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.

Indian team
Indian team. (Photo Source: Twitter)

India vs Windies: BCCI announces the 12-man squad for the Visakhapatnam ODI

  • India are already leading the five-match ODI series by 1-0 and going into the second game in Visakhapatnam, the Windies will be under pressure.
  • Meanwhile, the BCCI has announced the same 12-man squad for the next encounter as well and most probably will be playing the same XI.
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Pakistan vs New Zealand: NZC announces the 13-man T20I squad

  • New Zealand and Pakistan will soon be locking horns in the United Arab Emirates after the ongoing Australia series.
  • The Blackcaps’ tour will commence with three T20 Internationals for which the New Zealand Cricket (NZC) has announced the 13-man squad.
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New Zealand Cricket dismisses the spot-fixing allegations by Al-Jazeera

  • The Al-Jazeera investigation unit, which claims to have uncovered corruption at the highest level of cricket, has taken the entire fraternity by quite a surprise.
  • According to their reports, top cricketers from England, Pakistan and Australia were involved in match-fixing.
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Virat Kohli is like a diamond in the team, says Sourav Ganguly

  • Team India thumped Windies by 8 wickets in the first ODI of their ongoing assignment of 5-match series.
  • They chased down the target in excess of 320 with as many as 47 balls to spare. No wonder why the cricket pundits reckon that the entire series would be a cakewalk for the Virat Kohli-led side.
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Shardul Thakur ruled out of the action for seven weeks

  • He was unlucky for not surviving even two overs as a bowler in his debut Test in Hyderabad recently.
  • Shardul Thakur limped off the ground after bowling 10 deliveries, thanks to a right adductor tendon injury, after opening the bowling attack with Umesh Yadav against the Windies.
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Nepal’s Sandeep Lamichhane lands BBL contract with Melbourne Stars

  • Nepal leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane will be joining the Melbourne Stars for the upcoming edition of Australia’s T20 tournament the Big Bash League.
  • The 18-year-old’s stint with the Stars will be divided into two parts.
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Sri Lanka Cricket’s top financial officer arrested on corruption charges

  • Sri Lanka cricket is going through a bad phase, both on and off the field.
  • While the team has failed to impress on the 22 yards for quite some time now, off it, the SLC‘s chief financial officer Wimal Nandika Dissanayake has been arrested in relation to financial misappropriation during the recent home series against South Africa.
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It is difficult to judge a better batsman between Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli: Harbhajan Singh

  • Indian skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma put up an unbelievable show against the Windies in the 1st ODI.
  • While the former registered his 36th ODI century, his partner registered his 20th one.
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Pakistan vs Australia: Chris Lynn confident of his team’s chances in the T20I series

  • Australia lost the two-match Test series against Pakistan by 1-0 in the two-match series.
  • However, the team will be hoping for a change of fortunes when they meet the same opposition in three T20 Internationals starting October 24.
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Shane Warne wants Aaron Finch to captain Australia in all formats

  • With Tim Paine failing to impress as the skipper, legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne feels Aaron Finch should take over the reins in all the three formats of the game for the Kangaroos.
  • The 31-year-old right-hand batsman is already Australia’s T20 captain and is likely to take over as the ODI skipper as well from Paine in the home series against South Africa next month.
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Virat Kohli won’t retire before 40, says his childhood coach

  • It came as a rather big surprise when India’s skipper and superstar batsman Virat Kohli said that he only had ‘a few years left’ in his career ‘to enjoy the sport’.
  • Kohli made the statement after the first ODI between India and the Windies in Guwahati, which the hosts won emphatically.
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AB de Villiers says Virat Kohli is a fantastic captain and his teammates follow him

  • Former South Africa cricketer AB de Villiers was all praises for India skipper Virat Kohli and his leadership in the national side.
  • Ever since he took over the reins from MS Dhoni, Kohli has had a lot of success as a captain in the Team India setup.
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Reports of MS Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir campaigning for BJP in 2019 elections ‘hold no truth’

  • MS Dhoni and Gautam Gambhir, the two Indian cricketers who were instrumental in India’s victory in the final of the 2011 World Cup, made the news for very different reasons.
  • The duo was reportedly lined up to campaign for and be given tickets as candidates by the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) for next year’s Lok Sabha Elections.
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