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 headlines today.

VVS Laxman
VVS Laxman. (Photo Source: Twitter)

VVS Laxman predicts the favourites of next year’s World Cup

  • The World Cup is only five months away and teams are busy churning out the appropriate combinations for the mega tournament in England and Wales.
  • Unlike previous times, the event won’t be having any Associate team as the International Cricket Council (ICC) previously reduced the number of teams to only 10.
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Suniel Shetty slams Naseeruddin Shah for criticising Virat Kohli

  • Virat Kohli, the Indian cricketer, has recently been a recipient of severe criticism owing to the on-field banters he has been involved in during India’s ongoing Test series against Australia.
  • The 30-year-old has had some heated altercations with the opposition captain Tim Paine, especially during the second Test at the new Perth Stadium that the visitors lost by a significant 146 runs.
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Someone has to be held accountable if India lose Test series in Australia: Sunil Gavaskar

  • India are currently in Australia where they are playing the four-match Test series.
  • Virat Kohli and Co started in a tremendous manner and won at Adelaide Oval by 31 runs.
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Former Australian cricketer doesn’t think Virat Kohli has stepped over the line

  • Most in Australia including the cricketers and media are critical of Virat Kohli and the Indian team.
  • On this tour, they’ve not just focused on the cricket but have also been the aggressors during the on-field banters.
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PCB’s new Managing Director Wasim Khan wants Pakistan players in the IPL

  • The Indian Premier League (IPL) has been one of the most sought T20 competitions in the world where the players from all the countries are eager to play.
  • 11 years since its inception, IPL’s popularity has only increased over the years.
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Without MSL, I wouldn’t have been picked up in the IPL, says Anrich Nortje

  • The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 auction was not a mega auction and thus only a few players earned contracts.
  • A total of 60 players were bought by the eight franchises and only four of those were South Africans.
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Virat Kohli didn’t go over the top: Michael Hussey

  • Following their 31-run defeat against India at the renowned Adelaide Oval, Australia made a stupendous comeback at the new Perth Stadium where they won by a colossal 146 runs to draw level in the four-match series.
  • Amidst some riveting cricket, the match was also marred by a few controversies, mostly between Virat Kohli and Tim Paine, the respective skippers of the two teams.
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India has got a wonderful opportunity to win the series: Viv Richards

  • India’s tour of Australia which had such a promising start for the visiting team in Adelaide looks like falling apart at the moment.
  • India beat the hosts by 31 runs to win the series-opener and started the four-match series in the best possible manner.
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World Cup 2019: Roger Binny picks the back-up wicket-keeper for MS Dhoni

  • India will be playing a total of 13 One-Day Internationals before the World Cup in 2019.
  • They have finally managed to find an able number four batsman in Ambati Rayudu but there is still a lot of deliberation going on for the second wicket-keeping option.
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Syed Kirmani picks his preferred keeper between Wriddhiman Saha and Rishabh Pant

  • Rishabh Pant has made an impressive entry to international cricket.
  • Seen by many as the legendary MS Dhoni‘s worthy successor, Pant has pretty much justified the hype with his batting.
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Sanju Samson enters wedlock with longtime girlfriend Charu

  • Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson has had a topsy-turvy career, to say the least, and hasn’t played international cricket after making his debut in a T20I against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club way back on July 19, 2015.
  • However, parking aside his indifferent cricketing career, the 24-year-old pugnacious potential has had a joyful time of late from his personal front.
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Roger Binny feels Hardik Pandya will make the difference for India in the Test series

  • Team India is struggling with injury concerns to their top players in the ongoing Test series against Australia.
  • While Prithvi Shaw has already been ruled out of the series, Ravi Ashwin and Rohit Sharma missed the second Test due to different injury reasons.
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Sanjay Manjrekar suggests more than a few changes in the India playing XI for the 3rd Test

  • Team India will face Australia in the third and series ascendence deciding Test at Melbourne from December 26.
  • With the way things panned out in the first couple of matches, Virat Kohli‘s team is expected to make a few changes in the playing XI.
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Varun Chakravarthy had almost given up cricket before becoming the IPL millionaire

  • The Indian Premier League (IPL) auction for the 12th edition was huge for the Indian uncapped players.
  • The franchise went haywire for them during the event and Varun Chakravarthy turned out to be the most expensive player along with Jaydev Unadkat.
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Australia vs India: VVS Laxman predicts the outcome of the Test series

  • The ongoing Test series between Australia and India is currently locked at 1-1.
  • The third Test which commences on the Boxing Day holds a remarkable significance now as the team winning this game will not lose the series.
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