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

All the news stories that stole the limelight today.

Gautam Gambhir
Gautam Gambhir. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Australia vs India: Two active cricketers part of the expert panel for the series

  • India’s tour of Australia has set the expectations really high. With the two teams playing all the three formats in challenging conditions is exactly what the fans have been waiting for.
  • The Indian team is in prime form and they’ve traditionally struggled to pull out the performances in Australia.
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PSL 2019: The Sixth Team picks Steve Smith for the upcoming edition

  • The players draft process of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) for the upcoming fourth edition is currently in progress as the franchises are rebuilding their teams.
  • The banned Australian cricketer is set to ply his trade for the first time in the tournament as he has been snaffled by the Sixth team which is being managed by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) at the moment.
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PSL 2019: Darren Sammy retained as Peshawar Zalmi skipper

  • Players draft is currently in progress for the upcoming edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL).
  • While the teams are busy building their sides by including some of the top players, Peshawar Zalmi have made a major announcement.
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Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli on brink of milestones ahead of the T20I series

  • India tour of Australia is all set to kickstart with the T20 internationals tomorrow.
  • With skipper Virat Kohli back in the frame, Rohit Sharma will be back to honouring the vice-captain duties.
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Sarfraz Ahmed attributes the 1st Test collapse to Babar Azam’s run-out

  • Pakistan suffered a monumental collapse against the Black Caps on Monday in the first Test in Abu Dhabi to concede a series lead.
  • Pakistan were cruising, sitting at a comfortable position on 130/3, chasing 176 on the fourth day.
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PSL 2019: AB de Villiers confirmed to ply his trade for Lahore Qalandars

  • The drafts for the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) is currently underway in Islamabad. The T20 tournament is set to get underway on February 14.
  • This year as many as eight matches will be played in Pakistan with United Arab Emirates (UAE) being the co-host and the same was announced by Ehsan Mani, the newly appointed Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman.
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ICC Dispute Resolution Committee rejects PCB’s claims against BCCI

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) have been at loggerheads for years now.
  • The two Asian heavyweights had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in 2014 to play bilateral cricket in both home and away setting.
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Windies appoint former Proteas Nic Pothas as interim coach

  • Earlier, Stuart Law, the former Australian cricketer, stepped down as the Windies head coach after his appointment as the Middlesex coach in England’s county cricket.
  • Apart from losing Law, they also didn’t have a great tour of India as they slumped to defeats in the Test, ODI as well as the T20I series.
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Australia vs India: Visitors name 12-man squad for the T20I series opener

  • Following their 3-0 clean sweep against Windies, India are now scheduled to play three T20Is against Australia, which gets underway tomorrow at The Gabba in Brisbane.
  • Melbourne and Sydney are the venues for the remaining two encounters. The visitors are ranked second in International Cricket Council’s (ICC) T20I rankings for teams while the Aussies are placed third in the table.
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Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Bumrah’s emergence has limited others’ chances: Virat Kohli

  • Ever since Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah have started opening the bowling for India together, the face of the team’s pace attack has changed altogether.
  • The duo, irrespective of the format, provides breakthroughs upfront which makes it easy for the others.
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Australia vs India: Shane Warne picks the hosts’ eleven for the Adelaide Test

  • Australia have strained to find their feet ever since the ball-tampering scandal against South Africa in Cape Town.
  • They not only lost the match but also slumped to a humungous defeat in the final match at Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.
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Cricket Australia against lifting the bans on Smith, Warner and Bancroft

  • Cricket Australia (CA) decided not to lift the bans of the trio, Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft.
  • These three were suspended after the ball-tampering saga in March this year. While a one-year ban was imposed on Smith and Warner, it was a nine-month suspension for Bancroft.
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