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

All the news stories that hogged the headlines today.

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Jasprit Bumrah gets back to top 10 in Test bowlers’ rankings’

  • The New Zealand team destroyed the aura of an invincible Indian team in the ongoing ICC World Test Championship, as they handed them a Test series defeat by the margin of 0-2.
  • This was Virat Kohli’s first whitewash as a Test captain for India since taking over from MS Dhoni in 2015. India lost the first Test in Wellington by 10 wickets, while were beaten by 7 wickets in Christchurch.
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Hardik Pandya sizzles with a 37-ball century in DY Patil T20 tournament

  • Hardik Pandya has been grappled with injuries in the last few months. He last played for India in September 2019 in a T20I against South Africa after which he underwent surgery over an acute lower-back injury.
  • While he was due to return for India A’s New Zealand tour and then subsequently to the national team, the all-rounder didn’t regain full fitness in time.
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ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup gives GDP 350 million boost to UK economy

  • The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 generated a total economic impact to the UK of more than GBP 350 million. The findings of an economic impact and benefits analysis carried out on behalf of the ICC by
  • The Sports Consultancy show that the tournament generated almost GBP 350 million of economic impact through additional money spent in the host economy by event visitors and organisers as well as business to business supplier contracts and broader consumer spend.
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Joe Root aims at finishing in top-2 of the Test championship following India’s defeat to New Zealand

  • The first cycle of the inaugural ICC Test championship [2019-2021] is beginning to heat up with every game having bearing on the overall makeup of the points table.
  • Each side is playing a maximum of six series- three home and three away- where a total of 120 points are up for grabs irrespective of the length of the rubber.
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Kapil Dev suggests weakened eyesight and reflexes reason behind Virat Kohli’s recent failures

  • Indian captain Virat Kohli is not having a good outing in international cricket with the bat or as captain against the New Zealand team.
  • First, his team was knocked out of the ICC World Cup 2019 in the semifinals by them, and now have whitewashed India twice, once 3-0 in ODIs and 2-0 in Test series.
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Glenn Maxwell re-signs with Lancashire for the upcoming season of T20 Blast

  • Glenn Maxwell, the right-handed all-rounder from Australia is one of the most demanded players in the shorter format across the globe.
  • He recently played for Melbourne Stars in Big Bash League 2019-20. He led his side from the front but his side ended up as the runners-up in that tournament.
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Javed Miandad lashes out at Umar Akmal on behalf of late Abdul Qadir

  • One of the most talented batsmen Pakistan has produced, Umar Akmal has often been heralded as the new doyen of batsmanship ever since his debut in 2009.
  • However, form, indiscipline and overall misbehaviour has caused him to lose his place in the national team for quite some time and has even not been able to make a comeback.
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‘He is a very passionate guy’ – Tim Southee defends Virat Kohli’s aggressive behaviour in Test series

  • Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper hit the headlines due to his belligerent on-field behaviour in the recently concluded Test series against New Zealand.
  • The Indian skipper has received the heat of the fans and cricketing fraternity for the same. However, Kohli has received a strong backing from his Kiwi pacer Tim Southee, who was the part of New Zealand during the Test series.
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Rajasthan Royals continue their IPL preparations with a camp in Nagpur

  • Rajasthan Royals continued their preparations for the 13th edition of the IPL with a camp in Nagpur. The camp is taking place at the Royal Institute of Sport in Talegaon, Nagpur.
  • The institute is an exclusive Royals facility in Nagpur, which hosts some of the best infrastructures for all-round training and development.
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We are missing Umar Akmal, admits Quetta Gladiators captain Sarfaraz Ahmed

  • Sarfaraz Ahmed, the skipper of the Quetta Gladiators, has admitted that his team is feeling the absence of their star batsman Umar Akmal. Prior to the 2020 edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL), the Pakistan Cricket Board suspended Akmal under an anti-corruption rule.
  • In a statement, the board said that he can’t take part in any cricket related activity pending an investigation.
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England players ban handshakes in the wake of Coronavirus threat

  • The English cricket team is all set to travel to Sri Lanka where they’ll take part in two ICC Test championship fixtures, starting March 19.
  • And, English captain Joe Root has declared that in the wake of rising Coronavirus threat, the players will not be shaking hands during the tour, but instead they’ll greet each other with fist bumps.
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‘These guys are not getting any younger’ – Virat Kohli calls for backups for India’s pacers

  • After Team India’s dismal performance in the two-match Test series against New Zealand, captain Virat Kohli has highlighted the need of grooming the next crop of fast-bowlers.
  • Kohli’s comments came after the likes of Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah failed to live up to the expectations despite bowling in friendly conditions.
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Ishan Porel can dismiss Virat Kohli in current form, says Bengal’s coach Arun Lal

  • In the wake of Ishan Porel’s stunning display against Karnataka in the ongoing Ranji Trophy semifinal, Bengal head coach Arun Lal believes that the pacer is ready for international cricket.
  • Not only that, but Arun Lal also insisted that Porel can even trouble India skipper Virat Kohli with his bowling. The Bengal coach was all praise for the way the former India U19 pacer is operating at the moment.
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Ellyse Perry ruled out of the Women’s T20 World Cup after walking off the field teary-eyed

  • The defending champions, Australia, kept their dream alive to #FilltheG and avoid the ignominy of a first-ever group-stage exit from the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup, courtesy a tense five-run win over their Trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand at the Junction Oval in Melbourne.
  • Australia finished second in their group and will now face either England or South.
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