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

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

Here are all the top news stories from the day.

Prab Simran Singh (R), cousin of AnmolPreet Singh
Prab Simran Singh (R), cousin of Punjab batsman AnmolPreet Singh (L). (Photo Source: TOI)

Pavan Shah wants to follow the footsteps of MS Dhoni as an Indian captain

  • 18-year-old Pavan Shah’s career has changed from obscurity to stardom in a space of one and half months. The India U19 toured Sri Lanka for a couple of youth Tests and five One-Dayers and the dynamic youngster latched on to the opportunities with both hands. He couldn’t quite deliver in the first Test in Colombo but came into his own in the second encounter in Hambantota.
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IPL has no negative impact on Test cricket, a study proves

  • Ever since the inception of the Indian Premier League (IPL), a reasonable number of people have blamed it for hampering the future of Test cricket. Many feel the format has made the batsmen impatient and declined their defensive technique and more importantly, the interest of the fans dipped from the longest format. However, after a recent study conducted by a professor of the Kolkata University, the other prejudices may well be put to rest.

England star doubtful for the fourth Test against India

  • England will come into to the fourth Test in Southampton on the back of a massive defeat in the third Test. After winning the first two Tests, England lost the balance in the third game right from the toss to give away the game to Team India. The series is now 2-1 in England’s favour.
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We have been able to learn a great deal from James Anderson: Mohammed Shami

  • Indian speedster Mohammed Shami sounded delighted by the way the pacers have performed thus far. However, he credited James Anderson for exemplifying the art of fast-bowling. The Lancashire-born pacer currently is the leading wicket-taker of the series (17) and is seven wickets shy of becoming the fast-bowler with the most number of Test wickets, surpassing Glenn McGrath.
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Grass cover to welcome India at The Ageas Bowl?

  • The fourth Test is scheduled to be played from August 30 to September 3 in Southampton and both sides have all to play for. While India need a victory to stay in contention for a series victory, the hosts can’t afford another goof-up as it can land them in deep water going into the fifth and final Test at the KIA Oval. Meanwhile, England have reportedly dished out a green-strip at the Ageas Bowl.
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Graham Gooch picks Sachin Tendulkar, Wasim Akram for his all-time XI

  • Former England captain Graham Gooch on August 27 came up with his all-time XI and he has included Indian and Pakistani legends – Sachin Tendulkar and Wasim Akram – respectively, in his side. The 65-year-old revealed his choice through the official Youtube channel of the Lord’s Cricket Ground.
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Virat Kohli will be one of India’s best captains in days to come, feels Virender Sehwag

  • India will take on England in the fourth Test at the Ageas Bowl starting August 30 and skipper Virat Kohli will look forward to adding to his impressive Test captaincy record. Kohli surpassed Sourav Ganguly after winning the third Test at Trent Bridge to become India’s second-most successful Test captain and former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag feels the 29-year-old will be regarded as one of India’s best captains in days to come.
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India have relaxed net sessions ahead of Southampton Test

  • Tuesday saw the playing surface featuring a coat of green although that could vanish soon. And there is little chance that India will play as many as five quicks in Southampton in a quest to level the series. According to one of India’s main fast bowlers, Mohammad Shami, it is unlikely that India will go for an all-pace attack.
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Anmolpreet Singh’s cousin Prab Simran Singh finds a place in the India U19 team for the Asia Cup

  • The Punjab wicket-keeper batsman is also the cousin of Punjab’s dynamic batsman Anmolpreet Singh and he started playing the game only by watching his elder cousin’s passion for the sport. The junior’s edition of the upcoming tournament will be starting from September 29 in Dhaka.
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Simon Taufel resigns from Cricket Australia’s Head of Umpiring post

  • Regarded as one of the best umpires of his times, Australian Simon Taufel has tendered resignation from the post of Cricket Australia’s (CA) Head of Umpiring citing personal reasons and it was learned that the 47-year-old’s decision was abrupt. The official took a leave last week and will not join work till his contract ends on August 31.
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Bangladesh spin consultant Sunil Joshi not to accompany team for Asia Cup

  • Joshi was hired by Bangladesh ahead of their home series against Australia in August last year after Sri Lankan Ruwan Kalpage left the job. They also tried to get former Australian leg-spinner Stuart McGill but the latter declined citing illness that’s when they roped in Joshi.
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Jasprit Bumrah’s ‘quirky’ action seems to be a headache for Jos Buttler and England

  • He spewed venom in the second innings and picked up his second five-wicket haul in Test cricket. The Three Lions were making a comeback on the backs of a 169-run stand between Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes. However, Bumrah took charge with the second new ball and wreaked havoc by making inroads into the lower half of the formidable English batting lineup.
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England vs India: Aakash Chopra feels that the momentum is with the visitors going into the fourth Test match

  • The cricketer turned analyst expressed his point of view on the most trending talk doing rounds in the cricketing world, is whether the Virat Kohli-led team will be able to emulate the feat only achieved by the Australian team under the captaincy of Sir Don Bradman, when they came back to win the series after being 2-0 down initially.
  • Aakash admitted that winning the series from this point is a huge task for the visitors. He also mentioned that England cannot be ruled out in this series only due to their poor performance in the third Test match, as they are still leading the series with a 2-1 margin.
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Ravichandran Ashwin fit to play the Southampton Test

  • Virat Kohli and his men still have plenty of work to do in the next two games in order to keep themselves in contention for a series victory. Last time around in 2014, India lost their match at the very venue and would be hoping to turn their fortunes around. Meanwhile, it has been learned that off-break bowler Ravichandran Ashwin has been deemed fit to play the next match as per reports.
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Jadeja should be included in 4th Test if Ashwin is unfit, feels Mohinder Amarnath

  • Ravichandran Ashwin has been bowling well for India in the ongoing Test series versus England but his injury sustained in the third Test in Nottingham has put a question mark on his appearance in the fourth Test in Southampton. Former Indian cricketer Mohinder Amarnath is of the opinion that left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja should be included in the playing XI if the off-spinner is declared unfit for the crucial match starting August 30. India are trailing 1-2 in the series.
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Windies tour of India schedule and squad announced

  • The Windies team will tour India for two Tests, five One-Day Internationals and three T20 Internationals. The schedule of the same was announced today along with the 15-man Test squad of the visiting team. Things get underway with the Test series that starts on October 4 in Rajkot, the second Test will be hosted in Hyderabad.
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