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

The news stories which hogged the limelight all day.

Hardik Pandya
India batsman Hardik Pandya. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

Hardik Pandya eyes comeback in ODI series in Australia

  • He could not witness from close the international debut of his brother Krunal Pandya, because of the injury which forced him out of the ground on a stretcher during the Asia Cup in the UAE in September.
  • He is also set to miss the first half of India’s high-profile tour of Australia.
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PSL 2019: The Sixth Team secures Qais Ahmad’s services for the upcoming season

  • The players draft event for the upcoming edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) took place on Tuesday as the franchises looked to rebuild their side.
  • As many as 650 players were up for grabs during the event as every team was allowed to pick three platinum, three diamond, three gold, five silver, two emerging and four supplementary category cricketers.
  • (Read more about the story)

PSL 2019: Two Turkish cricketers to accompany Peshawar Zalmi during the tournament

  • The players draft event for the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) took place on Tuesday in Islamabad.
  • All the six teams rebuilt their teams after releasing a few players and will be fighting it out in the next season.
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Cooch Behar Trophy 2018-19: Arjun Tendulkar’s five-wicket haul helps Mumbai U19 make a comeback against Delhi U19

  • Arjun Tendulkar who is representing his home team Mumbai U19 in the ongoing Cooch Behar Trophy 2018-19 had an impressing outing on Wednesday as he picked up a five-wicket haul.
  • Arjun bowling against Delhi U19 at the Feroz Shah Kotla was at the centre of the collapse that saw Delhi go down from a position of strength at 274/2 to 346/9.
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Shane Warne calls for Graeme Hick to be replaced as Australia’s batting coach

  • After the ball tampering scandal at Newlands in Cape Town, Australia lost two of their stalwarts- Steve Smith and David Warner- for a year.
  • Thereafter, their batting was weakened to a significant extent and has failed to deliver.
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Kim Hughes believes the Australian players cannot be ‘pussycats’ while dealing with Virat Kohli

  • The aftereffects of the ball-tampering saga are still haunting the Australian team not just in terms of performance but their on-field behaviour as well.
  • In the wake of the Newlands scandal, an independent review was carried out, according to which, it was the “victory at all costs” approach led to the infamous incident in South Africa.
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Asian Cricket Council planning to hold Asia Cup every year

  • Asia Cup, this year, was a huge hit despite it was played in the United Arab Emirates. India emerged as the winners of the tournament edging Bangladesh out in a thrilling final.
  • The Asia Cricket Council (ACC) seems to be delighted with the success of the tournament as it is now planning to stage the competition every year.
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T10 League 2018: Pakhtoons pick Shahid Afridi to lead the team

  • Shahid Afridi may have bid adieu to international cricket but the cricketer is still a hot name in franchise cricket circles.
  • The former Pakistan captain is set to take the field in the T10 League scheduled to begin in the UAE from Wednesday and he has been picked as the captain for the Pakhtoons once again.
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Afghanistan cricketers train in Chennai ahead of busy international schedules

  • Afghanistan are gradually becoming a busy cricketing nation.
  • An associate member of the International Cricket Council (ICC) not long ago, the side has fast improved through the ranks and its players’ engagements have multiplied necessitating more training sessions to keep fit.
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BBL 2018-19: Adelaide Strikes re-sign captain Travis Head for four more years

  • Middle-order batsman Travis Head has re-signed a further four-year deal with Adelaide Strikers in Big Bash League (BBL).
  • The 24-year-old southpaw led the Strikers to the BBL title in the latest season and is also the franchise’s all-time highest run-getter.
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Australia vs India: CA announces the 12-man squad for the four-day warm-up game

  • Team India’s tour of Australia is all set to commence with the three-match T20I rubber.
  • Then the two teams will get involved in the much-awaited and intense four-match Test series which will begin on December 6.
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MS Dhoni trumps Virat Kohli in popularity quotient

  • Both wicketkeeper MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli, the Indian all-format captain, are influential personalities as far as cricket is concerned.
  • Supporters get glued to their television screens whenever the duo plies their trade on the cricket pitch.
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T10 League 2018: Dwayne Bravo appointed the skipper of Maratha Arabians

  • The great warrior race of Marathas is all set to resume battle, but on a fresh battle ground, the cricket fields of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
  • Named the Maratha Arabians, a franchise in the upcoming T10 League to be played over 10-overs-a-side, the squad featuring some of the world’s best known cricketers will do battle in the eight-team tournament from 21 November-2 December at the historic Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
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