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.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. (Photo by DAVID ROWLAND / AFP) (Photo by DAVID ROWLAND/AFP via Getty Images)

New Zealand vs India: Rohit Sharma takes stunning catch to dismiss dangerous Martin Guptill

  • India had less than a week’s time to adjust to the windy conditions of New Zealand after beating Australia in the three-ODI series at home.
  • Veteran Martin Guptill and Colin Munro opened the hosts’ innings and they put up 80 runs in less than eight overs to set up a strong foundation.
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New Zealand vs India: Umpires fail to notice Manish Pandey’s fake fielding attempt in Auckland

  • New Zealand and India are currently fighting it out in in the first of the five-match T20I series in Auckland.
  • One of them came from Manish Pandey during the innings even as he tried to bluff the batsmen with an imaginary throw after the mis-field.
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Pakistan have players who can become better than Virat Kohli: Abdul Razzaq

  • Former Pakistan all-rounder Abdul Razzaq has been in news due to his comments regarding Indian players and Indian cricket.
  • Razzaq acknowledged the fact that Kohli is a fantastic batsman but also claimed that even Pakistan has the capability of producing players like him.
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Reports: Ajit Agarkar emerges front-runner to replace MSK Prasad as the national selector

  • Former India bowling all-rounder Ajit Agarkar on Friday entered the fray for the national selector’s job and is a frontrunner for the post of the committee’s chairman.
  • He was a wicket-taking bowler in his playing days even though proved to be expensive at times.
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Virat Kohli retains his No.1 position in ICC Test batsmen rankings

  • But the Indian magician has retained his top spot in the ICC Test rankings in the latest release.
  • He then led the Indian team to Test series wins over South Africa and Bangladesh at home.
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Former IPL chairman Rajiv Shukla backs Virat Kohli on tight scheduling, slams BCCI and CoA

  • Virat Kohli stirred a hornet’s nest while addressing the press on the eve of the first T20I between India and New Zealand in Auckland.
  • India registered a six-wicket win over New Zealand in the first T20I as Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul hit half-centuries in a chase of 204 runs.
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