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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Tim Murtagh
Tim Murtagh. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Tim Murtagh bids goodbye to international cricket

  • Tim Murtagh, the Ireland fast bowler, has announced his retirement from international cricket.
  • The pacer donned the national jersey for the first time in 2012 and his career lasted for seven-and-a-half years.
  • (Read more about the story)

India vs West Indies: Visitors announce squads for the T20I and ODI squads

  • Hope, who had got a place in the team as a cover for Denesh Ramdin, managed to play one game and scored a fifty too.
  • However, he took 46 balls to score his 52 runs and it eventually went in vain as Afghanistan won the game to clinch the series.
  • (Read more about the story)

Simon Taufel tussles to bail out of the Sri Lanka bus-attack trauma in Lahore

  • For Taufel, the occurring has imprinted a scar on his mind, something which he is finding tough to get rid of.
  • It has affected him to such an extent that even the sound of a spoon, hitting the floor, makes him nervous to some extent.
  • (Read more about the story)

Ben Stokes in doubt to bowl again in the second Test against New Zealand

  • It is the last game of the Test series and an important one from the perspective of Joe Root and Co. as they are lagging in the series by 1-0.
  • Ben Stokes underwent surgery of his left knee in 2016 after he sustained an injury while bowling against Sri Lanka.
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After Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid also wants international cricket back in Pakistan

  • Very few countries went to Pakistan to play international matches and there was no Test series during this period.
  • The islanders recently had a successful visit to Pakistan where they played an ODI and T20I series.
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‘Shaheen Afridi was in la-la land at fine leg’ – Wasim Akram criticises Pakistan’s fielding in Adelaide

  • Pakistan and Australia are currently playing at the Adelaide Oval in the second and final game of the two-match Test series.
  • But that never looked the case on Day 1 because the bowlers couldn’t stop the flow of runs and their miseries were compounded with the mishaps on the field.
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Pakistan vs Sri Lanka: Visitors announce a full strength squad for the Test series

  • However, they went on to lose against Australia Down Under in the T20Is despite the experienced players making their comeback.
  • Dimuth Karunaratne, who was the leading scorer in the series against New Zealand, continues to lead the side in Tests.
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‘I am not a big star player who can go and question the PCB or the selectors’- Fawad Alam

  • Time and again we have seen cricketers invest their blood and sweat in domestic cricket day-in-and-day-out, without getting any rewards for the same.
  • They grind and grind and grind into the dust with an unrelenting hope that one day their hard work would materialize.
  • (Read more about the story)

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