nadu in the final, he led from the front for his team with the bat scoring 60 off just 45 balls and then lit up the stadium with his exceptional fielding in crunch moments.
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Australia Test series debacle a learning curve for Pakistan feels Azhar Ali

  • Azhar Ali, the Pakistan skipper, wants to see the positive side of things even after the 0-2 defeat in the Tests at the hands of Australia.
  • The visitors lost the Day-Night Test at the Adelaide Oval by an innings and 48 runs, which also happened to be their 14th successive defeat in the format on Australian soil.
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IPL: Rajasthan Royals’ off-season camp gets underway in Nagpur

  • Rajasthan Royals’ Indian cricketers have gathered at the Royals new training facility at Talegaon in Nagpur to participate in the first pre-season camp ahead of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League.
  • 8 Indian cricketers who are part of the Rajasthan Royals’ squad for the upcoming season will undergo training for three days under the watchful eyes.
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This win for us is a bit of memory and reflection of our mates’ life – David Warner dedicates Australia’s win to Phil Hughes

  • David Warner did what he has always done every time he has strolled out to bat on home soil.
  • Warner had come into the home summer on the back of a horrendous Ashes where he just couldn’t get past England’s Stuart Broad.
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The reason behind Tim Paine shouting ‘Nice Garry’ to cheer up Nathan Lyon

  • Senior Australia off-spinner Nathan Lyon picked his first-ever five-wicket haul against Pakistan in Tests in the second match in Adelaide to push them to a crushing defeat.
  • He claimed five of the seven wickets that the visitors lost on Day 4 to lose by an innings and 48 runs and the series 0-2.
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BCCI keen to host more day-night Tests in future

  • It was only last year that India had turned down a proposal from Cricket Australia to play a day-night Test during their tour Down Under.
  • But recently, the Asian powerhouse was quick to take an initiative to play Bangladesh in a day-night Test at home and it came out with flying colours, finishing off the game in almost two days.
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MS Dhoni’s leadership has made the difference for CSK: Sanjay Manjrekar

  • While certain quarters continue to speculate whether ace franchise of the Indian Premier League (IPL) — Chennai Super Kings (CSK) — will release MS Dhoni, former cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar believes it is the veteran’s leadership that has made the difference for the yellow jerseys different.
  • The CSK made a return to the IPL last year after serving two years of suspension and made two back-to-back finals, winning the trophy once.
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Ian Chappell unhappy with Steve Smith for undermining Tim Paine against Pakistan

  • Australia completed their systematic annihilation of Pakistan when they bowled the visitors out for 239 to wrap up the Pink ball Adelaide Test within four days after Tim Paine’s men notched up a comprehensive win by an innings and 48 runs.
  • Pakistan did put some fight on the fourth day with Shan Masood (68) and Asad Shafiq (57) racking up their respective half-centuries.
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BBL 2019-20: Andre Russell passes on Melbourne Renegades deal

  • Andre Russell, the 31-year-old West Indies all-rounder, won’t be turning out in the upcoming edition of the Big Bash League (BBL).
  • The Jamaican was in discussion with the Melbourne Renegades about filling one of the clubs import slots in the T20 tournament.
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‘Umesh bhi uski tang kheechta hain’ – Virat Kohli reveals which Indian pacer is trolled the most in the team

  • The current Indian bowling line up in the longer format is arguably the best in the world.
  • The trio of Ishant Sharma, Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami produced some exceptional performances with the ball in recent times.
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Sanju Samson should open against West Indies in the T20I series, says his childhood coach

  • Indian selectors faced a lot of criticism after they removed Sanju Samson from the squad for the T20I series against West Indies.
  • It gave an opportunity to the critics to question the selection panel’s decisions.
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Delhi player disqualified and banned by BCCI for forging his birth certificate

  • Forging age has become a new menace in many of the cricket associations all over India and though the said associations and courts are trying their best in order to curb this wrongdoing.
  • It seems parents and players are finding newer and better ways to dodge the system and take undue advantage.
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BCCI to propose IPL hall of fame to reward players for their exceptional performances: Sourav Ganguly

  • Sourav Ganguly, the BCCI President acknowledged that the board has proposed an idea to introduce IPL Hall of fame in the 88th Annual General Meeting held in Mumbai on Sunday.
  • During the meet, quite a few decisions were taken to amend the board policies that will be put forward to the apex court in the upcoming days.
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‘We deserved it’ – Manish Pandey after leading Karnataka to SMAT title

  • Karnataka continued their dominant run in the ongoing domestic season.
  • After having already won the fifty-over Vijay Hazare Trophy where they beat Dinesh Karthik’s Tamil Nadu.
  • (Read more about the story)

 

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