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 stole the limelight today.

Sreesanth
Sreesanth. (Photo Source: Twitter)

S Sreesanth reveals in detail the aftereffects of spot-fixing scandal

  • Among the several controversies in S Sreesanth’s career was the Indian Premier League (IPL spot-fixing scandal.
  • It happened in the sixth season of the IPL in 2013 and Sreesanth along with Ankeet Chavan, and Ajit Chandila were arrested by the Delhi police’s anti-corruption unit as a result handed a life ban by the BCCI.
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Ranji Trophy 2018-19: Yuvraj Singh set to take part in next three matches

  • Indian all-rounder Yuvraj Singh hasn’t had the best of times in his cricketing career of late.
  • He last played competitive cricket, representing Punjab in the previous edition of the Vijay Hazare Trophy.
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Hobart Hurricanes rope in India vice-captain Smriti Mandhana for WBBL 4

  • Smriti Mandhana, who had a decent outing in the Women’s World T20 in the Caribbeans recently, has been signed by Hobart Hurricanes for the fourth edition of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) starting December 1.
  • The Hurricanes will take on Perth Scorchers in an away encounter on the opening day of the tournament.
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Bangladesh vs Windies: BCB announces 13-man squad for Dhaka Test

  • Bangladesh’s Test campaign against Windies got off to an impressive start as the hosts brushed aside the Caribbean team by 64 runs at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury in Chittagong to take a 1-0 lead in the two-match series.
  • Left-handed batsman Mominul Haque scored a masterful century to take Bangladesh into the ascendancy on the first day of the encounter itself.
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Wasim Jaffer’s nephew Armaan makes a comeback in the Mumbai Ranji Trophy squad

  • Armaan Jaffer, the 20-year-old nephew of the Indian domestic cricket giant, Wasim, was recalled for Mumbai’s next Ranji Trophy encounter with Gujarat starting at the Wankhede Stadium on Wednesday.
  • Armaan’s return was all the more facilitated by his recent triple hundred scored against Saurashtra for Mumbai U23 side at the same venue. The youngster has played three Ranji Trophy matches so far and all of them were in the 2016 season.
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India, Australia and England players make rapid gains after stellar displays at the Women’s World T20 2018

  • Captain Harmanpreet Kaur leads a bunch of India batters making notable advances in the ICC Women’s T20I Player Rankings while players from Australia and England have unsurprisingly made rapid gains in the latest update following the ICC Women’s World T20 2018.
  • Kaur, who was the second highest run-maker during the 10-team event after Australia opener Alyssa Healy, has gained three slots to reach the third position.
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Sri Lanka to tour Scotland for two ODIs ahead of the 2019 World Cup

  • Sri Lanka will travel to Scotland for two ODIs before their all-important trip to England and Wales for the 2019 World Cup.
  • The team which is currently struggling to make a mark in international cricket will play the two ODIs on May 18 and May 21 – with the venues yet to be announced.
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Australia vs India: Ricky Ponting answers Australia’s playing XI question for the 1st Test

  • After the three-match T20I series ended 1-1, the focus now shifts to the four-Test series starting between the two teams in Adelaide from December 6.
  • India have not beaten Australia in a Test series on their soil ever since they first toured that country in 1947-48 and have only drawn them thrice so far.
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Ricky Ponting picks the Indian bowling attack for the Test series

  • After the T20Is, the Indian team will now play Australia in a four-match Test series starting December 6 at the Adelaide Oval.
  • While the visiting team is considered the favourites to win the series, they still have to work on figuring the best playing XI.
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It was not sledging, says Steve Waugh on his banter with Parthiv Patel in 2004

  • India and Australia have always shared some heated moments during the action in the middle, especially the Test series.
  • While many remember the way Virat Kohli had pummeled Mitchell Johnson four years ago, very few would’ve forgotten the amazing incident between Parthiv Patel and Steve Waugh way back in 2004.
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For the first time in a 20 year long career, I felt deflated, depressed and let down: Mithali Raj

  • Mithali Raj’s exit from the Indian T20I team is stirring out more controversy as days pass by.
  • The senior cricketer along with captain Harmanpreet Kaur and Ramesh Powar were summoned by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).
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Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali to return to Somerset for 2019 season

  • Experienced Pakistan batsman Azhar Ali is set to return to English county side Somerset as an overseas player for the next season, the club announced on November 26.
  • He will be available for the entire County Championship and Royal London One-Day Cup campaigns during his 2019 stint.
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Pakistan vs New Zealand: PCB announces the 15-man squad for the third Test

  • After a shocking defeat in Abu Dhabi, Pakistan came back strongly to level the series in Dubai in the three-match Test rubber against New Zealand.
  • They stunned the Kiwis with an overwhelming show thanks to Yasir Shah who picked 14 wickets in the match.
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BPL 2019: Steve Smith to turn out for Comilla Victorians

  • Comilla Victorians had a decent season in the 2017 edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL). They finished atop the league table with nine victories from 12 matches.
  • However, they lost against Comilla Victorians in the second qualifier at Sher-E-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur.
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