Top Stories: Things that made news in the cricket world today

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli. (Photo by Hagen Hopkins/Getty Images)

Virat Kohli loses no.1 rank, Jasprit Bumrah out of top 10 in the latest ICC Test rankings

  • The latest ICC Test rankings for the batsmen and bowlers have seen seismic changes after India’s huge 10-wicket loss to New Zealand at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.
  • The visitors just couldn’t handle the movement and swing produced by the Kiwi pacers and could only manage 165 and 191 runs on the board in their two innings.
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South Africa rest Faf du Plessis for three-match ODI series against Australia

  • South Africa are currently involved in the T20I series against Australia. The series has taken an interesting turn as the three-match series is currently levelled 1-1.
  • Now, the series decider is scheduled to be played on Wednesday in Cape Town. Meanwhile, Cricket South Africa has announced the squad for the three-match ODI series against Aussies and the board has taken a strong step by resting their former skipper Faf du Plessis.
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Glenn McGrath lauds Ishant Sharma for his comeback

  • The Indian cricket team suffered a humbling defeat against the Kiwis at the Basin Reserve in Wellington where they were outplayed by the Kane Williamson-led New Zealanders in almost every facet of the game.
  • Batting first on what was a greenish track on an opening day, the Indian top-order failed to cope with the conditions on offer and the relentlessness of the hosts bowling attack-led by Trent Boult, Tim Southern, and Kyle Jamieson.
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I’m waiting to see who will break Sachin Tendulkar’s mountain of runs: Inzamam-ul-Haq

  • Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar’s success story is an epitome of what one can achieve when outrageous talent meets relentless work ethics.
  • The teenage prodigy who was earmarked for greatness, right from the day he made his Test debut against Pakistan in 1989, went on to rule the cricketing landscape for the next 24 years.
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‘Teams must have seen endless videos of him’ – John Wright on Jasprit Bumrah’s woeful form post his comeback

  • India of late have not only lost some of their key players to injury but also two of their premier players — captain Virat Kohli and seamer Jasprit Bumrah — have lost their respective forms to leave the team struggling.
  • While Kohli has managed just one fifty in the ongoing tour of New Zealand, Bumrah proved to be ineffective in the ODI series as well as the first Test match in Wellington that the visitors lost by 10 wickets.
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Afghanistan Cricket Board lifts ‘playing’ ban on Mohammad Shahzad

  • The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB), in August 2019, had suspended wicketkeeper-batsman Mohammad Shahzad for breaching the code of conduct.
  • The details of the breach were not made public by the ACB, while Shahzad called it a conspiracy against him.
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Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella lists out his favorite cricketers

  • Individuals, who have watched the sport of cricket, in spite of loving the sport as a whole, have some players whom they love to watch on the field.
  • And, such is the case with the Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft, Satya Nadella, who revealed the names of his favourite cricketers.
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Neil Wagner issues a warning to Virat Kohli ahead of the second Test

  • New Zealand left-arm pacer Neil Wagner is set to return to the playing XI that will take on Virat Kohli’s India in the second Test starting at Hagley Oval in Christchurch on Saturday.
  • The 33-year-old South African-born bowler stood tall among the ruins when New Zealand toured Australia recently by taking 17 wickets in three matches.
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Virat Kohli backs Prithvi Shaw to come good in the second Test

  • Indian batting was at its worse during the first Test match against New Zealand at the Basin Reserve in Wellington.
  • The visitors, who are the no.1 ranked team in the ICC Test rankings and in the ICC World Test Championship points table, were bowled out for 165 and 191 runs in two innings, as they lost the match by a whopping 10-wicket margin.
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Dhoni was a bowler’s captain: Pragyan Ojha

  • One of the biggest legacies of former Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni- apart from being the only skipper in the world to win each of the three ICC Trophies- is the way he used to use, guide his bowlers whenever the latter is put under the pump.
  • Dhoni’s penchant for giving the bowlers a piece of his mind and experience to them is something that sets him apart.
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I wanted to get fit because people were calling me over-weight even after I scored big runs: Azam Khan

  • Azam Khan, the right-handed young batsman and son of former Pakistan cricketer Moin Khan hit the headlines with his sublime hitting against Islamabad United and Karachi Kings that helped his team Quetta Gladiators in winning the games.
  • Now, the young lad has opened up telling about the reason behind his significant rise in the form with the bat. And, how he has improved as a cricketer in the recent past.
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Samit Dravid’s batting heroics propel his team to semi-final in KSCA BTR Shield U14 tournament

  • Rahul Dravid’s son Samit Dravid has got a marvellous future ahead.
  • The ever-so-talented cricketer has proved time and again that he is capable of producing match-winning cameos.
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Cricket Australia announce 14-man squad for New Zealand ODIs

  • Australia and New Zealand are currently busy with their ongoing assignments against South Africa and India respectively.
  • Post that, New Zealand will fly to Australia to play three ODIs and an equal number of T20Is.
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Family is important for everybody, but the country is more important: BCB Chief’s message to Mushfiqur Rahim

  • Bangladesh Cricket Board’s Chief, Nazmul Hassan, has opened up on Mushfiqur Rahim’s withdrawal from the tour of Pakistan and came out to tell that he wants Rahim to go and join the rest of the team in Pakistan for the remainder of the tour.
  • When the BCB had announced the team for the tour, Rahim had withdrawn his name and had said that he did not want to tour Pakistan.
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