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.

Pat Cummins
Pat Cummins. (Photo by SAEED KHAN/AFP /AFP via Getty Images)

‘Pat Cummins is clearly the best bowler in the world’: Tim Paine

  • Tim Paine, the Australian skipper in Test heaped lots of praise for Pat Cummins as the speedster has certainly emerged as the leading pacer for the national side in the last couple of years.
  • There is no doubt about the calibre of the right-hand fast bowler, who is currently ranked as the No.1 Test bowler in the world.
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Reports: IPL 2020 final likely to be played at Motera Stadium in Ahmedabad

  • The 2020 edition of Indian Premier League is just four months away as the fans cannot wait for yet another exciting season of the cricket carnival.
  • The cricket universe bills IPL as the grandest T20 league on the planet not only because of the players that play in the tourney but also because of the huge attendance figures that the IPL games generate.
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‘My goal is to be a part of India’s T20 World Cup 2020 squad’ – Navdeep Saini

  • Navdeep Saini, the young fast bowler recently got his maiden call up from Team India in ODI series against West Indies.
  • Saini was called as the replacement for injured Deepak Chahar ahead of the series decider. The speedster took the full advantage of the opportunity and registered decent bowling figures of 2/ 58 in his debut game.
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Pakistan’s Mohammad Hafeez suspended from bowling in ECB tournaments due to illegal action

  • Veteran Pakistan batting all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez was suspended from bowling in England’s domestic competition on Tuesday after his action was found illegal following an assessment done independently.
  • According to a report that came out in ESPNcricinfo, the 39-year-old off-spinner action was found to be suspicious during a Vitality Blast (T20) match between his county Middlesex against Somerset on August 30.
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Rashid Latif picks Pakistan’s spot-fixing scandal as his favourite cricketing memory of the decade

  • Pakistan cricket spot-fixing scandal shocked the entire cricket fraternity almost a decade ago when certain players of Pakistan’s national cricket team were convicted of taking bribes behind the scenes from a bookmaker identified as Mazhar Majeed.
  • The infamous spot-fixing was intentionally done in a bid to underperform at certain pre-arranged spells during a Test game between England and Pakistan at the Lord’s, London, in August 2010.
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‘Thank you Pakistan for the great hospitality and excellent security’ – Angelo Mathews appreciates the hosts after Test series

  • It was a comprehensive change in their stands in a gap of a few months. A number of Sri Lankan players had decided to not go to Pakistan to play the twin limited over series in September and October because of security concerns.
  • However, the same visitors expressed their satisfaction after playing Pakistan in a two-match Test series this month.
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‘My India isn’t broken’- Harsha Bhogle pens down a strong opinion amid CAA protests

  • Ace cricket commentator and analyst Harsha Bhogle decided to write something other than cricket and his effort received wide recognition.
  • The 58-year-old wrote an emotional post on social media in the light of the ongoing protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act and National Register of Citizens.
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State government reduces Sachin Tendulkar’s security cover, Aditya Thackrey gets an upgrade

  • Sachin Tendulkar, the former batsman is regarded as one of the high-profile sports personalities of India. Hence, his security will also be one of the high priority of the state government.
  • However, in a recent development, his security cover has been reduced after the meeting of the threat perception committee held under the State Government.
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‘Sourav Ganguly will go a long way as the BCCI President’ – Saqlain Mushtaq

  • Sourav Ganguly sent shockwaves all over the cricketing world as he was elected as the new BCCI President after a lengthy period of CoA rule.
  • Ganguly, the former India captain and former Cricket Association of Bengal President will be at the helm for the first time at the top post. He received wishes from everywhere on his appointment.
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Monty Panesar credits ‘pool of quality players’ behind Virat Kohli‘s success as India captain

  • Virat Kohli was announced recently as the captain of Wisden’s Test XI of the decade. This came as a big accolade for the Indian skipper, who became the first to win a Test series in Australia and then went onto win the ODI series in New Zealand and Australia both.
  • He kept the success going by taking the Indian team to the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup.
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Faf du Plessis reveals how he became an instant fan of Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp after meeting him

  • South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis will hope to better his captaincy records in the upcoming Test series against England starting in Centurion on Boxing Day.
  • The veteran cricketer had a terrible tour of India recently where his side lost a three-match series 0-3 with two of those being innings defeats.
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Pat Cummins won’t change his attitude even if you pay him a billion dollars, says Justin Langer

  • Australia seamer Pat Cummins recently bagged a massive deal in the Indian Premier League (IPL) when Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bought him for a whopping Rs 15.5 crore at the auction held in Kolkata last week.
  • Cummins, 26, is the No.1 bowler in Tests and the KKR management believes he will carry his red-ball reputation into the T20 tournament.
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‘Pat Cummins is clearly the best bowler in the world’: Tim Paine

  • Tim Paine, the Australian skipper in Test heaped lots of praise for Pat Cummins as the speedster has certainly emerged as the leading pacer for the national side in the last couple of years.
  • There is no doubt about the calibre of the right-hand fast bowler, who is currently ranked as the No.1 Test bowler in the world.
  • (Read more about the story)

Digvijay Deshmukh, new Mumbai Indians all-rounder, reported for suspect bowling action

  • Digvijay Deshmukh, the right-arm pacer from Maharashtra, recently came to the spotlight when he was picked by Mumbai Indians in IPL auction 2020 at his base price of 20 Lakhs.
  • And, just after getting an IPL contract, he also got an opportunity to make his debut in Ranji Trophy 2019-20.
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