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.

Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Australia vs India: Ricky Ponting wants Matthew Wade to be included for the fourth Test

  • Australia’s batting is in tatters more than ever.
  • The ongoing series against India has only called for the alarm bells to ring and wield the axe to make some hard calls.
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Former England skipper Alastair Cook set to be knighted on New Year’s Eve

  • Former England skipper Alastair Cook has been given a knighthood in the New Year Honours list following his retirement from international cricket.
  • Cook retired from the game earlier this year after the five-match series against India at home.
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Andrew Strauss’ wife Ruth passes away at 46 after battling ‘rare’ lung cancer

  • The former England captain Andrew Strauss’ wife Ruth Strauss passed away on Saturday after battling with the lung cancer.
  • Strauss himself confirmed the news by releasing a statement of her death.
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Team India hurt following Kerry O’Keeffe’s racial comments on the players

  • The ongoing Test series between Australia and India has been the talk of the town due to the off-field controversies as well.
  • Interestingly, none of the team players are involved in this as the former Australian cricketer Kerry O’Keeffe’s comments have come under the scanner.
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Shoaib Akhtar opines on the sarcastic criticism of Sarfraz Ahmed promoting ‘Zero’

  • Pakistan are International Cricket Council’s (ICC) number-one ranked T20I team as they have won 11 consecutive series’ in the format under the leadership of Sarfraz Ahmed.
  • However, the Pakistan captain has had a tough time as far as the other two formats of cricket, especially Test cricket.
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Jasprit Bumrah’s specialty is his uniqueness: India bowling coach Bharat Arun

  • With a couple of Australian wickets to pick, India are currently on the brink of their second victory in their four-match Test series at the iconic MCG.
  • After Pat Cummins turned up with a six-wicket haul, India declared their second innings on 106 and set a colossal target of 399 for Tim Paine and Co to track.
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Adam Griffith states England would be “silly” to not pick Jofra Archer for the World Cup

  • Jofra Archer is one of the most lethal bowlers going around in the limited-overs circuit today.
  • Archer remains one of the hottest properties in the franchise cricket all over the globe today.
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MS Dhoni and Anil Kumble weigh in their opinion on the fast bowlers to be rested in the IPL

  • With the next World Cup set to be played not very long after the conclusion of the Indian Premier League (IPL), the cricketing world is divided into two halves.
  • There is little denying the fact that the IPL does not let the players recover from fatigue due to its busy schedule and the travel associated with it.
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Harsha Bhogle names his Test XI of the year

  • The ongoing year, which will end in a couple of days, witnessed quite a few riveting Test matches.
  • The fans could not have asked for a better series to kickstart the year as the World number one Test side India travelled to South Africa who were breathing down their neck in the ICC rankings.
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Jasprit Bumrah ‘Virat Kohli of Indian bowling’, says Aakash Chopra

  • Indian pacer Jasprit Bumrah gave India’s winning quest in the ongoing Test series in Australia a big push on Day 3 of the third Test in Melbourne by seriously rattling the hosts.
  • The skiddy bowler, still in his first year of Test cricket, took 6 wickets for only 33 runs to see India bowling Australia out for 151 in response to their 443 for 7 declared.
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