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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

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Mitchell Johnson. (Photo Source: Instagram)

Ajinkya Rahane, Ankit Bawne to lead India A against England Lions

  • After the conclusion of the five-match series, the tourists will play a couple of four-day games against Board President’s XI.
  • Prior to the games, England Lions will also play a two-day warm-up match against BP XI, from February 3.
  • (Read more about the story)

Mitchell Johnson picks his Australian skipper for 2019 World Cup

  • Australia are still looking for the light at the end of the tunnel ever since the ball-tampering scandal in the Newlands Test.
  • Recently, they lost the ODI and Test series against India and are next scheduled to play the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka.
  • (Read more about the story)

Virat Kohli keeps Australian legend waiting for an interview

  • A Virat Kohli exclusive interview is like the paramount award in the cricket media industry at the moment.
  • However, if the reports are to be believed, the Indian captain snubbed the interview and did not turn up.
  • (Read more about the story)

Sri Lankan pacer Nuwan Pradeep ruled out of Australian tour

  • Sri Lanka had a mixed 2018 in Test cricket. They’ve struggled in the shorter forms but they’ve had a decent year in red-ball cricket.
  • They thrashed the visiting South African team 2-0 before crashing to a humiliating white-wash against England at home.
  • (Read more about the story)

Sam Curran might take the new ball in the first Test against Windies

  • England are in the Caribbean for a three-match Test series before the focus shifts to shorter forms in the lead up to the all-important World Cup.
  • One of the biggest positives for England last year was the emergence of all-rounder Sam Curran in red-ball cricket.
  • (Read more about the story)

Michael Clarke backs Hardik Pandya to play the 2019 World Cup

  • Thereafter, Pandya was handed an indefinite suspension by the Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA).
  • Moreover, he talked about the players’ responsibilities, being role-models of many aspiring sportspersons.
  • (Read more about the story)

PCB to inquire about the national team’s poor run in Tests

  • The Pakistan cricket team’s performance in the longest format of the game was extremely disappointing in South Africa.
  • Following a shambolic show, PCB chief Ehsan Mani said that the board will initiate an inquiry to look into what went wrong.
  • (Read more about the story)

New Zealand Women vs India Women: Frances Mackay makes White Ferns’ comeback after five years

  • India Women’s tour of New Zealand is set to get underway on Thursday, January 24 with the three-match ODI series.
  • The second the final T20 will take place in Auckland and Hamilton on February 8 and 10 respectively.
  • (Read more about the story)

Indian team is more experienced than Pakistan: Sarfaraz Ahmed

  • Pakistan recently lost the three-match Test series against South Africa 3-0 and were a recipient of severe criticism.
  • With the triumph, not only did they took a 1-0 lead in the series, but also remained unbeaten in ODIs at the venue after five encounters.
  • (Read more about the story)

Allow Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul to play while inquiry is on: CK Khanna

  • With the players, especially Pandya, facing heavy backlash, the BCCI decided to take the matters in their own hands.
  • At the time being the future of both the players is in limbo. Earlier this week, the Supreme Court adjourned the case related to the BCCI till next week.
  • (Read more about the story)

Justin Langer showers praises on ‘all time great’ MS Dhoni

  • Team Australia head coach Justin Langer tried to draw the positives after his team recently suffered an ODI series defeat against India.
  • The wicketkeeper-batsman hit three fifties in three matches and ensured that his team prevailed on two occasions.
  • (Read more about the story)

Sanjay Manjrekar analyses MS Dhoni’s current form in ODIs

  • Setting the backdrop right, Dhoni’s heroics recently helped the Indian team register a historic series win against Australia.
  • With this, Manjrekar meant that the brain is still functioning as well as it used to about a decade ago.
  • (Read more about the story)

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