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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Windies Test team
Windies Test team. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)

Windies vs India: Hosts announce 13-man squad for the second Test

  • The West Indies are yet to win a single game against India in the ongoing full-fledged tour at home.
  • They have lost the T20I series 0-3 and ODI series 0-2 and are trailing 0-1 in the two-Test series which is also part of the world championship.
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Ashes 2019: Steve Smith not worried about Jofra Archer’s bouncers

  • Australia may be still smarting from the heartbreaking defeat in the third Test against England at Leeds, Headingley in the ongoing Ashes 2019.
  • Despite road rolling England for 67 runs in the first innings and setting them a target of 359 runs to chase with two days remaining, Australia fancied their chances of retaining the Ashes, until they ran into Ben Stokes, whose Ian Botham like performance handed the home side series leveling win.
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Sri Lanka spinner Ajantha Mendis announces retirement from all forms of cricket

  • Sri Lanka’s mystery spinner Ajantha Mendis has decided to bring curtains down on his cricketing career.
  • He is aged 34 and could’ve played for a few more years but not getting picked for the national team must have left him disappointed.
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Ashes 2019: Australia rest seven players from Leeds Test for tour game against Derbyshire

  • The Ashes rivals take a pause after their riveting third Test match at Leeds, Headingley, last week in which England snatched a one-wicket victory coming from nowhere.
  • The victory saw the hosts levelling the intensely fought series 1-1 with two games still to go.
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Shane Warne feels Nathan Lyon has chances of bettering his tally of 708 Test wickets

  • Two bowlers in the history of Test cricket have taken over 700 wickets with the better of the two reaching a tally of 800.
  • Not many have a realistic chance of bettering these two tallies of former Sri Lanka off-spinner Muttiah Muralidharan and Australia leg-spinner Shane Warne.
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England players in dressing room were in superstition mode as Stokes produced miracle, reveals James Anderson

  • Veteran England pacer James Anderson might have missed out from being part of his team’s thrilling win over Australia in the third Ashes Test at Leeds on Sunday but he did not miss the opportunity to remain a close spectator.
  • England were virtually written off from the game after they were bowled out for 67 in the first innings but a massive knock from Ben Stokes in the second innings (135 not out) saw the Three Lions pulling off a one-wicket victory with Stokes adding 76 runs with No.11 Jack Leach.
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Senior BCCI officials not happy with CoA helping Rahul Dravid in conflict of interest case

  • There are signs of discords in the Indian cricket board again. The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) Ethics Officer DK Jain asked National Cricket Academy (NCA) chief Rahul Dravid recently to depose before him next month over the Conflict of Interest allegations brought against him.
  • The Committee of Administrators (CoA), however, has decided that the former cricketer’s case will be handled by the board’s own lawyers.
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India vs South Africa: MS Dhoni unlikely for T20I series; selectors seeking three keeping options

  • The retirement story of Mahendra Singh Dhoni may be temporarily out of focus but not settled yet.
  • And it is likely to come up with India gearing up for their next bilateral series, which is at home.
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Kotla should have been renamed after Arun Jaitley when he was alive: Gautam Gambhir

  • While opinions were divided over the decision to rename the Feroz Shah Kotla Ground in Delhi after the late BJP leader Arun Jaitley, former India cricketer Gautam Gambhir backed the move.
  • The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) recently decided to rename the century-old venue after Jaitley who passed away a few days ago after a prolonged illness.
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Few Sri Lanka cricketers not keen on travelling to Pakistan

  • It was a decade ago that the Sri Lankan national cricket team came under a terror attack during their tour to Pakistan.
  • The situation was so grave that the visiting cricketers had to be airlifted from the ground in Lahore to safety.
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I have to always keep my glasses clean, says ‘village cricketer’ Jack Leach

  • The cricketing world was left impressed with Ben Stokes’ phenomenal unbeaten century that won England the third Test of the ongoing Ashes at Leeds by one wicket.
  • The victory not only helped the hosts to stay alive in the series as they leveled it 1-1 but also muster 24 crucial points in the World Test Championship.
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IPL 2019: BCCI reveals eye-popping salaries received by umpires and match referees

  • It would not be very wrong to say that the Indian Premier League has given all the individuals associated with the game a big opportunity to earn big in a short span of time.
  • Started in 2008, the IPL has achieved unprecedented success and is growing stronger with each passing season.
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Haven’t gotten enough chances, laments Shan Masood

  • Shan Masood, the Pakistan left-handed batsman, made his debut way back in 2013. But he has been in and out of the team.
  • In 15 Tests and five ODIs, his average is in the 20s, something which shows that he hasn’t lived up to potential in the limited chances.
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“Leave him alone”- Syed Kirmani on MS Dhoni’s retirement talks

  • MS Dhoni’s retirement talks have been grabbing the headlines for quite a while now.
  • Most of the people from experts to commoners have had their say on whether it’s time for the veteran to call it a day from the sport or not.
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With Sanjay Bangar’s exit, Bharat Arun set to become No.2 in Team India coaching set-up

  • The coaching crew of the Indian national team has seen a change recently as a number of names got renewed contracts.
  • While head coach Ravi Shastri got his second stint that will continue till 2021, bowling coach Bharat Arun also survived.
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Ashes 2019: The not-so-exotic relationship between Tim Paine and the DRS

  • At the Headingley in Leeds, Ben Stokes helped England snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.
  • Australia can consider themselves unlucky as Stokes was visibly out to a delivery from Nathan Lyon.
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