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 that hogged the headlines today.

Wriddhiman Saha
Wriddhiman Saha. (Photo Source: Twitter)

South Africa not having an additional spinner is good for us: Samaraweera

  • With the track at Sinhalese Sports Club offering turn, it was astonishing to see the Proteas include just one spinner.
  • However, it didn’t take much time for them to realize their mistake. Left-arm orthodox Keshav Maharaj went on to pick eight out of the nine wickets that fell on the first day.
  • (Read more about the story)

Wriddhiman Saha to travel to Manchester to undergo shoulder injury

  • In a recent development, it was revealed that Saha is suffering from a major shoulder injury.
  • The 33-year-old will undergo surgery for a posterosuperior labral tear on his right shoulder.
  • (Read more about the story)

Two Indians named in the South Africa spot-fixing fiasco

  • Back in January 2015, South African cricket was encircled with a massive controversy of spot-fixing during the country’s domestic T20 tournament.
  • A number of massive names including the likes of Alviro Peterson, Thami Tsolekile, Lonwabo Tsotsobe, Jean Symes, Pumi Matshikwe and Ethy Mbhalati were suspended.
  • (Read more about the story)

David Warner and Cameron Bancroft to come up against each other

  • Cameron Bancroft is representing Desert Blaze in this tournament for some time now but Warner is yet to make his debut for his team.
  • The left-handed batsman will play his first match for City Cyclones on Sunday when his team faces Cameron Bancroft’s Desert Blaze.
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BCB chief Nazmul Hasan reveals Shakib Al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman are reluctant to play Test cricket

  • Bangladesh Cricket team has improved in the ODI format over the last few years.
  • They have registered some important wins in the 50-overs format, but have failed to repeat the success in the longest format of the game.
  • (Read more about the story)

Bangladesh appoint their new batting consultant

  • Bangladesh cricket has been facing some torrid times in the recent past. Their performances were utterly disappointing and definitely not pleasing for the fans.
  • After performing decently well in the Nidahas Trophy in March this year, the team seems to have lost the track completely.
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Former Aussie vice-captain David Warner gives a delighting news to all his fans

  • This period was quite an emotional roller-coaster ride for the Aussie cricketer.
  • However, Warner has made a comeback to professional cricket with the Global T20 Canada.
  • (Read more about the story)

Kedar Jadhav happy with the rehabilation process

  • The right-handed batsman suffered the injury in the inaugural match of the IPL against Mumbai Indians that ruled him out of rest of the Indian Premier League.
  • He had to undergo an operation, but he claimed that he has recovered faster than expected. He added that he might take the field in two to three weeks from now.
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Sri Lanka’s iconic venue likely to lose international cricket

  • One of the most iconic cricket venues in Sri Lanka is at the potential threat of being abandoned.
  • The Galle International Stadium is reportedly in line to get demolished in the coming time. The venue is known for attracting a lot of tourists owing to its picturesque location.
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Somerset rope in Windies veteran pacer for T20 Blast

  • The 2018 edition of the Vitality Blast has started picking up some serious momentum. The teams are tweaking their combinations for the remaining games and roping in a few new players to boost their strength.
  • In a recent update, team Somerset have made a major signing in the form of veteran Windies pacer Jerome Taylor.
  • (Read more about the story)

Shoaib Malik is set to captain Guyana Amazon Warriors

  • The Guyana based franchise has now announced that Shoaib Malik will lead them in their upcoming campaign.
  • Shoaib Malik is not new to captaincy, as he has led his country in 36 T20Is, winning 24 of them.
  • (Read more about the story)

Bangladeshi fast-bowler denied from playing T20 leagues for the next two years

  • They succumbed to comprehensive defeats in both matches in Antigua and Jamaica respectively.
  • Mashrafe Mortaza’s men will now play a three-match ODI series, which starts on July 22. Meanwhile, the team is in the middle of a conundrum in the form of injury-prone Mustafizur Rahman.
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Mickey Arthur asked me to score a double ton, says Fakhar Zaman

  • Fakhar Zaman Zaman blasted an unbeaten 210 off just 156 deliveries with 24 fours and 5 sixes. En route his innings, he stitched a 300-run stand with Imam ul Haq – the highest ever opening wicket partnership.
  • After the game, Fakhar remarked that he felt it was his day. He also credited Imam for his support in the innings.
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Root’s brisk fifty goes in vain as Lancashire pip Yorkshire in last ball thriller

  • The Vitality Blast is turning out to be a very exciting league this season. The matches are going down the wire and the buzz around the T20 competition is immense.
  • Recently, in the North Group fixture, team Lancashire pipped the much fancied Yorkshire side in a game that can safely be assumed to be the most exciting game of the season thus far.
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Veteran cricketer comes out in support of NCA

  • The National Cricket Academy at Bengaluru is considered as the prime cricketing location in the country.
  • Over the years, the national players and the aspiring cricketers have often trained at the venue to hone their skills. However, in the last few days, the NCA has made the headlines for the wrong reasons.
  • (Read more about the story)

Sri Lankan cricketer slapped with one-year suspension

  • Sri Lankan cricket has been marred by controversies in the last couple of months. Dinesh Chandimal, the Lankan captain was charged with the accusation of ball-tampering.
  • He was seen applying some undesired object on the leather on the second day of Sri Lanka’s match against the Windies at Queens Park Oval in Trinidad.
  • (Read more about the story)

Former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar to launch his all sports academy in November

  • Even after his retirement, Sachin didn’t extricate himself from his favourite sport. Recently, it has been learned that he will launch his all-sports academy in Mumbai in November.
  • The academy will be set up in collaboration with Middlesex Global Academy.
  • (Read more about the story)

Irfan Pathan hoping to make a comeback to the Indian side

  • At the age of 33, one would say that Irfan Pathan certainly has a lot of cricket left in him.
  • With the likes of Ashish Nehra and several others making comebacks at the ages of 36 and 37, Pathan is still aiming to make a comeback.
  • (Read more about the story)