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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Quinton de Kock
Quinton de Kock. (Photo by RICHARD HUGGARD/AFP via Getty Images)

Russell Domingo confident of Bangladesh’s strong show in Pakistan

  • After a series of deadlocks, PCB finally struck a truce with BCB when the latter agreed to tour Pakistan.
  • Domingo was compassionate with the decisions of players like Mushfiqur and the backroom staff who decided to opt-out of the tour.
  • Bangladesh have won two of their last three T20Is against Pakistan.
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Quinton de Kock named ODI captain for England series

  • South Africa are currently involved in the four-match Test series against England.
  •  Faf du Plessis has been dropped from the ODI squad.
  • Quinton de Kock will lead an inexperienced side in the upcoming ODI series against England.
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Kamran Akmal frustrated over not getting a national call

  • The 38-year-old has also asked whether he needs to knock the door of the country’s prime minister to get selected.
  • Akmal has played in 53 Tests, 157 ODIs and 58 T20Is to score over 6,000 runs with 11 tons.
  • Akmal urged the team management to focus more on the players’ skills than fitness.
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Ankle tear rules Ishant Sharma out of New Zealand Tests

  •  Ishant’s development was put forth by the  Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA).
  • The pacer injured himself while appealing on his follow-through.
  •  He lost his balance and fell on the ground, wincing in pain.
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Triple centurion Manoj Tiwary opens up on IPL 2020 snub

  • Tiwary’s International career has been a stop-start affair.
  • The Bengal batsman has been in scintillating form this season.
  •  The right-hander, who played alongside MS Dhoni in the 2017 edition of the Indian Premier League has gone unsold in the past two auctions.

Ricky Ponting praises Sachin Tendulkar for taking part in Bushfire Cricket Bash

  • Ponting, who was once a close competitor of Tendulkar in batting, was elated.
  • The charity game will be a curtain-raiser to the final of the ongoing Big Bash League on the same day.
  • The Indian and Australian women teams will also play each other in a Tri-Series T20I game the same day.
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Ahmed Shehzad picks the better batsman between Steve Smith and Virat Kohli

  • With the jury still out on who is better between Smith and Kohli, Ahmed Shehzad has a different view.
  •  The comparisons have started dominating the cricketing world once again ever since Steve Smith hit the ground running on his Test comeback in last year’s Ashes.
  • Shehzad also said that he would have joined the army if he had failed to become a cricketer.
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MS Dhoni offers prayers in Ranchi’s Deori temple

  • Dhoni will be playing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020.
  • Dhoni, who plays only the limited-over formats, has not featured for India since World Cup 2019.
  • Last year, around the same time, Dhoni played a key role in helping India beat the Kangaroos in a three-match ODI series Down Under.
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