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.

Simon Taufel and MS Dhoni
Simon Taufel and MS Dhoni. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

‘I need a holiday’ – Simon Taufel reveals how MS Dhoni stumped him with his response after being warned for slow over-rate

  • MS Dhoni fondly known as ‘Captain Cool‘ is known for his great temperament and tremendous composure.
  • He has one of the finest cricketing minds and is often hailed as an incredible strategy thinker.
  • There have been many instances in the past where Dhoni has bowled everyone with his presence of mind on the cricket field.
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‘500 Test wickets is no joke’- Yuvraj Singh pleads fans to cheer Stuart Broad for the milestone

  • Back in 2007, England fast bowler Stuart Broad didn’t have a whole lot of experience at the highest level.
  • The speedster was a part of the national team in the T20 World Cup in  South Africa.
  • But the tournament turned out to be a bit of a nightmare for him. During one of the games against India at the Kingsmead in Durban, Yuvraj Singh picked the bones out of him.
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‘In the 20-member squad, there are 22 pacers’ – Shoaib Akhtar questions Pakistan team management

  • Former Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar questions the Pakistan team management for picking up a plethora of fast bowlers in the nation’s 20-member squad for the Test series against England.
  • The Pakistan cricket team is scheduled to play a three-match Test and T20I series against England in a biosecure bubble from August 5 to September 1.
  • The Rawalpindi Express said that they would have to wait to see if the Pakistan team would follow an aggressive or defensive approach against the English team.
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Sky Sports pick all-time England-West Indies Test XI featuring James Anderson, Curtly Ambrose

  • During the fourth day of the third and final Test at Old Trafford, rain hampered the play and the Sky Sports Cricket Debate team decided to utilize the time and make their all-time combined XI from the 57-year history of the Wisden Trophy.
  • The panel featured former England players Dominic Cork and Lydia Greenway, former West Indies fast bowling great Courtney Walsh and host and former England batsman Mark Butcher.
  • Both West Indies and England have had a rich history since the inception of the sport. Each panellist had to choose a spinner, a wicketkeeper, and at least four players from each side.
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Pakistan team’s jersey features Shahid Afridi Foundation logo for England tour

  • Apart from many controversies that have dented the image of Pakistan cricket, the nation in itself still has been able to maintain the status of a popular team in the cricketing circle.
  • Popularity has always attracted sponsors in this game and Pakistan has never struggled on that front for quite a long time.But today’s time doesn’t look good as many teams and their cricket boards are dealing with an adverse financial crisis.
  • Pakistan are no different and has been facing the problem of getting a good sponsor which can fetch good dividends for the PCB and in the way generate some good facilities for its cricketers.
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You don’t need ‘c’ next to your name to be a leader: David Warner on taking over SRH captaincy

  • ‘The Reverend’ of the Australian team, David Warner says it’s great to be back and leading after he was given the reigns of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League.
  • He is all geared up to lead SRH to IPL 2020 glory which is to be held in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) later this year following a delay and disruption in the schedule of the much-anticipated tournament amid the coronavirus pandemic.
  • The left-handed dynamite was named as the Sunrisers captain earlier this year in February taking reigns from Williamson who led the side in the 2018 and 2019 seasons.
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IPL 2012 Champion and domestic veteran Rajat Bhatia announces retirement from all forms

  • Staunch domestic player Rajat Bhatia has hung up his boots from the International cricket after serving the game for long 20 years.
  • He was also the member of 2012 IPL Champion team of Kolkata Knight Riders. He played 112 first-class games and smashed 17 centuries and 50 half-centuries.
  • His last First-class game came against Mizoram in January 2019 where he led Uttarakhand to a win by an innings and 56 runs.
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Stuart Broad climbs to third place in the latest ICC Test rankings for bowlers

  • Stuart Broad has progressed seven places to reach the third position among bowlers in the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Test Player Rankings after a stellar show in the final Test against the West Indies, which England won by 269 runs to clinch the three-match series 2-1.
  • The formerly top-ranked bowler, who finished with a match haul of 10 for 67 during which he touched the milestone of 500 Test wickets, has reached his best since August 2016 when too he was third.
  • Broad has also gained seven places with the bat after his 62 off 45 balls in the first innings.
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Sachin Tendulkar didn’t know how to convert hundreds into 200s and 300s: Kapil Dev

  • Sachin Tendulkar, the name itself is enough for living a profoundly acclaimed God-like character for many in the cricketing world.
  • The master blaster, who has an abundance of followers and can still send chills if he steps into the cricket field even now, has very less critics.
  • With 100 International centuries and over 34,000 international runs, there are very few records on which Sachin hasn’t registered his name. He is the inspiration for many budding international cricketers.
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India has the bowling attack to rattle Australian batting line-up even with Warner and Smith: Gautam Gambhir

  • India had won a four-Test series in Australia 2-1 in 2018-19.
  • However, the Australian side was without the likes of David Warner and Steve Smith, who were away from the game serving a ban for their involvement in the infamous ball-tampering scandal.
  • However, post their return to international cricket, both Warner and Smith have delivered exemplary performances for Australia.
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