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 stories that hogged the limelight all day.

Mohammad Abbas
Mohammad Abbas. (Photo by Francois Nel/Getty Images)

Mohammad Abbas rockets to the third position in the ICC Test Rankings

  • Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Abbas has taken only 10 Tests to reach third place in bowlers’ rankings chart.
  • Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Abbas has taken only 10 Tests to reach third place in the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers after a stupendous 10-wicket match haul in Abu Dhabi helped his side defeat Australia by 373 runs.
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Reports: Unhappy with SRH, Shikhar Dhawan likely to move to Mumbai Indians

  • India’s limited overs opener Shikhar Dhawan is reportedly unhappy with his IPL team the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and is looking to jump boats.
  • According to reports, the left-hander is not satisfied with his low fee, and the Sunrisers are negotiating a transfer for him with three-time champions Mumbai Indians.
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Usman Khawaja likely to undergo surgery, might miss Test series against India

  • Australian southpaw Usman Khawaja had reinjured his anterior cruciate ligament during the Test series against Pakistan which kept him out of action in the second innings of the 2nd Test.
  • Khawaja had previously picked up a similar injury in 2014 and got it fixed, but the demons from the past are back haunting the 31-year-old.
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Pro Kabaddi League leaves India-Windies series miles behind in terms of viewership

  • Kabaddi is one sport that has been gaining a lot of attention amongst the Indian audience in recent times.
  • Pro Kabaddi League, which is one of its kind Kabaddi league has caught the imagination of the excited fans and the metrics are only growing every passing season.
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Chris Gayle happy to visit Pakistan and Afghanistan, on one condition

  • Windies T20 specialist Chris Gayle, who has never been to Pakistan or Afghanistan to play the sport, is game to visit either nation provided he gets a ‘private jet to make the trip.’
  • The Universe Boss as he is better known is currently playing in the inaugural edition of the Afghanistan Premier League in Sharjah.
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IPL 2019: BCCI set to send its recce team to South Africa

  • The preparations for the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season are in full flow.
  • While the franchises are pondering over the trading window which is open for a week, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is looking for the possible countries to host the tournament.
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I would play MS Dhoni in my team every day of every year: AB de Villiers

  • MS Dhoni has come under severe criticism recently for his poor performances with the bat in the 50-overs format.
  • He is clearly struggling to score quickly and his waning hitting abilities are a worrying cause of concern for Team India with the World Cup approaching fast.
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Reports: BCCI’s recce team manages to schedule Team India’s second warm-up game on Australia tour

  • There has been a lot of talk about Team India not playing the warm-up games before the start of the overseas Test series.
  • Many former cricketers termed it as the reason for the Test team’s series losses in South Africa and England despite playing well.
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India include top players for Women’s T20 series vs Australia A ahead of Women’s World T20

  • A three-match T20 series will take place between India A and Australia A women’s teams in Mumbai next week and it will be a preparatory step for the Women in Blue for their World T20 campaign scheduled in the Windies next month.
  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on October 20 confirmed that all top players will be available for the series that will be played at the Bandra Kurla Complex.
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Michael Vaughan delighted with Eoin Morgan’s form in Sri Lanka

  • England ODI captain Eoin Morgan has found some touch in the ongoing series against Sri Lanka which the visitors have already sealed by 3-0 with a game to go still.
  • The 32-year-old had earlier said that he is even ready to drop himself for team’s betterment during the upcoming mega event back home next year.
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England cricketers’ humble behaviour impresses all in Sri Lanka

  • England’s fortunes in the ODIs have seen a sharp turnaround since their unceremonious exit from the 2015 World Cup.
  • However, it’s not only their performance on the ground which has won hearts but also off it.
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Varun Aaron eyes Team India selection after Deodhar Trophy call-up

  • It was not long ago when the cricket world went gaga over the sheer pace and aggression of pace bowler Varun Aaron.
  • Hailed as the ‘fastest’ bowler the Indian team had produced in the recent years, Aaron saw a rather unfortunate blip in his flourishing cricket career.
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Coaching or Comeback: AB de Villiers reveals his future cricketing plans

  • Former South African skipper AB de Villiers had stunned the cricketing world with his sudden decision to quit international cricket earlier this year.
  • His departure from the national side has certainly created a big void in the team that will take quite some time to get filled.
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India vs West Indies: Kohli was forced to play Jadeja in the XI, reckons Ajit Agarkar

  • With injuries keeping some players aside and selectors giving rest to some others, the Indian side had an intricate situation when it came to choosing the playing XI against the Windies.
  • Former cricketer Ajit Agarkar reckons that the current squad condition had forced Virat Kohli to drop Kuldeep Yadav and go for Ravindra Jadeja in the XI.
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PCB to start a fresh enquiry on Danish Kaneria after his spot-fixing confession

  • Former Pakistani leg-spinner Danish Kaneria finally confessed his involvement in spot-fixing having denied all the allegations for a long period of time.
  • He was backed to be innocent by a lot of cricketers like former captain Rashid Latif, but that couldn’t save him from getting slapped with a life ban in 2012.
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