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.

Sanju Samson, Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant
Sanju Samson, Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant. (Photo Source: Twitter & Getty Images)

Here’s why ‘helpless’ Indian selectors excluded Sanju Samson for West Indies series

  • Sanju Samson, the young Indian wicketkeeper hogged the spotlight previous month for smashing a double century in Vijay Hazare Trophy game against Goa.
  • Soon after his brilliant knock, he was picked by the selectors in the T20I squad that was scheduled to play against Bangladesh.
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‘The 9th IPL team?’ – Fans feel Rising Pune Supergiant as the new team for 2020 season

  • Among all the franchises of the Indian Premier League (IPL) that are now defunct, Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) are perhaps the best remembered.
  • The franchise, the second to represent Pune after the Pune Warriors India, played two editions of the IPL — 2016 and 2017 — and was led by former India captain MS Dhoni in the first.
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Fact Check: Did Anushka Sharma really sit in the BCCI selection meeting?

  • Anushka Sharma is in news despite her only connection to cricket being the wife of Indian captain Virat Kohli.
  • She has been constantly targeted for no fault of her after every time India or Kohli fails to win a match
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David Warner wore shoes with names of his 3 daughters against Pakistan

  • David Warner is on a completely different level right now, after he put the demons of his terrible Ashes 2019 series to rest by hitting a tremendous 154 against the visiting Pakistani team in the first Test match at the Gabba, Brisbane.
  • This was his first ton after returning to Test cricket in the aftermath of the ball-tampering scandal against South Africa in Cape Town.
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Shakib Al Hasan lands in Kolkata as India and Bangladesh battle it out at Eden Gardens

  • India is currently having an upper hand against Bangladesh in the only first-ever pink ball Test in the country, being played at the iconic Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
  • The inaugural day-night Test saw BCCI leaving no stone unturned on day one of the Test with many dignitaries being invited to grace the event.
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Nobody moved in the dressing room when Laxman and Dravid batted in epic Eden Test: Sachin Tendulkar

  • There are matches that go on to define the identity of an entire generation of not only those who featured in that game; not only of those who witnessed it live and still reminisce about it after a gazillion of years.
  • But it also goes on to define the identity of the venue or the ground where it was played.
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Here’s why Yasir Shah signalled ‘seven’ after dismissing Steve Smith on Day 3

  • Australia extended their dominance over Pakistan in the first Test match at the Gabba in Brisbane thanks to amazing centuries from David Warner and Marnus Labuschagne.
  • The Azhar Ali-led side was made to toil hard for 158 overs under the sun and almost every bowler of theirs’s despite looking impressive, failed to pick early wickets.
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Cricket Australia announces squads for limited-overs series against India ‘A’ women

  • Australia ‘A’ women are scheduled to host One-Day and T20 matches for India ‘A’ women that will begin from December 12.
  • Cricket Australia (CA) has announced the squads for the respective formats that will play against the subcontinent team.
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‘Even if I play under 100 captains, Sourav Ganguly will always remain my captain’ – Harbhajan Singh

  • It is fair to say that Eden Gardens is the Mecca of Indian Cricket.
  • And, it is not only the crowd or the atmosphere that it has generated over the years- especially in the yesteryears when it used to hold the capacity of a hundred thousand people, but also become some of the greatest moments of Indian cricket have been achieved at the venue.
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Michael Vaughan heaps praises on Virat Kohli after his pink-ball ton against Bangladesh

  • Whenever cricket witnesses a big moment, former England captain Michael Vaughan is never far off from presenting a viewpoint.
  • The 45-year-old, who serves as a commentator and analyst now, has come up with his opinion on the ongoing day-night Test between India and Bangladesh in Kolkata.
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Match-fixing investigation by police puts KPL on hold

  • With the police investigating the match-fixing scandal of the Karnataka Premier League (KPL), all of its affair – the tournament as well as the auction – have been put on hold.
  • The tournament, which was started in 2009 on the lines of IPL, has been rocked by the match-fixing allegations.
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Reports: Rohit Sharma conveyed his message to selectors that he wants to play against West Indies

  • Rohit Sharma, the Indian opener, has been playing in red-hot form since World Cup 2019.
  • He piled some big runs in the mega-event and also proved his mantle in the Test format as an opener for Team India.
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This Indian pace attack is deadly and also the best in the world: Mohammad Azharuddin

  • Nobody perhaps finds the Eden Gardens as auspicious as him. Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin saw his career turning back from the edge quite a few times after producing gems at the same venue.
  • Be it a timely 182 against England in 1993 or slamming a counter-attacking 109 against South Africa in 1996, Azharuddin chose the iconic stadium to announce that he was far from over.
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Why Mehidy Hasan was not allowed to bowl in Kolkata Test as concussion replacement player

  • Bangladesh did not have the start they would have hoped for in the historic day-night Test match against India at the Eden Gardens that started on Friday.
  • They won the toss and that was the only thing that went to their favour.
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