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.

Jasprit Bumrah
Jasprit Bumrah. (Photo by RANDY BROOKS/AFP/Getty Images)

Virender Sehwag predicts the winner of World Test Championship

  • The ICC World Test Championship kicked off on August 1 with the first Ashes Test at Edgbaston.
  • India had their first match under the championship against the West Indies in Antigua which they won comprehensively by 318 runs.
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Jasprit Bumrah breaks into the top 10 in the ICC Test bowlers’ rankings

  • Ben Stokes’s heroics to win England the Headingley Test have taken him to No.2 on the MRF Tyres ICC Test Rankings for All-rounders.
  • Jasprit Bumrah has also made it into the top 10 in Tests in bowlers’ rankings after his five-wicket haul in the second innings against the Windies in Antigua.
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West Indies veteran Cecil Wright to retire from cricket at the age of 85

  • The West Indian pacer has been around since the time of Gary Sobers, Wes Hall, Garfield Sobers and Sir Vivian Richards.
  • Wright has outdone such greats of the game by longevity and has now finally decided to call time on his illustrious career at the age of 85.
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Windies vs India: Syed Kirmani wants Wriddhiman Saha to replace Rishabh Pant in Jamaica Test

  • Wriddhiman Saha, who was India’s regular Test keeper after MS Dhoni hung his boots, recently made his international comeback.
  • However, the Bengal cricketer was earlier picked in the squad for the Test series versus the Windies that the visitors are leading 1-0.
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Tamil Nadu captain Dinesh Karthik eyes success in Vijay Hazare Trophy

  • Before becoming a regular feature in the Indian team in the last couple of years, Dinesh Karthik was busy representing his state side Tamil Nadu.
  • Time and again, Karthik has reiterated his desire to propel Tamil Nadu to the pinnacle.
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Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium to be renamed as Arun Jaitley Cricket Stadium

  • It is Jaitley who is credited for renovating the stadium, one of the oldest in India, into a modern venue during his stint as the president of the DDCA.
  • Jaitley was appointed as the president of the body in which he served for 14 years.
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Sri Lanka vs New Zealand: Dimuth Karunaratne to present his motorbike to his brother

  • Dimuth Karunaratne has been an inspirational figure for Sri Lanka cricket of late. The southpaw was one of the Islanders’ leading run-scorers in the 2019 World Cup.
  • He was making his ODI comeback after a long gap and was made the captain.
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Fake Facebook profile takes former Indian cricketer Sandeep Patil by surprise

  • Fake accounts on social media platforms- Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and many others- have become a rather common phenomenon.
  • This time around, it was Sandeep Patil, the former Indian cricketer, who got targeted.
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