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.

Natasa Stankovic and Hardik Pandya
Natasa Stankovic and Hardik Pandya. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Reports: Hardik Pandya set to take his relationship with Natasa Stankovic one step forward

  • Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya is one of the most trending cricketers going around.
  • From being on the news for wrong reasons, turning the match around on its head or his link-ups with several Bollywood ladies, the 26-year old keeps coming in the reports.
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Sri Lanka to travel Pakistan for two-match Test series in December this year

  • Sri Lanka visited Pakistan for three ODIs and as many T20 Internationals recently. The tour though was marred with top Sri Lanka players backing out citing security concerns.
  • Though the islanders lost the 50-over tussle, they went on to whitewash the home side in the shortest format.
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Bangladesh batsman Tamim Iqbal opts out of India tour

  • Tamim Iqbal, the ace Bangladesh batsman, has pulled out from the tour of India.
  • The same is because his wife, Ayesha Siddiqa, is expecting their second child later in November.
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BCB set to take legal action against ace all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan

  • Bangladesh cricket recently recovered from a tumultuous phase after the players ended their strike of not playing the sport.
  •  It was after the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) accepted their demands. Shakib Al Hasan was mostly in charge from the players’ side and was supported by senior players.
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Sharing dressing rooms with Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers was very precious for me, says Shivam Dube

‘Finisher’ Alex Carey desires to be Australia’s MS Dhoni

  • Alex Carey, who hit the spotlight with his performance in World Cup 2019 where he scored 375 runs at an average of 62.50, is a new star in the making for Australia in limited-overs.
  • The young cricketer was given the responsibility to stand behind the stumps in the mega-event.
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Cricket West Indies unveil home fixtures for next three years

  • The West Indies had a good beginning to the year when they beat a strong England in Tests at home.
  • They also picked some super performers in their squad for the ICC World Cup in England and Wales in May-July but after thumping Pakistan in the first game, the Caribbeans could win only one more game – against Afghanistan.
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Every Test match, they bat first, they score 500, they declare when it’s dark: Faf du Plessis

  • As a captain who is at the twilight of his career, Faf du Plessis is not having a good time on the ground.
  • The World Cup in England saw Du Plessis ending as one of the worst-performing captains as the Proteas ended seventh out of 10 teams.
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CCB arrests Bengaluru Blasters bowling coach and batsman for match-fixing in KPL 2018

  • Karnataka Premier League (KPL), an Indian T20 tournament was reportedly hit with alleged charges of match-fixing and last month a famous KPL drummer Bhavesh Bafna was arrested by CCB  (Central Criminal Branch) police for acting as a medium between bookies and KPL players.
  • Now, CCB has churned out some more grot that is having connections with the match-fixing. In further inquiry now police have come up with two more arrests.
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Sourav Ganguly taking over as BCCI president is a win-win for Indian cricket: Ravi Shastri

  • Sourav Ganguly, the retired Indian batsman, recently became the second Indian captain in 65 years to be crowned as the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
  • The news came to the fore after Union Minister Anurag Thakur put forth his name in an unofficial meeting at the Trident in Mumbai.
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I look at current captains like Kane Williamson and Virat Kohli: Babar Azam

  • All eyes will be on Babar Azam when Pakistan travel to Australia for the T20I and Test series next month.
  • Pakistan will play three T20Is and a couple of Tests against the team from Down Under. The tough assignment will kickstart Babar Azam’s career as a T20I captain.
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For Sanju Samson, the bigger dream is to play World Cup and win it for India

  • Kerala wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson made his India debut in 2015 when he had played in a T20I against Zimbabwe in Harare but did not get to play in a game again.
  • The dashing cricketer made his way back into the national squad as he was picked for the three-match T20I series against Bangladesh scheduled next month.
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Jasprit Bumrah in ‘auto-heal’ mode; to be assessed after Diwali

  • While Indian bowlers had a happy time demolishing South Africa in a three-match Test series at home recently, one of the members of India’s pace battery was absent.
  • Jasprit Bumrah, arguably the country’s best paceman at the moment, missed the party because of back stress that ruled him out of the series just before it began.
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Why are people in a hurry to see him off? – Ravi Shastri on MS Dhoni

  • MS Dhoni’s retirement has now become a day-to-day talk.
  • Every time India‘s limited-overs squad is announced, a question about him is asked to the chief selector MSK Prasad who reiterates the same statement of ‘moving on’.
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Ravi Ashwin risks being fined for wearing a helmet with BCCI logo in Vijay Hazare Trophy final

  • The Tamil Nadu team management tried an innovative move by sending senior cricketer Ravi Ashwin at No.3 in the Vijay Hazare Trophy final against Karnataka at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Friday.
  • Ashwin though could not score more than eight in 13 balls, but he caught the eyes for some other reason.
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